SAP Fiori Apps for SAP S/4HANA SD (2023)

Let’s look at some useful SAP Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA sales and distribution.

SAP Fiori Basics

First, however, let’s consider some notes regarding how to navigate inside a standard SAP Fiori app. Let’s work with the Manage Sales Inquiries app to explore some navigation tips. The tile has dynamic data displayed on the front of it, in this case, telling the user how many inquiries are in the system. In the example below, there are two inquiries in the system.

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This dynamic data is displayed on many analytical apps in SAP Fiori and can take the form of straightforward numbers such as we see here, or small graphs, all based on real-time analytics.

Once inside the app, you’ll see that the top of the screen houses the filters bar, which is a common setting in all such SAP Fiori apps in the sales and distribution area. Here you can set your filters according to selection parameters to display the inquiries you want to see, as shown here.

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Additional filters are available by clicking the Adapt Filters option on the right-hand side of the screen. Similar to the SAP GUI, after you’ve set the filters you would like, you can, if needed, save the filters in the same way you would save a variant in SAP GUI—click the down arrow next to the Standard option to save your filters for future use, as shown below.

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When you save your filters, you have the option to name your view as well as make the view the default view, public, and applied automatically on opening the app.

When you’re happy with your filters, press (Enter) or click Go to run the report. Another useful feature is in the top right-hand corner of the screen, where you have the Share option, to send the results via email or to save the view of this app as your own SAP Fiori tile, with its own name and description and entered into the user group of your choice (see next figure).

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There are a few more options to explain in the display view of the results, as shown in this figure.

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The first thing to note is the Settings icon (gear) on the far-right side of the screen, from which you can amend the display by adding and removing columns and setting sort orders and filters. After you have the columns in the correct format, the display view can be saved and set as default or public in the same way as we set the filters earlier. To do this, click the down arrow next to Standard just above the display of the results.

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By clicking on one of the lines, you’ll navigate to Transaction VA13 (Display Inquiry). This drilldown functionality is common to many SAP Fiori apps. Additional options—Create Inquiry and Reject All Itemsare available without having to enter Transaction VA12 (Change Inquiry), and these options are displayed above the results on the right side of the screen. When you select the radio button of one of the line items, the Reject All Items option becomes available, which can be used to automatically reject the inquiry without any further action. The Create Inquiry option is always available and will navigate you to Transaction VA11 (Create Inquiry).

This should give you a basic overview of how SAP Fiori works. Because the design elements are common across all SAP Fiori apps, you can apply the same techniques everywhere.

There are three types of apps in SAP Fiori: transactional apps, analytical apps, and factsheet apps. Transactional apps are often simply web representations of the transactions from the SAP GUI, so we should focus our attention on analytical apps and factsheet apps.

My Sales Overview App

The My Sales Overview analytical app contains a lot of information and is a useful hub for starting your SAP Fiori journey in sales and distribution.

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All the data you see in the app is separated into “cards” that contain links to other transactional and factsheet apps. For example, the Quick Actions card has links to creating a sales order, quotation, credit memo request, or customer return. The data is all selected according to the filters you set in the filters bar; again, these can be personalized and defaulted for your user.

Sales Order Fulfillment – Monitor Issues App

From within the My Sales Overview app, it’s also possible to navigate directly to other analytical apps, such as the Sales Order Fulfillment – Monitor Issues app. This is an extremely useful app as it shows errors and issues in each step of the order-to-cash process. Drilldown functionality is available here to open the issues and resolve them via quick action buttons.

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From within the app’s screen, you have the ability to filter the issues by Total Issues, In Order, In Supply, In Delivery, and In Invoice, just by clicking on the relevant selection bubble at the top of the screen.

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By clicking on one of the line items, you can navigate to the SAP document in question in a factsheet app. You can also take quick actions against the document from within your factsheet app, or from the Sales Order Fulfillment Issues screen itself. If a line is selected, SAP will recognize the actions that are available for that document and offer them as quick links.

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In the figure above, sales order 19 for customer Customer_ED is highlighted; from that selection, the system highlights several available quick links at the bottom of the screen: Reject Sales Order, Resolve Incomplete Data, and Process Flow. Selecting one of these will carry out the action immediately and post a success or error message to screen. This saves you having to navigate to the document manually.

Further drilldowns are available when clicking on the customer name, as shown in this figure.

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You’ll notice that only three drilldowns are available, but you can add to this list by clicking More Links. This presents a whole new set of links whereby you can open transactional and factsheet apps directly, as shown below.

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From this list, the Customer - 360° View link is strongly recommended. By using this link, it’s possible to get a full 360° view of the customer in the entire system: all the customer’s master data and all transactional data. This is very useful for internal sales representatives and customer service users. It can be used in conjunction with the Enterprise Search functionality; if your search results show a customer number, one of the links available below the customer details is the Customer 360° View, as shown in the final figure.

