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Inspiricon Supports the Center for Children With Disabilities in Sibiu, Romania

Inspiricon Supports the Center for Children With Disabilities in Sibiu, Romania

The Center for Children With Disabilities (Centrul de Plasament pentru Copilul cu Dizabilitati, C.P.C.D.) in Turnu Rosu in Sibiu county, Romania is a public institution. It is chaired by the Sibiu county council and embedded in the structure of Sibiu’s general directorate for social welfare.

The center’s activities are funded by the state of Romania and the Sibiu city council as well as by donations and grants and other private cash and in-kind contributions.

This year, Inspiricon AG decided to also do its part

At the beginning of the new school year, the 50 students were provided with all the necessary back-to-school supplies – with all costs covered by Inspiricon – to get them off to a great start into the new year.

What is the purpose of the Center?

The Center for Children With Disabilities provides children with access to information, education, and social and psychological counseling. It gives them a place to live and eat and promotes social building skills and collaboration. It offers recreational activities and provides everyday support such as running errands and emergency assistance. To cope with difficult situations, the center’s employees are also trained in stress management, family reintegration therapy, and social assistance.

The center serves a support community for children and adolescents with disabilities or disability certificates or certified students and trainees aged three to eighteen. Young adults over the age of eighteen are given the opportunity to extend their stay at the center by two years if they are enrolled in a special needs training program. The center also welcomes children and adolescents who are faced with difficult personal situations and permanently or temporarily separated from their parents and who have their residence in Sibiu county.

The facilities were renovated in 2016 and accommodate the needs of people with disabilities and limited mobility. There are ramps, elevators, and handicap accessible bathrooms throughout the buildings. All the hallways are equipped with a navigation system and braille signs for the blind and visually impaired.

Currently, the center houses 50 children and adolescents, among them 37 girls and 13 boys.

We are very happy to have been able to support these children!

You want to help too and want to do something good? Please contact me – any help is welcome!

Author
Claudio Volk Member of the Management Board
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: info@inspiricon.de
SAP Inside Track Munich

Inspiricon AG is Sponsor at SAP Inside Track Munich – #sitmuc

From the Community, For the Community

Munich has a very thriving SAP Community Network! SAP Consultants, Developers, Architects and Project Managers meet regularly in their free time to share their knowledge, develop new skills, and network in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. A wellspring of non-commercial groups are active in Munich.

For the fifth year in a row, the community is organizing an own annual community-based event, SAP Inside Track Munich, or fondly known as the “SITMUC”. The main conference will be on Saturday, 7th of October 2017.

The motto “from the Community, for the Community” has guided the community throughout the organization of this event. Although interest in the SITMUC has grown dramatically since its inception in 2013, the original organizers are still at the helm – Damir Majer, Martin Steinberg and Gregor Wolf – and their original motivation is clearly visible. Our dear colleague Andrea Taylor is also part of the committee. Despite growing sponsorships and double the participants this year, maintaining the “community character” of the SITMUC has remained a top priority!

Once again the SITMUC be hosted in the congenial co-working space of the “Impact HUB” in Munich. This year’s participants will be treated to an entire Saturday morning of informative and often entertaining presentations from community members and Mentors from SAP. After a sponsored lunch, with time for chatting and getting to know each other better, they will move on to a new feature of the afternoon: an open “marketplace” of breakout sessions, where everyone is welcome to walk around, visit the various stands, stop and interact as you wish, or move on according to your interests. This type of atmosphere will allow for some very interesting networking and sharing of know-how and will help to spread new impulses within our community.

Inspiricon AG is sponsor for the first time

And here is the best part: in keeping with the motto – “from the Community, for the Community” – the entire SITMUC event remains free of charge for all participants. Clearly, this would not be possible without the sponsorship of many individuals and firms within the community network. This is why Inspiricon AG joins as sponsor for the first time this year. We are glad to support such a networking event!

If you’re interested in last year’s SAP Inside Track in Munich you can find it here:

Sessions

The sessions are what an SAP Inside Track event is all about. Come and take the stage or our marketplace and share your experiences, knowledge, and passion. Talk about something that interests you, something you have done recently, your SAP TechEd experiences and ignite a two-way discussion that benefits all participants.

