Tillman Swinke, SAP UX designer and UX enthusiast, recently co-authored SAP Fiori – UX design for developers with Anne Kathrine Petterøe. I sat down with Tillman to talk about his new publication and what we can expect to learn about SAP Fiori app design.
SAP Fiori has come a long way since its introduction to the marketplace over half a decade ago. Because of this journey, there are some misconceptions out there about what SAP Fiori is exactly. When we talk today about SAP Fiori today, we are referring to a comprehensive design system for enterprise software. SAP Fiori […]
SAP offers a broad range of initiatives that give our customers the opportunity to influence solution development at SAP and to adopt new innovations early on. After the great success of our end-to-end testing pilot run in February 2019, I am delighted to invite you to our Cloud ERP User Feedback Summit on June 3-4, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Did you know that all users of SAP S/4HANA benefit from SAP Fiori – even those who work predominantly with “classic UIs” such as SAP GUI and WebDynpro?
Did you know that all the new functional innovations coming with SAP S/4HANA come via SAP Fiori apps?
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, […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 www.sap.com/roadmaps (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 […]
Good keyboard interaction design is essential to all software products. It helps you to get around the screen and reach UI elements with interaction devices other than a mouse or touch screen, such as … a keyboard. Joking apart, all functions of the screen need to be operable by one input channel only. SAP Fiori’s SAPUI5 framework […]
Beacon is a series of content to help you discover and learn about SAP Fiori. This nugget shines a light on SAP Fiori’s rich text editor (RTE) built with SAPUI5 controls. As you might already know, the RTE is a control for data input and editing. ‘Rich’ comes from the complex formatting possibilities. As a ‘What You See […]
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 […]
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.
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.
The new February version of the SAP Fiori Road Map is now available. It is published on www.sap.com/roadmaps (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 sap.com in order to look at […]
The podcast below accompanies the Beacon nugget, A Look at Central Hub Deployment – an SAP Fiori Deployment Scenario. A general recommendation The Central Hub Deployment scenario is one of general recommendations for the deployment of the SAP Fiori. Listen to Jim to find out about the general building blocks of the deployment scenario.
Recently, my colleague Noboru Ota drew attention to a new procurement comparison video in our series, and now we have added another finance scenario: SAP S/4HANA Financial Balance Sheet – Profit and Loss Analysis. It is also based on our latest on-premise release, SAP S/4HANA 1709. Many of you, may already be familiar with the […]
The latest edition of the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines is now available. This double-issue covers SAPUI5 versions 1.48 and 1.50, and comes with some exciting new content and numerous updates. Alongside the most recent SAP Fiori patterns, floorplans, and UI elements, you’ll find the latest design stencils and SAP Fiori icon fonts. We’ve also listened […]
Visual design is a lot more than colors or icons. It’s about a system of colors, typography, layouts, icons, charts, and motions that requires a profound expertise in communication design. A thoughtful visual design system enhances the user experience and makes the brand recognizable. It brings the data forward and makes the content more consumable. […]
If you are a regular visitor, you might notice that a little bit has changed since the last time you were here. Let me sum up the recent changes: Improved access to all things SAP Fiori: We have a new page dedicated to SAP Fiori. Right up there at the top of the navigation bar you can find […]
Finding the right resource is the key for any learning! Let us dig up how you can begin your journey of SAP Fiori by finding the right resources. Nevertheless, you can look for many posts, articles and writeups on SAP Fiori, but following a dedicated approach can help you reach the destination early.
During the second phase, Design, you came up with your prototype, and incorporated feedback. Now, it’s time to start the actual front-end to back-end development. Bring your software to life by following the three steps implement, test and deploy. Prepare for implementation of your design A prioritized user story map can be a good basis […]
The November update of the SAP Fiori Road Map is available now. You can also find the road map on www.sap.com/roadmaps under Cross Topics. It gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps, and has been updated in all areas. This version includes SAP Hybris Marketing for the […]
Beacon is a new series of content to discover and learn about SAP Fiori. Comprised of bite-sized, easy-to-digest content in various formats, Beacon broadens awareness about and increases the understanding of SAP Fiori.
