Transitioning from SAP GUI to SAP Fiori: A friendly user guide – Part One

As part of the SAP S/4HANA RIG we are privileged to work with multiple customers on the journey to SAP S/4HANA. We find countless customers converting to SAP S/4HANA with many users who are very experienced in SAP GUI and the transaction codes.  This blog post series explains how these users can continue to take advantage of their knowledge of SAP GUI in a SAP Fiori environment and find simple answers to:

  • How can I search for a SAP GUI transaction code in SAP Fiori?
  • How can I search for an App in SAP Fiori?
  • How can I create my Favorites?
  • How can I change the name of the App?
  • How do I know what role do I need to have access to the App?
  • How can I know the functionality behind an App?

In part one I will be answering the following questions:

  • How can I search for a SAP GUI transaction code in SAP Fiori?
  • How can I search for an App name in SAP Fiori?

How can I search for a SAP GUI transaction code in SAP Fiori?

In SAP GUI the quickest route to any transaction was often the command /n followed by the transaction code, typically a short 4 alphanumeric char code. This code had little meaning to the novice or occasional user.  However experienced business users quickly came to rely on this handy way to shift context from one transaction to the next, saving much tedious menu navigation

If you are coming to SAP S/4HANA with this valuable background knowledge, you can still use this approach in SAP Fiori to quickly shift to the transaction you want.  There are couple of ways to do this:

Option A

  1. Open your SAP Fiori launchpad and select Apps

TIP! We select Apps to narrow the search

2. Type on the Search field the SAP GUI transaction code

TIP! Notice that when you start typing the name the system shows all the Apps that matches with your search criteria.

3. If the system finds Apps that matches your search, then they will be displayed  

4. Double click on the App to execute it

Option B

  1. Open Search on the SAP Fiori Apps library

https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/

2. Type in the search box the name of the SAP GUI transaction code and click <ENTER>

3. The tool will display all applications that match with the key word that you used in your search.

4. Select the entry that you want to see to open the details

5. Select the title and use <CTRL+C> to save the name for later use

6. Open your SAP Fiori launchpad and select App Finder to search

7. On the Search field, use <CTRL + V>to paste the name and hit <ENTER>

TIP! This field is case sensitive

8. If the App exist on your Catalog then it will be displayed

TIP! Select pin button to save the App in one of your Groups

How can I search for an App name?

If you could not find the App with the SAP GUI transaction code then we can try to do the search with the transaction code description or name. Let’s use F110 – Automatic Payment Transactions as an example

  1. Open your SAP Fiori launchpad and select App Finder to search

2. Type on the search field the name of the App that you are looking for and click <ENTER>

TIP! If you do not know the exact name search for a more Generic one.

3. The system will display all the Apps that match the search word

TIP! The highlight pin indicates that the App is already part of one of your Groups.

This blog is a compilation of my own journey and experiences and is not intended to be the only or best way to do it. Please use the below link to learn another relevant way to search with the App to App navigation approach.

https://blogs.sap.com/2019/09/13/sap-fiori-for-sap-s4hana-understanding-insight-to-action-app-to-app-navigation/

In summary, you can use this guide to help you to transition to Fiori and hopefully find answer to your questions. In future blogs I will be answering the remaining questions outline above.

Hopefully this is helpful, please add in the comment section any other topics you think are valuable to have included in this guide.

– Brought to you by the S/4HANA RIG –

 

Find more blogs on User Experience in SAP S/4HANA in our SAP Fiori for SAP S/4HANA wiki
https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/Fiori/SAP+Fiori+for+S4HANA
Get more tips on making the most of the SAP Fiori launchpad via the official User Guide
https://help.sap.com/viewer/a7b390faab1140c087b8926571e942b7/latest/en-US/2e034767ee0c4d43a5159ce4a4c014f5.html

Original Article:
https://blogs.sap.com/2020/03/09/transitioning-from-gui-to-fiori-a-friendly-user-guide-part-one/

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