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Author's profile photo Emanuel Affatati

Analytical apps – How To create and transport KPIs, Evaluations and Tiles

Hi S/4Hana community,

This time I am going to talk about KPIs, evaluation and tiles.

It’s been very hard to me to find some good information about how to create Tiles for the existing analytical apps that shows a different currency, time frame, etc than the one that comes by deafult with a vanilla activation.

Because of this, below you will find a very illustrative explanation.

The process is composed of five steps:

1) Create a Catalog

2) Create a Z KPI copy of one of the standard

3) Create the evaluations you want

4) Create a tile for the evaluation

5) How to transport everything to another system (new feature!)

About point 1, I am not going to write much. You can find several post about how to create a Catalog. You are going to use this catalog in step 4.

2) For creating a copy of an standard KPI, you have to do the following:

Note: Package, Workbench and Customizing Request resides in the Backend Server.

3) Create the evaluations you want

4) Create a tile for the evaluation

Note: The tile is going to be created in the transport request that you have assigned in the launchpad designer.

The final result is the next (original app in EUR at the left, new tile in USD at the right):

5) How to Transport averything:

This is it.

Hope it’s useful for you.

Best Regards,


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Emanuel,

      I don't see the 'Transport' button, as of which version is this available?


      Even when I try to create a KPI, a popup appears, but I'm not able to select any transport request. (there are 2 none released requests: 1 custom and 1 workbench) When I choose 'Local', I can't find the objects in se80 either...

      Kind Regards,


      Author's profile photo Emanuel Affatati
      Emanuel Affatati
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jeroen,

      “I don’t see the ‘Transport’ button”, as of which version is this available?

      Transport button appears once you pressed the select KPI button. Check step 5 of this blog.

      KPIs are transportable using this method since S/4Hana 1511. Before KPIs worked using Hana XS and it was a completely different the way to transport KPI modifications (

       Even when I try to create a KPI, a popup appears …

      Please check step 2 of this blog. In that step it’s shown how to select Customizing/Workbench requests and the Workbench package.


      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Erin Mogg
      Erin Mogg

      Hi Jeroen - It looks like the "Transport" option being available once you select the "multi-select" icon is available in 1511 and is not an option in 1610 as per the following SAP note:

      But, I'm also having issues getting the evaluations to transport properly even after selecting a Workbench and Customizing transport upon Copy. The workbench transport has objects saved to it, but the customizing transport is blank. Upon releasing the transports in the backend system selected upon copy of the KPI and also releasing the transport with the fiori tile catalog in the frontend, I'm able to see the tiles, but the evaluation was not transported.

      Were you able to get any resolution on this?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Erin,

      you have to create a workbench & customizing request on front end and back end and in the same client (the client to which the front end is linked to)! Be sure that customizing is allowed in the back end & front end client.


      Kind Regards,


      Author's profile photo Mark Pe
      Mark Pe

      Additional Troubleshooting tied to this blog added or released by SAP support here:

      2695439 - Troubleshooting: Fiori transport issues - Cannot load tiles Actual Cash Flow or Liquidity Forecast  (Troubleshooting the transport by giving an example end to end) .

      Best Regards,

      SAP Support