Explaining the Explore Phase

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the activities covered in the Prepare Phase of SAP Activate, with focus on SAP Build Work Zone implementation project

The Explore Phase

In the Explore Phase, the project team reviews the solution scenarios to verify that business requirements can be met within the boundaries of the solution and project scope.

Watch the following video to learn about the Explore phase.

Depending on implementation scope and overall strategy for digital experience, there might already be activated content from the previous phase. This could either be HXM content for SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, as well as Content Federation allowing to access various apps seamlessly.

Let's walk through, and understand some of the tasks to be considered when focusing on SAP Build Work Zone.

While SAP Build Work Zone offers a lot of built-in capabilities, there might be requirements which can only be implemented in the form of extensions. Here are some examples of such requirements:

  • Show interactive list of sales orders from SAP S/4HANA in the form of a widget (UI Integration Card).
  • Show link to change user password in the user menu (launchpad plugin).
  • Show tickets from third party IT Service Management solution, such as, ServiceNow (UI Integration Card).
  • Show corporate news (UI Integration Card).
  • Show realtime stock price (UI Integration Card).

In contrast to the implementation of SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Ariba, and other core business solutions, there are no Business Scenario Documents (BSD) and process diagrams for SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone available. The reason is that SAP Build Work Zone or SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone are considered as digital experience solutions providing access to business processes and information available in backend systems.

Let us see a use case example of SAP Build Work Zone.

Note
The well-architected digital experience supports needs of various personas. It should not be designed for one generic persona. This is one of the key differences compared to traditional portal solutions.

While SAP Build Work Zone is a truly powerful platform to build and run enterprise grade digital experience, there is small set of functional and technical limitations. These limitations must be considered during design and implementation of SAP Build Work Zone, and published at SAP Help Portal. The list of restrictions is relevant for both SAP Build Work Zone and SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone.

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