From a system landscape architecture perspective, there are different ways to make SAP Fiori available to users. The SAP Fiori front-end server is the component to deploy SAP Fiori to users. From an architecture perspective, let’s see how Fiori is used within an SAP S/4HANA on-premise single system environment. This scenario represents a typical starting […]
There’s a thin line between accessibility and usability: Accessibility means usability for any user, anywhere and anytime. True accessibility is about the technology as well as about the design, without loss of content, functionality and efficiency. We’ve counted down the top seven ways how SAP Fiori’s approach to simplicity achieves a beautifully accessible design. But before, quickly […]
Agenda Next stop: Barcelona! After two successful events in Las Vegas and Bangalore, we are excited to meet you now in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Here again, we will introduce you to many hot topics. Learn about UX and Design from the SAP experts at first-hand. Meet our experts beforehand and get inspired which session you […]
SAP CoPilot is the first step towards a true digital assistant for the enterprise. It empowers business users and helps them quickly complete their everyday tasks. While evaluating SAP CoPilot Merck, based in Darmstadt, Germany, identified several opportunities to leverage SAP CoPilot to optimize their business processes.
On Friday, October 13th, we welcomed nearly 100 participants from over 50 SAP partners to Walldorf for our 5th Partner Info Day containing a full-load of user experience news and highlights. After a quick coffee and mingling, the day started off with an excellent keynote, a thought-provoking presentation on artificial intelligence titled, Of Machines and […]
The SAP S/4HANA product management and regional implementation teams have come together to deliver this brand new openSAP course, Extending SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA. This course is aimed at functional consultants, technical experts, user experience leads/architects, application developers, and others involved in the implementation cycle. SAP S/4HANA shares a code line between the […]
From a system landscape architecture perspective, there are different ways to go about making SAP Fiori available to users. Let’s look at one of the SAP recommendations called "Central Hub Deployment".
Creating SAP Fiori apps has never been easier thanks to SAP Fiori elements. Delivered with UI designs and templates of the most commonly used application patterns, SAP Fiori elements can help you save time and cost during development.
The August update of the SAP Fiori Road Map is available now. You can also find the road map on www.sap.com/roadmaps under Cross Topics. It gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps, and has been updated in all areas. The SAP S/4HANA section […]
Join this free online course to learn how to build your first mobile app with SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. This sdk enables you to quickly develop your own native enterprise apps, built with Swift, Apple’s modern programming language. Along with SAP Fiori for iOS, which includes reusable design components, you can build beautiful […]
The May update of the SAP Fiori Road Map is available now. It gives a holistic overview of SAP’s plans, covering design, technology (including design & development tools) and application road maps, and has been updated in all areas. The SAP S/4HANA section covers 61 roles in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and 105 roles for SAP […]
Become a UX champion to lead design transformation within your organization. Learn how to apply design thinking to accelerate and transform the user experience for your business users. Register for this session moderated by design thinking practitioners from SAP and our Customers like John Hopkins and Moen, UX champions. listed to a highly interactive session with customers who have been through this journey, supported by SAP experts.
We’re kicking off 2017 with the latest version of the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines. Check out the latest design stencils as well as detailed articles on SAP Fiori elements, floorplans, app types, frameworks and UI elements.
With SAP S/4HANA 1610, we have applied the SAP Fiori 2.0 visual theme (Belize) to the whole product, i.e. to SAP Fiori apps as well as to SAP GUI for HTML and Web Dynpro ABAP. This means that each user can use the SAP Fiori launchpad as their single entry point for all their work […]
When I started in design at SAP nearly 20 years ago, there was more or less one design discipline: usability. Some people were more focused on accessibility, others on interaction design, and my group was focused on product design. But basically, we were all heaped into one big usability boat. Since then, I have been […]
Representing business objects in a consumable yet sufficiently powerful way is a challenge on its own. Since joining SAP in 2006, I have witnessed a number of different approaches on how to provide a floorplan that can provide an easy overview of the most important aspects of the business object at the same time show […]
This article provides an overview of the embedded analytics concept. It explains why it represents a change in the traditional way of working, and why this is significant for the regular business user. Introduction Traditionally, there has always been a strict separation between analytics and transactional work. This was originally in part due to the […]
Apple is renowned for its consumer focused and simplified user experience across its product portfolio. SAP is renowned for its enterprise software and its capability to help businesses run better. Recently, Apple and SAP announced a new partnership to champion the user experience for people at work. But how will this be put into action?
