Design news from SAP

The SAP Fiori Design System – Overview and Evolution

SAP Fiori is a design system that provides a consistent user experience for SAP software across platforms and devices. How do the different pieces of the design system work together? How did we get to the designs we have today?
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Kai Richter

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – December 12th

Gavdi Labs replaced a complete on-premise HR Portal with SAP Fiori apps for customer Novo Nordisk   Subscibe for SAP Fiori Makers to get the call invitations! Go to SAP Fiori Makers >>   In this call, August Engkilde, Principal Consultant at Gavdi Labs in Denmark, showcases how they replaced a complete on-premise HR portal with SAP Fiori […]
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Janina Ziegler

SAP Fiori Makers at adidas: They Came, They Saw, They Coded

SAP teamed up with adidas, one of its strategic partners, for a four-day boot camp to work on use cases that emerged from their retail business. Twenty-two participants, including developers, UX designers, and managers, came together at the adidas headquarters to work on a co-innovation project in the context of a larger migration project to […]
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Diana Klukas

Harness the Power of a Click with SAP Screen Personas

The purpose of SAP Screen Personas is to give users the ability to simplify classic transactions and business processes to make their end-users’ daily lives easier, faster, and less complicated. Don't just take my word, take a look at what some of our customers are saying about SAP Screen Personas.
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Elizabeth Hoo

SAP Partner Info Day 2019: SAP User Experience in a Nutshell

SAP invited around 100 services and channel partners from the DACH region to its headquarters in Walldorf to showcase current topics and tools related to user experience. The event gave valuable insights into SAP’s latest developments, such as SAP Fiori 3, SAP Conversational AI, and rapid SAP Fiori activation.
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Diana Klukas

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – October 22nd

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on Tuesday, October 22nd: A visual way of keeping track of your time sheet In this call Jochen Kranzdorf from Swisscom in Switzerland showcase a custom-built SAP Fiori app for a well-known use-case. His team built this application as part of a series of more than 50 SAP Fiori apps. […]
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Tillman Swinke

Register by November 8 to Influence SAP’s Future Products!

Take your chance to join early product discussions with SAP’s product teams. Through the SAP Customer Engagement Initiative you can get an early insight into what’s planned by SAP and influence the development of new functionalities. Register now for a new set of 71 different projects until June 28th to get in touch with the teams.
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Kathrin Nebel

Listen to Episode 6 – Can Neuroscience Improve Your Experience of Learning?

One of the most interesting areas of neuroscience today focuses on interpreting signals from the brain through mobile, wearable headsets. The signals these devices detect can be used to gauge attention and stress levels as well as to receive mental commands from the wearer. can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: How SAP and […]
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Esther Blankenship

On Building Great Experiences for Our Users

Head of SAP User Experience Alexander Lingg discusses his new role and how he plans to evolve and improve the SAP Fiori user experience.
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Alexander Lingg

Personalizing Workplace Learning with SAP and EMOTIV

The new collaboration between SAP Design and SAP Knowledge and Education and EMOTIV, the leading personalized neuroinformatics company.   Let’s be honest, if your company sends out an invite to all its employees to participate in the exact same mandatory safety training, chances are, despite acknowledging how important safety is, you’re going to be quite reluctant […]
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Vanessa Micelli-Schmidt

Behind the Scenes of SAP Design

At SAP Design, we want to improve people’s lives by creating elegant experiences, scaling design to amplify its impact, and shaping the next generation of enterprise leaders. But how do we achieve that? The Creative Lab team sought to create this video series to share the motivations and passions of our colleagues. We have asked […]
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Diana Klukas

Listen to Episode 5 – What a Feeling! X+O Customer Experience Management

In this episode, our panel experts, Roger Baxter (SAP) and Dr. Elizabeth ErkenBrack (Senior XM Scientist for Qualtrics) will join host Bonnie D. Graham discuss the impact of experience management for the product development cycle and how XO data can bring the user experience to the next level.
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Andrea Waisgluss

