Rapid Activation of SAP Fiori Apps Approach for S/4HANA (2023)

How do I activate SAP Fiori apps?

This guide will describe the process that should be followed to activate relevant Fiori apps.

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Firstly, initial identification of the required apps and their corresponding business roles is needed. The next step is to install these apps in a sandbox system using rapid activation and perform fit gap analysis through app testing and exploration. Finally, create a custom role with catalogues and groups and adjust Fiori Launchpad content to the specific needs of the business user.

1. Scoping

Before activating any Fiori apps, planning and identifying which ones will be required. For this scenario let us assume you would like to find relevant apps for a “Purchaser” role. All standard apps are listed in Fiori Apps Libraryand this will be the starting point. Once the necessary apps are identified, their detailed information can be viewed as well as a list of relevant business roles for content activation.

1.1. Choose your apps

You can search for ‘purchase’ related apps and identify ‘Manage Purchase Orders’ and ‘Manage Purchase Requisitions’ which should be activated and displayed to the user in the Fiori Launchpad. You can also inspect them individually to find out more details e.g., about implementation, whether they are suitable for your system version, what front end and back-end components are required and have a glimpse of a screenshot what the UI looks like:

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Once the apps have been identified, create an aggregated view that will provide you with a list of relevant business roles for later content activation:

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You can see that both apps share the same role SAP_BR_PURCHASER and you will use that role later on for our task list-based activation.

2. Activate SAP Fiori content

After identifying relevant apps and their business role they can be quickly activated in the SAP system and perform fit-gap-analysis based on the SAP standard content. It will also serve as a basis for the definition of customer-specific roles and catalogues. Ideally these steps should be performed in the Sandbox environment.

Use the Task Manager transaction for SAP Fiori content activation task list run to activate all required Fiori apps based on select SAP Fiori Business roles and their artifacts like OData services, SICF nodes, business roles and it will even create a test user for us.

2.1. Configure SAP Fiori Rapid Activation task list

Log on to SAP GUI and launch transaction STC01. Enter task list SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION and execute:

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A configuration screen for an SAP Fiori content activation task list run can be seen where you will be able to scope task lists for selected business role and generate test users:

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Select the first task and as a parameter enter the business role identified in the ‘Scoping’ section which is SAP_BR_PURCHASER:

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As a result, we should be able to see that 1 role out of 438 has been selected in the second task list and verify which one by clicking on the parameter icon:

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You can also specify a prefix for the business roles to be generated as well as whether a test user should be created:

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Inside of the test user details we need to specify an initial password and your foundation role for generic Fiori access.

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2.2. Execute activation task list

Once completing the necessary set up steps you are now in place to execute the task list run.

After the execution has completed, check in the status column if all tasks lists have been successfully completed:

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In the panel log underneath we can view the test user name created:

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3. Test the activated content in SAP Fiori Launchpad

All required apps have now been activated and their artifacts based on the business role. It’s time to test the content in Fiori Launchpad, explore the apps and perform fit-gap analysis to find out if they are the right tools for the user.

Log on to the Fiori Launchpad with the test user id. You will be able to view all apps related to the test user role ZD_BR_PURCHASER. You can see the “Manage Purchase Order” and “Manage Purchase Requisition” below. Now it is time to test them paying particular attention to the in-app navigation.

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4. Adapt and customise Fiori Launchpad Content

Up to this point we have identified activated and tested the purchaser apps. Now it is time to create a custom authorization role, catalogue, and business role to customize the Fiori Launchpad content.

4.1.Create a custom catalogue

Begin with creating a custom catalogue based on an existing SAP catalogue.

Launch transaction /UI2/FLPCM_CUST (Launchpad Content Manger) and search for “PURCHASER”. Select catalogue SAP_PRC_BC_PURCHASE_PO which is the one that contains tiles and target mappings of ‘Manage Purchase Order’ app. Click the ‘Copy’ button and save under a new name:

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What you have achieved so far is a custom catalogue which is a copy of standard SAP one. It consists of tiles and apps that you may not necessarily need so you can remove the unwanted ones and you can adjust it based on your requirement.

