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With the SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0, nine SAP Fiori HCM apps are available. These apps require you to install the following add-on components:

  • UIHR001 (UI Add-on on the Gateway System)

  • GBX01HR (Mandatory OData Add-on on the ECC system)

  • GBX01HR5 (Optional OData Add-on for Addtional features on the ECC system)

     

    Note: The OData add-on GBX01HR5 is compatible only with ECC 6.0 EhP5 and above.


Refer to the link below for the documentation for installation

For installation information, refer to SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 Installation Information


The software component requirements for each of the apps is listed below:

 

Application NameUI Add-onOData Add-on

Additional Functionality Add-on

People Profile

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

Employee Lookup

UIHR001

GBX01HR5

Team Calendar

UIHR001

GBX01HR

My Timesheet (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

Approve Timesheets (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

My Leave Requests (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

Approve Leave Requests (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

My Paystubs

UIHR001

GBX01HR

My BenefitsUIHR001

GBX01HR

 

Note: Employee Lookup app is only available with GBX01HR5.

 

Assign the following new roles to users in the frontend server

  • SAP_HR_BCR_EMPLOYEE_T
  • SAP_HR_BCR_MANAGER_T

 

After installing the components and assigning the roles the nine app tiles would be available in the SAP Fiori Launchpad. Six of these apps are the enhanced versions of existing apps available with SAP Fiori principal apps to SAP ERP 1.0.

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The enhanced version of the apps in SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 have additional features such as Favorites for My Timesheet, and Attachments for My Leave Requests. To view a complete list of standard and additional features, refer to the official document on the help portal: SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0


 

With SAP Fiori Principal Apps for SAP ERP 1.0, six SAP Fiori HCM apps were available. These apps required you to install a UI component and six OData add-ons. The OData add-ons were available from SAP ECC 6.0 and did not support the additional features available with the higher EhPs of SAP ECC 6.0 and hence limited features were supported. In addition, the OData add-ons were available under different SPs of the OData add-ons and further increased the complexity of installation.

The list of six apps and the required add-ons are provided below for your reference:

 

App Name

UI Add-On

OData Add-On

My Timesheet

UIX01HCM

SRA002

Approve Timesheets

UIX01HCM

SRA010

My Leave Requests

UIX01HCM

GBHCM002

Approve Leave Requests

UIX01HCM

GBHCM003

My Paystubs

UIX01HCM

SRA006

My Benefits

UIX01HCM

SRA007

 

 


If you want to migrate from SAP Fiori Principal Apps for SAP ERP 1.0 to SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0, refer to the blog below

Migration from HR apps available with SAP Fiori Principal apps for SAP ERP 1.0 to SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0

 

For the additional notes to be applied for each of the apps in the SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0, refer to the central Release Information Note (RIN) 2112483. This RIN has references to the RIN of the other apps of SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0.







You have implemented SAP Fiori Principal apps for SAP ERP 1.0 and you would like to upgrade to the enhanced version of these apps which are available with SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0

 

To migrate to the new HR apps follow the steps below:

1) Migration prerequisite: Install the following add-on components:

  • UIHR001 (UI Add-on on the Gateway System)
  • GBX01HR (Mandatory OData Add-on on the ECC system)
  • GBX01HR5 (Optional OData Add-on for Addtional features on the ECC system)

Note: The OData add-on GBX01HR5 is compatible only with ECC 6.0 EhP5 and above.


For installation information, refer to SAP Fiori for SAP ERP HCM 1.0 Installation Information

 

The following table provides the list of add-ons that are applicable for each of the app:

 

The software component requirements for each of the apps is listed below:

 

Application NameUI Add-onOData Add-on

Additional Functionality Add-on

My Timesheet (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

Approve Timesheets (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

My Leave Requests (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

Approve Leave Requests (Enhanced)

UIHR001

GBX01HR

GBX01HR5

My Paystubs

UIHR001

GBX01HR

My BenefitsUIHR001

GBX01HR

 

 

2) Assign the following new roles to users in the front-end server

  • SAP_HR_BCR_EMPLOYEE_T
  • SAP_HR_BCR_MANAGER_T

 

After completing the above-mentioned two steps, the nine HCM app tiles would be available in the SAP Fiori Launchpad. Six of these apps are the enhanced versions of existing apps available with SAP Fiori principal apps to SAP ERP 1.0.


Note: The standard tiles for the old and the enhanced applications have the same names.


3) If you have implemented extensions in any of the apps available with SAP Fiori Principal apps for SAP ERP 1.0, refer to the app specific sub-sections below for the extensions in the older version of the apps to work with the enhanced version of the apps:


  • My Leave Requests

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to My Leave Requests.

If you have implemented extensions for the older version of the app then the extensions with either the same or different names are available with the enhanced version app. For more details refer to the SAP Note 2112514.

For your older extensions to work in the enhanced version of the app, you could reuse the code of the extensions from the older version of the app and rename the extension and extension attributes to the new names wherever applicable( UI and OData).


For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: My Leave Requests (Version 2).


  • Approve Leave Requests

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to Approve Leave Requests.

If you have implemented extensions for the older version of the app then the extensions with either the same or different names are available with the enhanced version app. For more details refer to the SAP Note 2112514.


