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Digital life using Chat Bots for Enterprise Users - SAP Way

Digital Transformation with Chatbots revolutionizes the workspace and the way users access the applications. Enterprise users are provided with SMART tools for better productivity and ease of doing their day to day work. There are many tools and technologies available for general public and it's the time for Enterprise users to enjoy this for Enterprise Applications.

In this blog, we will explain about how we can use ChatBots in SAP which helps the Field Agents to simplify the work with Chat and Voice commands. This is just a use case and we can adapt this to more enterprise use cases in SAP.

Technology Stack:
SAP Fiori for iOS SDK SAP Cloud Platform XSJS runtime SAP Cloud HANA DB SAP Leonardo ML Services for Product Image Classification API. SAP S/4 ERP and GateWay Google Dialog Flow
Plant Maintenance Assistant Bot helps Plant service agents to allocate new service notifications, check the status of the service notifications based on the priority and status.


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FASt Reports for Fiori

SAP Fiori is the new User Experience for SAP applications. Most of the customers started building own applications based on Fiori principles & guidelines as Fiori provides responsive, simple, coherent and role based access to SAP applications. However, customers have invested a lot in the past years on various SAP programs (Function Modules, ALV Reports, SQVi Reports) to support various end user needs. Fiorization of these programs is a major challenge and needs lots of re-investment. Redeveloping all the apps on Fiori may not be the viable solution as it costs more time & money.

Is there a simple/generic way to enable these programs on Fiori? Yes, FASt Reports for Fiori provides a simple framework which makes it possible to enable some of these programs on Fiori.

What is FASt Reports for Fiori?  Using FASt, Function Modules(ready), ALV Reports and SQVi reports can be Fiorized without additional coding but just with simple configurations on Fiori Launchpad.

How it works? Once …

XOVP for Fiori

XOVP is a plug and play dashboard app which enables us to create Overview Pages/Dashboards without writing any UI code. We do not need WebIDE to create OVPs. The XOVP admin app provides a simple view to create the dashboards.
Each dashboard can be assigned to different user groups through catalogs. And each card can be mapped to respective fields. You can choose from more than 13 card types and use them in your dashboard.

Navigation from XOVP to other Fiori Apps is much simpler than before. With simple configurations, we can enable the drill down to other Fiori Apps.

And built in i18n model enables us to support multinational users again without leaving the admin app.

Create your OData service as per your business need and create OVP dashboard with simple clicks.

The following table shows differences between standard OVP and XOVP.


OVP XOVP Requires WebIDE knowledge to build new Overview Pages. No WebIDE skill required and new Overview Pages can be created directly in the XOVP Admin App. Separa…

Meet our new receptionist Alexa VR!

In October 2016, we moved to a new office at The Platina, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India. We thought about recruiting a dedicated receptionist for our front office. But being in Digital World, want to do something different here. We found Amazon Alexa would be an option and planned to build a Virtual Receptionist with Alexa which could do basic receptionist job like greeting employees, helping visitors etc. We named the internal project as ‘Alexa VR’.

In February 2017 after many struggles, we received Echo Dot from eBay as Alexa is officially not available to purchase in India. We have asked Sai Kiran Kotha who joined as fresher to explore Alexa and to develop new skills using Amazon Alexa Platform. Within first 2 weeks Sai Kiran was ready with his first prototype. He learned and developed the basic skills required to get started with Alexa.

We had a quick discussion and came up with a basic design to develop receptionist skill.

Integrated Alexa with our Employee Directory using NodeJS s…

Fiori Custom Developments – A year (2015-16) review.

•Team size has grown from 4 to 15 resources.
•A total of 18 custom Fiori Apps were delivered with 4 onsite partners in US, Netherlands & Australia.
•Export to Excel Plug-in for Fiori Apps was released in July 2015.
•Export to PDF Plug-in for Fiori Apps was released in July 2015.
•Fiori Accelerator – an advanced Fiori App Development Tool beta version is released in November 2015 and more than 200 users from various companies have participated in testing the app. Fiori Accelerator 2.0 is targeted for release in Apr-May’2016.
•Helped various consulting partners in US, Netherlands and Australia with POC’s and custom component developments.

 Quality Ideas Lab is a 2014 startup firm helping various consulting partners across the globe with custom solutions in the areas of SAP Fiori, UI5, Hybris, E-Commerce and Web Development solutions. Quality is in our name and maintained consistently in each project delivery. Our partners and clients are extremely happy with what we have delivered …

Fiori Accelerator is Live Now

Happy to announce the release of Fiori Accelerator for general usage. You can register and try 3 free apps with North Wind OData service.  What is Fiori Accelerator: Fiori Accelerator is a cloud based app with an advanced WYSIWYG editor which simplifies the Fiori App creation without writing a single line of code. The Fiori Accelerator itself is developed with Open UI5 and it is developed with a unique concept of UX where developers/users can feel the to be generated app while developing it. Developers/Users can simply map the fields in the UI and they can preview/download the generated code instantly.  What is offered with Fiori Accelerator?The first release offers the following features: Master-Detail application with Simple Form, Tab and Table Layout.Master-Master-Detail application with Simple Form, Tab and Table Layout.Dynamic property editor for the UI controls like Text, Link, Check Box etc.Tabs with nested Simple Form and Table layout. Dynamic configuration of Master page proper…

SAP Fiori / UI5 is only for SAP Business Apps?

SAP Fiori has changed the business users work style or say SAP has provided a solution that matches the expectations of next generation end users. Either of it, but business has better tools to improve the productivity, end users have a way to get rid of the conventional screens. Fiori has created Buzz in UI experience and SAP has proved it again with this amazing UI framework. It's worth to upgrade to the next level user experience with Fiori Apps. I do not get into further details of SAP Fiori as there are many active threads running around this topic.

Now, the main topic is, is it possible for non-SAP customers to adopt this proven technology? The answer is YES and it is possible with Open UI5. SAP announced the Open Source version of SAP UI5 in December, 2013. You can read more details about Open UI5 here. So what's in it? And what benefits customers (I mean non-SAP customers) get:
Open UI5 library lets you build enterprise ready web applications with built-in responsive sup…