If your are working in SAP domain, it may not be possible to escape from SAP Fiori apps. SAP has more than 10,000 apps in their basket. They released their first 25 apps way back in 2013. Since then, the number has only increased.
It clearly indicates where SAP is heading towards. Also, clients of SAP have embraced Fiori apps and would implement them sooner than later.
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What is SAP Fiori apps?
The collection of apps released by SAP is known as SAP Fiori apps. SAP has released Fiori apps across many lines of business and these apps are role-based.
Fiori apps were created with the intention of providing great User Experience to its users. Fiori apps are intuitive. Fiori apps are designed to reduce business complexity and increase user productivity. Fiori apps and SAP S/4 HANA are bundled together to be SAP’s next generation business suite.
The New, Renew and Enable strategy
To produce apps in line with SAP S/4 HANA, SAP has the strategy of NEW, RENEW and ENABLE.
SAP produces brand-new applications under the NEW UX Strategy to meet business requirements. Existing applications will be renewed under the RENEW UX strategy. ENABLE is to provide the right set of tools so that customers can produce their own apps following the SAP Fiori design guidelines and principles.
- Complex applications are decomposed to several simple activity-based apps. Since business process applications are broken to several apps, a set of apps may be required to complete a process.
- Fiori apps are role-based.
SAP Fiori Launchpad
Fiori apps can be accessed from the SAP Fiori Launchpad. Users will login to the launchpad using their credentials, which will give them access to apps assigned to their specific role.
SAP Fiori Launchpad URL
There are several ways to access the Fiori Launchpad
- Using web browser, access the Fiori Launchpad in your organization using the Launchpad URL. Take help of basis team to get the hostname and port and replace it in the below given URL template.
- Using Tcode
Enter transaction code /UI2/FLP in front-end system to open up the Fiori Lauchpad.
- Using short URL
https://<host>:<port>/sap/bc/ui2/flp is a short URL and uses cache buster feature. In the event of having new resources at the sever, the cache buster feature uses tokens in URL to indicate the browser to ignore its cache and load content from the server. Cache buster can be easily activated using appropriate task list.
The browser based Fiori Launchpad works on browser of any device, it may be desktop, laptop, tablets or mobile.
For mobile devices, in order to give a more app like look, SAP has provided SAP Fiori client app. This app is available for Android, IOS and can be downloaded and installed from their respective app store.
Once installed on the mobile device, the Launchpad URL needs to be fed in the SAP Fiori Client app. This app will give a app like experience to the launchpad.
We have discussed about what is Fiori and what is Fiori Launchpad.
Fiori App can be of 3 types: Transactional, Analytical and Fact Sheet.
We also have legacy apps, which are nothing but WebDynpro applications.
When implementing any standard Fiori app, the best resource to refer is the Fiori apps reference library http://www.sap.com/fiori-apps-library.