For your older extensions to work in the enhanced version of the app, you could reuse the code of the extensions from the older version of the app and rename the extension and extension attributes to the new names wherever applicable( UI and OData).


For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: Approve Leave Requests (Version 2).


  • My Timesheet

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to My Timesheet.
My Timesheet enhanced version of the app has an enhanced UI and enhanced features with new extensions.For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: My Timesheet (Version 2).


  • Approve Timesheets

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to Approve Timesheets.

Approve Timesheets enhanced version of the app has an enhanced UI and enhanced features with new extensions.For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: Approve Timesheets (Version 2).


  • My Paystubs

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to My Paystubs.

If you have implemented extensions for the older version of the app then the extensions with either the same or different names are available with the enhanced version app. For more details refer to the SAP Note 2112514.


For your older extensions to work in the enhanced version of the app, you could reuse the code of the extensions from the older version of the app and rename the extension and extension attributes to the new names wherever applicable( UI and OData).

For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: My Paystubs (Version 2).


  • My Benefits 

For the list of standard and enhanced features available with the app, refer to My Benefits.

If you have implemented extensions for the older version of the app then the extensions with the either the same or different names are available with the enhanced version app. For more details refer to the SAP Note 2112514.


For your older extensions to work in the enhanced version of the app, you could reuse the code of the extensions from the older version of the app and rename the extension and extension attributes to the new names wherever applicable( UI and OData).

For additional extensibility details refer to App Extensibility: My Benefits (Version 2).


4) The SAP Fiori Launchpad will have apps from both the product versions available. To remove the older apps, you must unassign the following roles for the business users in the front-end server:

  • SAP_HCM_BCR_EMPLOYEE_X1
  • SAP_HCM_BCR_MANAGER_X1
John Wargo

SAP Fiori Demo Site

Posted by John Wargo Jan 30, 2015

Ever since we first released the SAP Fiori Client, customers, partners and my colleagues at SAP have all been asking for a Fiori instance that can be used to demo SAP Fiori or the SAP Fiori Client application or used while evaluating the SAP Fiori Client for deployment to an organization.

 

Well, this is now possible.

 

The HANA Cloud team has published a trial implementation of SAP Fiori (running in the HANA Cloud Platform, of course) that customers can use.

 

To configure the SAP Fiori Client to use this trial instance, simply enter sap.com/fiori-demo in the SAP Fiori Client’s configuration for the Fiori endpoint URL.

 

The SAP Fiori Client will open a landing page and prompt you to agree to some terms, but once you get past that first page, the Fiori Launchpad loads and you can experience Fiori and/or the SAP Fiori Client in all it’s glory.

We are very happy to announce the public availability of the newly released SAP Fiori, demo cloud edition. A cloud based, simple way to explore and experience SAP Fiori User Experience and applications across lines of business, tasks and devices.

 

With SAP Fiori, demo cloud edition you will be able to explore transactional Fiori apps with pre-defined sample data. It runs as a cloud service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform and provides the option to investigate the capabilities and business processes of the available 15 SAP Fiori apps in the Human Capital Management, Materials Management, Sales & Distribution and Accounting lines of business.

 

 

Soon you will be able to use the SAP Fiori, trial cloud edition with additional capabilities that will enable you to set up and experience SAP Fiori apps in the cloud with your custom requirements and landscape setup. Stay tuned also to be able to run SAP Fiori on the cloud (running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform) in a productive environment connected to your on-premise business processes.

DEMOjpg.jpgTRIAL.jpgCLOUD.jpg

 

This is the beginning of an exciting journey to enable running SAP Fiori in the cloud as easy as possible. Stay tuned for more news on this topic in the coming months.

 

Aviad

I was trying to implement one of our requirements for the on going project.

 

Requirement: There should be a graph, preferably line chart which holds the value from the back end and plot accordingly. Also there should be an event handler which can handle the event from the graph so that the graph can be movable at the value points and the graph should change to the new structure.

 

 

Obviously it is easy to implement the first part of plotting the graph with the help of either sap.makit or sap.viz. But I could not find any way to implement the second part for capturing the drag/drop any portion of the graph.

 

 

So I proceeded with the help of highchart.js.

 

 

Where I could find the movable line chart.

 

 

By Using sap.ui.core.HTML we can add the required html content to the ui element. Then just add the defined ui element to the ui page.

 

 

new sap.ui.core.HTML("html",{preferDOM:true,

 

  content : "<div id='container' style='min-width: 0px; height: 0px; margin: 0 auto'></div>"

  }).

 

By this way we will be able to import the the html and js tricks which many people are familiar into our UI applications.

 

I am attaching my html and js files along with this code (change the extension to .zip).

 

If anyone find this is interesting they can download the js files for highcharts (highcahrt.js and draggablepoint.js) from the site and implement the same.

 

This method we can adopt for any other requirement as well.

 

 

Regards,

Arun

Starting with Release 1.6 the WebIDE development environment includes Fiori Reference Apps. The Fiori Reference Apps are end-to-end apps based on the Enterprise procurement model (EPM) to showcase how business apps should be developed wuith UI5 and Fiori.

 

You can find all UI code in the WebIDE. Just use the new menue entry to create a new project from sample application and select the app you want to discover in detail.

from sample.png

 

The corresponding backend code (Odata services) is part of SAP Netweaver 7.40 SP10.