In the below example, all items with column Application Type <> UI5 have been removed. It is important to not to remove target mappings used for app-to-app navigation as this will break it.

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My catalogue content looks as follows:

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The next step is to add the Purchase Requisition apps to the catalogue

Click on ‘Add Tiles/Target Mapping’ button:

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And search for Purchase Requisition filtering by UI5 application type, select the Purchase Requisition semantic object items and click on “Add Tile/TM Reference” button:

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The content gets added to the catalogue Z_PRC_BC_PRUCHASER and it looks as follows:

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4.2. Check Services

To be able to use apps which are included in the business catalogue the related OData and ICF services need to be activated. You can validate right in this transaction:

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If all services show green status light it is good to go. If they do not, then you need to activate them manually either using transaction /IWFND/MAINT_SERVICE or by using task list SAP_FIORI_FCM_CONTENT_ACTIVATION to activate content included in your newly created business role (not part of this blog).

5. Create SAP Fiori launchpad Business group

So far, you have created the catalogue. If you assign it to a role the user will be able to use the apps but the tiles won’t appear on the home page by default. The next will be to create a Fiori launchpad group with the tiles from our custom catalogue.

Launch SAP Fiori designer and create a new group:

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Add tiles from our Catalogue Z_PRC_BC_PRUCHASER. You are interested in ‘Manage Purchase Orders’ and ‘Manage Purchase Requisitions’ only:

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6. Add the catalogue and group to authorisation role

This is the last step where you will create a custom authorization role, assign newly created catalogue and group and assign the role to a user.

6.1. Create a new role

Launch transaction PFCG, enter the role name and ‘Create Single Role’:

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Assign the custom catalogue ID: Z_PRC_BC_PRUCHASER and Group ID: ZPURCHASER:

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Save the role and generate profile.

Now we can remove the demo role from the user and assign this one instead (transaction SU01).

6.2. Test user access

You are almost finished! It is time to test the user access with our newly created user role.

Log in to the Fiori launchpad with the test user. You should be able to view the “Purchaser” group by default with two tiles:

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Users can also search and use other apps that are added in the catalogue but not in the group hence not visible by default:

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FAQs

How do I mass activate Fiori apps in S 4th? ›

Activate SAP Fiori content

Use the Task Manager transaction for SAP Fiori content activation task list run to activate all required Fiori apps based on select SAP Fiori Business roles and their artifacts like OData services, SICF nodes, business roles and it will even create a test user for us.

What is the starting point of rapid activation for SAP Fiori? ›

Task list SAP Fiori - Initial Setup for SAP Fiori Applications in SAP S/4HANA (SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4) enables the rapid activation and setup of SAP Fiori launchpad. The task list must be carried out completely at least once, to ensure full activation.

How can you use the rapid activation task lists to speed up SAP Fiori activation? ›

The activation of SAP Fiori is simplified and accelerated by using business roles, that is, by activating the entire SAP Fiori launchpad content related to a business role together. The following task lists are provided to activate the content. These task lists must be executed in the prescribed order.

What are the SAP Fiori design Guidelines Fiori design Principles choose 4 correct answers? ›

The design philosophy of SAP Fiori is based on five core principles. SAP Fiori user experience is role-based, adaptive, simple, coherent, and delightful.

How do I activate multiple SICF services in SAP? ›

Since multiple services can be executed when you call a URL, all service nodes must be activated in the SICF tree. The URL path is mapped in ICF subnodes (services). For example, if you want to activate the services for URL /sap/public/icman, you have to activate the service tree default_host in transaction SICF.

What are 3 key elements of the SAP Activate implementation framework? ›

The three pillars of the SAP Activate Framework are SAP Best Practices, Guided Configurations, and the SAP Activate Methodology.

Which are the 4 phases in SAP Activate methodology? ›

Based on SAP Activate with the phases Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy and Run there are associated tools and accelerators for each phase availabe.

