How to Unlock the Full Potential of Your SAP Fiori Apps with Mobile Scanning
By Andreas Greilhuber, Anyline Chief Operating Officer
Why do businesses love SAP Fiori?
According to Gartner, users value its responsiveness, ease of use and versatility. With over 200 apps for everything from HR to manufacturing and finance, it’s easy to understand why businesses aiming to increase productivity choose Fiori.
But as any builder will tell you, great tools alone will not make you a house. Data is the building-blocks of every modern business, and if your bricks are faulty, the quality of your tools will not matter, the house will collapse regardless! Despite the strength of the Fiori portfolio, they do not address the key problem of how businesses should collect data efficiently and accurately.
Integrating mobile scanning
Working closely with our partners at CloudDNA, Anyline can enable businesses to integrate mobile data capture into 50 different SAP Fiori apps. This enables users to scan the data they need with their mobile device – like ID information, serial numbers, meters and more – and transfer this directly into their SAP system.
In this way, Anyline unlocks the full potential of SAP Fiori apps by making it easier for workforces to collect data, while also bringing huge improvements to the company’s overall data integrity.
How does it work in practice?
Let’s take an example from the warehouses of Tyrolit, a world-leading tool manufacturer. The company integrated Anyline into their SAP Fiori application to enable their workforce to digitize the registration of incoming goods.
With our technology on their mobile app, staff are able to easily scan lot numbers and automatically send the data to the central SAP system for further processing. This helps Tyrolit to eliminate manual mistakes and false deliveries. According to Eduard Kohler, their Head of Business Application Management, the project has led to “large improvements to our supply chain processes and has become a cornerstone of our digital transformation strategy.”
Turning to the energy sector, OMV has found similar success by integrating Anyline mobile meter reading into their SAP app. In their refineries, OMV is using Anyline to record Energy & Water consumption data. But manually collecting the readings for each took valuable time and resources of their workforce, and still resulted in sub-par data quality, due to human error.
Since adding Anyline into their SAP apps, the process is 20 times faster, with near-perfect reading accuracy. Most importantly, data can be collected on-site, even where no internet connection is available, which can then be seamlessly transferred to the company’s SAP system.
Businesses around the world are using SAP Fiori apps for their daily business, and it’s no surprise why. But with poor quality data collection, they are building a house of cards that can collapse at any moment. Anyone that wants to take their SAP Cloud products to the next level should complement them with integrated data capture technology to build the strongest foundations for their business.
Additional technical resources & integration guide (by M. Koch / SAP Blog): Integrating the Anyline SDK into a SAPUI5 / Fiori App built on FullStack WebIDE
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