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Learn more about the customer 360° view with SAP Commerce Cloud here.

Editor’s note: This post has been adapted from a section of the book Sales and Distribution with SAP S/4HANA: Business User Guide by James Olcott and Jon Simmonds.

FAQs

What is Fiori in SAP SD? ›

SAP Fiori provides an easier, more intuitive way to run SAP applications in your organization. With a focus on an intelligent, consistent, and integrated user experience, SAP Fiori can help you redefine the way you work in the age of digital transformation.

What are the various types of Fiori apps available in S 4HANA? ›

There are three types of apps in SAP Fiori: transactional apps, analytical apps, and factsheet apps.

What is the main difference between SAP Fiori apps and classic apps in SAP S 4HANA? ›

Classic UIs typically cover multiple use-cases in one go, whereas SAP Fiori apps are precisely fitted to roles and tasks, providing a simpler and cleaner approach. In these cases, Feature Comparison documents can provide invaluable information on differences in capabilities.

Is Fiori and s4 Hana same? ›

In a nutshell: SAP Fiori is how the new business value of SAP S/4HANA is delivered to business users. You need SAP Fiori to configure, adapt, and extend SAP S/4HANA.

Why SAP Fiori is called Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori provides 300+ role-based applications like HR, Manufacturing, finance, etc. When you open the SAP Fiori home page application, you will see a picture of the flowers. It is because Fiori means 'flowers' in Italian. SAP Fiori provides all business roles in real time on compatible hand devices.

Which Fiori app can run only on HANA database? ›

Transactional apps in SAP Fiori are used to perform transactional tasks like a manager-employee transactions such as leave request, travel requests, etc. Transactional Apps run best on SAP HANA database but can be deployed with any database with acceptable performance.

What is difference between UI5 and Fiori? ›

The Difference between SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori

As a result, SAP Fiori aims to provide a consistent, simple, intuitive, and responsive user experience for all SAP applications. SAP UI5 is a technology for developing responsive web applications. SAP UI5 is, in other words, the coding language for SAP Fiori.

What is SAP GUI vs Fiori? ›

SAP GUI and SAP Fiori each perform similar functions. SAP GUI is accessible through the SAP Menu, allowing you to develop GUI-based reports for various tabular data. SAP Fiori, on the other hand, makes things much more manageable with its more accessible interface.

What is SAP's 4hana Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori is an interface that allows for the quick and easy development of software applications. It is based on the Model View Controller (MVC) design pattern and provides a consistent look and feel across all applications. Fiori apps are responsive and can be used on any device, from desktop to mobile.

What is Fiori in Hana? ›

Fiori is a streamlined application, delivering a role-based user experience that can be personalized across all lines of business, tasks and devices. It uses tiles to encapsulate standard tasks like viewing sales orders or approving timesheets.

What are the 5 principles of SAP Fiori design? ›

SAP Fiori sets the standard for enterprise user experience by removing unnecessary complexity. We put users in control of their business tasks by giving them only what they really need. This core goal is reflected in five design principles: role-based, adaptive, coherent, simple, and delightful.

What is the recommendation for using SAP Fiori with SAP S 4HANA? ›

Please notice that with SAP S/4HANA, the general recommendation is an embedded SAP Front-end server deployment. This means that every SAP S/4HANA system has its own SAP Fiori launchpad. Dependent on the existing system landscape and usage scenario a dedicated hub deployment in some cases might be preferable.

Is SAP Fiori frontend or backend? ›

The SAP Fiori front-end server is an add-on product for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP (AS ABAP). This product delivers the service pack stack definition (stack. xml) suitable for the SAP Fiori app deployment in an on-premise scenario for the respective AS ABAP version.

Does SAP Fiori require coding? ›

Application developers can use SAP Fiori elements to create SAP Fiori apps based on the OData service and annotations that do not need JavaScript UI coding. This means that no application-specific view instances are required.

Is SAP Fiori a framework? ›

SAP Blue Crystal is the default theme provided with the Fiori Framework Page. You can customize this theme using the UI Theme Designer. Specifies the SAPUI5 module name of the custom JavaScript plugin to be launched at runtime. The name identifies the module and is used with jQuery.

What is difference between SAP HANA and SAP S4 Hana? ›

It's easy to be confused about SAP HANA vs S4 HANA–the two sound very similar. To put it simply, SAP HANA is the in-memory database technology that runs the SAP landscape. S4 HANA is the business suite launched as the next-generation ERP designed to run exclusively on the HANA database.

What language does Fiori use? ›

The SAP Fiori design language is used in SAP applications, including the S/4HANA and C/4HANA suites, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Data Hub, SAP Ariba and others. Applications that use the Fiori design language are often called Fiori applications or Fiori user interfaces (UIs).

What language does SAP Fiori use? ›

If the locale is not available, SAP Fiori Client is displayed in the default language (English).

