In addition to the OData services mentioned above, the launchpad and launchpad designer also needs the SICF services for the application resources from the front end system.
To activate the SICF services, access the transaction SICF.Choose Execute or press F8. The Maintain Service window displays. The relevant paths to be activated are as follows:
Activate the services mentioned above (either by right-clicking the mouse and selecting Activate Service or in the menu under .
For more information, about specific SICF services for search UIs including the launchpad see SAP Library for SAP NetWeaver on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/netweaver. .