Blogs • 22 Apr 2022

Personalize your Fiori Launchpad

Introduction SAP Fiori

SAP Fiori is the user interface that supplements and can replace SAP GUI. It is a web-based platform where small applications are encapsulated in tiles, each providing a single standard task like creating deliveries or generating invoices. SAP created the Fiori user experience with user-friendliness and ease of use in mind.

There are some clear benefits to SAP Fiori, as it is simpler and easier to learn than SAP GUI. Tasks take less time to complete, and a uniform user experience is pushed by the platform. Since Fiori runs in your web browser and has been built with mobile device support in mind, it can also be used on tablets and smartphones. The list of standard Fiori apps is very extensive already and SAP is working hard on extending it even more. On top of that, developers can make custom applications for Fiori, using SAP UI5 and SAP Fiori Elements as a technology.

What is Fiori launchpad in SAP?

SAP Fiori launchpad is a shell that hosts SAP Fiori apps and provides the apps with services such as navigation, personalization, embedded support and application configuration. SAP Fiori launchpad is the entry point to SAP Fiori apps on mobile and desktop devices (source).

What can users personalize within their SAP Fiori launchpad?

Business automation is more important than ever. Fiori is helping you in that process by providing a lot of functionalities out of the box. Helping users focus on what’s important by organizing everything according to the way the user works and avoiding repetitive tasks.

It’s possible to change the appearance of the Fiori Launchpad by rearranging the tiles in the launchpad your own way. The business user can also add or remove apps from his home screen to fit his personal needs.

Below is a perfect example of how the user can customize his Fiori Launchpad home screen:

Fiori Launchpad

The personalization in Fiori can also be applied by changing the theme, language, region, notifications and display settings in the Fiori Launchpad.

In short if you enable personalization, end users can do the following:

  • Create new groups
  • Undo changes to groups
  • Drag tiles to a new location in the group
  • Move a tile to another group
  • Remove tiles from a group
  • Save applications as tiles
  • Rename tiles and change the subtitle and info text

How to personalize your Fiori experience with Fiori Elements

Coming to the applications, as an end-user, working with Fiori Elements has a lot of benefits. One of them is the variants. They make it possible to store view settings from the application in the frontend layer of the Fiori launchpad. View settings can consist of filter parameters, selection fields and the layout of filters in the filter bar. It’s also possible to save the sort order, filter and group settings, column visibility and the layout of a table or chart.

The user can save, change and maintain these variants at any time per application. There are several options for how to save variants. You can set them as default, to load them automatically when opening the application. You can make them public, so it’s accessible to anyone with access to the application. This is mostly done by the key users.

Fiori Launchpad

The user can also save the currently selected variant as a tile on the launchpad. This will create a new tile in your Home group, with a counter showing you the number of results that match your filter criteria. This can save up a lot of time in the future and will help the users with their daily tasks.

Fiori Launchpad

Conclusion

There are several options on how to personalize your Fiori experience. This helps the users finish their daily tasks and focus on the important part of their jobs. Another benefit of personalization in Fiori is the better user experience. The possibilities of the variants and ‘create your own tiles’ help the users automate routine tasks which creates time for other things. 

Want to learn more about the possibilities of Fiori Launchpad for your business applications?

Our team is exceptionally experienced in Fiori Elements and SAP UI5. We’re a leading supplier of SAP Business Technology Platform services which is why we are dedicated to helping empower your business applications to the next level! Feel free to contact us for more info or send an email to renaat.haleydt@amista.be.