Please check this document for further details on Fiori Reference Apps.

 

 

New with WebIDE 1.7


With Release 1.7 you will find a new Fiori Reference App in the WebIDE.

 

The new Manage Products App is focussing on Edit Scenarios like maintaining Master Data (Product master in this example). It is targetting specific challenges of create/edit cases and shows you how to handle them. Like in the other Reference Apps the backend code is part of SAP Netweaver. You will not need any ERP backend like ECC or MDM to make it work.

 

Please have a look at this document for further details on the Manage Products App.

Hi all,

 

Many times we faced requirement where we want to show a dialog and capture some details from that...

This is not provided on Agentry 6.1.0 (tested with Agentry 6.1.3 WPF client) because if we choose screen type to display a Transaction, then Overlay feature is not provided. (as shown below in image)

overlay1.gif

 

But this can be achieved by following a trick as mentioned below...

 

Follow normal procedure for creating a Screenset and screens to capture trasaction details..

 

1) Create a Screenset which will display a transaction.(Displays : Transaction)

Here I have created a screenset to capture customer details..

transactionscreen.gif

 

2) Then create a transaction step for this…

transactionstep.gif

3) Trick is to create a dummy screenset to show as dialog then include another screen in that to show transaction. As shown below

     a. Create a dummy screenset which will be shown as dialog…(since it displays object it can be shown as dialog)

        dummyscreen.gif

     b. Choose ipad/android platform and Give your settings for dialog size.

         (don’t forget to check "ScreenSet.ini" file for corresponding platforms screens preference entry is available for the platform that you are targeting)

         ipadplatform.gif

        

     c. Add a detail screen for that platform and create a field on that screen as shown below….(Field edit type : Tile Edit)

        customerfieldtile.gif

      d. Give corresponding details for this edit tile as shown below…

          These will show your screenset for capturing transaction details.

       custdetailstiledetails.gif

          Here Tile target is Main-object since it contains target collection…

 

      e. Now create an action to navigate to corresponding dialog scree on a button click….

        navigationact.gif

4) Now create a button on click of which this action will be called and will show up a dialog as shown below...

      wpffirstnewcustadd.gif

    Enter your details and click on finish button…it will update that value in target collection or object.     


      wpfsecnewcustadd.gif

      wpfthrdnewcustadd.gif

 

Unresolved Issue’s : But still there are some problems with this type of approach.

1) Corresponding dialog do not gets closed after you pressed Finish button.

2) You will have to press cross mark (close 'X') for closing that dialog screen.

Working on these issues to see if any workaround is possible…


Thanks & regards,

AK

 

This blog summarizes the new and changed features of SAP Fiori launchpad in User Interface Add-On SPS11 for SAP NetWeaver.

 

SAP Fiori Launchpad Features

 

Feature (new or changed)DetailsImage
End User Feedback(1) End users can give feedback about an SAP Fiori app and the SAP Fiori launchpad in general. In the header bar, you click on the Options menu icon and you choose Give Feedback.feedback_3.png
(2) Then you enter your feedback and you click on Send.feedback2.png
Tile Actions(1) A new button has been added to the launchpad allowing users to activate the action mode for tiles. In the header bar, you click on the Options menu icon and you choose Tile Actions.tileactions_1.png
(2) The Fiori launchpad changes into action mode. By clicking on a tile the available actions for the tile are displayed. The administrator can create actions in the launchpad designer, and enable this feature using launchpad configuration parameters (see Launchpad Designer features below).tile_actions_3.png
Launchpad Themes and Accessibility of Fiori Launchpad(1) End users can now choose the SAP High Contrast Black theme in the user preferences.high_contrast_theme.png
(2) End users can see the Fiori launchpad displayed with high contrast:high_contrast_slim.png
Additional new and changed features
  • Locked Groups
  • Cache Busting
  • Customizing the Launchpad URL
  • Launchpad Content Checks
  • Assigning Tile Catalogs to Roles
  • Extending the Launchpad

See the official documentation: What's New in SAP Fiori Launchpad - User Interface Add-On for SAP NetWeaver - SAP Library

 


SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer

 

 

FeatureDetailsImage
Identifying the Newest Target MappingWhen creating a target mapping, the administrator can now view similar target mappings across all the catalogs in the system, to make sure that the most updated version of a target mapping is being used as the target. In the catalogue view of the designer, choose at the bottom of the page:show_sim_target_mappings.png

Configuring the Personalization Option for Groups

When creating or editing a group, an administrator can enable or disable the personalization of a group for all end users:group_user_personalize.png
Adding Tile Navigation ActionsIn the configuration view of static and dynamic app launcher tiles, a new table, Tile Actions, was added. In this table, the administrator can add multiple tile navigation actions, where the target type is either a URL or an intent.actions_in_designer.png

 

Additional Information:


SAP NetWeaver UI Add-on SPS11 and the product documentation is available for download via Service Marketplace: www.service.sap.com -> SAP Support Portal ->Software Downloads -> Support Packages and Patches ->  A - Z Index -> N -> UI ADD-ON FOR SAP NETWEAVER (Serviced Marketplace user necessary for access). The online version of the documentation is available on SAP Help Portal at: http://help.sap.com/nw-uiaddon.


