Begin Your Supply Chain Transition to SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA

  • by Anurag Barua, Principal, TruQua Enterprises
  • September 27, 2017
Learn how to plan the transition of your SAP S/4HANA supply chain business function execution from your current ERP-based conventional approach to SAP Fiori.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • About a systematic, phased approach to enabling and deploying SAP Fiori apps for supply chain management processes
  • Capabilities of a few selected SAP Fiori apps to deploy in the first phase of this approach
  • Some considerations and best practices to help you make a smooth transition to SAP Fiori
Key Concept

SAP Fiori extends the core operational capabilities that SAP S/4HANA provides with apps for your key SCM business processes with a completely new user interface.

SAP Fiori, SAP’s new user experience, features an intuitive redesigned interface that provides easy navigation and extensive personalization. All these attributes help increase your productivity and provide you with an engaging user experience.

First off, a brief technical overview of SAP Fiori: SAP provides an ever-expanding set of business functions with SAP Fiori that you as a business user can run in a device-agnostic manner. The SAP Fiori user interface has been designed using SAPUI5 technology and this enables SAP Fiori screens to render in a consistent manner regardless of the device. The SAP NetWeaver Gateway is the most important back-end component and its installation is mandatory. The gateway enables connections between the underlying SAP system/source and the targets. The development, maintenance, and enhancement of SAP Fiori involves an array of technologies including ABAP, Javascript, HTML5, OData, SAP UI5, and SAP HANA. Since SAP Fiori is role based, as a business user the apps that you are able to view are directly controlled by the roles assigned to you in the underlying (source) SAP system.

Anurag Barua

Anurag Barua is a principal at TruQua Enterprises. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including nearly 18 years of experience with SAP applications. He has been associated with several SAP implementations in various capacities. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling (FI/CO), logistics, SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified. 

Anurag will be presenting at the upcoming Managing Your SAP Projects 2017 conference, October 24-26, 2017, in Copenhagen. For information on the event, click here. Anurag will also be presenting at the Managing Your SAP Projects 2017 conference, November 29-December 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. For information on that event, click here.

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