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First Steps in SAP Fiori

Are you wondering what SAP Fiori is all about? Dive into SAP’s new user interface and gain an understanding of core SAP Fiori concepts and get quickly up to speed SAP Fiori functionality, architecture, prerequisites, and technical components. Walk through...



  • Introduction
  • 1 History of end user experience with SAP
  • 2 What ails traditional SAP user interfaces?
  • 3 Personalization in SAP systems
  • 4 SAP Fiori: An overview
  • 5 SAP Fiori: A technical deep dive
  • 6 Installing and configuring SAP Fiori
  • 7 Rapid implementation of SAP Fiori
  • 8 The SAP Fiori launchpad
  • 9 SAP Screen Personas
  • 10 Custom SAP Fiori development and enhancements
  • 11 Putting together an SAP Fiori business case for your organization
  • 12 Implementing SAP Fiori in your business
  • 13 SAP Fiori implementations – lessons learned
  • 14 Resources and references
  • A The Author
  • B Disclaimer

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2.1 An illustration of interaction with SAP GUI

I will now take you through the steps of creating a purchase order (PO) using the standard SAP GUI interface to illustrate the points made above.

2.1.1 The purchase order user interface in SAP GUI

To illustrate the need for a more simplified user interface, let’s take a look at one of the most popular SAP transactions — creating a purchase order (transaction ME21N). A standard purchase order has two major components: a header and line item(s). Let us look at the header section first. Figure 2.1 shows the initial PO header screen in an ERP 6.0 system running on SAP GUI 7.40.


Figure 2.1: PO header screen in an ERP 6.0 system

While it may not be immediately obvious, the header section has 10 tabs each with a large number of fields. Figure 2.1 shows the fields on the Delivery/Invoice tab. Now let’s take a peek at the next tab, Texts.


Figure 2.2: Texts tab in the PO creation transaction

Figure 2.3 shows the third tab, Conditions.


Figure 2.3: Conditions tab in the PO creation transaction

Let us now move to the fourth tab, Address, as shown in Figure 2.4. As you can see, there are a lot of fields for entering data pertaining to the address of the vendor.


Figure 2.4: Address tab in the PO creation transaction

Figure 2.5 shows the fifth tab, Communication. This tab contains five fields for data entry related to how you communicate with your vendor.


Figure 2.5: Communication tab in the PO creation transaction

We now move on to the next tab, Partners, as shown in Figure 2.6.


Figure 2.6: Partners tab in the PO creation transaction

The seventh tab, Additional Data is shown in Figure 2.7.


Figure 2.7: Additional Data tab in the PO creation transaction

Our PO creation/journey is not yet complete but we are close. Let’s now shift our attention to the Org. Data tab shown in Figure 2.8.


Figure 2.8: Org. Data tab in the PO creation transaction

We will skip the next tab, Status, because you do not need to enter any data here. This tab contains informational data. Let’s finish our journey by looking at the contents of the tab on the far right-hand side, Payment Processing. This is shown in Figure 2.9.


Figure 2.9: Payment Processing tab in the PO creation transaction

Wait, we are not done. All the tabs that we have discussed thus far relate merely to the header of the PO. Each PO will have one or more line items. Let’s now move to the PO items screen. Figure 2.10 shows part of this screen.


Figure 2.10: PO line item entry

As you might infer from the horizontal scroll bar, there is a long list of fields that are available for data input. Each line item has specific items of information related directly to the item you are ordering, such as the quantity, net price, delivery date, etc.

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