Notes:

2097199 - Central Note for SAP Fiori Launchpad - UI Add-On 1.0 SP11

1666367 Release strategy for Netweaver UI Extensions

1666369 Support Packages for Netweaver UI Extensions Version 1.0

1666368 Installing Netweaver UI Extensions Version 1.0

Blue Hill Research recently published a Market Alert written by Tony Rizzo, an industry veteran and respected analyst in enterprise mobility.  Tony wrote the paper about SAP partner Mocana, entitled “Mocana Taps Perfectly into the New Mobile Enterprise with its Atlas Platform”. He did a great job discussing the relevance of SAP Mobile Secure and the app wrapping solution that SAP resells known as SAP Mobile App Protection by Mocana.


Over the past two years mobility has become a deeper and far more serious concern for enterprises. The market has shifted to an end-user security focus, fundamentally shifting the perception companies’ take when it comes to enterprise security. Mocana and SAP have been partnering to solve the problem of simplifying the connectivity experience for users, aiming to delight them with a nicer experience, namely through a mobile app security capability. We’ve worked a lot on the how the connectivity offering dovetails with the key value proposition of SAP Fiori UX – creating delightful user experiences.


The whitepaper hilights some key reasons why users typically have problems with connected mobile apps including SAP Fiori. I’ve greatly simplified them for this summary, but if you’ve experienced any of these I encourage you to read the full paper and check out the joint solution.

  • Users typically need to go through a VPN login process and authenticate themselves
  • Prior to authenticating against a network, users may need to sign on to their devices for MDM/MAM
  • Apps may have an additional login, and possibly a secure container login.
  • Users may lose their network connections and risk losing access to the various networks and apps, requiring re-login process for single or multiple mobile apps 


I’m sure you can relate to the pain of multiple logins and how they can negatively impact app adoption. Learn a bit more about how our joint solution addresses these complexities fir SAP Fiori and other apps by reading the full whitepaper here.

Summary

 

The evolution of wireless technology in the impacted data transmission in the way companies use their processes, thereby increasing the effectiveness of ERP systems. Increasingly these resources are used to show that the ERP systems are essential in increasing productivity.

Introduction

With the advent of technology computers they became increasingly more compact, lightweight and portable. The growing diversity of wireless transmission modes allies the characteristics of portable computers placed in a strategic position in relation to business competitiveness, directing the search for a place in the world market.

The mobile technologies have broad technological solutions where employees of a company interact with the organization, with access to critical real-time information allowing a more organized and efficient management in their daily lives.

In this wireless connectivity context, the telecommunications industry has directed more attention to the corporate segment, an important and lucrative market consumption data traffic and service applications, with primary interest to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems which are integrated business management systems, business intelligence (BI) defined as business intelligence systems and customer Relationship Management (CRM) targeted customer relationship management.

 

Mobile Devices in the Business

 

According to Barbosa and Santos (2009) mobile devices have evolved from simple mono-platform systems, static and limited resources for multi-platform devices, and managed systems to suit the real needs of users. Software manufacturers focused on mobile computing area and sought commercial solutions allowing improve and optimize the management of their processes through transactions and data manipulations on mobile devices.

In actuality many organizations have ERP systems and want their data to be available to employees, suppliers and customers where and when they need access to them.

With the development of mobile devices associated with increased bandwidth local and remote wireless, allows this desire to integrate mobile systems in ERP processes. According to the FNQ (2008) companies look for organizational excellence and for that perfect their processes, seeking quality service to customer satisfaction and greater integration of our partners and mobility helps to achieve these goals.

Development platforms have evolved allowing you to use the same development tools for the implementation of desktop applications, making it easier the development of business solutions on mobile devices. There are several features that mobile devices can optimize the effectiveness of an ERP system, among which we highlight the records and follow-up orders, list and print invoices, inventory and labeling (Basole, 2007).

The conversion of these processes in mobile applications integrated with the ERP system, has increased productivity and improvements in service and production costs. Employees may seek and enter data when they need, optimizing time and data synchronization with ERP system proceeds automatically and transparently.

As Basole (2007), describes some features of an ERP system where mobile devices may be useful:

  • Complete and submit an application at the time of ordering;
  • Synchronize and update the contact phone and address, and transfer the tasks allocated to employees;
  • Provide information on products;
  • View the availability of the product in the warehouse stock;
  • Creation of a sales order;
  • Collect a digital signature from a client directly on the mobile device at the time of receipt of order;
  • Monitoring of customer orders;
  • Digitally register the inventory of fixed assets on site.

Between factors and challenges in the implementation of organizational management systems, Basole (2007) cites the low understanding of information technology leaders on the mobile computing and traditional; technical difficulties for data synchronization; the security of data information and mobile devices, and issues related to strategic management and organizational factors, which to the author are the most complex because of enterprise mobility require a cultural change for leadership and employees.

According to Gafni (2008), the technical problems presents a model of qualitative metrics where the mobile information systems and wireless contributes to the identification of some system problems, such as network devices and mobility. The author also points out that the very mobility brings as barriers to user customization of information, the change of user location, security and privacy, to disconnections and trust of users.

 

Conclusion

 

Mobile devices associated with enterprise management systems add value to the business because it brings mobility, ease integration and practicality.

The biggest challenge of a business application is usability, without it, employees will find it difficult to adapt to mobile tools, or you can bypass the processes to find the easiest way to complete a task.