All information at a glance

When:
Saturday 07 October 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30

Where:
Impact HUB Munich GmbH
Gotzinger Strasse 8
81371 München, Germany

Find more information about SITMUC on the web:

https://www.sitmuc.com/ and https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/events/SAP+Inside+Track+Munich+2017

See you at SITMUC and follow us on twitter to get all information!

Author
Linda Schumacher Marketing
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: info@inspiricon.de
How a PMO Can Help You Build Higher Levels of Business Development

How a PMO Can Help You Build Higher Levels of Business Development

Let’s start with a simple question and try to find the answer:
Why did companies introduce and develop the Project Management Office (PMO), even though they already had the Project Management (PM) knowledge?

Let’s make some clarifications regarding the PM and the introduction of a PMO.

Nowadays, we have loads of PM documentation that can satisfy everyone’s needs. The topic needs no further discussion, as it should be clear to all people involved in this field of activity. Moreover, everything is structured and target-oriented.

More about Project Management

According to the PMBOK, Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project the activities that meet project requirements. *

Likewise, these standards also apply to the PMO and have a high impact on its operative tasks. Well, let’s find out more about it.

“Project Management sets up the rules,
the PMO creates the frame to make sure that the rules are being followed!” 

What is the impact the Project Management has on a PMO? A few points should be considered first:

  1. The PMO should be developed according to the company’s own culture, based on the PM specifications.
  2. It is not always suited to customers and their needs, but rather to the company itself.
  3. The involvement of different management levels should be carefully organized.
  4. Continuous improvement should take place.
  5. We need the ability to scale well, as the company develops.

Now, why is a PMO the new trend and why does it get more and more attention? Let’s find out!

Why Your Company Needs a PMO!

The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition – defines the PMO as an organizational structure that standardizes the project-related governance processes and facilitates the sharing of resources, methodologies, tools and techniques. Additionally, a PMO will provide support for the direct management of one or more projects. **

I believe that a PMO is vital for a company when it reaches a certain size and experiences a certain growth in a short period of time.

In my experience, the role of a PMO is…

  1. to ensure that the project teams follow the needs of a project to be delivered in time and within the budget. This cannot be done only at the beginning or at the end of a project; this is done step by step, offering support and guidance. In the meantime, the customer must always be in the focus, while staying in contact with the project, the project team and the customer.
  2. to analyze and to control that the agreed rules and setups are followed and implemented by each of the involved participants.
  3. to improve everything that has already been set up and implemented. This can be done with new tools, new techniques or methods.

We can confirm with certainty that the PM was created first and that only afterwards the PMO emerged. But it is intriguing to find out what happens when a company with a long PM tradition introduces the PMO. So, let’s have a closer look!

What Happens After Introducing a PMO?

Project Managers, heads who lead projects and deliver their best, will find out that there will be some constraints after having a local PMO. What are some of these constraints in this new world?

  • New organizational setup, focused on the new PMO strategy.
  • New rules and strategies are defined, topics that will govern the future development of the entire company, rules and strategies that will have to be applied by every PM in close collaboration with the PMO and with the customer.
  • Tools introduced and developed for a better reporting which helps the management of the company take the best decisions.
  • Additional support methods for Project Managers, like trainings and trainers are suitable for a better professional development.
  • Project Controllers, team members whose primary role is to analyze and check if the defined structures, roles and methods are applied in the rolling projects.

Furthermore, stakeholders will find out that the rules upon which they had agreed have been set up, and now must be also followed and respected. Meanwhile, they have the confidence that everybody else follows the same agreed rules.

PMO at Inspiricon

All the above-mentioned facts are based on the experience gathered while building the new structure inside of Inspiricon, with a deep impact on outside deliveries. The department was born in the spring of 2016 and, during the summer of the same year, it already made the first steps. After running it for more than a year, it has a well-established and consolidated structure. And it keeps on developing day by day, involving as much as possible the entire crew.

Conclusion

One cannot stress enough how important it is to understand that a PMO offers support and creates new levels of business development, while taking care that all the agreed topics are implemented and developed further.

Source: *, **   A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition

Author
Gabriel Simon Project Manager
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: cluj@inspiricon.de
Your career at Inspiricon

Your Career at Inspiricon

Hello community,
For a change, we are not talking or writing about a technical-related topic – today, I will present you three of my colleagues who started as Juniors at Inspiricon and who will share the story about their career path:
Ana is Team Lead of our Cross Technology Team.
Lorena and Diego are both Junior Consultants SAP BI.

