Introducing SAP Fiori, including the SAP Fiori launchpad as the entry point for end users, there are several deployment options available. Which deployment options fits best, depends on several aspects, like the usage scenarios, the system landscape setup and the general strategic direction regarding a cloud or on-premise environment.
The document SAP Fiori Deployment Options and System Landscape Recommendations (updated version February 2019) describes the main SAP Fiori scenarios, the recommended system landscape setup, and the SAP Front-end server deployment options. It also includes insights into the SAP Front-end server hub and embedded deployment and what aspects to consider. An FAQ section provides answers to common questions regarding the SAP Fiori deployment options and finally you will get an idea on the strategic direction regarding the central entry point of the future.
Please notice that with SAP S/4HANA, the general recommendation is an embedded SAP Front-end server deployment. This means that every SAP S/4HANA system has its own SAP Fiori launchpad. Dependent on the existing system landscape and usage scenario a dedicated hub deployment in some cases might be preferable. For more details please refer to the above mentioned document.
To offer a single entry point to multiple SAP S/4HANA systems and to central services, as the My Inbox app, you still can define one ‘leading’ SAP Fiori launchpad on a dedicated SAP Fiori Front-end server. From there you can access other system-local launchpads or apps within a new browser tab/window. This setup simplifies lifecycle and version compatibility aspects and allows a clear separation of FLP content responsibility between business areas.
In future a central entry point on SAP Cloud Platform is planned to act as UX integrator for all SAP and non-SAP products (on-premise and cloud).
Please check out the document for details and SAP Fiori scenarios: SAP Fiori Deployment Options and System Landscape Recommendations
For further information, see also:
- Wiki page: SAP Fiori Front-end Server
- SAP Fiori launchpad – Deployment options and recommendations: Usage scenarios and detailed comparison of SAP Fiori launchpad on SAP NetWeaver ABAP, SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP Cloud Portal
- SAP Portal Deployment Options: Usage scenarios for SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP Cloud Platform Portal