Most of us, who have been working on Fiori Wave 1, have been using the Fiori Launch Page to access various apps. With the launch of Fiori wave 2 and all the new apps, SAP has also come up with “Fiori Launchpad”. It’s the new entry point to all your Fiori apps.
If you have started configuring the wave 2 apps, it’s time for you to get yourself acquainted with the Launchpad. While the wave 2 apps are accessible by Launchpad, the wave 1 apps can also be added to the Launchpad.So if you are wondering why your wave 2 apps are not visible on the launch page , in-spite of all the configuration and roles being in place, here is the answer. 🙂
The question is what was the need for Fiori Launchpad? Well, Fiori has been evolving since the day it was launched. We have recently got the set of new apps with Wave 2. One of the main ideas behind Fiori is to provide a simple and user friendly User interface. While Wave 1 made the apps look appealing to the user, Wave 2 brings the UI a step forward.
To access launchpad use following link. :
The Launchpad still has the original tiles feature in it. What it enhances is the level of Personalization.
It allows you to create catalogs and groups for your homepage
Groups: Are predefined application categorized together. We can enter different tiles to a group from a catalog. These groups can be assigned to PFCG roles, these roles are in turn assigned to users.
Catalog: It defines the set of all tiles that users can use to personalize the home page.
The apps need to be configured and we need to add valid roles and registered correctly in transaction LPD_CUST entries on the gateway system.
Launchpad Designer can be used to configure your catalogs and groups from the front end. And can be launched in a number of browsers.
Advantages of using Launchpad:
Here are a few advantages of using the Fiori Launchpad. As we explore more we can add to the list.
- Search feature.
- Single sign on.
- Information at single place.
- Real time information
- Enables forecasting
- Personalized interface
- More interactive
Following 2 videos would help you to get an understanding of what Launchpad has in store for you. As it goes beyond Fiori, an introduction to SAP smart Business cockpits.
All the required documentation is available at:
Steps to add wave 1 apps: