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SAP Screen Personas – Getting Started

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 SP09 (June 2019)

Key Links

Product page

SAP Screen Personas blogs

Ask questions about SAP Screen Personas

Slides from ASUG webcast “Going Mobile with SAP Screen Personas”

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 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP09 announcement (June 2019)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP08 announcement (Dec 2018)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP07 announcement (May 2018)

Mobile rendering available with Slipstream Engine (Dec 2017)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP6 announcement (Dec 2017)

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 SP5 announcement (May 2017)

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 Training Content

Introduction to SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Advanced Scenarios in SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Building Mobile Applications with SAP Screen Personas openSAP class

Productivity Power Play video series

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Training Classes

SAP Education E-Learning class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Development

SAP Education Virtual Live Classroom class on SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Development

SAP Screen Personas 3.0 Technical Documentation

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

ITS Sizing Guide

SAP Screen Personas Knowledge Base

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  • 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……

    • 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?

    • 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.




  • Hello,

    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?

  • Hi,


    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.




    • 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.



    • Hello,

      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:




  • 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.







  • Hello,


    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

    • 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.




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      • 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.



  • 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?



  • Hi,

    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?




    • 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.



  • 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.

  • 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.



    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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?


  • I like so much the Screen Personas capabilities it’s very helpful tool. Could you tell me if PPM (Project Portfolio Management) is in the scope of SCEEN PERSONAS, I would like so much these capabilities in PPM.


    Thank you