There are quite a few forum posts about custom development of ESS web dynpro applications or how to enhance existing services. It also seems to me that many developers are not familiar with the Floor Plan Manager architecture, its advantages and how it is used in SAP standard ESS applications. I would like to show the benefits of using FPM within your own custom applications but also the limitations that I encountered. Using a real world example I would like to build a custom application in this session from scratch. I got my time slot from the SDN team and it looks like I got about 45 minutes to do that and I think I might have to prepare some of my ‘cooking’ at home so that I can finish it during the session. Here is a little more detail about the ‘scope’: I want to create a custom ESS application with the following features – Follow SAP standard roadmap design/pattern – BizCard Overview screen – Detailed screen to update information – Review screen to check and save/delete information – Confirmation screen with navigation links – Multiple subtypes – BizCard shows different fields per subtype – Multiple countries with different fields – Dependable drop downs As an additional ‘bonus’ you can download right now the full presentation material and start working on it at home! The SDN team was able to make the presentation material available via the following link: https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/softwaredownload?download=/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sap.km.cm.docs/business_packages/a1-8-4/teched-2006-sdn-day/sdnday_ess_hr.zip Please note that you have to be logged in to SDN to use the link! I hope I could stir up some enthusiasm for my session – I am competing with other great sessions that are done at the same time slot – and will see many of you.