In addition to the OData services mentioned above, the launchpad and launchpad designer also need the SICF services for the application resources from the front-end system.
To activate the SICF services, open transaction SICF.Choose Execute or press F8. The Maintain Service window is displayed. 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 choosing from the menu).
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. .
After configuring the SICF services, we recommend that you create an external alias for the service /sap/bc/ui2/flp. For information on how to do this, see Customize the Launchpad URL.