Latest Update March 2022: Added SAP Note 3132689 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2021 FPS01
Latest Update December 2021: Added SAP Note 3085127 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2021
IMPORTANT: Please note that the Groups Home Page is deprecated as of SAP S/4HANA 2021. Plan to move to Spaces and Pages as quickly as possible. For those upgrading to SAP S/4HANA 2020 or higher, if you wish you can select and run just the tasks for spaces and pages tasks in task list SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4.
Latest Update October 2020: Added the new composite note for SAP S/4HANA 2020 which has been released 2947824 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 2020 and updated the video on SAP Fiori Activation to the SAP S/4HANA 2020 version.
Latest Update August 2020: Added the link to the latest video of the end-to-end rapid activation for 1909 FPS2.
Latest Update July 2020: The SAP Note for 1909 FPS02 has been released 2924004 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS02
Latest Update May 2020: The SAP note for 1909 FPS01 has been released 2895644 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 1909 FPS01. As a reminder you can find all the rapid activation notes in 2902673 – Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA – Overview
Latest Update April 2020: You can now use this central note to find the list of all Rapid content activation notes for all SAP S/4HANA versions
Latest Update March 2020: Updated the title to reflect that this process is available for SAP S/4HANA solutions 1709 or higher. This was already explained in the body of this blog post, however changing the title just makes it a little easier for people to discover this e.g. via Google Search
Latest Update December 2019:The Fiori Foundation task list has been further improved to help you optimize your Fiori launchpad for usability and performance from day 1. Check out the latest details in blog Part 2: Pre-requisites and executing the Fiori Foundation task listFor activating and transporting custom catalogs in your Development environment you can now use the task list provided by Fiori launchpad content manager. Check out the latest details in blog
Latest Update: 12/10/2019: A new SAP note has been added with details for SAP S/4HANA 1909 2834415 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA 1909
Latest Update 19/9/2019: A new SAP Note has been added with specific details for 1809 FPS02 and above SAP Note 2823926 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1809 FPS02
Latest Update 1/08/2019: Another big step forwards… Rapid Content Activation now supports transport of OData Services similar to the older task lists. So if you are looking to use Rapid Content Activation in DEV for transport to your QA and PRD systems, please refer to 2686456 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for Business Roles.
If you want to customize or copy your activated business roles you can now take advantage of the Fiori Launchpad Content Manager as explained in the blog New SAP Fiori launchpad content manager tool available for S/4HANA 1709 and 1809 customers
Latest Update 15/05/2019: You can now download the list of Business Roles from your selected ist of aggregated apps in the Fiori Apps Library. For a complete technical step by step please refer to this excellent blog by my colleague Mahesh Sardesai New Installation of S/4HANA 1809FPS1 – Part 4 – Rapid Activation for Fiori
Latest Update 14/05/2019: A new SAP Note has been added with specific details for 1809 FPS01 2777142 – Composite SAP note: Rapid Activation for Fiori in S/4HANA 1809 FPS01
As a UX specialist in the S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group team I’m privileged to work with many of our SAP S/4HANA customers. Many of these SAP S/4HANA customers are looking to drive the business benefits of S/4HANA by implementing Fiori at scale. It is experiences with those customers that have driven the need for new tooling to make it easier to activate Fiori at scale. On your S/4HANA project, you can take advantage of a new approach to activating Fiori at scale that can cut activation time from weeks down to hours or days.
TL;DR + video version: If you are technical and would prefer to jump straight to a step by step guide, please refer to this excellent blog by my colleague Mahesh Sardesai: New Installation of S/4HANA 2020FPS0 – Part 4 – Rapid Activation for Fiori
SAP Fiori is how business users access S/4HANA innovations. Many SAP S/4HANA customers are keen to make the most of these innovations, whether as a big bang or as a carefully staged journey. That means they may need to activate 100s and in some cases 1000s of SAP Fiori apps and other Fiori launchpad content, such as Web Dynpro ABAP applications and SAPGUI for HTML transactions. If this is your project, naturally you want an easy way to do this – now you have one!
