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SAP Fiori 2.0SAP Fiori represented a major innovation in User Experience (UX) for SAP. It works with SAP HANA and S/4 HANA. A striking departure from its predecessor, the SAP GUI, Fiori introduced a more modern, intuitive look for SAP User Interfaces (UIs). It also made working with SAP applications more efficient through visual engagement and fewer mouse clicks to complete tasks. It is role- an activity-based.

SAP Fiori 2.0 takes Fiori further, providing an even better and more intuitive UX on SAP. Fiori grew from 25 apps that address common use cases to a catalog numbering in the hundreds. These cover a wide range of tasks. The new apps provide an attractive alternative to developing custom apps using SAP Screen Personas.

User Experience for SAP S/4HANA

SAP Fiori 2.0 affects UX for SAP S/4HANA. With a user-centered design, it changes the way people work. Fiori allows for faster and more direct access to information and applications relevant to the workflow. Items needing attention are more readily noticed. Notifications further help users make quick, informed decisions. SAP Fiori gives S/4 HANA domain-specific data and action prompts. Awareness and drill-down come from new Overview Pages, List Reports and Work Lists.

New Features in SAP Fiori 2.0

Fiori 2.0 completes a number of UX functions that were missing in the first iteration of the UX-building platform. These include enhanced navigation, proactive system notifications multi-application management. On the whole, SAP Fiori 2.0 is designed ready for future upgrades for more flexible, context-based navigation and screen layouts.

A new visual design also dominates SAP Fiori 2.0 when comparing it to version one of the UX. The earlier “Blue Crystal” theme has been replaced by “Belize.” With SAP S/4HANA and the UI Theme Designer, organizations can adapt Fiori-based UIs to corporate identities. Fiori provides harmonized user experience interfaces built with SAP GUI or with WebDynpro. New, improved floorplans like the Object Page and the Overview Page make SAP use more engaging through consistent page layouts.

New feature highlights in SAP Fiori 2.0 include:

  • Overview Page – Streamlines the information flow and tools, acting as a bridge between apps and homepage. The Overview Page collects and displays an overview for a given set of apps. The goal is to help the user manage the task flow more easily.
  • Launchpad – Navigates apps while enabling querying for apps required for new processes. This is a departure from the earlier static model—where admins laid out the apps. Now, with Launchpad, users can organize tools intuitively, creating launch tiles or text links to apps on a homepage.
  • Refined app navigation – Lets users get past the older hub-and-spoke model. This proved too cumbersome for mobile work as well as for multi-app use cases. It is now possible to find apps with a hierarchical model or through related apps.
  • Viewport – Expands the user’s desktop to the right and left. Users can access the Me Area to the left while notifications appear on the right. This creates a continuous virtual desk, which is helpful for small screens. Viewport leads to maximization of multi-screen use cases, e.g. SAP Digital Boardroom.

Upgrade to SAP Fiori 2.0

Making the move to SAP Fiori 2.0 can become a significant project. It may involve upgrading SAP S/4 HANA versions and other modifications to the SAP landscape. Compliance security issues may also arise, leading to requirements for controls of Segregation of Duties (SoD) and so forth. It pays to work with an experienced partner so your business will get all the benefits of Fiori SAP 2.0 without unnecessary complications or delays.

Curtis Gaska - Solution Architect

Curtis Gaska is a solution architect on Symmetry's expert SA team, delivering complete SAP® technical solutions from upgrades to complex landscape implementations. Curtis pairs his sound SAP technical expertise with sales skills to knowledgably advise clients, and prospective clients of Symmetry’s services and product offerings throughout each stage of the sales cycle.

Curtis has a unique ability to deliver technical knowledge to create customs solutions per the client requirements, by not only taking the technical specifications into consideration but also the business drivers particular to that organization in turn creating an optimal SAP environment. This skilled approached includes scoping, planning, and execution of various projects including Migrations/Upgrades/Installs, Hosting and ongoing Managed Services. He also stays abreast of the latest technologies such as road mapping solutions for client’s to leverage SAP HANA® in their current environment to then be hosted in Symmetry’s state-of- the -art Datacenter.