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Dashboards can display large amounts of information in a concise form, to give you a quick overview of its topics. In SAP Solution Manager, SAP provides a dashboard framework. Dashboards comprise a set of apps which each output information about an aspect of the topic.

SAP provides dashboards and apps about various topics in various work centers. You can adjust delivered apps to your requirements, or create and register your own apps, in the Dashboard Framework.

The Dashboard Framework user interface comprises three main components:

  • The dashboard itself, which you can, for example, call directly from a work center. Small images of the apps of this dashboard are displayed in one screen. Choose an app to expand it. You can configure a dashboard by adding additional apps, changing the order of the apps, or removing apps that you do not require (see Configuring Dashboards).

  • The dashboard apps which output information. All relevant information of an app is visible without further user input.

  • Most delivered apps have a configuration app, with which you can adjust it to your requirements, for example to specify headers or other texts to be displayed, or to change the app data.

Apart from using and configuring the dashboards and apps delivered by SAP, you can also change the layout of existing apps, or create your own apps and register them in the Dashboard Framework. The SAP Business Warehouse is the source of the data for most dashboards, but you can also provide the data required at a BAdI interface. You create the user interface of the apps with the program Dashboard and Presentation Design (Xcelsius) , an SAP BusinessObjects product. For more information about creating your own apps, see Enhancing the Dashboard Framework with Your Own Apps.


Dashboards do not need to be specially set up. The associated application must be configured to collect the data to be displayed by the apps.

Example Example

The End User Experience Monitoring and Alert Management Reporting dashboards use the monitoring and alerting infrastructure data in the Business Warehouse. You must set up Technical Monitoring in the SAP Solution Manager set-up (transaction SOLMAN_SETUP for these apps.

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SAP delivers dashboards for the following topics:

  • Technical Operations

    This dashboard shows the availability and performance of your managed systems.

  • End User Experience Reporting

    This dashboard shows the availability and performance of your technical scenarios from End User Experience Monitoring (EEM).

  • Alert Management Reporting

    This dashboard shows the number and distribution of alerts, support messages and the processing time of alerts, in your managed systems.

  • Custom Code Management

    This dashboard analyses the number of lines of code, and their quality and use, etc. in customer developments, graphically.

  • Business Process Operations

    This dashboard shows the SAP business processes managed by SAP Solution Manager, graphically.

  • Security

    This dashboard contains apps to validate the security of the SAP system configuration.

  • Continuous Improvement

    This dashboard contains the following apps:

    • SAP Solution Manager Usage: Provides information about the use mode and capabilities of SAP Solution Manager, graphically.

    • Continuous Improvement Contains information about using key indicators and benchmark values.

  • IT Service Management

    This dashboard gives an overview of the processing of messages and change transactions.

  • Test Management

    This dashboard contains an app which gives an overview of the progress of your test plans.