You can now use the new rapid content activation task lists to dramatically cut the activation effort from days to weeks down to hours to days. You do this by activating delivered SAP Business Roles as a consolidated single unit, complete with ready-to-test business user ids. This is very different from the app by app by app approach of early alternatives. The good news is that even if you only intend to activate one business role as a showcase, these new task lists will make things much easier for you too.
A few months ago, these new Rapid Activation for Fiori in SAP S/4HANA task lists were quietly released for customer use for customers on SAP S/4HANA 1809 and SAP S/4HANA 1709. The feedback so far has been very positive. Not only do they decimate the time needed to activate apps, they also avoid a lot of the common issues, missteps & stumbling points experienced by project teams new to SAP S/4HANA.
You can find these new task lists in the following SAP Notes:
You can now use this central note to find the list of all Rapid content activation notes for all SAP S/4HANA versions
Direct SAP Notes:
The rapid activation approach is particularly useful when activating apps in your sandpit and demo systems. With some care you may be able to use it for activating apps in your development system too (make sure you have also applied 2686456 – Fiori Setup: Content Activation for Business Roles so that you can transport your OData activations).
If you have a little time, before you start using them, you may find it helpful to keep reading further to understand the task lists in more detail.
Part 1: Overview (this blog)
- Why these Rapid Activation task lists were created
- What’s in the Rapid Activation task lists
Part 2: Pre-requisites and executing the Fiori Foundation task list
- How to execute the Fiori Foundation task list
- Selecting your business roles
- How to execute the Rapid Activation task list
- Testing your activated business roles
- How to customize the business roles you have activated by the task lists
- Transporting activation and activation alternatives
- Where to get help
The aim of the rapid activation task lists is to help you get started exploring Fiori in SAP S/4HANA as quickly as possible. This is particularly important in the early Explore phase of SAP Activate methodology, where you are focused on understanding what apps have been delivered with your SAP S/4HANA system. This is the starting point for deciding which apps you will use, and how these apps fit to your organization’s specific business processes & business users.
In the past, many customers found there are 2 main hurdles to overcome in getting to that starting point: scale and inexperience.
Dealing with the scale of SAP Fiori in SAP S/4HANA
Five years into the S/4HANA journey, the number of SAP Fiori apps available has grown from around 300 in SAP S/4HANA 1511 to the nearly 1400 apps available in the latest version SAP S/4HANA 1809 FPS01. And that is not including the many other types of delivered SAP Fiori launchpad content such as Web Dynpro ABAP applications and SAP GUI for HTML transactions.
While many of the tools and accelerators we used in the early SAP S/4HANA days are still good for some smaller use cases, for customer projects wanting to enable a large SAP Fiori scope there was quite some effort required to activate using even only standard SAP Fiori apps and roles. With traditional mass maintenance tasks lists, customer experiences over the last 4-5 years have found activating Fiori apps at scale can take days or even weeks of effort, especially for those consultants new to SAP S/4HANA.
Activating apps at such large scale clearly needed some careful rethinking.
IMPORTANT: Activation is not the only area where you will find improved tooling. Since 2018, you could also decrease a lot of the manual effort of business role maintenance, and gateway service activation, as discussed in these blogs:
- Fiori for S/4HANA – Mass maintenance of Business Roles for SAP Fiori Launchpad
- Updated task list available for SAP Gateway service activation
You should also watch out for more tooling in the 2019 roadmap to help with mass maintenance of custom catalogs.
Dealing with inexperience (avoiding newbie errors)
One of the common missteps of many early SAP S/4HANA customers was to select and activate SAP Fiori apps one by one. This is a very high effort approach. It was also very error prone, as often related apps & dependencies needed to complete the end-to-end app deployment were missed resulting in confusion, frantic troubleshooting, and delays.
Fiori apps are organized very differently to SAP GUI transactions. Compared to SAP GUI transactions, most Fiori apps are not intended to be used standalone or individually. Instead Fiori navigation enables a high degree of reuse & natural app-to-app navigation as the user completes a task.
