Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is current industrial Revolution that most of the companies are trying to catch up. when many of them are at various stages , with current trend it is not option but mandatory for all them to sustain in the business. This is required to increase the efficiency , increase innovation and more personalization which are few of the key drivers of current business scenarios.

Industry 4.0 is mostly managed by the connected devices. The data is collected at / very near to the source in real time, Colloborated with supporting data. It is later processed and presented for the decision makers. Along with this Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning etc help business also to prevent / predict the outcomes.

The innovation in the sensors, Processing the data with edge processors, Storing and processing the data on premise or on cloud is helping many of the enterprises to adapt the Industry 4.0.

When there are many advantages detailed , the common challenges on Business benefit (RoI), Data privacy, Legal regulation are also travelling together. Some of them take bold steps to adapt on the go.

With the communication technology already marching towards 5G+ technologies , this Industry 4.0 will be a mandatory knowledge area which needs to be upgraded / adapted to stay in the game. Let  us continue to learn and Share.

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Series: Industry 4.0

Ux-Technical Activities

In the previous post (Ux-Different Roles) we have discussed about different stake holder and their roles. This post will detail more about the activities on focus for the technical consultants / track/leads.

The Major tasks/activities is listed below.

1. Landscape Set up: There are many activities but the core one is take control on the landscape setup. As this will be done during the Preparation stage like setting up the Dev / Sandbox system,SAP cloud connector, SAP web IDE , setting up the Internet and Intranet users etc.Setting up the required sizing for all environment etc.

2. Activate Standard: This activity focus on the activation and testing of the SAP fiori applications. Activation of the business role. This activity also to be done in the Preparation stage.

3. Verify and Adjust: This activity will have a overlap during the Preparation phase and also during the explore phase. During the explore phase it will need to support the technical and functional testing. Fine tunning the fiori app performance will also be a key activity.

4. Extend and Build: This activity will be done during the realization phase.Modification/creation of Fiori apps based on confirmed UX.

You can also read about previous post about

Intelligent Enterprise

Different Roles in UX

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Ux-Different Roles

In the current IT environment , there are many enterprises moving towards creation/ utilization of the Mobile applications 

In case if we are in the development then this user experience track is going to be new area of focus. When many of us would have worked in the Technical environment providing functional specifications, testing , deployment etc.

when in comes to the UX there is going to be many parallel tasks , the below snap shot gives glimpse of activity as per your Roles.

The above list is just and indicator and ff you have already worked do share your thoughts.

Intelligent Enterprise

When there are enterprises catching up on the Digital Transformation, the next disruption that enterprises to be geared up is on the topic ” Intelligent enterprises”

What is Intelligent Enterprise?

There are many definitions, but simple way for me to understand is that organization which are utilizing emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence  (AI), Machine Learning ( ML) and Internet of Things( IOT) to help their business/customer/Product to focus on the High value tasks.

There are many case studies which are emerging and when i have not witnessed anything in person but i am reading about the Robotics used in the Internal movement of goods without any Human intervention. It is like a Point to Point movement of goods with automated signals. Example: A kanban Push / Pull mechanism can be fully automated when the Bins Trigger Full/ Empty signal.


Imagine if an enterprise can provide information to the customer during the complete life cycle from order Placement till delivery of goods and also monitoring the product/service Post delivery. In case if you can also provide flexibility to modify few characteristics during intermittent Stages. I trust then the customer is going to have new experience and the enterprise will also be able to add more value to the product and serivice. If so much flexibility is required then there is lot to be improved in terms of automation, for which adapting the AI,ML,IOT all needs to be colloborated.

I will continue to explore and update this topic. If you have any practical working scenarios will be glad to connect with you.

For more information you can read here https://www.sap.com/india/products/intelligent-enterprise.html

Variant Configuration – Formal Parameter not valid

Error Message: E28086 Formal parameter MATERIAL_XX not valid for: ZVC_XXX_YYY (Line 1)

Generally to read a value from the table we will define the C’stics from table and the C’stics from the class.


On LHS= we will be giving the Table Characteristics value

and on RHS = We will be giving the value from the Variant class.

In case if you are maintaining a DB link to the VC table, then more attention to be given to the C’stics when procedure is created.

Here you should ensure that we are giving the C’stic value from the Class and not the table. If we make any mistake then the Error E28086 bound to Happen.

SAP-Roles and Authorisation- Session 3

Design to Deployment – is discussed in this video. This is the Session 3, do watch the previous 2 session which help you to catch you up for the complete details.

I was super excited to hear some feedback that these sessions are helping people to make impact on their current role and some of the feedback that i received are below.

Very Nice and thoroughly understood session Satheesh Sir .

Very helpful input in daily issue solving .

Sir , Wonderful demo . I have  now clear idea about Whats Role , How to validate it . How to search T codes from Roles. What is the functionality of authorization Object or Permission type . How to search authorization Object based on T codes using T code- Su24 .


In case if you missed my  previous session do Click below and will request you to watch in series for Better understanding and clarity.
Do watch and do leave your comments,  i will be super motivated and will keep pushing to address your requirements. Write me at [email protected] in case if you like to write any specific topic.