Good article from Peter Spielvogel at SAP regarding SAP Personas, SAP Fiori and S/4HANA 1610.
The newly released SAP S/4HANA 1610 introduces the award-winning Fiori 2.0 design concept. I’m excited to announce that SAP Screen Personas has Fiori-2.0 compatible designs in our Flavor Gallery as well as support for the new SAP Fiori Theme for SAP S/4HANA (also known as Belize).
The Belize theme brings a cleaner, more modern look to the classic screens (Dynpro and Web Dynpro based). If you want to simplify these classic screens (hide unwanted fields, screens, and tabs, for example), SAP Screen Personas remains the fastest and easiest way to do so.
Belize theme gives all SAP S/4HANA screens a consistent appearance.
The SAP Fiori Theme for SAP S/4HANA brings the Fiori look and feel to existing Dynpro screens and Web Dynpro applications in SAP S/4HANA, without having to switch to the SAP Fiori framework. The Belize theme ties together SAP applications by giving them a standard appearance, reducing the visual contrast between built-in Fiori functionality (Fiori apps) and classic (SAP GUI for HTML or Web Dynpro apps) screens. Even with the Belize theme, the classic screens retain their original complexity; you need SAP Screen Personas to simplify the classic screens.
The upcoming (planned for Q4 2016) SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Service Pack 4 includes support for the Belize theme. This means you can start with a Belize-themed SAP S/4HANA screen and remove the elements you do not want to see or combine information across screens, tabs, or transactions. Rather than relying on a theme from SAP, you can start with the Belize theme, reducing the time to build flavors.
The SAP Screen Personas Flavor Gallery contains Fiori 2.0-compatible designs, including sample flavors, a Fiori-inspired theme, templates for various Fiori screen elements, and collections of the Fiori icons.
SAP Screen Personas templates (introduced in Service Pack 3) allow you to provide a coherent design, starting with Fiori floorplans, such as headers, list reports, and other familiar Fiori artifacts. Then, whatever simplifications you do will have the Fiori look and feel. When we previewed this capability at TechEd, the audience was very impressed. With SAP Screen Personas and the Belize theme, you can focus on simplifying the screen or business process, starting with the visually harmonized screens.
The main use cases where you would use SAP Screen Personas and SAP S/4HANA together are areas where Fiori coverage does not yet exist and for custom transactions where you want to keep your business logic and not redevelop a new UI5 application.
SAP Screen Personas is a critical part of the SAP S/4HANA user experience strategy. While the Fiori UX is ultimate goal for SAP S/4HANA, as our chief design officer explains, we are on a journey to get there and have not yet reached our destination. SAP Screen Personas is the ideal solution for scenarios not yet covered by Fiori applications or for your organization’s custom transactions.
SAP Screen Personas allows you to transform classic screens in SAP S/4HANA into Fiori-inspired designs, thereby making SAP S/4HANA even better.
Neil ran his first SAP transformation programme in his early twenties. He spent the next 21 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.