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SAP Fiori Browser Compatibility

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With SAP Fiori

And 3 Things You Shouldn’t Do

As a niche SAP Consultancy, Detering Consulting has learned a lot about what you can and can’t do with SAP Fiori.

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Here are the top 11 features and benefits of SAP Fiori


  1. SAP’s future only UI which provides a future-proof UI platform
  2. Browsers supporting UI5 run SAP Fiori,- Fiori works across all devices*)
    SAP UI5 Supported Browsers and OS across Platforms
  3. SAP Fiori is browser based -> eliminates software installs.
  4. Incorporates UI5: a vast library of modern dynamic controls while also retaining all of the power and flexibility SAP ABAP.
  5. SAP Fiori Consultants have better control over canvas so that SAP Fiori developers can control flow and visualize anything they can imagine.
  6. Mix OLTP with OLAP data allowing you to mix both transactional and business intelligence types of data
  7. User experience matches what users expect thus providing an enterprise software experience that has an end-user experience most likely to be adopted
  8. SAP ECC has a huge number of screens and transactions --> SAP is rolling out SAP Fiori transactions on a steady basis. Standard transaction replacement rate is impressive, so much so, that SAP UI can already be switched off starting with S/4 Hana 1809.  This makes IT consulting much more productive in that you are able to leverage the continuous improvement efforts of the entire SAP eco-system.
  9. Single point of entry for business applications and analytics which delivers a simplified, personalizable access to common applications
  10. SAP Smart Business which delivers real-time dynamic KPI (Key Performance Indicators) updates
  11. Large SAP Fiori Apps LibraryMany common business processes have already been app-ified by SAP. Accessible online via this link: https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/



Here are the 3 things to watch out for:

  1. SAP Fiori Applications do not work “out of the box” they require the correct technical and functional configuration on the frontend and backend systems.
  2. SAP Fiori Gateway is using Restful API; if your transaction interaction on the application is complex, all data in backend cannot be cached (since every call is independent), hence performance may be adversely affected. Gateway can be configured to switch on a caching mechanism, possibly leading to instability. SAP Fiori Customers should avoid accessing large data sets - however HANA or Elastic Search as a backend is usually ok.
  3. Going forward, two developer skill-sets will be required for Fiori application development:
    - a UI Designer (specialized in UI5 design, typically less concerned with database and transactional 'backend'), and
    - a backend ABAP developer that knows HANA, business process, transactional flows, AND Fiori.

In closing, there are a lot of great benefits available for SAP Customers who implement and use SAP Fiori.

If you'd like to learn more then download our guide: "SAP Fiori UX Approach Detering Consulting"


Read the SAP Fiori UX  Design Approach Presentation







*) see https://openui5.blogspot.com/2014/09/browser-compatibility-matrix.htmlCommon OS, device, and browser combinations are supported, however need to make sure versions match.

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Soren Detering

My name is Soren. I am the founder of Detering Consulting. I began the company in 2003 because I wanted to provide more value for SAP customers. I knew that many of them were missing out on all the great benefits that could be obtained from the software. Before establishing Detering Consulting, I completed my education by obtaining a Master’s in Computer Science. After that, I worked at SAP in Germany and SAP Labs in North America for 10 years. My extensive background in solution management, project planning and -management, implementation services and leadership includes experience in: Automotive, A&D, High Tech, Medical Equipment, and Manufacturing Industries.
Me and my teams have successfully assisted many customers with their SAP ERP software, completed several full life cycle implementation projects, and carried out over 30 projects in SAP ECC and S/4 Hana. My experience has given me the unique ability to scope out ERP solutions in a very short amount of time. I have a knack for finding untapped money-making opportunities and discovering areas where customers could be saving money. I currently live and work in Palo Alto, CA just 10 minutes away from the SAP office. I dedicate myself to helping our clients with our SAP consulting services. In my spare time, I enjoy sailing, kickboxing, and spending time with my family and our two Taiwanese Mountain dogs.

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