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How to Renovate Your BI Portal Experience with SAP Fiori Launchpad on Portal

This blog is for customers using SAP Enterprise Portal for a BI Portal scenario.



Today SAP provides a new visual design for the portal, based on the SAP Fiori launchpad (FLP), which enables a modern, multi-channel, role-based user experience.


For end users, the launchpad offers:

  •   A central, personalizable, access point for launching the established reporting tools as well as new innovative analytics solutions
  • A modern, intuitive user experience for integrated reporting scenarios with multi-channel access to reports


For portal administrators Fiori Launchpad offers:

  • Gradual renovation of reporting technologies, leveraging the investment in existing BW / portal configurations
  • More information for business users with better UI/UX
  • Multi-channel control.


This offer is available as part of the standard Portal delivery on Premise (see pre-requisite below), as well as in SAP managed cloud (HANA Enterprise Cloud), for customers aiming to simplifying the handling of BIG DATA with intuitive analytic dashboards and BW scenarios.


Your standard portal experience with L-shape:


Might look like this:


Or like this on mobile devices:




Each tile provides access to a single report or a dashboard, whereas the tile grouping together with search capabilities replaces the navigation hierarchy.
The displayed FLP content may differ from device to device, and this brings another FLP advantage: the ability  to maintain one central BI portal content and adjust it to a specific mobile device.


This is especially useful for BI technologies with limited mobile capabilities: for example BEx reports do not run on mobile devices . Such reports can be easily displayed on desktop and filtered out for mobile devices on the configuration level. In addition, the BI admin can choose to show mobile enabled Design Studio reports that will be available only via mobile devices.



  • NW 7.31 SP15 or higher*); NW 7.4 SP10 or higher*) is used
  • SAP Fiori Launchpad on Portal (details) is enabled


*) The Fiori Launchpad  on EP functionality with reduced scope is available from NW 7.31 SP12 and NW 7.4 SP7.
Step-by-step transition:


The steps required to transform your standard portal into a modern user experience for different BI technologies are described here. A short movie shows you an overview of the process and its results.


To learn more about  FLP:


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      Will this FLP on portal also show my Fiori analytical apps in addition to the BI reports or will that need to be a separate configuration ?

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      Fiori analytical apps will require different from BI configuration.