It’s more than just a change in organization: the UX paradigm of Fiori differs fundamentally to the classical SAP GUI transaction pattern. Instead of big multi-purpose transactions which are typically launched individually (often via the TCode field), Fiori offers a navigation network of task-oriented UIs, which are interconnected via Fiori Launchpad Content. This means, there are usually multiple options to launch any app, such as:
- from the Home page by clicking on a tile or link
- from the Navigation Menu at the top of the shell bar
- via a Fiori Enterprise Search result
- by selecting an app in the App Finder in the Me area
- via the Frequently Used or Recent Activity lists in the Me Area
And once launched users can use forward navigation to reach related apps by:
- using hyperlinks, e.g. via the Smart Link “List of Links” popup
- buttons or hyperlinks that launch other apps to perform a task
This degree of app-to-app forward navigation in SAP Fiori is much higher than SAP GUI transactions. The whole mechanism is controlled by authorizations, i.e. users see only those apps and links to apps which they are authorized to use. That’s another fundamental difference to SAP GUI transactions.
A selective Fiori implementation by cherry-picking single Fiori apps breaks the user experience and leads to very high implementation costs. Since Fiori apps are not designed to be used individually, to support the end-to-end task this may need even you to (re-)configure the complete app-to-app navigation network, which is defined in SAP’s delivered Fiori Launchpad Content. This is why SAP recommends a role-based approach to implement Fiori, i.e.:
- Copy the SAP-delivered business roles and catalogs and adjust them to your needs.
- Implement complete business roles and not just single Fiori apps.
There are 2 task lists included in Rapid Activation of Fiori in S/4HANA:
- A task list for activating the Fiori Foundation named SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4
- A task list for activating Fiori Content by selected business roles, named SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION
Task List Fiori Foundation (SAP_FIORI_FOUNDATION_S4)
You run this task list first as a once-off activity to set up your Fiori Foundation, that is:
- Execute basic configuration for Fiori Launchpad, SAP GUI for HTML and Web Dynpro ABAP common services
- Generate generic user roles for Administrator and End User
Task List Fiori Content Activation (SAP_FIORI_CONTENT_ACTIVATION)
Once you have the Fiori Foundation in place, you use the Fiori Content Activation task list to activate all the apps associated with your selected business roles. You can select one business roles or activate multiple business roles together. You can run the task list as many times as you need to, to complete the activation of all your selected business roles. The more business roles you select in one run, the bigger the saving in time and effort. For each business role the task list will:
- Activate all the associated Fiori apps (i.e. activate the related ICF node & OData Service(s))
- Activate all the associated Web Dynpro for ABAP applications
- Generate the business role (i.e. the PFCG security role) with default authorizations
- Optionally, generate a Test user per business role
IMPORTANT: Some of the current limitations of these 2 task lists are:
- Only standard roles can be selected. If you have created your own custom Fiori Apps these have to be activated separately.
- Some apps have additional post activation activities. These are typically performed by functional business process consultants. Check the App documentation.
- Not all activation steps done by the task list can be saved to a transport request – therefore this method should be used to activate SAP Fiori apps in sandbox or demo systems. For Dev, Q and P systems see the separate section Transporting your apps in the blog .
Want to take advantage of this new Rapid Activation approach?
Then read on toPart 2: Pre-requisites and executing the Fiori Foundation task list
This particular blog series has been a collaborative effort between the S/4HANA RIG and the Global Fiori Design team. I’d like to add my personal thanks to all the contributors – they know who they are! And especially to my colleague Hannes Defloowho has shepherded this initiative on behalf of the S/4HANA RIG, as well as drafting this blog series.
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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.Which version of Fiori is used by SAP's 4HANA 1809? ›
All information relates to the selected app version: SAP S/4HANA 1809 FPS02. This section lists the product versions that need to be installed on the front-end, back-end, and SAP HANA XS servers. Use Maintenance Planner to plan and analyze required changes to your system landscape.How do I activate SAP Fiori? ›
- STEP 1: Activate Embedded Analytics. ...
- STEP 2: Activate Enterprise Search. ...
- STEP 3: Activate the ABAP Gateway for SAP Fiori. ...
- STEP 4: Activate SAP Fiori Launchpad and main launchpad features. ...
- STEP 5: Activate SAP Fiori apps via Rapid Activation.
