Manage Spaces and Pages for SAP Fiori Launchpad
*** Updated 11th August 2021: This blog post has been adjusted so that it reflects the current released state.
In the blog post Get to Know the New Spaces Concept for SAP Fiori Launchpad we have introduced the spaces concept for SAP Fiori launchpad. Now it’s about getting to know the tools behind used by administrators.
App for Managing Pages
For maintaining a page that can be displayed in the user’s launchpad, there is the SAP Fiori 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.
To find out more about the app and also about how to create the necessary connection to a space, have a look at the documentation about Managing 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 Working with SAP-Delivered Spaces and Pages to find out where to find and how to use them.
Lastly, to make the spaces and pages available for your users, you need to activate spaces. 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 spaces and pages layout and all the features around it for managing spaces and pages are available:
- With cloud products like for example SAP S/4HANA Cloud
- As of SAP S/4HANA 2020
- With SAP Launchpad service – currently spaces and pages are only available in the user’s launchpad; there are no design time tools available yet
In the meantime an app for managing spaces, called Manage Launchpad Spaces, has been released. Please have a look at the blog post Structure the SAP Fiori Launchpad Layout with Spaces to get more information.
Please note, that at some point in time, the spaces will completely replace the classic home page. So, it’s time to get started and try out spaces and pages now.
The SAP Help links in this blog post lead to the documentation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. If you are looking for SAP S/4HANA, you can go to Managing Launchpad Spaces and Pages.
You want to see all this in action? Then have a look at the following microlearnings at openSAP, which include a demo: