SAP Best Practices for user experience in S/4HANA

Followed by the release of SAP S/4HANA and SAP Activate for S/4HANA, the first version of SAP Best Practices for user experience in S/4HANA ready to download from the SAP Service Marketplace: https://service.sap.com/bp-s4h-ux 

As announced, SAP S/4HANA is designed with the most modern, role-based user experience (SAP Fiori.) It gives users a personalized, responsive, and simple UX across all tasks and devices. With S/4HANA, it is more important to look at how people work and what is needed to help users get their job done, rather than rewriting existing transactions with a new UI technology.

SAP Best Practices are a key pillar of SAP Activate methodology, which is the new innovation adoption framework for a faster deployment of SAP S/4HANA.

SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA Portfolio Overview

The SAP Best Practices for UX have been designed to support customers to implement all available UI technologies relevant for S/4 HANA on premise. These must be configured and made available via one single access point, the Fiori Launchpad. The best practices also provide guidelines how to configure standard SAP GUIs, Web Dynpro applications or customized transactions using SAP Screen Personas to achieve a harmonized Fiori-inspired user experience. After a system conversion into a S/4HANA system this package allows a simpler configuration, using automated configuration, as far as possible, to support an agile adoption of continuous innovation all the way up to go-live.

Scope for SAP Best Practices for UX in SAP S/4HANA

  • Step-by-step guide how to set up the Fiori infrastructure, deploy Fiori apps and how to automate this for a repetitive deployment in multiple systems
  • Deployment of recommended Fiori security settings and basic network configuration, like Single-Sign-On
    How to add different types of apps to the Fiori Launchpad, including SAP JAM, Web Dynpro, SAP Screen Personas
  • How to design and create Fiori-inspired SAP Screen Personas Flavors including examples for Sales Order Processing
  • Mobilising of Fiori apps using the SAP Fiori Client
  • How to extend and customize Fiori apps using SAP Web IDE and the SAP Fiori Theme Designer

Get started

Download the full best practice package by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the SAP Best Practices for UX in S/4 HANA web page:  https://service.sap.com/bp-s4h-ux
  2. Check the scope and software and delivery requirements
  3. Tab on the orange button on the right hand side Download package*
  4. Select the link Installation
  5. Download and extract the ZIP file to your local hard disk. All documentation assets will be available offline on your desktop
  6. Chose start.htm to open the Content Library to flexibly simulate the Scope-Items as you need them and get the related Configuration Guides.

*Note: To be able to download, you need an account for SAP Service Marketplace. If you do not have one yet, you can register now.


Posted on: 20th June 2016
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Neil How
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Neil ran his first SAP transformation programme in his early twenties. He spent the next 16 years working both client side and for various consultancies running numerous SAP programmes. After successfully completing over 15 full lifecycles he took a senior leadership/board position and his work moved onto creating the same success for others.

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