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Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod

SAP Portal News Edition Q1 2015

Welcome to the first edition of this year’s SAP Portal news blog. We have lots of news for you in the following topic areas:

  • SAP Fiori / SAP Fiori Launchpad on Enterprise Portal
  • HANA Cloud Portal News
  • Enterprise Portal News
  • Partner News

SAP Fiori / SAP Fiori Launchpad on Enterprise Portal

SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition

The SAP Fiori, Demo Cloud Edition, is a unique opportunity for you to discover SAP Fiori experience. Explore the new experience, read this blog and watch this demo video:

How to Renovate your BI Portal with SAP Fiori Launchpad

For SAP NW 7.31 SPS15 (or higher) and SAP NW 7.4 SPS10 (or higher) SAP Portal provides a new visual design, based on SAP Fiori launchpad, which enables a modern, intuitive user experience for integrated reporting scenarios with multi-channel access to reports. This offer is available as part of the standard Portal delivery on premise, 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. Have also a look at this product demo:

How to Develop, Deploy, Configure and Consume SAP Fiori Apps

The availability of SAP Fiori launchpad running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform was announced in November 2014. This is a big milestone in aligning SAP’s user experience with the Fiori user experience, while focusing on fast, easy and secured implementation, delivered via Cloud deployment. How can you get SAP Fiori launchpad running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform? Read this blog and get the details.

SAP Fiori launchpad on Enterprise Portal: Update of SCN page

We updated the SCN page on SAP Fiori launchpad on Enterprise Portal. Among other updates we added a table showing a SAP Fiori launchpad feature comparison in SAP NetWeaver 7.4 releases (+ SAP NW 7.31 releases).

User Interface Add-On SPS11 for SAP NetWeaver

Check out the new and changed features of SAP Fiori launchpad in User Interface Add-On SPS11 for SAP NetWeaver.

All about SAP Fiori
You can read all about SAP Fiori in the new SCN community.

Cloud Portal News

Release Notes Overview

We have created a new SCN page for Cloud Portal release notes. You can bookmark the page to be updated on our release information.

Development Hands-On Tutorial

Read this development tutorial to learn how to develop business applications for SAP HANA Cloud Portal sites, leveraging on premise and cloud solutions.

Danone movie

Watch in this testimonial how our customer Danone is running SAP HANA Cloud Portal:

Trial version Update

SAP Fiori launchpad is now available for all HANA Cloud Platform trial users. The launchpad is available as a site in Cloud Portal, and provides a range of services, including navigation, application configuration, and embedded support.

Enterprise Portal

SAP Maintains its Leadership Position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

Gartner recently updated its Magic Quadrant report for Horizontal Portals. In the new report, SAP maintains its status in the Leader Quadrant with a strong rating on the ability to execute and an increase in its completeness of vision.

New SAP Portal Roadmap

Check out new edition of SAP Portal roadmap. The document covers the two product lines: SAP Enterprise Portal (deployed on premise or via managed cloud) and SAP HANA Cloud Portal (public cloud, Portal Platform as a Service)

Highlights of SAP Portal in SAP NetWeaver 7.4

This presentation provides an overview on “SAP Enterprise Portal 7.4” and the benefits, key capabilities, deployment options (on premise | managed cloud) and recent innovations such as the integration with SAP Fiori.

Updated Enterprise Portal Sizing Guide

An updated sizing guide is available including information on Enterprise Portal running on SAP HANA: Sizing Guide -> Sizing Guidelines -> Database and Technology -> SAP NetWeaver -> SAP Enterprise Portal (SMP user for login necessary).

How to Configure Federated Portal Network

A new blog describes the way to configure FPN connections, considering the different possible landscapes.

How To prevent PcdInconsistentUpdateException

This blog explains all about PcdInconsistentUpdateException and also helps Enterprise Portal developers, who are already familiar with the Portal Content Directory concept and APIs, how to prevent it.

Using the URL-iView in SAP Enterprise Portal

In this blog some of the abilities and limitations of the URL-iView are discussed, it is aimed at developers and users, who have a basic understanding and knowledge of Portal navigation.

Setting the iView Language in the Portal

In this blog, you find information how to set the iView (application) language in the Portal, and how the language (locale) is determined by the Portal mechanism.

Partner News

SAP Portal on Smartwatch

As part of an innovation project at our partner BTEXX they implemented a couple of Smartwatch prototypes based on SAP Portal backend data. It is planned to share the BTEXX experience in a “Portal on Smartwatch” blog series. Read the first part which is “Introduction and Portal Scenarios on Pebble Smartwatch“.


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Vera,

      Thanks for this informative blog. With the BI on Fiori Launchpad on EP, I would see my BOBJ reports (that I select to be shown on the EP) in addition to the Fiori analytical & transactional apps (enabled for the particular user) will be available ? This is my understanding and needed some confirmation. As this would enable a one stop shop for all my reporting needs and the user will not have to look into multiple systems for their reports. Looking forward to your response.

      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Zain!

      I will discuss this with our Product experts and get back to you.



      Author's profile photo Aviad Rivlin
      Aviad Rivlin

      Hi Zain,

      In this scenario you will see:

      - BOBJ reports consumed to the portal via the BOBJ PIK (Portal Integration Kit)

      - Transnational apps (see SAP note: 2103156; we are planning to support the consumption of additional transaction apps by Q3/2015)

      We do not support yet the consumption (to the portal) of Fiori analytical apps, but we are working to support this scenario as well.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Sounds good. Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Vera,

      thanks for this great & comprehensive summary! A lot of interesting stuff is in there!

      Best regards,