SAP Fiori launchpad is a shell that hosts SAP Fiori apps, and provides the apps with
services such as navigation, personalization, embedded support, and application
SAP Fiori launchpad is the entry point to SAP Fiori apps on mobile and desktop devices. The
launchpad displays a home page with tiles, which can display live
status indicators, such as the number of open tasks. Each tile represents a business
application that the user can launch. This includes SAP Business Suite transactional
applications, and SAP Smart Business analytical applications. The launchpad is
role-based, displaying tiles according to the user’s role.
The tiles on the home page are arranged in groups.
The user can personalize the layout of the home page, by grouping, moving, and removing
tiles. The user can also add, delete, rename, and reorder groups. To add tiles to
groups, the launchpad provides a tile catalog, which displays all
the tiles that are available to a user.
The visual design of the launchpad adapts automatically
to the device screen size and shows only tiles of apps that are supported on the current
device. In addition, tiles have varying degrees of opacity according to the user's use
of the apps; frequently-used apps visually stand out in comparison to less
frequently-used apps, which are more transparent.
The launchpad provides search capabilities, including
support for SAP Enterprise Search to search across SAP Business Suite entities, and
enabling search in the tile catalog.
Theming and Branding
The launchpad theme can be adapted using the UI
Theme Designer tool.
APIs are provided to enable implementing a custom
launchpad UI, and a custom tile type.
SAP Fiori Launchpad Designer
SAP Fiori launchpad designer is a
browser-based administration tool that enables an administrator to configure tiles,
create groups for the home page, and create catalogs for the tile catalog.