Hi Ana, Lorena and Diego – we start straight away at the beginning:

What were the key influencing-factors concerning your career choice?

Ana: My first contact with programming was in 7th grade. I had a course called TIC where I learned peseudocod and Pascal and then I fell in love with programming. Since then I knew that’s what I want to do, and I chose a high school where I could study computer science.

Lorena: I like everything that means science and that’s why I chose a faculty based on computer mathematics. After all, my job is based on science.

Diego: The most influencing factor for my career was and still is my father, who also is a consultant and showed me the points that would interest me to work with BI.

How did you find Inspiricon? Or rather, why did you choose to work at Inspiricon?

Ana: I think they chose me. Before Inspiricon, I worked in a German company where the project manager was one of the co-founders of Inspiricon.

Lorena: I found this post on the internet and I applied it from the curiosity to learn new things.

Diego: I found Inspiricon when I was specifically searching for SAP BI opportunities in Germany on the Indeed website. What attracted me the most to join Inspiricon was the enthusiasm with which the company was presented to me with concrete plans for the company as well as my personal development.

Please tell us in your own words, how your job evolved from your first day until now.

Ana: I was lucky to be part of a team that managed to read my skills and guide me in my career. I love what I do. Being in the company from the beginning, I was able to see many processes and learn a lot: how to build a company, how to win a project, how to develop a project from scratch. I managed to evolve from a simple programmer to a team leader, and that’s because the people who guided me trusted in me. That’s why I’m not afraid of new challenges.

Lorena: I started this job without any knowledge in this domain. But after a year in Inspiricon I can say that I learned a lot of things. I have improved my knowledge and every day I learn new things.

Diego: I could feel my professional development along of this first year working for Inspiricon. Not only technically, but also regarding my relationship to the customer, as well as other relevant skills for a consultant. I would say that the personal coaching I receive is an important factor for this development.

What features are characteristic for working at Inspiricon? Is there something special you did not hear about before? Is there a difference between Inspiricon and other employers?

Ana: First of all, it feels like family and I come to work with pleasure. I don’t think you can find something like this in every company. Being a small company, we have the chance to be much more united and transparent. We are connected as much as possible and we always deal with new challenges. The beautiful part is that we have built friendly relations and we do not only meet at work, we go out and have fun outside the working time.

Lorena: At Inspiricon we are like a family, we help each other and share our knowledge.

Diego: Inspiricon managed to develop its own culture. It is very easy to fit in with its very welcoming environment. Inspiricon is professional, but often worried about having a health environment for us to work. The periodic meetings keep us inside of what is happening and we are welcome to present and work with our own ideas.

If you could change something at your job, what would it be?

Ana: Maybe the location in Cluj (I would love to have a place to relax outside). As far as the organization of the company is concerned, I have nothing to object at the moment.

Lorena: I do not have to change something at my job, because here we are like a family and I like my job.

Diego: I would say traveling is something that as a consultant you must constantly do, it is the point I like very much, but the excess of it can be quite exhausting.

Now follows a question for you 2 women: The IT world still is rather a man’s world – do you feel treated differently as women compared to your male colleagues?

Ana: Maybe on women’s day when we get flowers. I do not feel treated differently from a male employee what seems to me normal. All employees should be treated the same way, either men or women.

Lorena: I do not feel treated differently as women compared to my male colleagues because everybody is free to choose their job and you do not have to be a man to be good in this domain.

Is there a tip you have for job entrants based on your experience so far?

Ana: Treat every problem in the company as if it would be your problem – that will help you to be more committed and involved. I think it will give you satisfaction when you see your results.
And another important thing is to be always open and transparent with anything. Because in general for everything there is a solution as long as you know how to communicate.

Lorena: If you like your job, you will always progress.

Diego: The beginning is always hard, but there is always someone ready to help and to support you.

Finally an outlook into the future: What goals did you set for your job (at Inspiricon)?

Ana: For now I am focused on building my own team(s) and have a positive impact for the „team players“. This I think will bring me satisfaction and would mean that I have developed professionally.

Lorena: I want to make more progress and I wish for my work and my knowledge to be useful to everyone.

