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Touch-Enablement of the Classical UIs

Finally, the Classical UIs SAP GUI for HTML (Web GUI) and Web Dynpro for ABAP (WDA) /Floorplan Manager (FPM) are touch-enabled to respond to the extended use of touch devices worldwide and the growing need for mobile availability. It’s also a response to the SAP Strategy Many technologies one dashboard (SAP Fiori launchpad). Before, the SAP Fiori launchpad tiles of the Classical UIs could not be enabled – now they can.  And even better, also custom developments support touch screens now.


  • Preservation of existing functionality
  • Integration of universal touch gestures, such as tap, long tap to open a context menu, swipe and pinch.
  • Optimization of controls, for example splitter, context menu, calendar control


These technologies are available with

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905
  • SAP S/4HANA (on-premise) 1909
  • Quartz and Belize Theme

Supported Devices and Browsers

  • iPad, Safari
  • Android, Chrome
  • Hybrid Device, Chrome

See also SAP Note 2700517 or the Product Availability Matrix.

Further links


To get an overview of how to work touch-enabled in SAP GUI for HTML, see this blog.

  • WDA offers several options to adapt applications to smaller screens on touch devices. Some examples are shown in this blog.
  • FPM offers additionally a context-based adaptation tool (CBA) to adapt an existing application for better usability on touch devices without code change. For more information, see this blog.


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