Exploring Business Application Integrations

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the integrations available via the built-in Launchpad experience

Launchpad Integrations

As the first integration scenario, this unit will explain the integration scenarios made possible by one of the default solution components, the Launchpad. It is an integral part of SAP Build Work Zone, and its goal is to bring the SAP Fiori tiles from different business application areas into SAP Build Work Zone. Also known as Applications, it enables centralized access to business applications (SAP and non-SAP), tasks, notifications, and processes for the users of the digital workspace, all in one place.

Manual Integration and Content Federation

Unlike other integrations covered further on, the launchpad is fully embedded in the application shell. In runtime, users can then access the content they need to fulfill their tasks from a central point of entry. In this context, business content can generally be integrated in two ways:

More details about integration of Business Content for Launchpad:

https://help.sap.com/viewer/8c8e1958338140699bd4811b37b82ece/Cloud/en-US/b7fa275656b94a3cb4f65e70c31d6ef1.html

To configure both manual integration and content federation scenarios, SAP Build Work Zone company administrators can access the relevant administration UI - the so-called design time (DT) - via the overall Work Zone administration consoleExternal IntegrationsBusiness ContentContent Manager option.

Local and Central Entry Point

Particularly in the context of application-centric integration scenarios, questions on establishing local versus global entry points may arise. SAP Build Work Zone spanning across different SAP and third party applications target the area of a global / central entry point. This is to be understood as complementing existing local entry points, for example, a product home page from an SAP cloud solution or the local SAP Fiori Launchpad in SAP S/4HANA. The integration scenarios discussed in this and other lessons, help understand which scenarios of integrating content from these different local entry points can be utilized in SAP Build Work Zone.

The following chart helps identify the different variants based on two dimensions:

  • Type of systems: On-premise and cloud, from bottom to top.
  • Number of systems: Starting from one system and until many, from left to the right.

Depending on the complexity of the system landscape, different scenarios could be considered, such as the embedded SAP Fiori Launchpad in SAP S/4HANA.

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