During the introductory sessions, Aiden consultants Dave van de Ven and Hồng Ngọc Vũ showed the current situation and provided them with a solution that SAP Fiori Development might offer. In some cases a low-code strategy is already implemented, but this still provides opportunities for SAP Build, Neptune Software or Mendix as a solution. This is made possible with a decision tree we’ve created, which takes these scenarios into account and finds the most suitable approach to develop a new application. This decision tree contains questions such as “Do we stick to Low-code? Will we use a new standard Fiori application or a custom Fiori SAPUI5/Elements application and do we use extensions or not?”.
The consultants Henry Stuifzand and Dave van de Ven used this decision tree and highlighted several branches of it. These branches led to the choice of a custom Fiori Elements app, in-app extensibility and side-by-side extensibility. A more concrete view was given about how a Low-code strategy and the “Keep and make the core clean”-principle can be implemented and combined. They provided two cases, which contained a hands-on demonstration. In both cases different kinds of data was created and retrieved.
In the first case existing order data was retrieved via a data model (CDS view). In the second case a customer business object (BO) was created via a default Fiori application. Both applications were deployed and shown via a portal, which in turn was created with SAP Build Work Zone standard edition on the SAP Business Technology Platform.
The bottom left image shows the standard SAP data model (CDS view) “I_SalesDocument” for sales orders and the image on the bottom right side shows a new BO Complaint, created with fields that belong to complaints. One can also add one or more comments to it.
The image below shows a customer order application, which uses Fiori and was generated in the SAP Business Application Studio.
This image shows the complaints application, also generated in the SAP Business Application Studio.
Both are accessible via a portal which also runs on SAP BTP.
After the workshop, clients figured it out. At the start they were quite overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information. But after it they were excited to get started with these techniques.
We ended 2022 on a positive note with interested customers that we can help in 2023 with the Fiori & BTP strategy.
I haven’t even mentioned services such as SAP CAP, SAP RAP (Embedded Steampunk), BTP services and many others. If you’re interested you should keep an eye out for more of our blogs. There’s also a Fiori Experience run by SAP on the 23rd of March.
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