SAP Screen Personas allows you to improve user productivity by personalizing your SAP Dynpro transactions and Web Dynpro applications in ECC, Business Suite on HANA, and SAP S/4HANA. You can simplify screens by removing fields you don’t use, converting free text entry to pull-down menus, and automating recurring keystrokes.

By providing the right information to the right users in the right context, they can get more done in less time with greater accuracy. With more intuitive SAP screens, organizations can enhance user satisfaction, minimize training time, and spend less money on screen modifications. SAP Screen Personas is one of several ways to improve SAP usability and the overall user experience.

Latest released version:

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP4

Table of contents:

Key LinksPopular Posts

Customer Videos

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

Product page

SAP Screen Personas blogs

Ask questions about SAP Screen Personas

Overview Presentation (from SAPPHIRE NOW 2016)

SAP Screen Personas getting started checklist

In addition to our standard support process, we also have other channels in which we make information available to SAP Screen Personas customers:

SAP Screen Personas and Fiori UX 2017

Migration program from SAP Screen Personas 2.0 to 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP4 announcement

SAP Screen Personas Flavor (and Themes and Templates) Gallery

How SAP Screen Personas and SAP Fiori fit together

Comparing SAP Screen Personas and Fiori 2016

SAP Screen Personas and S/4HANA

SAP Screen Personas for Web Dynpro ABAP

How to validate your installation

How to configure the system

Upgrading ERP – impact on Personas by Steve Rumsby

Run Simple with SAP Screen Personas

SAP Screen Personas return on investment

SAP Screen Personas in action at University of Warwick by Steve Rumsby

TechEd 2016

Highlights of TechEd 2016 (includes links to presentations from sessions)


Summary of SAP Screen Personas at SAPPHIRE 2016

TechEd 2015

SAP Screen Personas highlights from TechEd Las Vegas 2015


Summary of SAP Screen Personas at SAPPHIRE NOW 2015


SAP Screen Personas now included with underlying SAP licenses

How customer feedback shaped the future of SAP Screen Personas– SAPPHIRE NOW session summary

SAP Screen Personas SAPPHIRE NOW highlights and more myths busted

SAP Screen Personas at SapphireNOW by Steve Rumsby

Customer Videos

Fairfax Media on SAP Screen Personas

Freescale session from SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 on their SAP Screen Personas implementation

Vocera on how SAP Screen Personas helps them Run Simple.

Unilever on how new screens improve user satisfaction with SAP.

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP4 announcement (Nov 2016)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP3 announcement (May 2016)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP2 announcement (November 2015)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 general availability announcement (June 2015)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Product ramp-up announcement (August 2014)

Link to SAP Screen Personas 3.0 parent note

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Demo Videos

Getting started demo

How to build your first screen (SMEN)

How to add external content

How to merge tabs

Getting started with themes

Productivity Power Play video series

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Training Content

New in SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP4

Introduction to the SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Editor

Integrating SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Flavors into the Fiori Launchpad

Migrating from SAP Screen Personas 2.0 to 3.0

Scripting in SAP Screen Personas 3.0

Handling tables in SAP Screen Personas 3.0

Using themes to change appearance of all screens

Using Web RFCs (this is an advanced topic – requires ABAP programming)

Complete SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Knowledge Base

Fiori Style Guide for SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Training Classes

SAP Education 3-day class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Development

OpenSAP Class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Technical Documentation

Complete online help guide (also linked from product help icon)

ITS Sizing Guide

SAP Screen Personas 2.0 to Personas 3.0 Flavor Migration Demo

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Administration Guide

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 User Guide

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Style Guide (create Fiori designs)

Personas 3.0 Performance Optimization Guide

Personas 3.0 General Information

Personas 3.0 Design Handbook

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  1. Steffen Weber

    Thanks for that really huge and valuable collection on SAP Screen Personas, really helpful to onboard colleagues to Personas!

  2. Helen Umberger

    So if I am security, and each area has personas screens….. and someone ask me to setup a new person with  the following buttons… do I figure out which transactions they are talking about, if everyone can have a customized screen?


    This feels like web presenting pages, which makes Security’s job harder, since the traditional security tools and tracing…. don’t work with web presenting pages, probably are not going to work with these new features either……

    1. Steve Rumsby

      In the backend system, the standard ABAP transactions are still being executed, and standard security still applies. Personas is just giving them a new skin.


      You can, if allowed, switch from the personas view to the standard view, making it easy see which transaction is behind the personas screen.


