Access your SAP Menu in the Cloud using Fiori Launchpad

Access your SAP Menu in the Cloud using Fiori Launchpad SAP Fiori 2.0 is a significant step in the evolution of user experience for SAP business applications. It has a significant impact on the Fiori Launchpad. You probably would have heard of the new visual theme called Belize. Fiori 2.0 also brings an improved design for the SAP Fiori Launchpad with user profile, a recent objects menu, and improved home page with features like link lists/Anchor navigation etc.

There is also an “App Finder” which has been introduced to allow users to browse and explore the available Apps.

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Fiori Launchpad which is now also delivered in the Cloud is an instance of the Cloud Portal. Customers who are already using Fiori Launchpad on the cloud, can now easily switch to a Fiori Launchpad which is now based on Fiori 2.0 concepts. All it requires is selecting an Innovation SAPUI5 version within the Portal site settings. Its that easy – You don’t need to upgrade or patch your backed system for this.

Having a Fiori Launchpad in the cloud offers several benefits, especially when you are in a hybrid landscape and need a single entry point for accessing Cloud apps as well as Classic UIs (SAP GUI for HTML or WebDynpro ABAP) from on-premise Business Suite systems. In one of my previous blogs, I explained how you could configure a tile on the Fiori Launchpad to call a Classic UI based app. In this blog, I am going to show how you can configure the Fiori Launchpad to provide SAP Access Menu functionality. This would allow your users to be able to browse through the SAP GUI and WebDynpro Apps which are available in the User menu as well as SAP Menu – all from the Fiori Launchpad.

Backend Configuration

Setup RFC destinations

On your Gateway system, ensure there are two RFC destinations to your backend system.

  • _RFC (This connection is used to pull the SAP Access Menu entries)
  • _HTTPS (This connection is required at runtime to display SAPGUI/WDA Apps)

Activate OData Services

You would need to activate the below two OData Services

  • /UI2/EASY_ACCESS_MENU – Service to retrieve SAP menu entries.
  • /UI2/USER_MENU – Service to retrieve User menu entries.

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Add another destination S4MENU. We will use this name later in the configuration while configuring the App parameters.

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You would need to configure two Apps. One for SAP GUI access and another for WebDynpro ABAP applications.

Instructions on how to create these two can be found in the SAP Help documentation.

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With this, all the required configurations are complete. You can now navigate to the App Finder and access the User Menu.  You can select the required App and also add it to your groups from the same place.

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This shows how you can quickly configure your Fiori Launchpad on the Cloud Platform to browse through your SAP Access menu and add those Apps which are based on Classic UIs to your home page.

If you looking to enable the Notification center in the Fiori Launchpad, there is another blog where I have outlines the steps to enable it – Enabling Notification Center in the Cloud using Fiori Launchpad

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