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Related blogs of the series:

SAP Fiori Front-end Server in a Nutshell

Planning an SAP Fiori Implementation

SAP Fiori Front-end Server Installation Guide

Getting Started

Before you start the implementation of SAP Fiori, explore and get familiar with the most important SAP Fiori concepts and design principles.


Explore the SAP Fiori User Experience

User experience (UX) is about meeting the user’s needs in the most effective and enjoyable way.

SAP’s user experience (UX) strategy provides guidance to our customers and partners. This includes user interface (UI) design direction, how it will be applied in our main products, and the underlying UI technologies and tools. SAP’s understanding of today's user experience manifests in the award-winning user experience SAP Fiori.

SAP Fiori is the leading design for all SAP applications. SAP is evolving the SAP Fiori experience to all SAP solutions over time - providing a harmonized user experience across on premise and cloud solutions.

Apps applying SAP Fiori focus on the most critical and common activities and are designed around how people work:

  • Role-based: Designed for you, your needs and how you work

  • Responsive: Supports how and where you work, at any time

  • Simple: Focuses on the important

  • Coherent: Provides one fluid, seamless experience

  • Delightful: Makes an emotional connection

For more information about Fiori in general, see


Explore SAP Fiori 2.0

SAP Fiori 2.0 is the evolution of SAP Fiori and the next significant step in our evolution of user experience for business applications: an award-winning new design concept along with a delightful new visual theme, called Belize. SAP Fiori 2.0 is the user experience for SAP S/4HANA and other solutions.

For more information, see SAP Fiori 2.0 – What you need to know, “What is it, how to get it, implications if you upgrade” and SAP Fiori 2.0 Administration and Developer Guide.



Explore the SAP Fiori Implementation Options

You can implement SAP Fiori on premise or cloud based with different options. Cloud deployment: SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP HANA Cloud Platform. On premise: SAP Fiori for S/4 HANA and SAP Fiori for Business Suite.


 SAP Fiori for S/4HANA Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is available as software-as-a-service. Designed for in-memory computing, SAP S/4HANA Cloud acts as a digital core, connecting your enterprise with people, business networks, the Internet of Things, Big Data, and more.

SAP Fiori is already implemented in S/4HANA Cloud and has to be configured. For more information, see the User Onboarding Guide on SAP S/4HANA Overview, cloud section and SAP S/4HANA Customer Adoption Journey Map.


SAP Fiori Cloud for S/4HANA for Business Suite and for S/4HANA

SAP Fiori Cloud runs on SAP Cloud Platform, while consuming the business data from the customers on premise system, such as your existing SAP Business Suite and S/4HANA systems. The business data from the on premise SAP back ends are consumed through a secure channel of SAP HANA cloud connector.

SAP Fiori Cloud is delivered in two editions:

SAP Fiori Cloud demo – provides customers the opportunity to explore, extend and brand SAP Fiori via a selected number of applications across Line of Business.

SAP Fiori Cloud – allows customer to run SAP Fiori on the cloud for productive use. It is delivered with a selected number of SAP Fiori apps across Lines of Business covering the most frequently and commonly used use-cases.

For more information, see also SAP Fiori Cloud in SAP Enterprise Architecture Explorer and SAP Cloud Platform Documentation.


 SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS

SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS enables new native business apps for customers to fully leverage the rich data in their enterprise systems and reinvent how work gets done on the go. These native apps will provide secure access to SAP S/4HANA and other SAP and 3rd party solutions while taking full advantage of features in iPhone and iPad, like Touch ID, location services and notifications.


SAP Fiori for Business Suite (On Premise)

SAP Fiori apps are available for SAP Business Suite on premise systems. SAP Fiori for SAP Business Suite typically requires an SAP Fiori Frontend Server (see following chapter) deployment of SAP Fiori apps into the front end server and -depending on the Fiori apps - the installation of backend components.

For more information on the individual requirements and installation information of the Fiori apps, see SAP Fiori App Reference Library.

For more information about SAP Fiori Apps for SAP Fiori Front-end Server, see SAP Fiori Apps for SAP NetWeaver for S/4Hana.


SAP Fiori for S/4 HANA (On Premise)

SAP S/4HANA is an in-memory ERP suite available in the cloud or on-premise. SAP S/4HANA is the digital core of the SAP system landscape, built on SAP HANA.

SAP S/4 HANA uses SAP Fiori apps and SAP Fiori Theme for classic applications.

SAP Fiori for S/4HANA requires an SAP Fiori Frontend Server (see following chapter) and deployment of SAP Fiori apps into the front end server. For more information about, see UI Technology Guide for SAP S/4HANA and SAP Activate.