With the advancement of mobile technology with new business development tools directly impacts the production and organization of processes because the information is being processed efficiently bringing cost / benefit and value the organization seeking organizational excellence in its processes.

 

References

 

AMOR, Daniel. 2002. Internet Future Strategies. Prentice Hall.

BARBOSA, R. R & SANTOS, A. P. Desafios da Mobilidade Corporativa para a Gestão da informação e do Conhecimento. Inf. & Soc.:Est., João Pessoa, v.21, n.2, p. 49-62, maio/ago. 2011.

BASOLE, R. C. The emergence of mobile enterprise: a value-driven perspective. Sixth International Conference on the Management of Mobile Business (ICMB 2007), Tennenbaum Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007.

FNQ. Cadernos de Excelência – Processos. São Paulo: FNQ, 2008.

GAFNI, R. Framework for Quality Metrics in Mobile-Wireless Information Systems. Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, V.  3, p. 23-38, 2008.

MONTEIRO, J. A. & SANTOS, J. D. (2009). Mobile office CRM: um estudo exploratório de dimensões e funcionalidades disponibilizadas à automatização da força de vendas. 9ª Conferência da Associação Portuguesa de Sistemas de Informação (CAPSI), 28-30 de Outubro de 2009, Viseu.

I would like to share a simple trick to change the background image of Fiori Launchpad dynamically.

 

Firstly, let's take a look a html tag and CSS in Fiori Launchpad for the background image:

a1.jpg

b.jpg

We need to update the class sapMAppBG sapMGlobalBackgroundImage and add the style="background-image: url(<path_to_image>);" a2.jpg

 

Let's add the JavaScript codes in the FioriLaunchpad.html

 

Execute transaction SE80  and go to /UI2/USHELL to modify the FioriLaunchpad.html:

f.jpg

 

 

Add below JavaScript codes highlighted in red box after the line "jQuery.sap.require('sap.fiori.core-ext');"

c.jpg

 

And the last step is to upload the PNG image files to the Netweaver Gateway:
d.jpg

e.jpg

 

Final result:

h.jpg

You can find the modified FioriLaunchpad.html in the attachement.

 

 

References:

SAP Single Sign-On 2.0 supports mobile SSO based on the SAP Authenticator application.

 

What are the predominant mobile devices, used by your corporate users, based on the OS type?

 

Please share with us by participating in this poll by SAP Product Management.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Regards,

Product Management SAP Single Sign-On

MOBILE ROUNDS MANAGEMENT FOR SAP SYSTEMS

 

 

General Information

SAP Rounds Manager is a comprehensive mobile solution for the automation of asset management and field service processes. It provides the tools needed to

magnify the value of routine condition monitoring, meter reading, and field measurements by recording more accurate data and analyzing it faster. With SAP

Rounds Manager mobile app, users can take immediate action when they find a potential problem by generating work orders and notifications on the spot.

 

 

Key Features of SAP Rounds Manager are ::

  • Record more accurate measurements and readings by eliminating on-paper notation
  • Automatically compare new data to tracked historic standards and safe ranges
  • Generate notifications of potential problems on-the-spot
  • Anticipate emergencies and outages with easy review of trend readings, points, and sequences
  • Download round data by equipment type, functional location or measurement points
  • Automatically calculate readings, limits, alerts, and collection frequencies
  • Support on SMP 3.0 Platform

 

SAP Rounds Manager 3.0 Release notes


2107519 - Software Release Note - SAP Rounds Manager 3.0

2107520 - Release Restrictions Note - SAP Rounds Manager 3.0

2016829 - SAP Rounds Manager ABAP AddOn Installation Master Note

 

SAP Rounds Manager Software Pre Requisites


SAP ERP System:

SAP ERP 6.0 (SAP ECC 6.0) with SP15

SAP EHP2 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 or

SAP EHP3 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 or

SAP EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 or

SAP EHP5 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 or

SAP EHP6 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 or

SAP EHP7 FOR SAP ERP 6.0


Install the following ABAP Add-ons in ERP System:

  • SMFND 610_700 with Support Package 04
  • SMERP 610_700 with Support Package 04

BC set to activate:

/SMERP/SAP_ROUNDS_MGR_30_REF: SAP Rounds Manager 3.0 BC Set - Reference




SAP ABAP Add-On download link

 

service.sap.com/SWDC

 

Installation and Upgrades - > Browse our Download catalog -> SAP Mobile Solutions
-> Mobile Add-On for SAP -> MOBILE ADD-ON FOR ERP -> MOBILE ADD-ON FOR ERP 6.1


Rounds Manager 3.0 Documentation

 

For the latest version of the installation guide and documentation, see the SAP Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides -> SAP Mobile -> SAP Rounds Manager-> SAP Rounds Manager 3.0.

Here we go once again: another 2015 prediction article.  This is my 8th annual predictions blog posting and I can say it never has been more difficult to prognosticate on where this industry is headed.  Mobile in the context of an operating environment has never been more important to consumers and businesses, worldwide. Today, if a business or enterprise does not include mobile engagement as a priority, then I believe they are behind before they even begin.


As we do every year, before I offer my 2015 predictions, we take a look at my 2014 predictions to see if I was even close on a few of these.  For the record, in 2012, I was 66% correct and for 2013, I was 75.5% correct.

