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Ask Approyo - What is SAP Fiori?

SAP Fiori is a framework that provides the porting of applications on mobile devices and was released in 2013. It enables applications to be used on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. SAP Fiori supports HTML5. The initial release had few applications to start and gradually increased to complete the SAP Business Suite.

Three types of Fiori apps:

  • Transactional apps - which allow users to perform SAP transactions on mobile devices as well as desktops. For instance, there is a transactional app for creating a leave of absence request and another for approving a purchase order.

  • Fact sheets - which display information about key business objects in SAP. For example, there is a fact-sheet app for viewing a central purchase contract; it allows users to also drill down into related entities, such as vendor contacts, items under contract, and terms.

  • Analytical apps - which allow users to display key performance measures and other aggregate information about the business.

SAP Fiori 2.0

SAP Fiori 2.0 was released in October 2016 and is the leading design for all SAP applications providing a harmonized user experience across on premise and cloud solutions. A new visual theme – named Belize – comes along with light and dark flavors. Using SAP S/4HANA, the UI Theme Designer allows you to adapt the theme to your corporate identity.

  • With SAP Fiori 2.0, the SAP Fiori Launchpad is your central and role-based entry point to access all apps.

  • With the viewport concept, the user’s desktop has been expanded to the left and to the right. While users can access the Me Area to the left, notifications on the right keep them well informed.

  • The SAP Fiori 2.0 concept also includes new SAP Fiori elements – Overview Pages, List Reports, and Object Pages – which can be easily developed using SAP Web IDE.

SAP Fiori and SAP HANA Fiori is capable of running on other SAP systems, but is more powerful on SAP HANA. With a traditional database, customers are limited to transactional applications, but with SAP HANA, you get the transactional, factsheet, and analytic applications, harnessing the power of the in-memory database to deliver real time data. In most cases, SAP Fiori also lets you take better advantage of the high performance offered by SAP HANA or SAP S/4HANA. With Fiori, you can get sophisticated reporting and BI delivered in real time to a mobile device with a simple, clean screen. This allows executives to make informed decisions more quickly, without having to gather data connected through a computer.

Migrate to SAP Fiori 2 and SAP S/4HANA Now!

SAP Fiori 2.0 is built on a foundation laid by the original Fiori, but like all SAP upgrades, transitioning to the latest version can be a significant project. You may need to upgrade your SAP S/4HANA and will have to take custom apps or themes into account. Approyo can help ensure your business gets all the benefits of Fiori SAP 2.0 without any unnecessary delays or complications. Schedule a consultation today.

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