Explore SAP Fiori Apps

SAP Fiori apps are available for different lines of business, industries and SAP products. They are available for on premise or cloud deployments and different SAP roles. The SAP Fiori apps reference library allows to explore all available Fiori apps and the possibility to search with the specific criteria for suitable Fiori apps.


Explore SAP Fiori Apps with Innovation Discovery

The Innovation Discovery service provides a simplified search for new functionality delivered by SAP or to be delivered in the near future. It provides business information and initial technical information at a glance. The section “User Experience” offers search and filter capabilities for Fiori apps. For more information, see the innovation discovery documentation.


Explore SAP Fiori Apps with SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library

The SAP Fiori apps reference library is a comprehensive library which enables you to explore, plan and implement SAP Fiori. Key information for each app includes aggregated installation and configuration information and versioning information per app or for a selection of apps.

Additional Information is available for related resources, suchh as app documentation, Product Availability Matrix, and Maintenance Planner. The SAP Fiori apps reference library contains different types of apps and applications, which use different technologies and have different implications on Fiori implementation.


 SAP Fiori Apps

The SAP Fiori apps reference library list SAP Fiori Apps and Classic Applications with SAP Fiori Theme. SAP Fiori Apps are different from classic application, such as Web Dynpro or SAP GUI.

SAP Fiori apps need to follow the SAP Fiori user experience design principles (role-based, adaptive, simple, coherent and delightful). SAP Fiori apps are platform-independent web apps built with SAPUI5 and run on mobile and desktop devices. They run in the SAP Fiori launchpad using intent-based navigation, the back end connects via OData service. SAP Fiori app which are released for mobile devices can be consumed via a mobile browser, via SAP Fiori Client or as packaged app via HCP mobile service for SAP Fiori.

SAP Fiori Apps front-end components are deployed on SAP Fiori Front-end Server (FES) and support the principles of enterprise lifecycle management. SAP Fiori apps allow to create modification-free extensions for predefined extensibility use cases. For more information, see Qualities of SAP Fiori apps on SAP Enterprise Architecture Explorer.


Classic Applications for SAP Business Suite

Some Fiori classic applications listed in SAP Fiori reference library use the well-established Web Dynpro UI technology. Filter by application type “Web Dynpro”. They do not fulfill all criteria of SAP Fiori apps.


Classic Applications for S/4HANA with SAP Fiori theme

Classic applications, such as SAP GUI for HTML and Web Dynpro, use the SAP Fiori theme Belize. They are only available for SAP S/4HANA 1610 and higher (this is also planned for SAP GUI for Windows). They do not fulfill all criteria of SAP Fiori apps. Older versions than S/4HANA 1610 and non-S/4HANA systems will continue to run with older themes such as the default theme “Corbu”. For more information, see SAP GUI for HTML using the SAP Belize theme and SAP Web Dynpro UI Guideline FIORI – Rendering.

Similarly, SAP Screen Personas can be used on top of SAP Fiori themed UIs (SAP Web Dynpro, SAP GUI) to further simplify and enhance the user experience for customer-specific use cases. SAP Screen Personas UIs also do not fulfill all criteria for SAP Fiori apps.

SAP Design Studio based applications are based on SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio. They do not fulfill all criteria of SAP Fiori apps.


Analytical SAP Fiori Apps for SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA

If SAP Business Suite runs on an SAP HANA database, you may also use the Fiori Apps “Factsheet” (also called Object Page) and “Analytical Apps” (also called “Smart Business). For more information, see SAP Fiori for SAP Business Suite: Implementation Information.

For new installations, the use of SAP S/4HANA is recommended. “Analytical Fiori apps” in S/4HANA are typically embedded in transactional apps, means they don’t have different requirements for implementation.



Explore SAP APIs and SAP Developer Hub

SAP API Business Hub is a central catalog that brings together APIs from different SAP cloud products.

Currently The SAP API Business Hub is a trial website intended solely for evaluation purposes. The information and services provided on this website should not be relied on for any productive use. To logon to SAP API Business Hub you need to have a valid SCN user. If not, register here.

Available services are for example: SAP Mobile Services APIs, SAP Localization Hub, Tax service APIs. SAP Hybris APIs and SAP S/4HANA Cloud APIs.

The SAP Developer Hub is a Web-based application, a one-stop shop for all cloud integration content. You can also find apps, documentation, and links to demos. It offers in addition to the SAP API Business Hub, Integration packages and apps (planned).