Diego: In only one year’s time I have been working at Inspiricon, its sustainable growth and maturity gain is already visible to me. I expect to keep developing my career as a consultant and contributing to Inspiricon’s development.

Thanks guys for your time and your answers – I wish you all the best for your future at Inspiricon!

You want to become a part of our success story? Start with us now and checkt out our job offers – And if you can’t find anything right away, you are more than welcome to submit an open application.

BI Academy at Inspiricon

BI Academy at Inspiricon

The BI Academy and how to get from zero to hero

The BI Academy at Inspiricon is a home grown training programme that we designed in order to have a sustainable growth of the team. We based this training on previous leadership experience, technical expertise and commitment from participants and trainers alike. The programme has been going on for two years and has had a throughout positive impact (for us: talented junior consultants). It is being upgraded and adapted continuosly to fit the always-changing market, always improving and adding quality and content.

How does our Academy work?

First of all, we should talk about the purpose and the approach we have in the BI Academy. To put it shortly, the academy serves two purposes:

  1. Firstly, it is meant to give the opportunity to young interns to get structured know-how and,
  2. secondly, to consolidate or add know-how in new areas for existing consultants.

Taking that into account we designed two different tracks: the fast track and the enhancement track.

The fast track

The fast track is meant for juniors who start from scratch. They go through an intensive business scenario oriented course in which they tackle a wide variety of subjects – which means: all hands on deck or the ship goes down! They are stimulated both on the technical level, but also have to develop their soft skills. They learn how to collect requirements, negotiate and manage conflicting objectives, give and receive feedback. The environment created in this way challenges the whole team as trainers need to answer ever-increasing complex questions from the junior side. This also translates in an integration in the team as they interact with all team members.

Looking at the numbers, it becomes visible we are not focused on quantity, but rather on quality, forming small working groups that can outperform the high turnover rate of competing companies. In the past 2 years, no less than 13 young professionals have started the academy of which 6 are on board since then and 2 are in the process of onboarding.

During the 2+ months, interns go through a curricula that is comprised of:

  1. Introduction to the SAP landscape
  2. Basics of SAP BW
  3. Modelling on a business scenario
  4. SAP Reporting
  5. ABAP in BW
  6. SAP BW on HANA
  7. SAP Business Objects

The enhancement track

The enhancement track is our on-going know-how exchange system in which all team members contribute. Topics are requested or proposed by the team on a regular basis and are followed by hands-on-workshops which are organised for different levels and skill sets. Any specific subjects can be taken from a junior to an advanced level, as per team requirements. What we end up with is a very fluid learning system which is tailored to the team’s needs. The results are very visible in the increasing skill set of the members and the constant collaboration of cross project and cross technology teams.

All in all, the training programme has added value to our team, and in turn, to our company and will continue to do so in the future.

Would you like to learn more about the BI Academy? Contact us now for more information and the next starting dates.

Author
Victor Livadaru Team Lead SAP BI
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: cluj@inspiricon.de
SAL Fiori query runner

How to generate reports at the touch of a button with the BW Query Runner

Author: Andrei Ghiura, SAP Consultant, Cross Technology Team

In this blog post, we will talk about the third and at the moment, the final SAP Fiori application in our Inspiricon Toolbox: the BW Query Runner. It is an application that allows the user to run a certain list of queries defined in BEx Query Designer. It mimics the functionality of the standard analyser add-in from Microsoft Excel but with a mobile approach.

You can read more about our other two apps – Manage Users and Time Tracker – in our blog.

The motivation

First of all, we have encountered an issue with viewing BI data on the go. This does not apply to big sets of data, reporting or any other comprehensive BI processes. The BW Query Runner is designed to suit user who need access to data in an intuitive format, in a mobile environment and with minimum effort.

The target

With this Fiori app we hope to mainly touch the group of people that want to have access to business data for their company while having the freedom they need in order to operate.

The solution

Our Inspiricon Toolbox component, the BW Query Runner, is a solution we have come up with as a kind of “Swiss army knife” for our target users. Instead of designing an application for each of their needs, we wanted to offer them a taste of what this new technology can do – so we have created this new Fiori application. After a couple of custom tailored apps for certain needs that were described in this blog beforehand, we settled on an application that was able to substitute, in part, all of them.

