SAP Unveils GUI Machine
Development tool geared toward business analysts rather than developers.Composition, not coding: thats the message behind SAPs newest development tool, code-named GUI Machine. Introduced at this years Tech Ed developers conference in Las Vegas, the Graphical User Interface Machine, scheduled for release in the next couple of months, is a development tool geared toward business analysts rather than developers. Using GUI Machine, business users have the ability to develop so-called iViewsportal windows into SAP applications that describe a specific process, like sales orders outstandingusing a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface.
Essentially, GUI Machine provides a tool that is preloaded with SAPs BAPIs, or Business APIs, which enables users to pull information from backend systems. With a GUI interface on the front end, users can drag and drop components into the iView framework.