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Norbert Kytka, Headquarters PlattlingContact
Our private app use has a huge influence on our habits. A Deloitte study emphasizes the extent cellphones are ingrained today: 87% of respondents in Germany owned a smartphone in 2020. Almost all of these – 94% – stated that they used their smartphone daily. Furthermore, 59% used their smartphone for professional tasks outside working hours.
These trends have consequences for how SAP applications are presented. Most of us today have smartphones and regularly use phone apps, and are therefore also used to accessing information in convenient formats through simple, intuitive applications. Many SAP users are regularly confronted with tools they are expected to use daily at work that simply don't meet these expectations.
The majority of SAP users are still using the traditional SAP graphical user interface, which was first launched back in the 1990s and is strained to its limits by attempts to present information intuitively and straightforwardly. A huge gulf has opened up between the user experience offered by an SAP-based business application and the simplicity and speed with which a user can access key information in, say, a smartphone banking app.
SAP Fiori is a response to the demand for a modern UX. SAP’s new Fiori system is the basis for a modern, role-based and intuitive user experience, standardized throughout the various business applications.
Fiori makes it much easier to interact with SAP solutions. Fiori is a foundation for developing individual, responsive and easy to use applications. The system aims to offer a user experience for business applications to match the intuitive experience users are familiar with from their personal smartphone apps. With Fiori apps, it becomes much easier to record and reuse business data – and user acceptance soars. SAP Fiori apps use a role-based model to provide users with rapid, intuitive access to information.
Fiori brings with it an opportunity to establish new workflows and collaboration models. Users no longer have to seek out new information: instead, important news, updates and KPIs are proactively displayed on a personalized dashboard. This results in improvements to efficiency and productivity and helps all departments of the company to work on a solid data foundation, as well as to react quickly to problems as they arise.
The advantages of Fiori are evident. But how should enterprises go about introducing the new GUI? Which are the most suitable areas for the initial apps? And when is the right moment?
In the new Fiori whitepaper, T.CON experts draw on their project expertise to explain their well-tested stepwise model for introducing Fiori. Each step is outlined in turn. You can download the whitepaper for free here.