It will create a web address where website it will open a website and eventually. You will seeHow do I mass activate Fiori apps in S 4th? ›
- 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: ...
- 2.2. Execute activation task list. Once completing the necessary set up steps you are now in place to execute the task list run.
SAP Cloud Platform Web IDE is a powerful, web-based integrated development tool that simplifies end-to-end application development and enables developers to quickly build Fiori applications connecting to APIs from SAP or non-SAP.What is the version like 1709 1809 1909 in SAP? ›
With the new release SAP changes the nomenclature: from 1709, 1809 and 1909 (YYMM) to 2020 (YYYY), so the next release will probably be called 2021. For the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, four releases will be made each year. The current release is SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008 (July 2020).Which version of Fiori is used by SAP S 4HANA 2020? ›
Integration of SAP S/4HANA on-premise systems requires that you use the SAP Fiori front-end server 2020 for S/4HANA, which comes with SAP S/4HANA 2020. It can also be used to integrate an SAP S/4HANA 1809 or 1909 release with the SAP Cloud Platform Launchpad.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.What is the recommendation for using SAP Fiori with SAP's 4HANA? ›
If you are using SAP S/4HANA 1909 or higher you are recommended to use the SAP Fiori app F2814 Manage KPIs and Reports to: Configure KPIs and Reports delivered by SAP. Copy KPIs and Reports into the customer namespace. Create your own KPIs and Reports from scratch.
What is SAP Fiori? SAP Fiori is a design system that enables you to create business apps with a consumer-grade user experience, turning casual users into SAP experts with simple screens that run on any device.How do I know if Fiori is installed? ›
Check Installed Components in SAP Fiori
Login to SAP Logon → Go to Back end server → System → Status → Component version.
- Open SAP Fiori Client.
- Double tap on the toolbar of the Fiori client application.
- A menu bar get open in the bottom of screen now scroll it to left you will see a settings button.
- Now scroll down for settings and you will see the version.
- Add your app to the Portal site. From the side navigation panel in your Supplier Portal site, click Content Management and select Apps to open the Manage App Configuration editor. ...
- Assign your app to a catalog. Click the Catalogs tab. ...
- Add the app to a group. ...
- Preview your app on the launchpad page.
How you can find the Code that is called in SAP Fiori? ANST Tcode I ...How do I open the Fiori launchpad from SAP GUI? ›
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/Why is SAP called Fiori? ›
SAP Fiori gets its name from the Italian word for flower. We know that flowers are nice to look at, are shaped with nature's intelligent design, and are delightful to behold.What does the SAP Fiori Rule 1 1 3 mean? ›
SAP advocate a design principle known as 1-1-3 (“one one three”). This means each screen should be designed with a single user (or role) in mind, a single task that this user wants to accomplish, and a maximum of three levels of navigation to perform this task.What does SAP Fiori support pack consist of? ›
Q 10 - When you apply SAP Fiori support pack, it consists of? A - UI5 Controls library and SAP Fiori Launchpad. B - UI development for the respective Business suite products such as ERP, SRM, CRM, SCM, etc. C - New Apps released as well as bugs/fixes for existing apps.What is the difference between SAP and Fiori? ›
The Difference between SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori
As a result, SAP Fiori aims to provide a consistent, simple, intuitive, and responsive user experience for all SAP applications. SAP UI5 is a technology for developing responsive web applications. SAP UI5 is, in other words, the coding language for SAP Fiori.