 

Was 2014 an improvement?  Read on!


1.  By the end of 2014, over 300 networks will have launched LTE services.  Additionally, at least 25 will have launched some capabilities known as LTE-Advanced.  Another way of putting this prediction is that LTE will be more mainstream than not by the end of 2014.  By the end of 2014, at least 100 LTE networks will have launched LTE roaming with one or more other networks.

2014 Reality: According to the Global mobile Supplier Association (GSA), at the end of 2014, there were 360 networks in 124 countries, commercially launched. Additionally 49 networks in 31 countries were launched. In terms of LTE Roaming, there are now over 150 mobile operators who have deployed LTE Roaming through one or more of the LTE Roaming hubs that operate in the market today (including SAP Mobile Services’ LTE Roaming solutions). 100% Correct.

 

2.  Mobile OS wars continue with Android and iOS leading the way.  But, we will also see market share gains from Windows and Firefox. Firefox will move ahead of the dying Symbian and bada.  Blackberry will remain in 4th place.

2014 Reality:  In terms of Smartphone OS market share (Source: Tomi Ahonen Phone Book 2014), Android leads the way with a global 75% market share (from 64%); iOS with 18% (down from 19%), Windows is 3rd with 2% (down from 3%), Blackberry remains 4th with 2% (down from 5%). Firefox did not exceed Symbian; however, it was offered by 14 operators in 28 countries around the world. Call this 70% correct


3.  In terms of consolidation and acquisitions, 2014 will be the year that T-Mobile USA will be acquired or merged with another entity (not necessarily a mobile operator).  Additionally, we’ll see two or more Messaging-oriented OTTs merge and/or be acquired by a larger non-messaging party.

2014 Reality:  T-Mobile USA was not acquired by anyone; however, Sprint was in the running for most of the year. But this prediction has multiple parts. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion and the Japanese ISP company, Rakuten acquired Viber for $900 million. Messaging apps were hot in 2014 with valuations such as $10 billion for Snapchat.  Since I missed the T-Mobile part, call this 50% correct.

 

4.  The new iPhone (will this one be the iPhone 6?) will not incorporate NFC; but will sport a larger display, with more capabilities (both for device and infrastructure support) for iBeacon to become a secure payments channel.  Additionally, a single model will be released for the world, supporting all major LTE bands so that any device would have a better chance of roaming to more markets.

2014 Reality:  To start off with, I should have known better than to try to predict when and how Apple would roll out point-of-sale payments. They did it with the iPhone 6 and with NFC.  The iPhone 6 and 6Plus does have larger displays and a host of new features (NFC, Health, VoLTE and of course Apple Pay). iBeacon is a growing tool for consumer engagement by retailers; however, it is not part of the payment capabilities, yet.  There are actually 3 versions of the iPhone 6 and 6+ to account for core differences in CDMA and GSM networks, but all versions support 16 LTE bands and the Models A1586 and A1524 support 20 (adding some TD-LTE bands). The iPhone 6/6Plus is designed for roaming.  I got the NFC prediction wrong, but everything else right. Call it 80% correct.


5.  Mobile messaging (standards based: SMS, MMS, RCS) will remain strong, with continued growth in some markets and it will see a resurgence in other, previously declining markets, due to new operator initiatives to revise pricing and features (including supporting more “cloud” messaging, integrating OTT-type services into the mix).  In some markets, landline texting will enable new channels for SMS for both P2P and consumer engagement.

2014 Reality: Standards based messaging (specifically SMS/MMS) did not fall off a cliff as some have predicted. In the United States, SMS volumes grew slightly over late monthly 2013 volumes. In emerging markets, the usage of SMS has not diminished substantially, even though non-SMS messaging options are becoming more available. There is growing evidence that while many subscribers are using non-SMS messaging apps such as WhatsApp (over 700 million MAUs), they still use SMS for engagement with brands and enterprises. In the United States, where some service providers are supporting landline and toll-free numbers for texting, the traffic grew over 900% from January to December, 2014.  85% correct.

 

6. Non-SMS OTTs will grow less and some will come under pressure to monetize their existence.  This messaging market segment will see some volatility, due to non-interoperability policies, too many “islands,” free or freemium pricing models.  They will become more and more open to operator and inter-operator interworking, along with SMS interoperability.  There will be some consolidation in this market segment.

2014 Reality: Some did and some didn’t.  Certainly WhatsApp grew to 700 million MAUs by the end of 2014; Facebook Messenger topped 500 million users.  But the popular messaging app Snapchat seems to have peaked at 25 million users in May, followed by declines. Towards year-end, they stabilized around 21 million monthly active users (per Comscore data).  Additionally, Snapchat began supporting advertising to help create some revenue.  Messaging apps Tango, Line, and WeChat have expanded to be more social media platforms, but have also opened up to marketers to create some revenue. 100% correct.


7.  Consumer engagement via multiple mobile channels will increase.  Standards-based mobile messaging (SMS, MMS, and RCS messaging) for consumer engagement (e.g. A2P messaging) will increase.  Other channels including push, social networking via mobile, and others will also grow as well.

