With the introduction of Fiori, SAP has created a paradigm shift within the SAP ecosystem. While the applications built in the past were large and powerful, the focus now is on small and highly specialised applications. This not only reduces complexity, but also makes the applications simpler and more intuitive.
For some time now, the technology duo SAPUI5 and OData has given SAP a strong foundation to provide users with a modern user experience in the enterprise environment. Together, the two frameworks and their new approaches pave the way for a way of working that is fit for the modern employee.
"SAP Fiori UX is a radical rethink of the way people should interact with an ERP system. It will impact the way application leaders need to manage their SAP implementation, including team responsibilities, structures and success metrics."
- Jim Murphy and Brian Prentice (Gartner)
This paradigm shift often presents companies with the problem of finding the right entry point. Syskoplan Reply has many years of experience in the development and integration of SAP systems, gathered over many projects. It offers a crash course in building an application based on SAPUI5 and OData together with developers.
The application developed in this course is defined and planned in advance with the workshop participants. The scope and possibilities are discussed here in short clarification meetings. Taking prior knowledge into account, this allows a challenging but feasible program to be designed.
In keeping with the motto "Helping people to help themselves", participants in the crash course are then provided an opportunity to plan and implement Fiori applications. Content-wise, this includes both the frontend, which is implemented in SAPUI5, and the backend, which is implemented on the basis of code in ABAP as an OData interface using REST principles.
To develop the various components, the experts from Syskoplan Reply lead the kick-start on site in the company, with the active participation of the participants. In addition to the theoretical introduction to the topics, the experts are on-hand during the course to answer technical questions and deepen the participants’ understanding with specialist knowledge. Other focus topics include UX design, the Fiori guidelines and best practices.
This offer has already been taken up by companies in the energy sector, the automotive sector and the financial services industry. By the end of the workshop, the companies were able to put various simple applications into productive operation, thanks to support from the Syskoplan Reply experts.
Syskoplan Reply, specialized in consulting services and the implementation of SAP technologies, is gearing its offers towards customers that are preparing for the future and use SAP solutions as the core digital platform for their company. Syskoplan Reply uses the latest SAP technologies such as SAP Leonardo, SAP Cloud Platform and enterprise applications such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SCM, SAP SRM and SAP Analytics to implement solutions for its customers. The Digital Experience is a core area of expertise of Syskoplan Reply with the SAP C4/HANA Customer Experience Portfolio, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, Mobile and SAP Fiori.