Pros and cons of GuiXt

Third Party products such as GuiXT, BMC Patrol, Vertex, Ixos etc...

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by Prashant1977 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:51 am

Hi Nicolas

We too are trying to implement GUIXT for our installation. Are you going to be using this in ECC ? If it is worthwhile to you we can compare notes. For example about

-who is your implementation partner/ in house
-discoveries so far

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by BSCLUX » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:34 am


If you are not going to use the more complex features of GuiXT, but only use it to hide fields, it is perhaps an option to use transaction variants.

The benefits of this are that you do not need an additional tool and that the transaction variants will be independent of the computer you use to access SAP.

Simple field hiding and use of deault values is extremely simple in transaction variants.

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by PJA » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:21 pm

Never used it... Aleyas managed developments through ABAP or HTML, etc.

Someone told me that you need a licence for each GUIXT user...

You also need GUIXT expert.

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by mb065 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:12 pm

i've used guixt in a previous implementation only to change the look of the screen, no complex functions.

if you just want to make the screen more user friendly, i think it's a good option.

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by PJA » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:07 am

Also posted here

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by MikeN » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:04 pm

I would strongly advise against using GuiXt :!: From a implementation / client perspective.

From a production support business perspective, it makes for great business.

As someone pointed out, there are much more straightforward tools / methods available from SAP itself which allow the average SAP functional technical developer can handle.

Here at this Aerospace & Defense client. They used GuiXT to customize the Equipment screen. It looks pretty good everything is on one screen... but we had to spend a lot of time and money (including direct consulting help from the vendor) to get it working. You have to test the GuiXT screen from every possible angle imagined... i.e. access IE03 from go to the Equipment long text and return back to the screen...etc..... You need a GuiXT script for every scenario.

I have not seen /heard about the license bill. But just the cost to implement was enough to make anyone throw up. Sorry to be so harsh, but it did not pay off in this instance. I've already vowed to never let a client use it again.

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by PJA » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:19 am

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by 4est » Tue May 05, 2009 4:24 pm

Wow...that one guy posted a strong recommendation against GuiXT...too it can do great things.

He had a point though (if wear a hat and comb his hair it won't show as much)...if you attempt to do too much with GuiXT it can be alotta work...and clearly they (in my opinion too) they were pushing the solutions where they shouldn't have gone...and it all depends on your expertise.

Here's some pointers:
#1 Try and keep it as simple as possible...use GuiXT to augment and enhance, not replace...write your own Dialog screens if it's going to be that complex.
#2 Knit together processes using RFCs, which GuiXT can call, rather than use GuiXT screen combinantion scripts (I too find the GuiXT screen combining a bit too much to contend with)...
#3 Yes, if use certain GuiXT capabilities (like the InputScript capability), you have a per-seat license, in set's of 100 seats, and they are dirt cheap, considering the ROI you'll get.
#4 Yes, do hire in Synactive to get you up and running with a few days...2 or 3 days should do the trick (we had em in for 1 day, and got a basic script configured & deployed through dev, test, production...then told em they could go home)

Here's some YouTube demo's of what I've done with the Customer Interaction Center here at Sac County:
CIC with Google Maps:

Complete technical details, scipts, RFC's, JavaScript etc is available on the ASUG:
Discussions -> Utilities Industry -> Customer Care and Services (CCS) -> Utilities Industry Forum ->
Part II - GIS to CIC screen integration using GuiXT…
….go to the last posting thread and there's a Power Point attachment...

There's just a lot you can do with GuiXT that you can't do with any other tool set...and yes, it works just fine in ECC6 (just upgraded recently).

Hope this helps set some perspective :)

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by Documation » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:15 am

I am a GuiXT developer, and I can assure you, the benifits of GuiXT are numerous. Great success on your prject endeavours.
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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by kele62 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:13 pm


I would not start utilizing GuiXT if "only" for changing the order/notification view. Are you sure business cannot accept if you config the view profiles to a minimum on one order tab? Data illiterates and newbies will complain and think it's hard at first sight whatever you do. Believe me, I know, but anyone can learn after some practising.


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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by SpursFan » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:14 pm

I think you are much better off with a good ABAPer. - Converts work orders to reusable tasklists - Effective SAP PM planning and scheduling - Quickly find and add materials to work orders

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Re: Pros and cons of GuiXt

Post by thx4allthefish » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:02 am

according to this:


it is decided that all GuiXT threads go to the 3rd Party Forum, the description of which will be modified accordingly.

i am moving this there.
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