A couple weeks ago, Krypt and Applied Materials attended the ASUG Georgia Chapter meeting and shared our story on SAP Fiori apps. We received a lot of great questions and interest around implementing Fiori so I’d like to highlight a few pieces for those of you starting to think about user experience within your organization.
For a simple landscape enhancement, SAP Fiori sits on top of your existing applications to enhance the user experience.
There are two architecture options with Fiori, central and embedded as pictured below:
Applied Materials uses Central architecture.
Building the right project team for your implementation will pay off. Here are three key players for a Fiori project (this example is using Fiori apps with SAP Global Trade Services):
We recommend some general best practices when implementing SAP Fiori:
- Rely on expert design planning services and software – for a speedy, predictable outcome
- Involve business process experts upfront and keep them involved for testing throughout
- Test often
- Keep a browser open during exercises; test by reloading the page
- Keep preview open
And finally, some key learnings from our project experience:
- Understand what the Fiori package provides and how much effort is required to extend
- Establish required authentication and security needs with stakeholders and governance body
- Understand the landscape and where you want to host the UI and gateway components
- Apply the latest Support Package
- Think about what applications would be hosted on the Gateway in addition to Fiori
As you can see, this is a high-level recap of our Fiori presentation. If interested in the full presentation, you can visit the Applied Materials presentation at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual event in Orlando, FL in May. Alternatively, email email@example.com for the full presentation.