SAP S/4 HANA FIORI: A Transformative User Experience Whose Time Has Come

FIORI VideoWhen SAP unveiled SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA) in 2015, the release marked a major leap forward for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. With this innovative computing platform, SAP made sweeping enhancements—including the incorporation of big data analytics paired with streamlined, user-friendly workflows—that dramatically accelerate the availability of business information for enterprise innovation and decision making. With the platform, SAP also introduced SAP Fiori, a mobile-centric interface that makes it easier and faster for enterprise personnel to request, visualize, and consume business data from any device, anywhere, and at any time.

Many organizations may have held off on adopting Fiori, which is optional, along with their core implementations. While FIORI can be transformative for organizations and their users, powering on-demand visualizations, metrics and other valuable decision-making information, adoption requires a significant commitment to mobile and UX testing as part of an organization’s’ overall test management strategy. With that commitment comes the accompanying development of business requirements, test cases, and other assets.

For companies that are now operational with their S/4HANA deployments—and relevant customizations—but have not yet adopted FIORI, there has never been a better time to unleash its power. With thousands of third-party applications supporting it and enhancing its functionality, organizations can significantly extend their operating capabilities across varied user roles and lines of business, including Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and others.

Orasi has published several educational resources that discuss S/4HANA, and FIORI specifically, including two blog posts and a white paper, “SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA: The Benefits of a Test-Driven Deployment.” To view and download that paper, or any of Orasi’s technical papers, click here. The links to the blog resources follow. We also invite you to view our new video on FIORI, here. (Scroll to the Resources section at the bottom of the page.)

 

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