SAP TechEd Las Vegas: The Latest SAP Fiori User Experience Content

This year’s TechEd again focuses on learning journeys to help you navigate the many lecture and hands-on sessions based on your goals. For the user experience track, we have three learning journeys: UX1: Become the UX transformation champion in your company UX2: Design and develop SAP Fiori apps UX3: Implement and run a great UX […]
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Peter Spielvogel

First parts of SAP Fiori 3 available with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908

With SAP S/4HANA 1908 we take you on the first step of the SAP Fiori 3 journey, which evolves the award-winning SAP Fiori design for all SAP products to fully support the Intelligent Suite, running on any device.
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Thomas Reiss

Shaping BASF’s Digital Future with SAP Fiori and SAP HANA

In a cross-functional project team, business and IT designed a cockpit that turned into a pioneering example for building BASF’s digital future. Using an SAP HANA sidecar approach, SAP helped to bring real-time exception-based process optimization to BASF’s customer service leveraging the benefits of an Intelligent Enterprise even before the migration to SAP S/4 HANA.
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Julia Deutsch

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – August 6th

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on Tuesday, August 6th: Controling a private IOT craft brewery with a Fiori application In this call Simen Larsen-Frivoll and Seline Tomt from the SAP partner EY Skye in Norway showcase a pretty unique custom-built SAP Fiori app. They built a application to mange and replicate the entire brewing process of […]
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Tillman Swinke

Fiori Makers Video Series – Yorkshire Water

Hitz Patel – Capgemini UK’s Head of SAP design – showcased an SAP Fiori project, they have done together with their customer Yorkshire Water. The use case of the app includes the data capture and data governance by partners, that build assets for Yorkshire Water during capital projects. The showcased application includes current SAP Fiori layouts/floorplans like the Overview Page and […]
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Tillman Swinke

Four Years of Global Impact Weeks, and Growing

Impact Week is a non-profit program which unites people from a variety of countries to develop sustainable business models using Design Thinking. The organization is rapidly growing around the globe, from one location in 2015 to eight in 2019. This growth can both be challenging and inspiring. Here are some insights into the experiences SAP colleagues made while volunteering for Impact Week in 2018, and a first glimpse at the program for 2019.
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Imke Vierjahn

Register by June 28th to Influence SAP’s Future Products!

Take your chance to join early product discussions with SAP’s product teams. Through the SAP Customer Engagement Initiative you can get an early insight into what’s planned by SAP and influence the development of new functionalities. Register now for a new set of 71 different projects until June 28th to get in touch with the teams.
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Kathrin Nebel

SAP Fiori – How It Started and Where It’s Going

SAP Fiori has come a long way since its introduction to the marketplace over half a decade ago. When we talk about SAP Fiori today, we are referring to a comprehensive design system for enterprise software.
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Esther Blankenship

SAP Fiori 3: first parts available for SAPUI5 developers

SAP Fiori 3 is SAP’s new target design system, which evolves the SAP Fiori design for all SAP products to fully support the Intelligent Suite, running on any device. Rather than holding back some of the innovations and delivering everything later in one big bang, SAP has chosen to deliver the SAP Fiori 3 innovations […]
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Thomas Reiss

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – May 2nd: 2BMs Fiori application for Contract Management

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on May 2nd: 2BMs Fiori application for Contract Management In this call Sebastian Molding Bork and Sarah Deloughery from the SAP partner 2BM showcase a custom-built SAP Fiori app for Service Contract Management. See how 2BM elegantly designed a Fiori application for a very complex customer use case. After the project […]
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Tillman Swinke

Q1 Road Map for SAP Fiori – Now Available

The new March version of the SAP Fiori Road Map is now available. It is published on (search for “Fiori”). As before, the SAP Fiori Road Map gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps. It also includes some highlights from the SAP […]
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Anja Kutscher

