SAP Plans to Enable Delivery of the Best User Experience Across Devices With New Release
New apps will be optimised for mobile consumption and deployed in the cloud to provide customers a path to engage with individuals across all devices and channels.
In today’s hyper-connected mobile enterprise, both consumer and employee users need and expect easy access at all times to the information, processes and systems they use, which should be deployed in a secure and user friendly matter.
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To address this need, SAP announced new SAP Fiori® apps across both on-premise and cloud architectures this week, which aim to superior mobile app performance. The apps will be optimised for mobile consumption and deployed in the cloud to provide customers a path to engage with individuals across all devices and channels.
Customers will have the ability to choose the model that best suits their business environment to ensure a secure and rapid deployment.
The cloud edition of SAP Fiori intends to enable customers to simplify the implementation and adoption of SAP Fiori, which helps renew and modernise customers' on-premise SAP® Business Suite. Built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, the new services are planned to offer an end-to-end solution for extending, customising, administering and distributing SAP Fiori apps.
Users are expected to have an easier way to interact with SAP Fiori from a mobile device with compiled apps that support app security and native device feature access and offline access for both user interfaces (UI) and data.
It is planned to be delivered with a limited number of apps across lines of business, including human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM) and retail, covering use cases that are the most frequently and commonly used, such as manager approvals and employee self-service tasks.
Rick Costanzo, executive vice president and general manager Telco Industry and SAP HANA Cloud Platform and Mobile Solution, said: "As enterprises look to go mobile and digital, our customers are looking for a clear and consistent path for deploying SAP Fiori apps.
"SAP plans to enable customers to quickly embrace SAP Fiori in the cloud to solve infrastructure challenges and optimise SAP Fiori for the mobile environment."
Key Offerings in the New Release Include:
- End users gain simpler access to SAP Fiori apps and a consumer-grade UX that is expected to help increase productivity by enabling business tasks to be completed from either a desktop or mobile device. End users are planned to have access to data locally and receive alerts and notifications to SAP Fiori apps.
- Administrators should be able to manage the entire mobile app life cycle through design, development, deployment, monitoring and support. Administrators are expected to get better insight into SAP Fiori app adoption and utilisation, and reduce the need for training by delivering an engaging on-device experience.
- Developers are planned to be able to focus on developing cross-platform, hybrid apps and have easier control of advanced mobile qualities such as offline data access and native device features.