SAP NetWeaver Portal, Enterprise Workspaces Running @ SAP
In the last few months I had the privilege to take part in the SAP Corporate Portal’s MyPage project as a pilot user. The MyPage project is an internal implementation of SAP NetWeaver Portal, enterprise workspaces. The MyPage project intends to provide SAP employees a flexible and personalized view of their content and leverage all their existing corporate assets.
By using MyPage in the Corporate Portal I could manage my daily tasks by integrating frequently used content, useful links and tools in one integrated environment in a self-service approach.
As the project progressed, I’ve created additional pages, each dedicated to a different project area. In the first page (named “My Desktop”), which serves as a tool for my daily work, I maintain my own ToDo list, agenda topics for the weekly meetings, project masterplan and direct links to all project-related support tools.
I can easily maintain and monitor the project status on a daily basis by assembling content from the selected Corporate Portal pages with the SAP official project management tools, placing them as modules on the same page. I can add modules to the same page at any point of time by dragging and dropping them from the module gallery.
The most useful for my project management work was the ability to embed the Release Planner tool available in the Program Repository by using a simple Web URL module. Any change to the project milestones is immediately reflected on my page. I have an option to activate the Release Planner function views and dates range to get a customized view for my own needs.
To summarize, enterprise workspaces provide a flexible, intuitive environment to compose content, enabling enterprise end users to integrate and run structured content (such as reports or applications) and unstructured assets using a self-service approach.