The technical side

First of all, we made use of the SAP Gateway component in order to transform the BI queries into consumable OData services that were going to be used in the BW Query Runner. This allowed us to create a seamless experience for any technical support that wanted to maintain our toolbox. Adding a new query to the list available in the application can be done in a few clicks (see FIG.1).

FIG.1: Adding a new query

FIG.1: Adding a new query

The functional side

Our application has a suite of functions that are readily available to the end user to demonstrate the capabilities of the new technology as well as the Inspiricon experience in BI. Among these, we can recall as major ones:

  • Easy access to a list of predefined queries tailored to each user’s preferences and needs (FIG.2 AND FIG.3).
    FIG.2: Predefined queries

    FIG.2: Predefined queries

    FIG.3: Predefined queries

    FIG.3: Predefined queries

  • Custom selections in each query for always having the optimal experience for the best performance (FIG.4 and FIG.5).
    FIG.4: Custom selections

    FIG.4: Custom selections

    FIG.5: Custom selections

    FIG.5: Custom selections

  • Custom filters for fast viewing of the data you require (FIG.6).

    FIG.6: Custom filters

    FIG.6: Custom filters

This was a short introduction to our third addition in the Inspiricon Toolbox, the BW Query Runner.

You want to find out more? Please contact us directly or go to our website: http://en.inspiricon.de/sap-fiori/. You can also find a lot of information in our flyer on the Toolbox. We hope that you enjoyed it and will come back to find out more about our next application :)!

 

Author
Andrei Ghiura SAP Consultant, Cross Technology Team
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: cluj@inspiricon.de
SAP Fiori time tracker

Efficient time logging for your company with the Inspiricon Time Tracker

Author: Ana-Maria Pop, Teamlead Cross Technology

Today we will talk about our second application from the Inspiricon Toolbox, Time Tracker. This application helps to manage the employees’ working time within an organization.

Why did we choose to develop this application?

There are companies, especially the ones which work with SAP, that have solutions for time tracking based on excel. We saw that Microsoft Excel is considered by many to be the most commonly used BI tool in the world, but from our point of view it is not efficient enough. That is why we have found another way to access and analyse SAP BW data, through SAP Fiori and OData service.

The backing of the Inspiricon Time Tracker application is assured by a Planning Cube. Data transfer from the backend is made possible through an Input-Ready Query which is consumed as OData in the Fiori application.

How does the application work?

We will explain the workflow based on an example:

Let’s assume that you are an employee in X Company – a company which is using a SAP ERP and they will always need BI tools for visualization, reporting and so on. Every day you work on a project and on a specific task of this project, but you need to keep track of all this.

How do you do that?

With Time Tracker! A cross browser application which allows you to stock all this information. You can do it from anywhere and from any device: PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It is all real time, so if your manager needs your timesheet right now in this moment, he will just have to login to the application and it’s all there. Or if you have made a mistake in your logged work, it’s only a matter of seconds to change it.

Functionality, scope and workflow of Time Tracker

The functionality is quite simple and straight-forward. Usually in SAP Fiori applications, it is a best practice to split the functionality as much as you can. For example, in the timeline case, there will be at least three applications:

  1. one for login the work,
  2. one for planning
  3. and one for request approval.

Time Tracker is the one to login the work.

Basically, you have just one view with all functionalities (FIG.1):

FIG.1: View with all functionalities

FIG.1: View with all functionalities

  1. Filter by date: The data binding between Calendar Date Interval component and the OData received was a bit tricky (because of the ACALLDAY). But we don’t give up easily! We created the mock-up with this component and the result was a success. With this component, you are able to choose a specific date or an interval to visualize your work.
  2. Have an overview off all logs: this is table component with search and sort as additional functions (FIG.2).

    FIG.2: Overview off all logs

    FIG.2: Overview off all logs

  3. Log your work: you just have to click the Log Work button and a dialog with a submit form will open. Choose the project, the task, add a description of what you did, the number of hours, click Log and you are done (FIG.3 and FIG.4).
    FIG.3: FIG.2: Overview off all logs

    FIG.3: Log Work (Desktop)

    FIG.4: Log Work (mobile)

    FIG.4: Log Work (mobile)

  4. Update each logged work: is also a dialog which will open when clicking an entry from the table – here you can adjust the number of hours (FIG.5).

    FIG.5: Update logged work

    FIG.5: Update logged work

And this is the scope and the workflow of our second application. In the future we plan to implement the planning and the request approval applications as well.

