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SAP Business Client with Integrated Fiori Launchpad and SAP GUI for Windows #ASUG Webcast Recap

First, special thanks to SAP’s Carine Tchoutouo Djomo for setting this webcast up for ASUG.  I am so grateful we met in person at last year’s SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

This was an ASUG webcast this week covering both SAP Gui Windows 7.70 and Business Client 7.7


Source: SAP

SAP Gui for Windows


Figure 2 Source SAP

In 2020 SAP introduces Fiori 3 theme, the “Quartz” theme


Dark version of theme is provided, for the first time in SAP Gui history

This has been requested


No technical prerequisites


Quartz will be default theme on new installation (PC has no prior gui installed)




Figure 3 Source SAP

In the past, used IE explorer control inside the Gui (ActiveX browser)

MS end of IE

Edge with Chrome engine with ActiveX control

Chromium Edge control within SAP Gui for Windows, a more modern version of browser


Before switch to Chromium check on existing items



Figure 4 Source SAP

If you use laptop with big monitor (2K resolution), up to 760 Gui only took scaling for main monitor (in this case your laptop) – see side effects in scaling


To fix this, built in feature, 7.70, default is off




Figure 5 Source SAP

NetWeaver RFC controls, using MS Office, Excel sheets that interact with an SAP system, retrieve live data, only available 32 bit version


Seeing big use 64 bit of MS office and won’t find the RFC controls


64 bit version available


SAP Business Client

Standard client for Business Suite

Integrate Fiori Launchpad in Business Client

In S/4HANA, customers still using classical transactions

Embedded SAP Gui for Windows – one entry point to apps


Figure 6 Source SAP

Quartz comes from name of quartz minerals

Available in light and dark variations


Figure 7 Source SAP

Edge control

Control relies on fast chromium rendering

Can select manually or admin XML file



Figure 8 Source SAP

New features to improve user experience


Session timeout – no dumps any more due to session handling


Complete 64 bit versions for the client


Dynamic browser control – selected automatically




Figure 9 Source SAP

Align menu from left to right, save space


Figure 10 Source SAP

Integration of central Fiori Launchpad – path to the cloud

Access all apps from one entry point, cloud or on-premise


Demo of Quartz selection





Figure 12 Source SAP

In the beta phase now for 7.70

Release to customer (“RTC”) is now postponed and will be end of year

It (the 7.7 release) will be a “Christmas present”


Support line for 7.50 – ran out of support a few months ago

Timelines are important to keep track of support

Business Client 6.5 is running out of maintenance



Q:  How can customers access beta version?

A:  Beta is closed; had so many participants

Not an open beta

Beta has been running for a while

Next beta will be 2023; “ask early”


Q: BC 7.7 or Gui 7.7 work with NW 7.5 or just S/4HANA?

A: Completely downward compatible, no additional license costs, works with all the systems


Thanks to Sandra Thimme and Ralph Resach for an informative webcast.  Are you looking forward to the “Christmas” present?

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      Author's profile photo Shai Sinai
      Shai Sinai

      Thanks for the recap.

      Sounds like the new version includes number of useful (essential) improvements

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Thank you for reading and commenting, Shai – I agree - lots of useful improvements.

      Author's profile photo Diego Furrer
      Diego Furrer

      Very interesting!

      I am a big fan of the SAP Business Client. When is the new release coming now? Unfortunately I was too late to register for the BETA version.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      I thought it was around Christmas time...subject to change.  Thank you for reading and commenting