How do I activate standard Fiori app in SAP? ›

Press F8. Navigate to default_host -> sap -> bc -> ui5_ui5 -> sap. In this node, navigate to the SAPUI5 application for your app. To activate the service (SAPUI5 application), choose Service/Host -> Activate.

What actions can you perform using the SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4 task list? ›

Rapid Activation task lists SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4 also offers options to:
  • Configure FLP for SAP Easy Access Menu.
  • Configure FLP for Notifications.
  • Set Fiori 3 as default theme.
  • Activate and Configure FLP for Spaces and Pages.
11 Aug 2020

Which SAP Fiori apps does enable users to monitor key performance indicators KPIs in real time? ›

SAP Fiori analytical apps are the new user experience (UX) for SAP Business Suite powered by HANA and developed using SAPUI5. These apps allow real-time insights into your business by displaying KPIs, allowing you to make faster, better decisions.

What actions can you perform using the task list -> SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4? ›

You use task list SAP Fiori - Initial Setup for SAP Fiori Applications in SAP S/4HANA (SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4) to perform initial configuration and activation of the SAP Fiori launchpad. Additionally, the task list enables you to generate the generic roles for the SAP Fiori Administrator and SAP Fiori User.

What are the common feature of an SAP Fiori application choose 3 correct answers? ›

  • 1 – Fiori Enterprise Search. Fiori Enterprise Search solves a universal problem for many business users. ...
  • 2 – Fiori Notifications. Another perennial problem for business users is getting a heads up on time-sensitive tasks or information. ...
  • 3 – Fiori Default Values. ...
  • 4 – Fiori Personalization. ...
  • 5 – User Assistance.
21 Jun 2018

What are the various types of Fiori apps available in S 4HANA? ›

There are three types of apps in SAP Fiori: transactional apps, analytical apps, and factsheet apps.

How do I activate my Fiori service? ›

Table of Contents
  1. Activate OData Services for SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  2. Activate SICF Services for SAP Fiori Launchpad.
  3. Assign Administrator Role for SAP Fiori Launchpad to Administrator User.
  4. Assign Role with Launchpad Start Authorization to End Users.
  5. Configure a Logout Screen for the SAP Fiori Launchpad (Optional)

Why SAP Fiori is called Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori provides 300+ role-based applications like HR, Manufacturing, finance, etc. When you open the SAP Fiori home page application, you will see a picture of the flowers. It is because Fiori means 'flowers' in Italian. SAP Fiori provides all business roles in real time on compatible hand devices.

How do I activate multiple OData services? ›

In this blog I will explain steps to activate multiple ODATA services in single transaction.
  1. Step 1: Go to tcode STC01.
  2. Step 2: Edit variants for Package, Prefix and transport assignment and then save it.
  3. Step 3: Select Processing Mode / System Alias for Activation.
  4. Step 4: Confirm ODATA services for activation.
14 Oct 2022

How do I activate multiple providers using a program? ›

Go to T-code SE38 and execute the program RSDG_MPRO_ACTIVATE.
  1. Select Object Version as A, Select option button as Selection and give Multiprovider name. Tick the check box for Display application Log.
  2. Click on Yes.
  3. Click on execute.
  4. Below screen indicates Multiprovider activated successfully.
6 Aug 2013

How to activate OData services in SICF? ›

  1. Go to the transaction SICF (Maintain Services) and search for your OData Service Name as shown below:
  2. Now, activate the following service nodes (if available):
  3. To activate an ICF service, select the required service node in the ICF tree and choose hierarchy icon to activate all the child nodes under the chosen service.
26 Jan 2021

What are the 3 main benefits of SAP implementation through Activate? ›

Using three key components—ready-to-run business processes, guided methodology, and tools for adoption and extensibility—SAP Activate aims to simplify implementation processes and help users build strong landscapes.

