Paint away your SAP Systems!
Here is something fun. Having heard from many that the SAP Editor’s UI is so bland & monotonous, I came across something that would give it a bit more oomph & make your SAP experience interesting. 😏
Usually it happens that you are either working on many landscapes at the same time or while fixing a production issue, you need to have several of your logons open. In this case, it becomes difficult for us to differentiate between them. 😕 What most of us do, is look at the bottom right corner to see which system the window belongs.
However, we also like to see the transaction which is open in that particular window. The solution I came across for this is to change the color for each system in order to differentiate between systems as well as give us an idea of how careful we need to be with that particular system. 😎 I’ll tell you how we achieve this in a while.
To change the color of each system, we need to change the active theme for our SAP GUI. ℹ This is done by clicking on the Customize Local Layout button in the top right corner of your SAP window and select Options.
In Theme Preview/Settings, change the Theme to ‘Enjoy theme’. 😳
You will then notice the addition of 2 more options under ‘Visual Design’ drop-down. Choose the Colors in System option and Color away your systems!
We need to Login again for the changes to take effect. Also, the color of each system will need to be changed in each of the individual systems.
We can give Blue to all the sandbox systems, Green color to all the development systems, Orange to all the Quality systems and RED (Pink) to all the Production systems. What this can achieve is it can be regarded as a way to indicate our freedom in that particular system. Blue – You can do anything you want, Sky is the limit. Green – do your development as expected (green signal ➕ ). Orange – Testing time! Slowdown (usually a stop) on the coding front. Red – Oh oh! ❗ Need to be careful while making code (by transporting) or data changes. 🙂
These are just my implications of various colors. You are free to choose yours!
I wish you a colorful and cognizant SAP experience! 😛