SAP created Web Dynpro to provide users with an easy way to build user interfaces for web-based applications in ABAP. Web Dynpro apps could be designed using tools in SAP integrated with the ABAP workbench. Good knowledge of ABAP is a pre-requisite in developing Web Dynpro applications and it enables Web Dynpro applications to be closely linked to SAP ERP and other related SAP applications.
SAP introduced Web Dynpro in 2003 as one of the components of the Netweaver platform, many users built web apps on the platform over the next decade, and some of those apps are still in use today. However, as time goes on and technology advances, SAP Web Dynpro is supported by fewer mobile operating systems and web browsers – and it isn’t supported by SAP S/4 HANA.
You can keep operating as you are with outdated UI and antiquated user experience - for now. Although SAP Web Dynpro applications work with your SAP ECC environment, you have very few options to optimize your processes – but your competitors without those limitations can outpace you.
You can rebuild your app using ABAP – returning to square one and writing new code, creating new technical debt. You may be able to leverage SAP Fiori to build an app; however, you may be limited in your ability to customize it, and you will invest hours building and maintaining those applications.
With Pillir’s EdgeReady Cloud, you can rebuild and refactor your apps quickly, converting your ABAP code and logic to no-code objects that can be dragged-and-dropped to build and maintain new modern applications.
Pillir gives you low-code/no-code tools to recreate web apps easily in our platform– 20 times faster than with traditional development processes. Moreover, you don’t have to settle for the functionality of your current application. Pillir provides you with easy-to-use graphical development tools that enable you to reimagine processes, enhance efficiency and improve productivity.
Pillir optimizes app development with:
EdgeReady Cloud enables you to modernize all custom ABAP code, giving you the ability to visualize objects, such as tcodes, methods, RFCs, tables, reports, programs, screens, functions, and data elements for stakeholders with any level of tech expertise. Pillir’s Modernize module provides the total cost of remediating ABAP as well as the total maintenance costs in S/4HANA or other cloud platforms
You make the call on what to move to the cloud, keeping your ECC core clean and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). Pillir doesn’t lock you into as-is conversion, but it does make modernizing an application as simple as map, review, and publish.
If you are using multiple applications created by SAP Web Dynpro, you know a change is in your future, but you have more control than you may realize. With Pillir, you can begin refactoring apps now, benefitting from new features and efficiency today so that your enterprise can innovate and operate more competitively.
You will also have the confidence that those apps will work seamlessly when you migrate to SAP S/4 HANA or other cloud or modern on-premises environments.
The Pillir platform is a powerful portion of our overall enterprise suite of solutions. Using their platform, we’ve developed and deployed high-quality web and mobile applications that provide great usability, specific features, and capabilities that much higher-cost options typically deliver. The native, real-time, in-and-out integration to our core S/4HANA SAP transactional system is one of the key strengths of Pillir and the speed and agility in which we can get these solutions deployed.”