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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Hiral Shah

Second Advisor

Ben Baliga

Third Advisor

Balasubramanian Kasi

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Keywords and Subject Headings

Agile FIORI Usability SAP ECC


Enterprise Resource Planning application has become the basic need for business in recent times. Most organizations have implemented ERP application despite the configuration and cost issues, but are not exploiting the true benefits of application. In this project the usability of SAP R/3 application (which is a leading ERP vendor in the market) was studied and how SAP Fiori implementation can overcome few of the drawbacks in application usability is explained. Implementation cost, Application Configuration, difficulty in use and poor training to employees are the major drawbacks of SAP R/3 application. SAP Fiori is a set of applications developed by SAP, which target the most frequently-used SAP transaction codes, workflow approvals and various other self-service reporting needs. SAP Fiori provides simple and friendly user experience across multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Project management in Implementation of customized SAP Fiori app for HCM module is discussed and the impact of new app on the organization is also analyzed as part of this project. Finally, feedback of the end user is collected to understand the usability of the new SAP Fiori HCM application.


This project would not have been possible without the help and encouragement from the professors of my committee Dr. Hiral Shah, Dr. Ben Baliga, and Dr. Kasi Balsy . I would like to convey my sincere regards to Dr. Hiral Shah, my committee chair, for guiding me in each and every step of preparation. The professors really helped me in gaining knowledge in every subject that was taken during my Master’s in Engineering Management at St. Cloud State University. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Ben Baliga for reviewing the project document for presentation. The resources that were provided during the study at St. Cloud State University were tremendous. Finally, I would like to thank my friends and family for providing a great support in the fulfillment of my dream study at St. Cloud State University.



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