User Experience at DSAG Technology Days 2019 in Bonn

The DSAG Technology Days 2019 took place on February 12th and 13th at the World Conference Center Bonn with about 2500 participants. The motto of this year’s Technology Days was: “Do IT yourself. Paths to the Cloud: thinking together, acting individually” Over the course of the first day, there was a dedicated User Experience track […]
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Andreas Hirche

SAP UX Day 2019: on human-centered design

Over 600 attendees came together for the fifth SAP UX Day in Karlsruhe, Germany, to explore what it means to humanize technology and discuss the responsibilities of designers
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Tobias Essig

How Inclusive Design Drives Innovation

Designing for inclusion means continuously asking the right questions in an effort to push the boundaries of software design and pave the way for a future where no user gets left behind.
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Andrea Waisgluss

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – March 5th

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on Tuesday, March 5: How “Felipe” helps to Simplify Financial Project Planning In this call, Ann-Isabell Heitmann, IT Chief Product Owner for “Services Delivery” at SAP, showcases their custom-built SAP Fiori app “FELIPE”. This app includes great design-solutions to make the complex field of financial project planning and forecasting an intuitive […]
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Tillman Swinke

Fiori Makers Video Series – 2BM

August Engkilde and Martin Pock from 2BM. They give a project report of their design-driven approach for their customer SKOV. They present how they have designed an offline-enabled mobile application meeting the needs of service workers for large climate systems at chicken and pig farms worldwide. In addition to the showcase presentation, Kai Richter, Chief Designer for SAP Fiori at SAP, explains how […]
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Tillman Swinke

Fiori Makers Video Series – Flexso

Thomas Nelissen from Flexso gives a project report of their design-driven approach for their customer KSB. They present how employees can plan their flex-budget for benefits like company cars, mobile phones or additional vacation days and simulate the impact on their salary. In addition to the showcase presentation, Rainer Filsinger, Fiori Design Expert at SAP Design, explains how to apply […]
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Tillman Swinke

Learn about SAP’s Accessibility Standards

In 2002, SAP introduced the SAP Accessibility Standard. This standard defined the requirements and processes necessary to create SAP products that were accessible to everyone.
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George Hayes

Q4 Road Maps for SAP Fiori and SAP CoPilot – Now Available

The new December versions of the SAP Fiori Road Map and SAP CoPilot Road Map are now available. They are published on (search for “Fiori” or “CoPilot”). As before, the SAP Fiori Road Map gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans covering design, technology (including design & development tools), and application road maps. It also includes some highlights from […]
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Anja Kutscher

SAP Inscribe: The Future Is (Hand)Written

Imagine you write something down at a meeting. What if the paper wrote back to you with an answer? Introducing SAP Inscribe, a new user experience for the Intelligent Enterprise. Explore ideas by writing, scribbling, or drawing on your touchscreen device, while at the same time connecting with real-time analytics using SAP Smart Business for SAP S/4 HANA.
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Andrea Waisgluss

Design Week 2018 @ SAP Labs Latin America

The Design Center of Expertise team at SAP Labs Latin America conceived the Design Week 2018, the second edition for a series of talks, lectures and trainings that aimed to inspire teams to apply design practices in their daily jobs.
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Marcio Martins

Test the SAP Fiori Mentor Prototype

Ever wished for a mobile UI development mentor, as an app?! Be among the first to experience the new SAP Fiori Mentor app. Even the best designs need debugging – help us usability-test our prototype!
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SAP User Research

How MOD Pizza Spreads “MODness” with SAP CoPilot

MOD Pizza, a U.S.-based company offering super-fast custom artisan-style pizzas, uses SAP CoPilot, the digital assistant and bot integration hub for the enterprise, to run more efficient IT support processes. This helps ensure smooth collaboration across SAP applications on SAP S/4HANA and gives the company extra time to focus on what matters most: putting people […]
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Lisa Monshausen

The Design at Business Community: Fostering design mindsets in large organizations

