Some keen observers of the SAP space are already familiar with the series of YouTube clips that compare the UX of our classical SAP ERP (SAP GUI) and S/4HANA (SAP Fiori). We have already covered the following scenarios in this series.

One of them was also mentioned in a post in SAP UX Community.

Now we have added a new scenario to it: procure-to-pay with S/4HANA Self-Service Procurement. The good news is that it is based on our latest on-premise release, SAP S/4HANA 1709.

See it in action! Here is the link to the comparison video on YouTube.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

End-to-End Process

The comparison video is intended for an audience who is familiar with the procure-to-pay process in the traditional SAP ERP. The overall process is illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 1. End-to-End Procure-to-Pay Process

In the video clip, you will see this process demonstrated in a series of classical transactions with SAP ERP side-by-side with the modern SAP Fiori UX in SAP S/4HANA 1709.

We have chosen what would be a typical procure-to-pay process. The challenge in this comparison scenario is that SAP Fiori UX apps and classical transactions are designed based on a totally different paradigm. Namely, the SAP Fiori apps tend to let you see and do more things in one convenient screen, whereas classical transactions tend to let you branch out to different screens for additional tasks. For comparison purposes, we have tried to make a comparison as close to one-to-one as possible. We hope that we have made the comparison fair as possible given the challenge.

SAP ERP transactions in SAP GUI and SAP Fiori apps in SAP S/4HANA used are listed in Table 1 below.

Table 1. Transactions and Fiori apps used in the comparison video

In the comparison video, you will follow an example scenario of a user ordering a laptop through indirect procurement. You will see how a streamlined procure-to-pay process occurs for all roles involved (employee, the manager, and the purchasing expert). You can also see enhancements to procurement functionality in SAP S/4HANA, such as embedded analytics, process-flow transparency, and a more detailed view of purchasing goods in an embedded SAP Ariba Catalog.

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