      Does that help?

    2. Peter Spielvogel Post author

      Hi Helen,


      Let me build on Steve’s comment.


      First, the paradigm of SAP Screen Personas is that each “flavor” is based on an underlying SAP transaction screen. So, the SAP Screen Personas flavors inherit the security settings from the back end for each transaction. If I cannot view transaction SU01 in my SAP GUI, I will not be able to view this transaction through SAP Screen Personas either, even if someone adds a launch button to go there. I will just see a “not authorized” message, just as if I had typed /nSU01 into the OK code field.


      In addition, you can control which users see which flavors. This provides a more granular way to roll out SAP functionality, especially if you tailor the information on each screen to the specific needs of that role.


      Hope this helps.




  3. Manuel Tejada


    I’m implementing SAP Screen Personas 2.0, personally i think it’s a good tool. I think that SAP have to add others components(like a grid) and more properties for actual components.



    Currently I have a bit problem , i need redirec back button(F3) or disable back button back(F3). this is possible?

  4. Archana Prasad



    What are the Roles a user must have to access create, add , edit flavors in Personas.

    I have and R/3 where personas is installed. but I am not aware of the roles my user must have to perform screen personalization.




    1. Steve Rumsby

      The roles are described in the configuration guide. As a Personas developer you’ll most likely need the “ADMIN_ROLE” role. Note that Personas roles are set in the Personas admin transaction (/PERSOS/ADMIN_UI), and are not standard SAP roles set in PFCG.



    2. Manuel Tejada


      do you read the guide about configuration? I recommed that you download the guide, this guide indicate what roles need create, where create, what notes apply and more.

      Docs used:




  5. Rohit Mansukh Gugale

    Hi ,

    I have integrated SAP personas in CRM WEBIC via URL based transaction launcher.


    However when the SAP personas transaction is opened on WEBIC, and when i type /O in command button, it opens a new pop-up window.


    Is there any way to restrict it.







  6. Adrian Scheffer



    We are just installing the right Version of SAP Netweaver 7.42 (SP08) and wish to install SAP Screen Personas 3.0.



    My question: Will Sap Screen Personas work in the ight way, if we use an ERP System ECC 6.0 EHP5 as Application for SAP Screen Personas 3.0  to communicate with?
    I found the SAP note 1914952, which refers to an other SAP note with title “EHP7 for ECC 6.0 SP Stacks” but it is not clear for me whether EHP7 is needed for communication with SAP Screen Personas 3.0 or not.


    Thanks in advance and best regards


    Adrian Scheffer

    1. Tobias Queck

      Hi Adrian,


      SAP Screen Personas 3.0 requires a 740 basis, it is independent of the used applications. However, please have a look at (EHP6 for SAP ERP 6.0 SP stacks – Release & Information Note), it lists all supported Netweaver Basis versions. NW 7.40 is not in the list, so it is not supported. So, neither Ehp5 nor  Ehp6 are supported on basis 740, the lowest EhP that is supported on 740 is EhP7.


      As result, at the moment, you can only personalize ERP screens in EHP7.




      1. gautam p

        Any idea what is the tentative date to make SAP Personas available to the SAP Customers? When will the ramp up stage end?


        Thank you.

          1. gautam p

            Thanks Peter. I checked this link. I didnt come across any dates for Personas 3.0. It is mentioned that “The release date is planned for after our ramp-up customers go live, to demonstrate that the product is sufficiently robust for general availability.”

            My mistake that I didnt mention I was keen to know more about SAP Personas 3.0 release date to the general SAP Customers. Can you please let me know a tentative time line? when is the release of Personas 3.0 planned?


            1. gautam p

              If we go with SAP Personas 2.0 now, is there an upgrade strategy needed for us to move from Personas 2.0 to 3.0. Any details on the upgrade in that case?


              Thank you.

              1. Peter Spielvogel Post author

                The upgrade from version 2 to version 3 is very simple. The migration is built into version 3. You just select the flavors you want to migrate from the Admin UI, click, and it’s done. Usually, this is all that is required if the flavors you build use the standard functionality and nothing to bypass what is built into the product.




            2. Peter Spielvogel Post author

              Hi Gautam,


              There is no date as we cannot predict when our ramp-up customers will go live on SAP Screen Personas 3.0. My best estimate is that it would be by the mid-point of the year.




      1. gautam p

        Hi Peter,


        Looking forward to more on the coverage on Screen Personas and HANA and how they are linked. Will we have to have HANA to go with the personas later with S/4 HANA?

