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Author's profile photo Markus Viol

Custom Dashboards with SAP Business ByDesign Release 1811

With the release 1811 of Business ByDesign the new html5 frontend client introduces a new feature for the Endusers to create his/her own dashboard pages.

To offer this feature for the Endusers, the Keyuser has to assign the workcenter “Insights” via the Application and User Management” workcenter.


After the “Insights” workcenter is added you will see it in the navigation structure (left side) and you will see the OWL “Manage Dashboards” inside the workcenter.


In this OWL the Enduser is able to create, change (the title and the description) and delete personal dashboards. If the Enduser creates a new dashboard page he/she will see it in his/her list of the OWL.


On the selected dashboard page in this list, the dashboard could be deleted, changed (title and description) and/or pinned. Pinning means that this dashboard page will be part of the navigation structure of the workcenter “Insights”.


If the dashboard is not pinned, the only way to navigate to it is the link on the “Manage Dashboards” OWL.

Once a dashboard is created via the OWL the Enduser could also define the content of it via pressing the pencil icon. This will trigger the navigation to the newly created dashboard (like the link) and open it personalization mode by default.


Once in personalization mode the Enduser can use the regular personalization to define the content of the page like, adding Mashups, KPIs, Quicklinks, Reports, Lists and defining the layout of the page, changing labels, etc…

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      Author's profile photo Cristina Gasparrini
      Cristina Gasparrini

      Hi Markus.

      thanks very much for the article, I really find it usefull!

      I have just one question left: after the creation of the Dashboard, it is possible to share it with other users?

      Just to give you a practical example:

      I have the Project Manager Officer creating a dashboard that he now wants to share with all the other PM and we need to find a way to make this work easy and efficient.

      Is it already visible if you have access to Insights Work Center? This could trigger access to other customized report not available to PMs normally, right?

      Could you please clarify the sharing options by using the Insights Work Center?

      Thanks in advance!



      Author's profile photo Markus Viol
      Markus Viol
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      Hi Christina,

      I am sorry for the late response!

      We've already discussed that sharing of a dashboard between two endusers would make sense, but from a priority point of view we haven't started developing it, yet.

      However with the release 1902 of Business ByDesign a keyuser will have the possibility to create a dashboard (corporate dashboard) and assigned it to a business role and only these colleagues will get this dashboard which have this business role assigned to their user.

      I guess your use case could also be fulfilled by this? Please check out

      Best regards,