Accelerating Design Thinking across large organizations worldwide by connecting the catalysts is the key credo of the Design at Business Community. Founded by SAP, Nestlé, and Philips, about 6 years ago, the community currently has members from more than 130 organizations and 700+ members worldwide.
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Deepa Iyer

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – December 13

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on December 13th: Plauts Fiori applications for leave request and expenses In this call, Simon Kemp, SAP Mentor & SAP UX Lead at Plaut IT Australia showcases two custom-built SAP Fiori apps to handle leave requests and expenses to cater to the specific requirements of Plaut IT Australia. After Simon’s introduction […]
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Tillman Swinke

Now open! Copywriting: Improve User Experience One Word at a Time

This award-winning course, Copywriting: Improve User Experience One Word at a Time, has reopened at openSAP, providing you with an additional opportunity to improve your copywriting skills for your website or app. The words that you use throughout your app or site are just as important as the interaction and visual design. But the words – […]
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Claire Donelon

Hexagon UX Event- Meetup@ SAP Design

On September 17, 2018, the UX Enablement group (a team of user researchers, designers, and design educators) at SAP Design in Palo Alto, United States, hosted a Bay area meet-up event in partnership with Hexagon UX.
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Archana Vaidyanathan

Socializing with SAP Screen Personas at SAP TechEd Las Vegas

On the Wednesday of TechEd Las Vegas, 77 SAP Screen Personas fans met for an evening of dinner, drinks, and user experience transformation. The event brought together a variety of customers, employees, and partners representing 16 of the industries served by SAP.
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Conrad Bernal

Designing for Disruption

In the age of “disruptive innovation,” American office furniture manufacturer Steelcase is creating products that don’t just push the boundaries of design and craftsmanship but serve as a platform to articulate identity. But what does this mean for SAP employees?
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Laura Marwood
Fiori Makers Call Convergent IS - October 11th

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – October 11

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on October 11: ConvergentIS’s Fiori application for simplified purchase requisitions. In this call, Brad Braun, Partner and Vice President at Convergent IS, showcases a custom-built SAP Fiori app that enables their customer, Freeman, to handle purchase requisitions in a very simple way. After Brad’s introduction to the project, Georg Christoph, […]
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Tillman Swinke

Machine Manufacturing Analytics – Contributing to the Evolution of an Industry

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines are responsible for crafting objects the world relies on daily, including everything from jet engines to mobile phones. Capable of mass producing objects with near exact precision through programmed actions, the machines have increased production speed and efficiency within the manufacturing sector. However, industry leaders are on the cusp of […]
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Thomas Biedermann

Meet our UX Tech and Design Experts @ SAP TechEd 2018

This year we have some great news about exploring SAP TechEd content. It couldn’t be easier for participants to find all the relevant content for the tracks that interest them as SAP is offering 35 first-rate Learning Journeys across eight conference tracks – one of which is titled, Consumer Grade Experience (CGE). Listen to Christoph Liebig, […]
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Saskia Guckenburg

Impact Week honored as “Excellent Place“ in 2018

Impact Week, a non-profit intercultural Design Thinking program, was recognized as one of 100 “Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas”. Sponsored by the German initiative “Germany — Land of Ideas”, the prestigious award goes to projects that connect worlds and strengthen solidarity. SAP Design experts volunteered as Design Thinking coaches, contributing their expertise in Kigali, Rwanda and Bogota, Colombia.
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Regine Schimmer

How SAP Leonardo is Helping Bees Thrive

A short insight into SAP's current project - using SAP Leonardo and Machine Learning to improve the lives of bees.
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Jemima Hotchkiss

SAP Fiori Design Guidelines – Version 1.56 Now Available

The SAP Fiori Design Guidelines for web applications have been updated. The latest version includes new features implemented with SAPUI5 release 1.56, and numerous updates to the guidelines for existing UI elements and patterns. New with this edition UI element states When should you gray out an input field and when should you hide it? […]
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Susanne Wilding

