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What goes into building a Strategic Plan for Fluid UI?

Vaseem Khan
Principal Product Manager/Strategy

If you haven’t started off your Fluid journey and are hoping to be guided to it, this blog post aims to do just that.

There are two things that you will have to do before you get a grip on executing your Fluid strategy. But first, let’s understand what those two things are:

  1. The Business Side
  2. The Technical Side

 

The Business Side of building a strategic plan for Fluid UI

To start off, let’s look into who in your organization will benefit the most if Fluid is implemented. Some of the users who will benefit the most are Managers, Executives, and also Employees. All the users will find the applications easier to use and navigate by using Fluid. Let’s take a look at a few examples if the users start using Fluid:

 

Expense Management

This is an application that lets a user enter data right where the activity occurs. If the employee sits down for a meal or takes a cab they can create an expense line on the spot using any device they have rather than waiting several days until after the activity took place. When they finally do submit the expense report, all the data has already been entered where it actually took place.

 

Approval Management

Approvals are made by decision-makers and they tend to be people that are busy not behind their desktop computer all day. Access to these decision-makers at any time in any place is essential for efficiently running a business. The best and the most efficient way to engage these decision-makers with approvals is through the use of mobile devices using mobile technology approvals that can be made at any time at any place.

 

Time Entry

This is an example of real-time entry at the point that it happens. Capturing the data is immediate as opposed to batching. It’s possible to have instant access to the data to help Managers manage their staff.

 

Project Management

This is an application that uses pivot grids for real-time analytics. Projects can be complex and generally benefit from real-time analytics to help those managing projects with decision support.

 

Employee Self-Service

Here's an application that pushes the maintenance of personnel data and puts it in the hands of end-users as opposed to a power user. The simplified user interface of the Fluid UI makes it possible for any user to manage their data.

The above listed examples are a few in which the applications that are being delivered use Fluid UI. Based on your organization’s demands or custom application components there could be other uses of Fluid technology. This is the type of analysis that can help you see and understand the business benefits of Fluid and determine how it can benefit your organization.  

 

The Technical Side of building a strategic plan for Fluid UI

Now that you have a broad understanding of what your Fluid content will look like, you should put together a plan to deploy Fluid in your applications. This is the tactical part of the plan for implementing Fluid UI. This part of the plan breaks down into three parts:

  • Operational – Lifecycle management and application maintenance
  • Mobile – Distributing applications and accessing corporate data
  • End-User – Rolling out applications to novice users

 

Learn how to go about implementing your Fluid strategy by watching the video below:

 

 

For further references on understanding, implementing Fluid implementation refer to this page from PeopleSoft Information Portal