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Warwick University simplifies order system with SAP Personas

Margi Murphy | June 6, 2014
The University has reduced tool training time by 50 percent.

Steinhauer said that the new version will centre on a new Dynp (the runtime for Dynpro), the main component in a SAP system. If they upgrade, Persona users will no longer need Microsoft Silverlight (which is timely, as Microsoft will be stopping software support for this product in 2021), and will have a simpler architecture.

Previously customers complained that Persona's capabilities for scripting, or customising the code, consisted only of creating "little building blocks - more a configuration than actually scripting," Steinhauer said. The imagineer team have invested in a scripting engine and rather than forcing their own language on users it will be in Javascript for ease-of-use.

Personas software will now be free, alongside Fiori UI, to all existing SAP customers, Bill McDermott, SAP CEO announced this week.

The newly appointed sole-CEO also emphasised SAP's commitment to making end-user services more useable, a U-turn on SAP's historical reputation for complication. He told the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Florida that enterprises must to offer user-friendly systems and processes which work similarly to popular consumer technology to keep not only their customers, but their staff happy and more productive.


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