All good things go by three

Next week we will present our third app to you– BEx Query Analyzer. Maybe a bit more technical application but also very very interesting! 🙂

You missed the article about our first application, Manage User? No worries, you can always read it on our blog.

Find more information about the Inspiricon Toolbox on our website and in our handout SAP BI meets SAP Fiori.

 

Author
Ana-Maria Pop Team Lead Cross Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: cluj@inspiricon.de
SAP Fiori Stammdatenpflege

How to create applications that connect SAP Fiori and SAP BI

Author: Ana-Maria Pop, Teamlead Cross Technology

Let’s talk about SAP Fiori. How do we use it for our clients and what we have done so far?

SAP Fiori is a great opportunity for us at Inspiricon. Why? Because in Cluj, our Romanian location, the core competencies are SAP BI and platform development – two different areas and different technologies. Through Fiori and SAP HANA, we succeeded to build a “bridge” between these departments. Our Cross Technology team is handling the development of SAP Fiori applications.

Until now, we already have some success stories. Moreover, we created the Inspiricon Toolbox, which is a suite of applications created based on the new architecture recommended by SAP (read more about the Inspiricon Toolbox here).

We wanted to cover specific operations from SAP with this toolbox, leveraging functions of DSOs, functions on an Input-Ready Query (based on a Planning Infocube) and to replicate BEx Analyzer. Based on this, we defined the business objectives and until now we have built three applications:

  1. Manage Users
  2. Time Tracker
  3. BEx Query Analyzer

Today we present you the first application: Manage Users

This application allows all CRUD operations on a DSO. The big picture of the application is: “As a user of this application I want to be able

  • to have an overview of all the users,
  • to create, update, delete a user
  • and also filter and search through the list of users.”

Step by step towards a new application

Basically, we needed to create an OData Service and then to consume this service through the SAP Fiori application. A Fiori application is created based on the SAPUI5 framework and the SAP Fiori Design Guidelines (read more on SAP Fiori applications in our blog). All architecture is created based on the MVC model and we use sap.m library because we want our applications to be responsive – across all devices (desktop, tablet and smartphones).
The next step was to split all the functionalities and to create the architecture.

First we decided how many views we will need, which functionality goes on what view and what component fits the functionality. What do we need?:

  1. An overview of all users; in terms of SAPUI5 this is a list or a table component,
  2. Create a new user, that means that we will add a new view or just include a popup where to add user data
  3. Update users, it’s the same scenario like adding one.

Structure and components come to life

After doing a set of mock-ups and comparing our alternatives, the following structure and usage of components was implemented:

  1. Overview: a table component, sap.m.Table, connected to table data model which will update whenever a change is made in this model – e.g. delete or update a user (FIG.1 and FIG.2)
    FIG.1: delete or update a user (desktop)

    FIG.1: Delete or update users (desktop)

    FIG.2: delete or update a user (mobile))

    FIG.2: Delete or update users (mobile)

  2. Add new user: for this functionality, we have decided to add a new view to our app. Basically we needed to add the route component, sap.m.routing.Router and implement a route handler. The main component used in this view is a submit form, sap.ui.layout.form.SimpleForm (FIG.3 and FIG.4)
    FIG.3: Submit Form (desktop)

    FIG.3: Submit Form (desktop)

    FIG.4: Submit Form (mobile)

    FIG.4: Submit Form (mobile)

  3. Update user: it is also a new view with a simple form (FIG.5, FIG.6 and FIG.7)
    FIG.5: New view (desktop)

    FIG.5: New view (desktop)

    FIG.6: New view (mobile)

    FIG.6: New view (mobile)

    FIG.7: Update view (mobile)

    FIG.7: Update view (mobile)

  4. Delete user: for deleting a user, we just needed a selection handler in the table, a delete button and a component to notify if the delete was successful or not (sap.m MessageToast).
  5. Filter: we use sap.m.IconTabBar, which allows us to filter the model when clicking an icon.
  6. Search: it is a component included in the table we’ve just had to connect it to the table model.

A very important aspect of the UI development process is the handling of data binding. Lucky for us, SAPUI5 provides out of the box ready to use components such as sap.ui.model.odata.ODataModel, which needs only the OData service URL and will handle all the CRUD operations and also search and filter.

