SAP Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Design Concept

Next-Generation SAP Fiori User Experience (UX) Recognized for Design Excellence

SAP today announced that its planned SAP Fiori 2.0 user experience (UX) design concept won a Red Dot in the Interaction Category at the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015.

The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide and honors innovation, concepts and visions. SAP earned the award in the fiercely competitive Design Concept discipline, which this year received 4,680 entries from 61 countries.

“We are honored and humbled to receive the Red Dot Award for our next-generation design concept for SAP Fiori,” said Sam Yen, chief design officer for SAP.

“To be recognized by peers in the design industry is evidence that our continuous focus on user experience and our design vision have reached new levels of distinction in the market. Great design, while very difficult to achieve, results in a unique user experience that is personalized, simple and effective. This is key to winning in the digital economy.”

Red Dot Design Award, founded in Germany in 1955 as an award for products, is internationally recognized as a symbol for excellence. Designs are awarded in three different disciplines: Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept. The Design Concept discipline was established in 2005 to recognize creative minds and celebrate new design conception and innovation. Today, the Red Dot Award for Design Concept has grown to be the largest and most recognized professional design competition for design concept and prototypes worldwide. The competition for Design Concepts is based in Singapore, which is also home to the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore.

The award was announced at a ceremony held in Singapore on September 25.

Next Evolution of SAP User Experience Ushers in the Next-Generation Modern Look and Refined Visuals

Introduced in 2013 as a collection of 25 apps, the SAP Fiori UX has evolved into the new user experience for SAP software, across solutions such as SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution, Ariba mobile solutions and the SAP Cloud for Customer solution.

The new UX reflects a broader paradigm shift, moving from a focus on features and functions to users and their experience. As a result, SAP is bringing simplicity to a complex world so people and teams can be more productive and work better, faster and in entirely new ways.

SAP Fiori 2.0 is envisioned to be the next evolution of the SAP user experience design concept and is planned to be the new user experience for SAP S/4HANA and other solutions. Conceived in collaboration with SAP customers, this next-generation SAP Fiori UX design will be the new face for digital enterprise software and will show first examples of contextual and multimodal interaction.

“SAP Fiori UX has helped simplify the use of SAP software at DONG Energy,” said Simon Schmidt, SAP Fiori consultant, DONG Energy A/S. “With SAP Fiori, SAP has taken a major leap forward in the area of user experience.”

Andrew Marici, SAP IT Applications analyst, Pacific Drilling Services said,

“An intuitive user experience is crucial for us as our employees all over the world must be able to tap into our systems to manage data and get insight instantly from a smartphone or tablet,”

“With SAP Fiori UX, our users don’t need any training — that makes things easy and efficient, and keeps costs down.”

The design concept for SAP Fiori aims to deliver a series of innovative new features such as improved contextual interaction, enhanced relational navigation for complex settings, action-oriented personal notifications, real-time collaboration in an enhanced transactional model and improved productivity tools. The updated design aims to deliver improvements while still staying consistent with the original design principles of SAP Fiori — role-based, responsive, simple, coherent and delightful.

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