WHAT IS SAP FIORI?

SAP Fiori is a platform that provides the porting of applications on mobile devices. SAP Fiori is based on SAP’s technology platform called NetWeaver. SAP Fiori platform was announced on May 15, 2013.

SAP Fiori enables applications to be used on desktops, smartphones & tablets. SAP Fiori supports HTML5. The initial release had few applications to start and gradually increased to complete the SAP Business Suite.

SAP Fiori is a collection of apps with basic and easy to utilize experience for frequently used SAP software functions that work harmoniously across devices.  These apps provide simple and easy-to-use access across desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

SAP Fiori improves end user productivity by simplifying and displaying day to day tasks across any device.

Fiori is more than just a new user interface. It is a set of cross-device applications that, among other things, allow users to start a process on their desktop and continue it on a tablet or smartphone.

SAP is developing its Fiori apps on its latest user interface framework, SAPUI5.

SAP lists three types of Fiori apps:

  1. Transactional apps- Here the end users carry out transactions on mobile devices and desktops. For example there is an app for creating a leave of absence request and another for approving timesheets.
  2. Fact sheets – This app exhibits information about main business objects in SAP. For example, there is a fact-sheet app for viewing a central purchase orders; it allows end users to look into related entities, such as purchase contacts, terms & conditions under contract.
  3. Analytical apps – This app allow users to display main performance measures and other important information about the business.

So far, SAP has released two waves of Fiori apps of 25 apps each, with additional waves under way.

SAP Fiori: 25 Apps

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