What is SAP Fiori?
SAP Fiori is the design language that provides a consistent and holistic user experience for SAP software. By creating visually pleasing designs with a strong focus on ease of use, the experience is intuitive and simple, across all devices.
At its core, the design concept of SAP Fiori:
- Provides role-based simplification of business processes
- Shifts from monolithic solutions to activity-based apps
- Empowers users and the way they work
What is the SAP Fiori Launchpad?
The SAP Fiori launchpad is the single entry point to all apps permissioned to a user on any device. The launchpad is role-based, meaning you only see what has been permissioned for you to access, based on the business role(s) assigned to your user. What you see on the home page may also change depending on the device that you are using. For example, not all apps support mobile devices, so they won't be visible on your launchpad when you access via a mobile device.
When end users launch apps from the SAP Fiori launchpad, the apps run within a shell. The shell bar is the outer frame of the SAP Fiori launchpad. The shell bar contains header and footer areas with various buttons, icons, and a logo. A default footer is not provided out-of-the-box with SAP Fiori launchpad. In the shell header, you'll see either Home (when you have the home page displayed) or the title of the current app you are using.
SAP Fiori Launchpad Shell Bar
Click on each of the orange frames for a description.
Spaces and Pages Layout
Apps are displayed as tiles or links on the launchpad home page. A tile/link is a visual representation of an app, either in a square icon, or a basic link. Links can be useful for adding apps (tiles) to a section without taking up the amount of space a tile would. The structure that defines how apps are displayed on the launchpad is called Spaces and Pages.
Each business role must have a space assigned that designates how the apps/tiles granted through the role will display on the launchpad. A space has one or more pages, and apps are organized into sections within each page. If a space has more than one page, they will display in a drop-down menu below the space title.
SAP delivers predefined space and page templates for each business role that customers can use as-is, or customize as needed.
Try it out
Learn how to navigate and personalize the SAP Fiori Launchpad with Spaces and Pages.
SAP Fiori Launchpad User Actions Menu
The User Actions Menu offers user-related options (e.g. open apps, change the launchpad layout, define settings, contact support). To open the User Actions Menu, click your profile picture or the User icon located at the top right corner of the shell header. Your profile picture appears only if SAP Jam integration is enabled and you have uploaded a picture in SAP Jam.
Click on each highlighted area of the screen for information.
The App Finder is a convenient tool for finding apps, all in one place, and then adding them to your home page, if the administrator has enabled user personalization of the home page. The app finder lists all the apps available for your role that you may potentially use in your daily work. You can access the app finder from the User Actions Menu.
SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library
An excellent resource for learning more about the functionality of the applications in your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system is the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library. The SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library is a comprehensive library of all relevant SAP content for the SAP Fiori launchpad. The library enables you to explore information about SAP Fiori apps as well as classic applications based on SAP GUI and WebDynpro.