Starting September 11: Be Visual! Sketching Basics for IT Business (Edition Q3/2018)

Join this free, online openSAP course ‘Be Visual! Sketching Basic for IT Business’ and start learning the very basics of sketching. By applying the practice-oriented tips and tricks in this course, you’ll gain the confidence to present your ideas visually. Sketching helps you to communicate abstract ideas and transform them into tangible artifacts that can […]
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Claire Donelon

Encouraging Rolls-Royce Power Systems to Create an Innovation Culture

Societal developments and the digital era require key players to constantly evolve and stay innovative. In 2017, Rolls-Royce’s business unit Power Systems therefore started collaborating with SAP to introduce design thinking in their company. The set goal: transforming the innovation culture at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. What began as a UX topic in IT, turned into an organization-wide new mindset change.
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Anna-Maria Ihle

Pushing the Boundaries of Storytelling

The multidisciplinary teams at ART+COM push the boundaries of art and technology in spectacular installations that communicate complex information interactively
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Esther Blankenship

Out Now – SAP Fiori Design Guidelines, Versions 1.52 and 1.54

The latest edition of the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines for web applications is now available, with new content based on SAPUI5 releases 1.52 and 1.54. For an overview of all new and updated content, see the two articles What’s New in Guideline Version 1.52 and What’s New in Guideline Version 1.54. Highlights of this edition Font “72”The latest SAP Fiori […]
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Susanne Wilding

Next SAP Fiori Makers Call – August 16

Next SAP Fiori Makers call on August 16: Flexso’s Fiori application for flexible reward planning at KBC Bank In this call, Thomas Nelissen, SAP Developer & Solution Architect at Flexso showcases a custom-built SAP Fiori app called Flex plan, which was designed to help KBC’s employees to plan the usage of their flexible rewards part of their salary. […]
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Tillman Swinke

How Your End Users Can Influence SAP Design

Good user experience requires development teams witnessing actual end users! Here you can read what to expect when SAP teams come visit you.
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Kathrin Weigelt

Starting September 26: Building Mobile Apps with SAP Screen Personas

Join this free open online course to learn the skills required to create a mobile application with SAP Screen Personas. SAP Screen Personas allows you to simplify classic ERP screens in SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite on HANA, or SAP ERP. The latest release of SAP Screen Personas includes the Slipstream Engine: a component that […]
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Claire Donelon

SAP AppHaus Heidelberg Open House Day 2018

On June 8, the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg hosted its fifth annual Open House Day. For the first time, the AppHaus joined the Uncover DesignFest, offering an inside view of a unique space where design meets business. Located in Heidelberg’s historic Landfried tobacco factory, the SAP AppHaus captured a diverse group of visitors with its compelling atmosphere and distinctive, […]
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Regine Schimmer

Q2 Road Maps for SAP Fiori and SAP CoPilot (New!) Now Available

The new May version of the SAP Fiori Road Map is now available – as is the very first stand-alone SAP CoPilot Road Map. They are published on (search for “Fiori” or “CoPilot”). As before, the SAP Fiori Road Map gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application […]
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Thomas Reiss

Experience Design at SAPPHIRE 2018

Join us on stage at SAPPHIRENOW + ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando from 5-7 June. Meet SAP's experts in various sessions on the latest UX and design related topics.
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Matteo Rogolino

SAP Fiori Makers Video Series

SAP Fiori Design applied in real world projects – anytime, anywhere!
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Tillman Swinke

Impact Weeks 2017 – a cross-company learning experience

Design Thinking has become a widely used approach to foster innovation and creativity, often acting as catalyst for change and growth both on an organizational and personal level. Good reasons for SAP Design to support the Impact Weeks in Rwanda and Colombia, a two-week Design Thinking program.
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Jochen Guertler

Register by June 15 to Influence SAP’s Future Products!