Which technology is used in Fiori? ›

The primary technology used for Fiori is SAPUI5. Without knowing SAPUI5 knowledge fiori customization is difficult. Fiori contains all the business process in the form of Role based. Currently more than 1000 roles are created based on business process.

Is HANA database mandatory to implement for SAP Fiori? ›

Some SAP Fiori products containing transactional apps can be installed based on anyDB, other SAP Fiori products require an SAP HANA database as an installation basis.

Which of the following SAP Fiori application do not need a SAP HANA database? ›

Ans: Transaction Apps are only apps that don't have to run on Hana system. They can run on any Database. All factsheets, Analytical apps and Small Business Apps run on SAP Hana. Only Fact sheet requires Search Models.

Can you connect SAP Fiori apps to non SAP back end system? ›

SAP Cloud Platform Web IDE is a powerful, web-based integrated development tool that simplifies end-to-end application development and enables developers to quickly build Fiori applications connecting to APIs from SAP or non-SAP.

What is the future of SAP Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori – The future SAP Fiori is getting enriched and advanced with new business partnerships with big organizations like Google and Apple that can enable native business apps to completely use the data in their enterprise applications.

What is Fiori and OData? ›

SAP Fiori apps use OData to display and update data in back-end server (SAP or Non-SAP). OData (Open Data Protocol) is a standardized protocol for creating and consuming data APIs. OData builds on core protocols like HTTP and commonly accepted methodologies like REST. Odata supports message formats like JSON, XML.

What are the benefits of SAP Fiori? ›

A key benefit to SAP's Fiori is that a company can deploy it quickly and with low risk when compared with traditional technology products, providing a standard digital user experience across all devices. Fiori delivers a user interface that puts the focus on employee workflows instead of functions.

How is Fiori connected to SAP? ›

The SAP Fiori apps send requests to several systems, depending on the application type and the connected system landscape. SAP Fiori apps are processed as follows: First, the client loads the UIs for the SAP Fiori apps. Second, while running, the app consumes data from the SAP Business Suite back-end systems.

What is KPI in SAP Fiori? ›

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that are used to evaluate the success of an organization, an individual, a group, or a particular activity. KPIs are also used to highlight the current value of an object or as a summary of the object.

What is SAP Fiori interview questions? ›

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  • What is SAPUI5? ...
  • Why SAPUI5? ...
  • Explain Navigation concept in SAPUI5. ...
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What are the new tools made available for SAP S 4HANA? ›

SAP Fiori: What's new for SAP S/4HANA 2022 (on-premise and private cloud)
  • Horizon.
  • Entry point for users, with a focus on SAP Fiori launchpad innovations.
  • UX innovations for applications.
  • Situation Handling innovations.
  • UI development made easier – web and mobile.
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Who uses SAP Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori is a user experience (UX) for SAP software. SAP customers can use this UX for various solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP Ariba, SAP Cloud for Customer, and more.

Is SAP Fiori on cloud? ›

SAP Fiori Cloud for SAP Business Suite enables you to experience, customize, and run SAP Fiori apps in the cloud, connected to your on-premise landscape for productive usage.

Is Fiori a cloud? ›

Basically, this implementation of SAP Fiori has the same functionality as on-premise but being cloud-based enables organisations to simplify the implementation and streamline the user experience.

Is SAP Fiori in demand? ›

And the number of SAP Fiori Users are increasing every day and most of the companies are transitioning business to a big and massive level and this will be prolonging for several years to come. This transition creates more demand.

How long does it take to learn Fiori? ›

Over the course of four weeks, with a time commitment of 3-4 hours per week participants get an overview of Fiori, followed by sessions on designing Fiori apps, then developing Fiori apps, managing Fiori, and then have the opportunity to take an exam to verify they have internalised the course content.

Is SAP Fiori free? ›

SAP Fiori UI and apps are now free, but enthusiastic attendees at Sapphire Now were unsure how much development work is involved.

What is difference between Fiori and UI5? ›

The Difference between SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori

As a result, SAP Fiori aims to provide a consistent, simple, intuitive, and responsive user experience for all SAP applications. SAP UI5 is a technology for developing responsive web applications. SAP UI5 is, in other words, the coding language for SAP Fiori.

What are the benefits of Fiori? ›

A key benefit to SAP's Fiori is that a company can deploy it quickly and with low risk when compared with traditional technology products, providing a standard digital user experience across all devices. Fiori delivers a user interface that puts the focus on employee workflows instead of functions.

What is SAP HANA and SAP Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori is a user experience (UX) for SAP software. SAP customers can use this UX for various solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP Ariba, SAP Cloud for Customer, and more.

What is SAP Fiori tools? ›

SAP Fiori tools is a set of extensions for SAP Business Application Studio and Visual Studio Code that makes it faster and easier to develop SAP Fiori elements applications.

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