SAP Fiori 2.0 is the next significant step in our evolution of the user experience for business applications. In addition to being available for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori 2.0 is now also available for the SAP Business Suite. The award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 takes the Fiori design concept to the next level and includes a […]
With the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, we bring you SAP Fiori 2.0: the next significant step in our evolution of the user experience for business applications. The award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 takes the SAP Fiori design concept to the next level and includes a delightful new visual theme, Belize. SAP Fiori 2.0 is the user […]
SAP is introducing a virtual personal assistant for the enterprise called SAP CoPilot which uses natural language processing (NPL) so that you can converse with it as if it were a hyper-intelligent co-worker.
“SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics – Integrated Business Intelligence” has just been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2016 in the discipline design concept. SAP Fiori Embedded Analytics has been designed to make real-time business insights available to users in all domains and roles during their everyday work. It builds on the strengths of the […]
From Orient to Down Under - in the next twenty weeks the SAP Fiori user experience ambassadors travel around Asia and Australia to meet customers and partners, speak at various conferences, and share insights into the future of SAP Fiori.
SAP UX and Design goes SAP TechEd Las Vegas - Are you already curious to meet SAP's UX design experts in the flesh?
We'll introduce you to our hottest topics and give you background information you definitely shouldn't miss out on.
You have heard me speak about the need to bring design into the business world for quite a while now. I’ve focused on this issue because the consumerization of IT continues as the line between people’s work lives and personal lives blurs every day. Consumers now expect to move smoothly on their devices from work […]
The SAP User Experience and Design team is pleased to invite you to the SAP Fiori Customer Co-Innovation Forum Q1/2016 April 6 and 7, 2016 The goal of this virtual event is to facilitate a vibrant and interactive community of customers and subject matter experts by : Engaging in a dialog with Fiori App Product Managers […]
The SAP User Experience and Design Product Management team is pleased to invite you to the SAP Fiori Q2/2015 Customer Co-Innovation Forum on December 3rd and 4th, 2015. We welcome our customers and want to extend a thank you for their Customer Co-Innovation Forum participation. You will be able to participate remotely via Webinar. Again, […]
When SAP Fiori 2.0 won the prestigious Red Dot Award for design excellence, it was truly a dream come true. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most widely recognized professional design competitions worldwide, and SAP was presented with the top award in the fiercely competitive “design concept” discipline. But just as remarkable […]
In this exclusive interview with SAP News, Maricel Cabahug, Senior Vice President of Global Design and User Experience at SAP, shares her thoughts on winning the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for SAP Fiori 2.0, and how SAP is transforming business application design for the digital economy.
UX/design requires artistic ability and creativity, hence there's a good chance, many of you may have some musical talent in your arsenal. So if you are attending SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, come join Sam Yen, SAP Mentors and other Musical volunteers on stage to jam for an hour in the Networking Reception.
Together with the Vereniging Nederlandstalige SAP Gebruikers (VNSG) user group, colleagues from the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) hosted an intensive and highly productive SAP Fiori UX Design Workshop on June 8 and 9 at the SAP Netherlands office in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. The workshop, based on the user-centered design approach, had the main goal to […]
Ever wonder why most of the business applications fail to meet user requirements? Peered into the future to see if it will ever be possible to have non-developers and a non-designers create awesome Fiori experience? Struggling to scale design in your organization? If any of this sounds familiar, let's talk about "BUILD", a new way to "BUILD the right stuff", "BUILD it fast yourself", and "Scale Exponentially"...
Build Your Own SAP Fiori App in the Cloud, the latest openSAP course to feature a design and build challenge, attracted over 20,000 participants with over 1,500 designing, building, and submitting apps for peer review. During this course, learners were introduced to the holistic approach to app design, including the theory of design thinking to encourage learners to think about their users and their approach to designing their apps. Once learners had a good understanding of how to design the app, the course moved onto creating and enhancing, followed by customizing and extending of SAP Fiori apps. After the learners had got to grips with the theory, the SAP Fiori Design and Build Challenge began.
If you are just getting started designing SAP Fiori apps, you might be asking yourself what a floorplan is. The term floorplan is used differently in different design contexts. In relation to SAP Fiori, when we talk about floorplans we are referring to predefined layouts for common use cases. These layouts can be used to compose a simple and […]
The SAP User Experience and Design Product Management team is pleased to invite you to the SAP Fiori Q2/2015 Customer Co-Innovation Forum in Walldorf Germany on May 20th and 21st, 2015. We welcome our customers and want to extend a thank you for their Customer Co-Innovation Forum participation. You will be able to participate either […]