Simplifying the SAP screen required showing users a business process that made sense to them, which was easy to navigate with big push buttons. They wanted to customize based on user roles which were tied to work center or security role of the plant. Based on their user role, when logging into SAP, it will present a specific home screen. This one screen was developed in 20 minutes by a Business Analyst using the Liquid UI Developer Toolkit. The Business Analyst had no programming background, but created this launch pad to provide instant access to any transaction, eliminating the need to memorize codes and save time.
The menu bar is simplified and meaningless buttons that intimidated the user were removed. Selecting the Eagle Ford Wells button will take the user right into their functional location hierarchy. The List Notifications and Work Orders screens were based on the user´s plant as a default, or the user can type in a different work center to use specific notifications and work orders to that work center. Any important technician criteria from the normal SAP screen can also be added.
For planners and schedulers, interpreting and analyzing work orders can be daunting. This customized screen pulls together all the information a Supervisor needs to make decisions faster, improving overall efficiencies and driving more value from SAP. The commonly used transactions are on the left, and the work orders are organized as a matrix of buttons by priority level and work order stage. For more detail, simply select any button and the work orders will be listed. For mass printing, mass material availability checks, mass permit checks and mass changes, multiple work orders can be selected and with one button, these actions can be performed.