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Why do companies love SAP Fiori apps? According to Gartner, users of SAP Fiori apps appreciate their responsiveness, ease of use, and, of course, their versatility. With more than 200 apps for everything from HR to manufacturing and finance, it's easy to find a framework that can be tailored to almost any business process. At a time when...
Andreas Greilhuber, Anyline
July 6, 2020
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Why do companies love SAP Fiori apps?

According to Gartner, users of SAP Fiori apps appreciate their responsiveness, ease of use, and, of course, their versatility. With more than 200 apps for everything from HR to manufacturing and finance, it's easy to find a framework that can be tailored to almost any business process.

At a time when almost every business interaction can be digitized and completed on a smartphone or tablet, it is essential to always have the right tools. Despite the scope and strength of the Fiori portfolio, many digitization processes that use them fail or do not reach their full potential.

Why is that? Well, as any contractor can tell you, great tools alone won't get you a finished house.

The cost of poor data collection

Data are the building blocks of any modern business. If the bricks you use in construction are faulty, the quality of your tools will no longer matter and the house will collapse anyway.

The same applies to the digitization of business processes. Faulty" technology is regularly blamed for a failed project, although the main problem is often actually due to poor data capture, and the continued reliance on manual data entry by the workforce also plays a role here.

A proven solution is to solve the problem directly at the source by integrating mobile data capture directly into the respective Fiori app. Using the camera of any regular smartphone or tablet, data can be instantly captured, digitized and transferred to a backend system.

This approach is not only 20 times faster than manual data entry, but also far more accurate, while eliminating the everyday errors that can creep in due to fatigue or mistyping, for example.

How does this work in practice?

As an example, let's look at the warehouses of Tyrolit, a leading global tool manufacturer. The company has integrated Anyline's mobile data capture into its SAP Fiori application so that its employees can register incoming goods and digitize them immediately.

Thanks to the mobile scanning technology integrated into Tyrolit's mobile app, employees can easily scan delivery & batch numbers and automatically send the data to the central SAP system for further processing. This helps Tyrolit prevent manual errors and incorrect deliveries. According to Eduard Kohler, Head of Business Application Management at Tyrolit, the project has led to "major improvements in our supply chain processes and has become a cornerstone of our digital transformation strategy".

With respect to the energy sector, OMV has achieved similar success by integrating mobile data collection for meter readings into its SAP app. Previously, the company had relied on employees to manually enter readings from countless meters in their refineries. This process was not only very time-consuming, but also resulted in sub-par quality of the data manually entered by employees.

Since Anyline was added to OMV's SAP apps, the data collection process is both significantly faster and more accurate - reading accuracy is nearly perfect. An important additional factor here is that data can be captured and collected on-site at any given time, even when there is no active internet connection available, and this data can then be seamlessly transferred to the company's SAP system.

Integration of mobile data collection

Anyline offers companies, in close cooperation with our partners at CloudDNA, the ability to integrate mobile data capture using 50 different SAP Fiori apps. This allows users to scan several different data sources with their mobile devices - such as personal & ID data, serial numbers, meter readings, etc. - and transfer them directly to their SAP system.

In this way, companies can realize the full potential of SAP Fiori apps by making it much easier for their employees to collect data, while at the same time significantly increasing the integrity of the company's data.

Conclusion

All over the world, companies are using SAP Fiori apps for their day-to-day business, and this is no surprise. However, if data capture is of poor quality, companies are building themselves a house of cards that can collapse at any time. Executives looking to take their SAP cloud products to the next level should simultaneously ensure that they complement with integrated data capture technology to build on the strongest foundation for their business.

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Andreas Greilhuber, Anyline

Andreas Greilhuber is the Chief Operating Officer of Anyline. Previously, he was a partner at IBM and a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers and other firms.


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