In the blog post Get to Know the New Spaces Concept for SAP Fiori Launchpad we have introduced the new spaces concept for SAP Fiori launchpad. Now it’s about getting to know the tools behind used by administrators.
New App for Managing Pages
For maintaining a page that can be displayed in the user’s launchpad, there is a new app called Manage Launchpad Pages. This app completely follows the principle what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG). It allows you to structure the layout of a page via drag and drop.
You can choose tiles from a set of catalogs in the context of the business role(s) that this page has been created for.
One thing, which clearly stands out, and where we listened closely to our customers: now you have the possibility to really define the layout of the page. This means that you can arrange the tiles within and across sections and you can move whole sections around in the order that you would like to provide to your users. On top of that, the app offers several additional capabilities like adding multiple tiles at once or providing detailed information on the available tiles, which help you to work even more efficiently.
The app Manage Launchpad Pages can either directly be launched via the launchpad or from within the app Maintain Business Roles.
To find out more about the new app and also about how to create the necessary connection to a space, have a look at the documentation about how to Manage Launchpad Spaces and Pages.
If you don’t know how to start with structuring your spaces and pages, you can use the SAP-delivered templates, which serve as a starting point. Have a look at the documentation for Space Templates to find out where to find and how to use them.
Lastly, to make the pages available for your users, you need to activate spaces in the Manage Launchpad Settings app. For this we have introduced two new parameters: SPACES and SPACES_ENABLE_USER. Please have a look at the documentation for Enabling Spaces to find out more about the available parameters.
The new layout, the app and all the features around it for managing spaces and pages are available with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2005. Stay tuned for another app which will enable you to manage spaces in detail as well. With SAP S/4HANA On-Premise and upcoming releases of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP IBP, you will have the possibility to create multiple pages per space in the launchpad.
Please note, that at some point in time, the spaces will completely replace the home page. So, it’s time to get started and try out the new spaces now.
You want to see all this in action? Then have a look at the brand-new microlearnings at openSAP, which include a demo:
- Open https://open.sap.com/microlearning
- Select “Microlearning for SAP S/4HANA”
- Select the Lines of Business: “User Experience”
- Choose the Playlist: “Expert’s Choice”
- Select the videos “Introduction to Structuring SAP Fiori Launchpad with Spaces” and “Tools for Structuring SAP Fiori Launchpad with Spaces”