Filed Under: Program Management
SAP User Interface Revolution
Technology users of all types are placing an exponentially growing expectation and reliance on the technology that they interface with on a daily basis. In fact; every year, a higher percentage of jobs require consistent attachment to computers and mobile devices. This ever increasing reliance on tech places an impetus on the interface designed for the user to allow them to best leverage the technology that they are interfacing with. This is especially true in the large enterprise (LE) software market. Gone are the days of end users being subjected to poor interface design at the expense of functional capability. Therefore, Dassian has made and continues to make a conscious effort to place itself at the forefront of the SAP UI revolution.
We recently used the Ext JS framework combined with the Ext Gantt package of Bryntum as a backbone to develop an SAP schedule reporting application for a large aerospace manufacturer. The requirement for this application was for the user to be able to pull in applicable tasks from SAP tables that had previously been synchronized between MS Project and SAP. The design was a web based workbench Gantt chart application. By leveraging these frameworks, we customized the Gantt chart application exactly to the user's look and feel specifications. We then combined the UI development with a significant development effort on the SAP side. The result was that we were able to develop a highly functional reporting application that saved the customer a significant amount of time and personnel cost. Dassian was also able to work with the customer to produce a User Interface that met the best practice standards of web based applications while still being the customized look and feel of the reports that our customer and their clients were already familiar with.