        We dont intend to go the HANA path atleast for another 2 yrs. That said, knowing the dependencies will help as we want to use Fiori and Personas as much as we can until decision on HANA is made.



  7. Kapil Changrani

    While going thru self paced course on openSAP SAP Screen Personas.

    WEEK 2, UNIT 1: It talks about a transaction /n/personas/admin, however when I try to use this in my system, it says, transaction does not exist. Where should I look for resolution?



      1. Adrian Scheffer

        Hello Tamas,


        We have installed  SAP Screen Personas  30 in our Company but one of our customers has installed SAP Screen Personas 20 SP03,


        I don’t know , to which topic or question you ask for.


        Best regards


        Adrian Scheffer

  8. Guy Perets


    we’ve upgraded from Personas 2 to 3 – works great on the main system but we can’t get the Target systems to work with Personas 3. Where can I find infom regarding the settings needed on the target system for personas 3?




    1. Steve Rumsby

      I’m sure others will have the same question – can you ask this as a separate “discussion” in this space, to make it easier for others to find the answer?





    Hi Steve.  Thanks for your response.


    Actually,I’m not BASIS and haven’t access to my own system so I’m afraid I can’t follow that procedure.   So, I’m looking for a cloud based environment.  Something similar to Cloud based Hana Trial or a ready to use CAL or somenthing like that.

    Is that possible?

    Thanks in advance for your response.



    1. Tamas Hoznek

      Supposedly, Personas is installed in the S/4 HANA on-premise edition trial:


      Perhaps you can give that a shot and see if it works for you.


      Other than that, there was already talk to eventually set up a SAP CAL / AWS-based IDES environment (similar to the openSAP course) with Personas 3.0 and 2.0 both installed and configured, but at the current time there is no decision made whether this will be offered or not.

      I wonder how much demand would be there for such a solution…

      1. Steve Rumsby

        Oh now that’s interesting. I’ve had a few people ask this same question – can we verify that Personas is indeed installed in that system? It would be nice to have an answer that isn’t “No” 🙂



  10. Bill Stouffer

    is there a guide available to assist with setting up SSO(Single Sign On) for Personas?

    Ideally it would use SNC to authenticate against active directory in a similar fashion as our sap gui does or piggy back off the already authenticated session by clicking on a url in the sapgui menu.

  11. Vinay Kumar Thumu

    Hi Peter,


    I assigned only consumer role ‘/PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE’ to some user ‘ABC’ but when i login with same user ‘ABC” i am getting access to create flavour/themes. It was supposed to only Display/Apply flavours .

    And also if i remove SAP_ALL profile from user master record, not able to see Personas icon in top of browser.

    Please suggest me.



    1. Tamas Hoznek

      If your user has SAP_ALL authorization, then it will have access to all Personas features, including creating flavors and themes.


      If you assigned /PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE to the user but the same user has no Personas access at all after removing SAP_ALL, this means that the role /PERSONAS/CONSUMER_ROLE is missing a generated authorization profile. This step was missed when the Personas add-on was installed. It can be taken care of in transaction PFCG.

  12. Vinay Kumar Thumu

    I want flavor should apply in SAP GUI for HTML only not in SAP GUI for Windows, how can we control it?


    I created flavor for tcode and defaulted it, so when i run that tcode in SAP GUI personas flavor applying default.


    Please suggest me.

  13. Salil Vaidya

    Hello Peter,

    Currently, we are on Personas 3 SP3. Kernel 722 Patch 101. We are on ECC 6 EHP 5.

    We are planning to go to Suite on Hana in Q1 and then sometimes by end of next year, we plan to go on S/4 Hana. Now, we have option to either go on EHP7 or EHP8.

    How would Personas 3 work on EHP7 Vs EHP8? Is there a document to explain this? I would appreciate if you could provide some insight into this.


  14. Denis Evitanto

    Dear All,

    We applied personas screen (VA01) using the personas gallery template. Can anyone advice how to minimize the layout, because the standard layout over our screen . Do we need to readjust it again manual one by one object ? Currently, we need to scroll down and drag to right side , in order to get full screen. Kindly refer to screen shot attached

    Thank you and looking forward.

  15. Saurabh Tiwari

    Hello ,

    We are using SAP PPM on enterprise portal environment and it is a webdynpro application. Is Screen personas applicable to us also?
    We have already started to work in this direction could you please provide your inputs?



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