2014 Reality: Multi-channel consumer engagement has become in the norm with many marketers supporting push (through their apps) as well as mobile messaging. Standards based messaging – especially SMS and to a lesser extent, MMS, continue as a key, simple channel to reach consumers.  RCS implementations have had no real engagement solutions of note.  Mobile “wallets” such as Apple Passbook and Google Wallet are becoming popular as a means of reaching and engaging consumers. Of course, social network through mobile devices on Facebook, Twitter, as well as some of the social messaging platforms like WeChat and Line are also new channels for marketers.  Calling this 90% since RCS was predicted, but no real traction.


8.  IPX will take on new significance in 2014 as the Internet of Things grows and becomes more prominent.  Many devices would only be reachable via mobile networks; therefore, the cloud applications supporting and communicating with these devices will need the security and quality of an IPX.

2014 Reality: IPX did indeed take on new significance in 2014; however, the increase in usage was around LTE Roaming, support for VoLTE, as well as increased usage of LTE Voice routes and other MNO-specific solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) continued to make headlines – in fact IoT products were major headliners at CES 2015; however, the cloud solutions supporting IoT have not yet benefited from the value gained by integrating these solutions with the quality of service that an IPX provides.  The marriage between IPX and IoT did not happen: 0% correct.


9. Mobile data pricing falls in major, developed markets around the world, due to higher usage and better network capacity control. With more complete roll-outs of LTE networks as well as newer LTE-A network capabilities, network capacity becomes less of an issue than before. Mobile operators will also provide newer services to better compete with basic services (voice, messaging) now being provided by OTTs.

2014 Reality: In the United States, a data price war erupted with all major MNOs offering substantially lower pricing for mobile data (sometimes by half) – and not charging a premium for LTE as has been the case for some European operators.  In the UK, the MNO 3 “challenged the notion that next generation superfast 4G networks should come at a premium price by giving it away to its customers in their data tariffs” [Financial Times]. In some emerging markets, MNOs are now providing unlimited access to popular apps such as WhatsApp or Twitter. Network capacity issues have been mitigated with LTE rollouts and VoLTE seems to be the service of choice for many MNOs in their attempts to hold onto some service revenue. 100% Correct

 

10.  Security and privacy issues around mobile devices, applications and services will continue to gain prominence.   In 2014, we will likely see security incidents damage the reputation, if not greatly degrade popular applications and services.  Conversely, many services will cite security and privacy controls as major assets of their app or service.

2014 Reality: Security, privacy, hacking attacks as well as consumer confidence in a variety of payments, online, and mobile capabilities leapt into headlines during the last year. Snapchat’s reputation was heavily damaged with accusations that their disappearing images ended up hacked and leaked (through the usage of 3rd party services). Many vendors and services fought back. WhatsApp responded with encrypted messaging. The iPhone 6/6+ as well as iOS8, boosted security.  One of the most prominent reasons cited for Apple Pay was the inherent security that it provides consumers when completing purchases– especially in light of the hacking attacks that plagued retailers such as Target and Home Depot. 100% Correct.

 

Overall Score for correctness:  67.5%  Last year was a tough year to forecast in terms what fireworks this dynamic industry would foretell.  As I write this, news broke that Blackberry was in talks to be acquired by Samsung; however, just as fast, both companies denied that there was any pending agreement. But it was enough to make headlines throughout the industry and cause significant speculation.  T-Mobile USA wasn’t acquired; however, UK operator Everything Everywhere agreed to be acquired by BT (pending final approval). Consolidation, acquisitions and mergers always make good headlines, but they are difficult to predict.


Okay, 2015 is just underway and the table is set.  What will make headlines and provide lots of content for analysts, journalists, and guys like me?  Let's get to the main course!

 

In no particular order:

 

