Write Ad-Hoc Analysis Programs That Are Mobile Friendly with SAPUI5

  • by Sandesh Darne, Mobility Practice Head, L&T Infotech
  • Fedorah D'souza, Senior Mobility Architect, L&T Infotech
  • February 11, 2014
SAP Professional Journal
See how to implement SAPUI5 to provide your users with interactivity and the ability to analyze data when they are on their smartphones or tablets.
Learning Objectives
Reading this article you will learn how to:
  • Leverage client processing capabilities
  • Generate dynamic and responsive user interfaces (UIs) on the fly
  • Build a lightweight application based on open standards that can be easily integrated with third-party JavaScript libraries
Key Concept

SAPUI5 is a user interface (UI) technology with features and APIs that allow you to build lightweight and responsive Web and mobile applications. It is open and flexible and can easily integrate with third-party libraries. Having a basic understanding of HTML5 and JavaScript is sufficient for beginning to use SAPUI5. You can download the development kit for SAPUI5 from here: http://scn.sap.com/community/developer-center/front-end.

Business users often rely on applications such as Microsoft Excel or business calculation applications when they need to analyze data, forecast business numbers, or use complex business formulas. However, when they are using mobile devices the availability of those secondary applications is more challenging. That is where the SAPUI5 framework comes in, eliminating dependency on other tools.

The framework allows you to:

  • Generate the required UI dynamically based on user inputs
  • Define dynamic formulas on the screen as done on spreadsheets
  • Execute a dynamic formula at a browser client
  • Simulate ad-hoc formulas
  • Make the application work on PCs or laptops as well as mobile devices with all the form factors, look and feel, and navigation patterns
  • Make the application work on any operating system with any browser

Sandesh Darne

Sandesh Darne is a senior lead for the Consulting ERP Practice at L&T Infotech, India. He leads a group of senior consultants whose primarily focus is on SAP upgrades and SAP usability consulting services. He also directs the SAP NetWeaver Portal and the SAP Center of Excellence, which focuses on excellent practices in organizations. He is certified in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 3.5. He has also worked in the product development department of L&T Infotech where products such as ZoomUP, eALPS, and CodeReview were built and used as accelerators for SAP upgrade projects.

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Fedorah D'souza

Fedorah D’souza is a senior mobility architect at L&T Infotech, Navi Mumbai, India, with a primary focus on architecting and deploying SAP-integrated mobility solutions for the enterprise. She has participated in several mobility solution implementations and her core experience is with developing responsive applications with front-end technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, SAPUI5, jQuery, Angular and Bootstrap to containers such as SAP’s Hybrid Web container and Apache Cordova deployed to the SAP Mobile Platform.


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