And this is how the Inspiricon toolbox was born and also his first child: Manage Users.

And now? What is next?

As you can see, we only presented the concept for the first application and we said that there are three applications in our Launchpad. Next time we will talk about the Time Tracker application. So stay tuned :)!

We connect SAP BI applications with SAP Fiori: Inspiricon-Toolbox. Learn more on SAP Fiori, Inspiricon Toolbox as well as the connection of SAP Fiori with BI. Our flyer offers everything at a glance.

You are looking for more information on infrastructure and landscape? Do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Author
Ana-Maria Pop Team Lead Cross Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 714 660 0
Email: cluj@inspiricon.de
Inspiricon SAP HCP mobile services Fiori

SAP HCP Mobile Services for SAP Fiori – new ways for mobile use

SAP directs its product strategy towards the future and uses keywords like “Mobility first” and “Device independence“. With SAP HCP, mobile services for SAP Fiori, the technical basis for the development of applications has been extended immensely. And it was about time: in a lot of cases, potential of mobile applications is lying fallow – this relates in particular to cost reduction and efficiency.

SAP HCP and SAP Fiori

SAP HCP (HANA Cloud Platform) is an online-service that is offered within SAP’s platform services (please read our blog article on SAP HCP: http://en.inspiricon.de/sap-hcp/). It is one of the most favorite PaaS offers (Platform as a Service) which are currently on the market. The cloud computing platform is addressed to software developers and comprises different services such as SAP HANA databases, IoT services (Internet of Things) and integration services.

SAP Fiori stands for a number of applications for the SAP system in SAPUI5 or rather HTML5 (read our blog on SAP Fiori: http://en.inspiricon.de/category/technology/fiori/). SAP Fiori enables the mobile use of SAP transactions. Concerning User Experience and Usability, SAP was not the first name that came into mind in the past – but the IT made great progress especially in these areas.

SAP HCP is the central extension and development platform for applications in the cloud. It is a real all-rounder that will probably soon be used from each SAP application company. SAP Fiori for mobile users is optimized by means of SAP HCP. This offers completely new possibilities. The advantages and the simplicity of use convince in many ways.

What are the advantages of the new platform?

  1. SAP Fiori can be aimed to the use of mobile user by means of SAP HCP. Mobile users are able to open their internet browser via SAP Fiori applications – in doing so, a secure and seamless integration is granted. SAP HANA Cloud platform is an application service that enables an optimization of mobile activities.
  2. End-to-end solutions allow customization, protection and connection of Fiori Apps – as well as testing, distribution and surveillance of applications.
  3. SAP Fiori applications work on portable devices as veritable mobile applications. Users benefit from a high usability.
  4. Device functionalities like barcode scanner, authorization and data security can be implemented and designed in terms of usability – the same applies for branding.
  5. Users are able to profit from device functions quick and comprehensive. Receiving push notifications and accessing local data are smooth processes.
  6. Companies benefit from high usability and data security. Extensive authorization methods increase security and allow to allocate authorizations.

How to do it

The platform SAP HCP for SAP Fiori can be used quite easy. If you want to try it, you can create a free developer account. All you have to do is to register and apply for an account: that can be activated by an e-Mail link. The platform is designed in a clear way and you will be able to use it intuitively. On the left-hand side you will find the most important features such as the dashboard, HANA XS applications, database systems, HTML5 applications, services and authorizations. As soon as you click on one of the categories, the corresponding category will open on the right-hand side. E.g. Internet of Things, device management or Fiori Mobile. The following steps are self-explanatory and follow the principles of a modular design, based on intuitive handling.

SAP HCP for mobile services for SAP Fiori

Using SAP HCP is quite simple and you do not need special prior knowledge. Advantages for mobile services are huge. There are tangible improvements especially with regard to data and application security, usability and interlinking. By means of user-friendly innovations, fundamental possibilities have been created to improve usability and user experience as well as to design mobile applications in a forward-thinking and modern way.

Inspiricon Best Practice: How to develop a search for http-services with SAP Fiori und SAP HCP

We built a sector-independant and standardized solution for autosuggest with fuzzy matching. Read our Best Practice here: Inspiricon developed a search for http-services with SAP Fiori and SAP HCP (only available in German).

 

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Andrei Vlad CEO Inspiricon SRL
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