Dear SAP customers, dear SAP partners: Once again, you have the opportunity to join early product discussions with SAP’s product teams. Through the SAP Customer Engagement Initiative you can get an early insight into what’s planned by SAP and influence the development of new functionality. Projects cover a variety of SAP solutions in addition to […]
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Kathrin Nebel

The “Emotional” Enterprise

Our expectations for intelligent systems to understand us, help us, and connect with us on an emotional level will increase exponentially in the coming years.
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Maricel Cabahug

In a Nutshell: Experience Maintenance Execution in SAP S/4HANA with SAP Fiori can’t be loaded: Maintenance Execution with SAP S/4HANA (   Maintenance is a key component in SAP’s application suite. Maintenance planning and execution are core functionalities in SAP S/4HANA (on-premise) and SAP S/4HANA Cloud.   Beyond the core, additional functionality for planning and scheduling is available, with which users can automate scheduling and execution […]
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Michael Deller

Next Fiori Makers Call – May 24

SAP Partner Capgemini showcases an SAP Fiori project, they have done together with their customer Yorkshire Water.
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Janina Ziegler

Design Thinking with the Sharks Foundation

How can organizations go beyond spending money in a financial capacity and create real impact? A central question to nonprofit efforts, this is how Heather Hooper, Director of the Sharks Foundation (the charitable arm of the San Jose Sharks professional ice hockey team), opened a design thinking workshop with SAP North America’s Corporate Social Responsibility […]
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Madelyn Andree

Soft Skills in a Software-Driven World

Our journey to revolutionize business with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) has given rise to what we now call the “intelligent enterprise.” This means that machines will increasingly take over the tasks that they do best. Luckily for us, those tasks are mostly repetitive, mundane, and dreary. Stuff we probably didn’t want to be […]
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Maricel Cabahug

In a Nutshell: Experience SAP S/4HANA for Incident Management with SAP Fiori

This blog is the first of our “In a nutshell” series in which we show how the user experience for a familiar business process is improved by using SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA. can’t be loaded: Incident Management with SAP S/4HANA Asset Management for Environment, Health, and Safety ( For many companies, “incident management” is synonymous with “recording and reporting of […]
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Michael Deller

My Leadership Goal – Deliver ROI through Delightful UX

As I stepped up to my new role as Chief Design Officer at SAP at the beginning of this month, I reflected on the words of Leonardo da Vinci, who said “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” This […]
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Maricel Cabahug

On the Road Again – SAP Fiori & SAP CoPilot Roadshow

Take part in the SAP Fiori & SAP CoPilot Roadshow 2018 and have SAP’s UX ambassadors joining you for a day or two full of inspiring sessions with SAP CoPilot, the digital assistant and bot integration hub for the enterprise, in the spotlight.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

SAP CoPilot at ASUG – See You There

Digital assistants, intelligent enterprise and machine learning – dive deep into some of the most important technology tends at ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando on Monday, June 4, 2018. Reserve your seat soon.
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Sarah-Vanessa Mueller

Bottom-Up Innovation – the E-Quill (SAP Inscribe) Story

Update: The new name for E-Quill was revealed on June 6th at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando. It is now officially called “SAP Inscribe.” See the demo presented during Bill McDermott’s keynote. Toward the end of this year, SAP Inscribe will be available in beta for select customers; general availability is planned for early 2019 on S/4 HANA. Customers interested in […]
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Esther Blankenship

Next Fiori Makers Call – April 19

Sika showcase their IoT project “Tank Management”, using SAP Fiori to provision and monitor the tanks for maintenance at customer side.
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Janina Ziegler

SAP Fiori Road Map: February 2018 version and webinar available

The new February version of the SAP Fiori Road Map is now available. It is published on (search for “Fiori”), and gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps. Note that you may have to register with in order to look at […]
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Thomas Reiss

Designing Big Games

Modern, open-ended video games dazzle players with exciting and immersive experiences. SAP listens to Matthew Tomkinson of Ubisoft to find out how they do it.
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Esther Blankenship