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Author's profile photo Greg Malewski

Apps usage report for SAP Fiori launchpad (Monitoring SAP Fiori applications)

There is currently no way in SAP standard to report usage of SAP Fiori applications (see SAP notes below) meaning, users can’t run the report and have the list of most popular SAP Fiori applications. This is something many people have been looking for since the beginning of the SAP Fiori offering. So we (at Nype) have prepared the solution based on the SAP Fiori launchpad plugin and the catalog of all the apps in the scope, so you have a clear view of all started application details their link to SAP Fiori library id. The report runs in the central system (you can choose SAP Solution Manager for that) that collects data separately for each of your systems in your system landscape.

Here is how the report looks:

You can install the “Apps usage report for SAP Fiori launchpad” by downloading the transport from GitHub:

http://get.fioritracker.org/

and following those two install guides:

https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation/basis-steps

https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation/plugin

The report was priceless during the implementation when testing. It was also a huge help when deciding on the priority of adjusting the apps after the upgrade. As well as deciding on the business impact when users reported issues with specific apps. We also called it to detect scope creep – this is especially important when the number of custom and extended apps grew, and the project was not tracking who is responsible for maintaining new apps.

SAP notes on usage reports in SAP standard:

  • 2586237 – Metrics about SAP Fiori Launchpad
  • 2444406 – Google Analytics Integration with SAP Fiori
  • 2506498 – Monitoring SAP Fiori Application Usage
  • 2469965 – Tracking usage of mobile applications with SAP Fiori

The report is free and will stay free. We develop and share it for exposure only.

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      Author's profile photo Pradeep Nellore
      Pradeep Nellore

      Is this solution only for S4HANA systems? can i install it on a standalone Gateway system?

      Author's profile photo Grzegorz Malewski
      Grzegorz Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      Yes, you can install it on a standalone Gateway system and it will work.

      It works on any SAP Gateway.

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      Greg

       

       

      Author's profile photo Middleware PI SDT
      Middleware PI SDT

      Hi,

      The following inks are not working !!!

       

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation-guide/basis-steps

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation-guide/plugin

       

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Grzegorz Malewski
      Grzegorz Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      Links were updated when we reorganized help to make it more clear. Sorry about that.

      They are now updated in the post as well.

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation/basis-steps

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS06/#/installation/plugin

      br Greg

       

      Author's profile photo Middleware PI SDT
      Middleware PI SDT

      Hello,

       

      Can you please help to fix the links..

      Author's profile photo Grzegorz Malewski
      Grzegorz Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      The links are fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Author's profile photo Hakeem Khan
      Hakeem Khan

      Is this only for S4 or will it work on ECC 6.0 EHP 7 also>>>

      Author's profile photo Grzegorz Malewski
      Grzegorz Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      The minimal requirement is the presence of SAP Gateway.

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS08/#/installation/minimal

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      Greg

      Author's profile photo Ralph Abraham
      Ralph Abraham

      Can this be used with S/4HANA Public Cloud?

      Author's profile photo Grzegorz Malewski
      Grzegorz Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi, Not yet. We are preparing for SAP Cloud version and are open to anyone who would like to help to test it on its installation. br Greg

      Author's profile photo Les Williamson
      Les Williamson

      we use function module SWNC_COLLECTOR_GET_AGGREGATES on our S4 system, this has an output table called FE, which seems to have all the info we need.

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for the comment. The main challenge we wanted to tackle was apps identification. How are the apps identified in your case? Would you mind sharing your sample report?

      Author's profile photo Les Williamson
      Les Williamson

      we use data services to do a daily extract of the FM results into our data warehouse then created a Lumira dashboard to look at user counts. some of the app names are fairly straight forward, but some required some testing to determine what app they were.Lumira%20Dashboard

      Lumira Dashboard

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks. Our report users usually cover 1000 or more SAP Fiori launchpad enabled apps of different types. The set includes custom and SAP Fiori standard exented apps. This is why we did not consider investigating and extracting relevant records from standard transaction ST03 records manually. Also, we wanted to record the apps that are launched but not recorded as part of the scope (In Fiori Tracker called ”To-be”).

      Anyway, if this approach would work at scale, it would be great to use a standard source. How many app-specific rules do you need to keep? What is the most complex and simplest rule you use?

      Author's profile photo Joel John
      Joel John

      Greg Malewski  The website for Fiori Tracker now mentions that this is a commercial product and not free anymore.

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Joel, Yes, that is correct. The release 1909 described in this blog still is and will remain free, but the one we just released (2020) is paid. br Greg

      Author's profile photo Joel John
      Joel John

      Can you please let me know how to get the source code for this plug-in? The source zip file contains only a readme file.

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      You will find the plugin transports in the file named 1909SPS08.zip shared at https://github.com/fioritracker/installation/releases/tag/1909SPS08

      Please drop me an email at gm@nypesap.com I will connect you with the Fiori Tracker team on Slack to assist with all installation questions you might have.

      Author's profile photo Sreedhar Sambatur
      Sreedhar Sambatur

      Will release 1909 work for S/41709 FPS01?  Thanks for all the information.  It is very helpful!

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Yes, the minimal requirement is the presence of SAP Gateway.

      https://help.fioritracker.org/1909SPS08/#/installation/minimal

      Author's profile photo Vatan Choudhary
      Vatan Choudhary

      Have downloaded fioritracker.github.io, could someone please explain how we can transport that to Fiori Gateway system as i see multiple folder and .md files inside.

      How we have to perform transports with these files in Fiori Gateway system (NW 7.52) ?folder%20content

      folder content

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Vatan,

       

      To get the transports for the latest Fiori Tracker release please use the following link:

       

      https://github.com/fioritracker/installation/releases/download/2020SPS03/FTCore-2020SPS03.zip

       

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      Greg

       

      Author's profile photo Bradly Ali
      Bradly Ali

      Hi Greg,

       

      Need your advice if this app able to track usage untill the user level?

       

      Brgds

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

       

      Yes, you get the list from the application point of view, and you can extract the report that shows all apps for the user.

       

      Regards

      Greg

       

      Author's profile photo Bradly Ali
      Bradly Ali

      Thanks Gred for  your respond, another things is there any where we can view in the log if the user view the apps using their mobile phone ?

      Author's profile photo Greg Malewski
      Greg Malewski
      Blog Post Author

      As long as the app is started from SAP Fiori launchpad the Fiori Apps' Usage report will capture it.