SAP Fiori Launchpad on Cloud

What is SAP Fiori launchpad?

SAP Fiori launchpad is a shell that hosts SAP Fiori apps and provides them with services such as navigation, personalization, and configuration options. The apps are displayed on the launchpad as various tiles. Users can launch the app tiles that have been assigned to their respective role and they can also customize their launchpad by choosing ready-to-use app tiles from a Tile Catalog and organizing them in tile groups according to their daily tasks.

What is the SAP Fiori launchpad configuration cockpit?

The SAP Fiori launchpad configuration cockpit is a browser-based tool used by administrators to create new and maintain existing content for SAP Fiori launchpads. Before end users can work in an SAP Fiori launchpad, you as administrator, must first set it up by configuring content such as app tiles, tile groups, catalogs, and roles that act as the building blocks of a launchpad.

What are your main tasks as administrator?
The diagram below lists some of the main tasks that you will do in the configuration cockpit. Click on any circle to open more details about how to go about doing these tasks.

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Check out the new and updated features for this release Set up an SAP HANA Cloud Platform account prior to working in SAP Fiori launchpad. Create and configure a launchpad site. Use the configuration cockpit to configure SAP Fiori launchpad objects such as apps, tiles, tile groups, and catalogs, with their associated roles. Create and configure apps that are located in your SAP HANA Cloud Platform account. Use the Create App Tile wizard and the Configure Apps editor to create and configure app tiles. Create and configure catalogs to enable role-based access to apps and tile groups for a particular launchpad site. Create and configure tile groups to ensure that related apps are organized and visible to end users in SAP Fiori launchpad. Configure specific tiles to enable end users to collaborate using SAP Jam in SAP Fiori launchpad. Use the many services available in the configuration cockpit such as managing themes, content transport, translations, and site web analytics. In the launchpad, users launch most apps from tiles. Configure different app types that can be displayed as various tile types. Create various app and tile types such as news apps, shell plugin apps, SAP Mobile Document apps and SAP Smart Business tiles.
About this guide

This guide tells you about all the important features and functions of the configuration cockpit and how to optimally use it to configure a working launchpad for the end users in your company. The information is provided in the following sections:

Setting Up an SAP HANA Cloud Platform Account

How to create and configure a SAP Fiori launchpad site.

Setting Up a SAP Fiori Launchpad

What to do prior to working in SAP Fiori launchpad.

Accessing the SAP Fiori Launchpad Configuration Cockpit

How to get to the SAP Fiori launchpad configuration cockpit.

About the SAP Fiori Launchpad Configuration Cockpit

Overview of the configuration cockpit including information about the launchpad objects and the tools and editors you use to configure them.

SAP Fiori Launchpad Administration

How to create and configure content for a launchpad using the dedicated wizard and editors.

Third Party Integration

Integration options for SAP Fiori launchpad such as search and SAP Jam collaboration.

Developer Guide

Information for SAP Fiori launchpad developers related to the cloud version.

SAP HANA Cloud Portal

An entry point to the SAP HANA Cloud Portal documentation