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Scale up SAP S/4HANA, with SAP Fiori Configuration

Published by Chris St Amand

On October 4, 2022
Scale up SAP S 4HANA with SAP Fiori Configuration

Introduction to Fiori

For all SAP applications, SAP Fiori is the most standard design. To provide a consistent user experience across both on-premise and cloud solutions, SAP has been gradually extending the SAP Fiori experience to all SAP solutions.

The SAP Fiori Launchpad (FLP) serves as the platform from which SAP Fiori is used. It gives access to the SAP Fiori Apps and organizes the ones that are essential to the users. By deleting, rearranging, and adding SAP Fiori Apps, users can also customize their SAP Fiori Launchpad.

Relationship between SAP S/4HANA and Fiori

SAP Fiori gives business users access to SAP S/4HANA’s new business value.

SAP Fiori configuration provides new business value in the following areas:

  •  Innovative user experience
  • Integrated and Real-time operational analytics
  • To customize, modify, and expand SAP S/4HANA, users require SAP Fiori
  • As part of SAP S/4HANA, new business processes are being made available.
  • Machine learning and Intelligent automation, such as situation handling and some scenarios involving robotic process automation.

Why SAP Fiori Configuration is Necessary to Enhance SAP S/4HANA

In many SAP S/4HANA use cases, SAP Fiori apps are used to configure, adapt, and expand the SAP S/4HANA solution. Numerous business operations, embedded analytics, and general user experience components are covered by these innovative SAP Fiori apps. Most of these can only be done in SAP Fiori configuration, with a limited number of exceptions.

The customizations for the new business processes and the intelligent automation use cases included with SAP S/4HANA are the most recent ones, and they are only accessible via SAP Fiori configuration. Advanced Availability to Promise, central procurement, machine learning, group reporting, and situation handling are a few examples.

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Types of the Configuration of SAP Fiori

These are the types of SAP Fiori Configuration:

  • Configuration Using Automatic Task Lists
  • Using Communication Channels between Client, SAP Web Dispatcher, ABAP Front-End, and ABAP Back-End Server
  • Setting up of SAP Fiori Launchpad and Search

How to Configure SAP Fiori with SAP S/4HANA

For information on generating aggregated implementation data or finding the system landscape components needed for specific SAP Fiori apps, go to the reference library for SAP Fiori apps. It is advised that users utilize the Software Update Manager (SUM) to install the software components retrieved from the maintenance planner.

When downloading the necessary front-end and back-end software components, users are advised to use a system landscaping plan from the maintenance planner. The present SAP landscape and the SAP Fiori apps chosen from the reference library should serve as the foundation for this strategy.

The maintenance planner enables to perform a maintenance transaction that includes downloading the necessary software components and documenting the modifications to the SAP system landscape.

Benefits of Configuration

Digital user experiences for the enterprise are easily deployable with SAP Fiori configuration.

  • It ensures that consumers will be able to access crucial company data using touch-enabled devices and a few basic gestures.
  • With SAP Fiori configuration, businesses can interact with their consumers in a much more friendly manner while staying aware of their preferences and providing them with the greatest offers.
  • The new front-end user interface, SAP Fiori, enables users to quickly and easily obtain the data they require to complete their tasks.
  • Comparing SAP’s Fiori to conventional technology offerings, a company may install it fast and with little risk, offering a uniform digital user experience across all devices.
  • SAP Fiori offers a user interface that prioritizes employee processes above functionalities.
  • Workflows, self-service operations, information lookups, and other typical business processes may all be performed with SAP Fiori’s user interface.
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Conclusion

It’s noteworthy that SAP Fiori configuration is a solution that can change the way the organization performs, but the system’s effectiveness depends on how well they adopt and integrate it into their regular working procedures.

Currently, SAP Fiori is being adopted by an emerging number of businesses and is still developing constantly. The technologies SAP Fiori supports and the features it offers are expanding in this approach. Businesses began converting their current apps to SAP Fiori to streamline operations and enhance the employee experience.

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Published by Chris St Amand

On October 4, 2022

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