This function enables you to use cProjects in the SAP Enterprise Portal by means of the Business Package for Projects, Portfolio Management, and Design Collaboration (PPMDC). Each user has access to various initial views (roles, worksets, and iViews), depending on his or her authorizations and the portal roles assigned.
The back-end configuration of cProjects is not automatically reflected in the Portal because the content of the portal roles is static and is not adjusted to match. You create the appropriate portal roles and assign them to the PFCG roles so that the authorizations defined in the backend match the portal roles. To do this, you can use the predefined portal role project management and the following showcase worksets as examples or templates:
Alternatively, you can call cProjects in the Portal by means of a single iView. Since this iView contains the entire cProjects application, it is not necessary to adjust this iView to match the PFCG configuration of the backend. For more information, see SAP Note 938525.
There are differences between using cProjects in the Portal and using it as a stand-alone version:
● When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the tab pages Info, Projects, Tasks, Checklist Items, and so on are available at the top navigation level in cProjects. These tab pages are not visible in the Portal unless you called cProjects by means of a single iView. This is because the relevant tab pages in the Portal are available through the worksets, pages, and iViews in the Business Package for PPMDC.
● When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the Info tab page is available at the top navigation level in cProjects provided that this setting was made in Customizing or in the user settings. In the Business Package for PPMDC, there is no iView or portal page that corresponds to the Info tab page. This is because any portal pages can be added to the Portal straight from the relevant workset and therefore, an additional page is not required as a standard setting.
● When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the Resource Planning tab page is available in cProjects at the top navigation level if you are using the resource planning application (RPA). When you use cProjects in the Portal, you can use the Resource Planner portal role from SAP CRM instead. For more information, see SAP Note 939501.
● When you use cProjects outside the Portal, the header area of the application is visible if the Display Header indicator is selected in the user settings. When you use cProjects in the Portal, the header area of the application is not visible and the Display Header indicator is grayed out in the user settings because the system uses the header area of the Portal by default.
● The Exit link is not available when you use cProjects in the Portal because you log on to and log off from the Portal.
● The integration with virtual rooms is only fully available in the Portal.
For more information about using cProjects 4.0 in the Portal, see SAP Note 938390.
You can also use cProjects functions in the Portal by means of the Business Package for Project Self-Service. For more information, see SAP Library under mySAP ERP → SAP ERP Central Component → Business Packages (Portal Content) → Business Package for Project Self-Service.
If you want to navigate away and have forgotten to save your changes, you can use WorkProtect Mode in the Portal to avoid data loss. For example, you can set WorkProtect Mode up in such a way that the system asks the user whether the unsaved data should be saved before navigation. For more information about WorkProtect Mode, see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver under Getting Started – Using SAP Software → First Steps → Portal → Personalizing the Portal → Setting Portal Preferences.
You installed SAP Enterprise Portal 7.0 and imported the Business Package for PPMDC.