What are the 7 stages of a SAP implementation project? ›

There are seven key stages in this SAP implementation process.
  • Project Preparation/Planning.
  • Business Blueprint.
  • Realization/Implementation.
  • Integration Tests.
  • Final Preparation.
  • Go-live.
  • Production/ GO Live Support.
14 Apr 2021

How many phases does SAP activation methodology have? ›

The six phases of the SAP Activate methodology are Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy and Run.

Which methodology is used in s4 Hana implementation? ›

SAP Activate has matured to be a great methodology to be used for SAP S/4HANA implementation and conversion projects.

What is the difference between ASAP and activate methodology? ›

SAP Activate combines ASAP and Launch into one methodology

SAP Activate is a complete methodology for on-premise, cloud and hybrid landscapes. By contrast, ASAP was only designed for on-premise implementations. For cloud landscapes, SAP had a separate methodology called Launch.

Which of the following are implementation approaches for SAP's 4HANA? ›

There are typically 3 ways to get to S/4HANA: new implementation, conversion, and a hybrid approach that combines the 2. Once you get through implementation, you're going to be faced with where it is going to be hosted: in the public, private, or hybrid cloud.

What are the 5 principles of SAP Fiori design? ›

SAP Fiori sets the standard for enterprise user experience by removing unnecessary complexity. We put users in control of their business tasks by giving them only what they really need. This core goal is reflected in five design principles: role-based, adaptive, coherent, simple, and delightful.

How to activate all OData service in SAP? ›

Procedures
  1. Log on to your front-end server (your SAP Gateway system).
  2. In transaction SPRO, navigate to SAP Reference IMG SAP NetWeaver SAP Gateway OData Channel Administration General Settings Activate and Maintain Services and execute the Customizing activity. ...
  3. To add and activate more services, choose Add Service.

What are the prerequisites to learn SAP Fiori? ›

SAP Fiori Prerequisites
  • ABAP objects and programs.
  • SAPUI5 (HTML5 and JavaScript) –for interacting with front-end.
  • OData and SAP NetWeaver Gateway for interacting with backend.
  • SAP HANA and knowledge on web development.
16 Sept 2016

In which object do you define which SAP Fiori apps a user can use? ›

To use SAP Fiori apps, users need app-specific SAP Fiori user interface (UI) entities and authorizations. You assign these types of entitites to users by means of PFCG roles. The SAP Fiori UI entities that define which SAP Fiori apps are displayed to the user. The apps are organized through catalogs and groups.

Which task list you use this task list on the front-end server to activate OData services for the SAP Fiori apps? ›

You use this task list on the front-end server to activate OData services for the SAP Fiori apps.
...
On one server in same client:
  • SAP Gateway – Basic Configuration.
  • SAP Fiori Launchpad Initial Setup.
  • SAP Gateway – Activate OData Services.
  • SAP Basis – Activate HTTP Services (SICF)

What is Fiori rapid activation? ›

The activation of SAP Fiori is simplified and accelerated by using business roles, that is, by activating the entire SAP Fiori launchpad content related to a business role together. The following task lists are provided to activate the content. These task lists must be executed in the prescribed order.

When you configure SAP Fiori apps you install KPI framework for which of the following app types? ›

Analytical apps and the SAP Smart Business apps share the setup of HANA XS engine and KPI Framework only (in Smart Business Apps).

Which of the following are SAP Fiori apps to measure the performance of production operations through KPIs? ›

The following SAP Smart Business modeler apps are available:
  • Create KPI. ...
  • Create Evaluation. ...
  • Manage KPI Authorizations. ...
  • Configure KPI Tiles. ...
  • Configure KPI Drill-Down. ...
  • Manage KPI Associations. ...
  • Delete Personalized KPI Tiles. ...
  • KPI Workspace.

What are the step by step configuration required to do setup of a Fiori application in Fiori Launchpad? ›

To display SAP CoPilot in the SAP Fiori Launchpad, the following configuration steps are required: Create a catalog to assign SAP CoPilot to an SAP Fiori launchpad catalog. SAP Fiori target mapping on the catalog for the SAP CoPilot plugin. An SAP CoPilot-specific role to grant access to the SAP CoPilot plugin.

