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Focused Insights New Features in SP4 (Part I)

Focused Insights SP4 has introduced a new tool: Focused Insights Launchpad.

This new application provides you with a starting page to access Focused Insights dashboards instances and models.

The Launchpad is based on a two views:

  • The first view displays a list of Launch tiles corresponding to the seven Focused Insights Dashboard Models:
    • Operations, OCC, Tactical, Service Level, Readiness, Strategic.
  • The second view provides a drilldown of dashboard Instances per models. In this view, Launch tiles are used to represent the individual dashboard instances.

Depending on user’s authorizations, only granted instances are accessible from the Launchpad.

In addition, based on the URL option: &admin=true the following links are added:

  • Dashboard configuration application for each model.
  • Setup wizard for Focused Insights.

This tool is mainly intended to be used by Dashboard Factory Administrators.

The Focused Insights application is accessible from the following URL:


User View

This view provides you with the list of number of instances configured per dashboard models.

By selecting a tile, you will navigate the Dashboard Instances views.

The name of the selected model is accessible from the navigation bar as well as a back button to navigate to the main view.

The main configuration parameters of each instance are displayed in each tile.

You can start the corresponding instance by clicking on the launch tiles.


Admin view

The Admin view offers additional menus or icons to access to the configuration applications or to the setup application.

Focused Insights ( is part of the Focused Solutions catalog. SAP Focused Solutions are turnkey solutions based on SAP Solution Manager – made for immediate consumption. They are ready-to-run, highly integrated, preconfigured, and automated. Focused Solutions deliver all you need and include additional features and dashboards, and all related training. They are available to all customers.

Focused Insights for SAP Solution Manager delivers content based on SAP Solution Manager to build and distribute powerful customer-specific dashboards in minutes using state-of-the-art user experience.

The content delivered with Focused Insights has been designed to deliver, in real time, the most relevant and valuable information to the right people. While it provides full transparency of information stored inside SAP Solution Manager, it also takes into account the best practices and experience gained during numerous custom projects, offering a set of prepackaged dashboards tailored to your needs.

SAP Focused Insights offers specialized dashboards for experts as well as management or non-technical users. Whether they address the CIO or an expert, dashboards remain consistent among each other since they rely on the same data sources mixed up and presented in different granularities or aggregation levels

Focused Insights comes with a rich content. It fully exploits the huge amount of data stored inside SAP Solution Manager. Metrics produced by the activation of a scenario, whether it is IT or business related, become immediately available to the prepackaged dashboards. Raw metrics can be grouped or combined to produce advanced metrics and high level KPIs.

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      Author's profile photo Alain Poelle Kapseu
      Alain Poelle Kapseu

      Hi Zavier,

      Thank you for this article. I just starting to use Focused Insight and we configured it in solman 7.1, but when i try  to access i do not have the Dashboard configuration application for each model in my launchpad . Please could you help me to fix it?