When we first released SAP Screen Personas, it was a standalone solution to render simplified SAP GUI screens in the browser. Now, SAP Screen Personas has become a personalization framework integrated into the SAP GUI family. Customers can use SAP Screen Personas to modernize SAP GUI screens to look like Fiori or match their corporate design guidelines.
As you may have read on SCN, 2014 was a busy year for SAP Screen Personas customers, partners, and the product team. We are continuing to work on versions 2 and 3. Here is a quick look at our priorities for the year.
Make SAP Screen Personas 2.0 performance even better
We are receiving great feedback from our customers on what they need to support their users with a simpler and more intuitive user experience for the classic SAP ERP transactions. We are finalizing a new Service Pack (SAP Screen Personas 2.0 SP3) that contains a new “slim state” option that looks very exciting; it will offer unprecedented performance improvement. We are planning to release this in 2015 Q1.
Release SAP Screen Personas 3.0 on schedule
The ramp-up program is continuing with customers around the world deploying the product through a variety of business scenarios. We are receiving extensive feedback, which the development team is integrating into the product and our testing processes. We already have a variety of SAP Screen Personas 3.0 training materials online with more on the way. When our ramp-up customers go live, we plan to release Screen Personas 3.0 as a generally available product.
After that, we will start exploring some of the feature requests that we have received.
Include some pre-packaged content with the Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) for SAP Screen Personas 3.0
In addition to the core SAP Screen Personas 3.0 product, we are working on a rapid development solution (RDS). This will include significantly more content than the RDS for version 2. We plan to include pre-built Screen Personas content based on several standard business processes, such as Sales Order Processing, Quotation for Procurement, and Credit Management. The plan is to include a simplified flavor and an SAP Fiori-style flavor for each of the transactions. These will be templates you can use as a starting point to simplify your transactions, as opposed to out of the box content you can instantly run in your enterprise. Plug and play is not really possible as each customer’s environment is different.
Update training materials and launch a new openSAP course
We will soon launch a new 4-week SAP Screen Personas openSAP course, which we plan to release on March 31, 2105. The class covers:
- Product architecture
- Screen simplification process
- Building more intuitive screens (mostly how-to demos of all the basic functionality)
- Scripting and troubleshooting (more demos of how to automate keystrokes)
- System administration (managing users, flavors, and roles)
- Optimizing performance
SAP Education just released their brand new 3-day SAP Screen Personas 3.0 class. This in-depth class covers the key topics you need to build simplified ERP screens and deploy them across your employee base. It includes extensive hands-on exercises to ensure you perform all the main functions associated with rolling out SAP Screen Personas.
- Getting Started with Screen Personas 3.0 and Best Practices
- Standard Editing Options in SAP Screen Personas 3.0
- SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Basic Scripting
- SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Administration
In addition to product development, we are working on several broader initiatives to ensure your experience with SAP Screen Personas complements all your other SAP user experience projects.
Expand synergies with SAP Fiori UX
We continue to work with the entire user experience team to coordinate our product strategies and go-to-market plans. The ultimate goal is to allow you to Run Simple.
As SAP transitions Fiori from a collection of apps into the new SAP user experience, we are continuing to make it easier for customers to standardize on the Fiori UX by using SAP Screen Personas to modify their classic ERP transaction screens to fit this visual design.
What are your user experience priorities for the year and how can we help you achieve them?
Disclaimer: This blog contains forward looking statements and predictions of when SAP will bring certain products or services to market. This represents our current state of planning. These plans might change for a variety of reasons. So, none of the content in this blog reflects a commitment from SAP to provide specific functionality or deliverables on any set schedule.