Which of the following Task Manager task list is used for the initial setup of Enterprise Search in SAP backend work client? ›

Instead of performing the manual steps, you can also automate the setup by using ABAP Task Manager (transaction STC01). The task list SAP_ESH_INITIAL_SETUP_000_CLIENT is available for the initial setup of Enterprise Search in client 000.

Which SAP Fiori design principle has the goal of having one type of user one use case and a maximum of three screens for each application? ›

Simple: the 1-1-3 scenario of SAP Fiori

A Fiori app is limited to what is really necessary and follows the 1-1-3 scenario of SAP Fiori: one user and one use case on a maximum of three screens. The focus is on the results of the user experience and not on the functions.

How many Fiori applications are there in SAP's 4HANA? ›

There are three types of apps in SAP Fiori: transactional apps, analytical apps, and factsheet apps.

How do you activate multiple objects in SAP? ›

2 How to active multiple objects in a background job
  1. Specify transport(s) which contain(s) the objects to be activated.
  2. Specify objects directly.
  3. List objects in external table.
26 Oct 2020

How do I activate apps on Fiori? ›

Press F8. Navigate to default_host -> sap -> bc -> ui5_ui5 -> sap. In this node, navigate to the SAPUI5 application for your app. To activate the service (SAPUI5 application), choose Service/Host -> Activate.

How do I enable Fiori mobile apps? ›

Mobile Setup

Click on the Login button. Next you will see a screen that let's you enter an url: Here enter the url to your Fiori Launchpad (or paste it) and click OK. The app will check if it's a valid Fiori URL (to a launchpad or an app) and if you get any error, make sure you have a correct url with no typos.

What are 3 key elements of the SAP activate implementation framework? ›

The three pillars of the SAP Activate Framework are SAP Best Practices, Guided Configurations, and the SAP Activate Methodology.

What are the 3 main benefits of SAP implementation through activate? ›

Using three key components—ready-to-run business processes, guided methodology, and tools for adoption and extensibility—SAP Activate aims to simplify implementation processes and help users build strong landscapes.

What are the three elements of SAP activate? ›

The 3 components of SAP Activate

SAP Activate consists of three different components: SAP Best Practices (Content), a Guided Configuration (Guided Configuration) and. the implementation methodology (Methodology).

How do I activate all apps? ›

Reinstall apps or turn apps back on
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Play Store .
  2. On the right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Manage apps & device. Manage.
  4. Select the apps you want to install or turn on. If you can't find the app, at the top, tap Installed. Not installed.
  5. Tap Install or Enable.

What are the various types of Fiori apps available in S 4hana? ›

There are three types of apps in SAP Fiori: transactional apps, analytical apps, and factsheet apps.

How do I open Fiori app in SAP? ›

In this section you can find the default URLs for launching the SAP Fiori launchpad. After you set up the launchpad, you can launch it by entering any of the following URLs: https:// <server> : <port> /sap/bc/ui2/flp/ https:// <server> : <port> /sap/bc/ui2/flp/index.

How to activate OData service in SAP s4 Hana? ›

Procedure
  1. Log on to the SAP Fiori server backend using SAP GUI.
  2. Enter transaction Activate and Maintain Services (/N/IWFND/MAINT_SERVICE).
  3. Choose Add Service.
  4. For the System Alias field, use the value help to select the correct service. ...
  5. Enter API_GRMasterData_SRV in the Technical Service Name field and choose Enter.

What can you do to activate multiple OData services? ›

Activate OData services in mass

Let's start with OData services. This can be done in the transaction to activate OData services: /n/iwfnd/maint_service . Instead of selecting only one, you can select several OData services.

How do I know if OData service is activated? ›

Test Activation
  1. Go to transaction code /n/iwfnd/maint_service.
  2. Find the activated OData through the Technical Service Name Click on it and select SAP Gateway Client.
  3. In the Gateway Client, click on EntitySets from the top header.
  4. Double-click on A_PurchaseContract.
  5. Click on Execute.
5 Aug 2020

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