  1. Messaging continues to evolve as the number 1 used service – whether that is through SMS, non-SMS messaging apps, or in contextually-specific circles.  SMS as a medium will continue a slow decline, worldwide as a P2P channel.  In the United States, overall SMS traffic will drop slightly (no more than 3% Year over Year) mostly due to larger iOS market share (iMessage effect).
  2. Messaging as a consumer engagement channel, including SMS will remain a bright spot with more growth as consumers realize the benefits of simple notification messages. Other channels (e.g. push notifications, mobile wallets [e.g. Passbook]) will be used more intelligently by marketers to reduce push-notification fatigue that many smartphone users experience.
  3. Contactless payments will grow substantially in 2015, with dozens of retail chains launching NFC Point-of-Sale support to benefit users of Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Softcard and other similar payment initiation solutions – not only in the United States, but in many markets around the world. In top markets, usage among enabled smartphone users will top 15% by year-end.  The alternative, CurrentC will launch; however, several retail chains will drop out of the Merchants Consumer Exchange (MCX) in favor of NFC supported solutions. Square will deliver Apple Pay compatible solutions in 2015.
  4. More messaging consolidation in store for 2015. One or more of the independent non-SMS messaging providers will be acquired by a non-messaging company. The benefits of social messaging will be too much to ignore for the rest of this decade. Starting in 2015, more contextually-specific online solutions will include various styles of P2P messaging – all with specific benefits for mobile users.
  5. As privacy and security concerns are belayed, more marketing and analytic solutions will be able to use anonymized mobile meta-data to provide unprecedented views on consumer engagement and behavior through mobile device usages. This will lead to more targeted and less intrusive consumer engagement through mobile by using new and innovation solutions such as beacons, messaging, and location-enhanced apps. All of this data (truly “big data”) will help retailers, marketers, and even MNOs have much better, more reliable visibility into what consumers are doing.
  6. Mobile device OS rankings will not change appreciably in 2015.  Android, iOS, and Windows will remain in the top 3; however, Tizen and Firefox will eclipse Blackberry.  As the iPhone 6/6+ continues to grow, global iOS market share will grow up to 5 percentage points and drop slightly by year-end.
  7. The current wearable glut will begin to filter out the winners from losers.  Apple Watch will do very well – popular variations will sell out and the Apple Watch will become a new platform for a variety to innovative solutions.  Headlines will be made.  Other, less functional or very function-specific wearables will quietly disappear. One or two Apple Watch primary rivals will emerge. These “watches” and wristbands won’t just be for fitness anymore.
  8. LTE network deployments will top 450 operators by year end, with over 250 networks available for LTE Roaming.  By year end, there will be more than 80 networks, worldwide that will have deployed LTE Advanced.  Many European operators will abandon premium pricing for LTE networks – instead bundling all 3G/LTE into one data rate plan.
  9. Blackberry will show some growth in 2015.  If they are not acquired (notwithstanding the Samsung / Blackberry rumors as I write this).  Apple will introduce their annual upgrades to the iPhone 6 devices (the 6s / 6s Plus?), which will help people move from iPhone 4/5 to 6/6+.  Samsung and other Android stalwarts won’t be left behind.  Even Sony may come back strong.
  10. Mobile networks will play an increasingly important role in the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions – from specific network access support to SIM-enabled devices.  Apple HomeKit will shake up the fragmented connected home/home automation marketplace; however, other solutions will help bring some interoperability into the picture enabling HomeKit to support various home automation standards such as Z-Wave, Insteon, and others.

           

“Mobile” is now an integral part of our lives – some more than others. If you are like me and a participant in this industry, we tend to be early and heavy adopters – embracing all of the benefits that usage of mobile devices bring us.  In a way, we try to be extreme examples to others that benefit and leverage this expansive industry, but don’t play a role in the directions that it might take.  I believe 2015 will be a transformative year for many services – messaging for one – is very fragmented, but very strong.  Smart devices are here to stay and will just get smarter and more useful leveraging ecosystems such as cloud solutions for more "informed" data. Stay tuned as always, because you won’t want to miss a minute!

No worries. I will not try to emulate Oscar Wilde, nor with a wagging finger quote etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart. But I was reminded by colleagues recently, as I wished a happy new year to everybody I had not talked to this year yet, that it is not enough to show good intentions. You also have to know what the right thing to do is, and then you’ve got to do it, too.

 

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With Mobility in the enterprise it is exactly the same thing. Every company who wants to go mobile has people with good intentions. IT really would like to support every employee who brings in their own device with great apps and access to the enterprise. But they really shouldn’t. There, I did it. The finger wagging. But really. They shouldn’t. Enterprises have values to protect, and the good ones keep corporate data, data about employees and customers and research and inventions in highly protected parts of the corporate network (and the bad ones end up in the newspapers and better keep reading). That must not change just because employee productivity gets better as employees use mobile apps for work. That must not open up the locks, the network, to just any device. Some people seem to believe it will be enough to just enroll all mobile devices to be used in the enterprise with Mobile Device Management systems, and they’ll be safe and covered forever (full disclosure, I happen to work for a company that sells a popular brand of MDM, Afaria). Alas, it ain’t that easy. Nope. As always, some brainpower needs to be invested into strategizing.

 

Building categories of distinct levels of access rights to the corporate network may be the first step, and then combining those rights with the degree to which a mobile device or the apps on a device could be protected by IT’s means may be the second step. I’ll give you a visual:

 

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The vertical axis shows increasing levels of access to corporate data, the horizontal axis represents decreasing levels of protection on the mobile device.

 

On the left you will find devices that have full access to the corporate network, to sales numbers, financial data, stock levels, you get the idea. Only mobile devices fully controlled by the enterprise shall have that level of access. Devices, the company selects and procures for their employees. Corporate liable devices (CL, sounds like a Mercedes class, in my Germanic ears it does, anyway).

 

In the middle, you will find devices with a lower level of access rights. They may not have access to financial reports. Nor to protected employee data. They may have access limited to email and office apps like calendar, tasks, team collaboration shares, or limited, role-specific apps, say, for field workers. Those devices could be corporate liable (and enrolled in MDM), but the enterprise could allow for their employees to bring in their own devices (yes, that’s BYOD), as long as IT limits the choice of devices to the ones they can protect to the same level, and (and this is an important “and”) as long as IT can provide for the same apps to run on them as on the CL ones. Typically, these requirements can be met by a  combination of app-level protections and a containerization of apps that may run on different devices almost as if they were native (did I disclose yet that I happen to work for a company that mastered the tight rope act of offering scalable enterprise solutions for all of the above? I guess I might just as well: SAP Mobile App Protection by Mocana and SAP Mobile Platform and yes, you guessed it, SAP Fiori).

 

On the right hand side, you’ll find devices that should not be allowed on the corporate network at all. As a generous enterprise, you may want to offer public WiFi for those, but that’s it.

 

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