The primary technology used for Fiori is SAPUI5. Without knowing SAPUI5 knowledge fiori customization is difficult. Fiori contains all the business process in the form of Role based. Currently more than 1000 roles are created based on business process.How does Fiori app work? ›
Fiori apps facilitate daily work with SAP processes because they are intuitive and offer the user a user experience that is based on private usage experiences. No training or in-depth SAP knowledge is required. Another major advantage is the mobile access. Users can perform tasks at any time and from any device.What is S 4HANA latest version? ›
SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111: November 2021. SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2202: available February 2022.What does S 4HANA stand for? ›
S/4HANA stands for Suite for HANA, as the product was written to take advantage of HANA, which debuted in 2011. S/4HANA was completely rewritten for HANA, differentiating it from Business Suite on HANA, a version of S/4HANA's predecessor, SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), released in 2013 that ran on HANA.When was S 4HANA released? › What is latest SAP ECC version? ›
The newest version of the product is SAP ECC 6.0 Enhancement Pack 8. SAP ECC is the core component within the SAP's Business Suite (a collection of applications including SAP CRM, SAP SCM and others, alongside the ECC component).Which of these is introduced in the release of S 4HANA 1809 for sales processing? ›
The new release, 1809, brings so many changes and features that the recommendation is to look on the Simplification List, Innovation Discovery and the Roadmaps Portal. There are changes in LoBs, changes on foundation elements and changes to industry specific releases.What is SAP Fiori front end server? ›
The SAP Fiori front-end server is an add-on product for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP (AS ABAP). This product delivers the service pack stack definition (stack. xml) suitable for the SAP Fiori app deployment in an on-premise scenario for the respective AS ABAP version.Which Fiori apps only run on HANA database? ›
We know that SAP Fiori applications are recommended with HANA database. The transactional apps supports any database but the limitations come accross with analytical and factsheets app which required HANA DB.What are the different types of tiles in Fiori? ›
- Static − A standard tile that displays static content. ...
- Dynamic − A tile that displays data that is updated at regular intervals. ...
- News Tile − Displays a news feed alternating between messages according to how you configure the tile.
SAP Fiori elements is a framework that comprises the most commonly used floorplan templates and is designed to: Speed up development by reducing the amount of frontend code needed to build SAP Fiori apps. Drive UX consistency and compliance with the latest SAP Fiori design guidelines.Does SAP Fiori replace SAP GUI? ›
Fiori is set to replace the SAP GUI in the organizations that are migrating to S/4HANA. This is mostly the result of an overall better UX, developed to improve the new database.Is Fiori part of s4 Hana? ›
SAP Fiori is a user experience (UX) for SAP software. SAP customers can use this UX for various solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, SAP Ariba, SAP Cloud for Customer, and more.What is different when you access the S 4HANA server via Fiori versus SAP GUI? ›
Role-based – Classic SAP GUI was transaction-oriented whereas Fiori comes with simplified role based navigation and business function access; based on the user needs and how the user works with their environment. It is user-centric and goal-oriented.Is SAP Fiori free? ›
SAP Fiori is Free
SAP Fiori is a new user experience (UX) for SAP software and applications. It provides a set of applications that are used in regular business functions like work approvals, financial apps, calculation apps and various self-service apps.Is SAP Fiori any good? ›
SAP Fiori is excellent platform for system to navigate through one place one dashboard. User experience is good but can be improved. Functionality at its best, search functionality makes easier for users to operate any transactions.What is target mapping in SAP Fiori? ›
Target mapping is part of the SAP Fiori launchpad configuration. It defines the target application, which is launched when clicking on a tile, on a link or within an app-to-app navigation.How do I know if my Fiori app is activated? ›
Finding Information About SAP Fiori App
Select SAP Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA and All apps. Search for the Fiori app My Inbox - Approve Purchase Requisitions for S/4HANA 1809. On App Details, select PRODUCT FEATURES and check if the app fits your business requirements. On App Details, select IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION.
- Run transaction Maintain Services (SICF) on the front-end server.
- In the menu under Service/host Activate, activate the services under the following subtrees: Note. In the Activation of ICF Services dialog box, choose Yes with the hierarchy icon to activate all child nodes under a service.
- STEP 1: Activate Embedded Analytics. ...
- STEP 2: Activate Enterprise Search. ...
- STEP 3: Activate the ABAP Gateway for SAP Fiori. ...
- STEP 4: Activate SAP Fiori Launchpad and main launchpad features. ...
- STEP 5: Activate SAP Fiori apps via Rapid Activation.
You can access to https://fioriappslibrary.hana.ondemand.com/sap/fix/externalViewer/ and from there we will see step by step how to prepare a list and download into your local file. We can see for Finance we have 985 Apps available then we will click in this option to continue our example.How do I download SAP Fiori? ›
- Choose Search for Software.
- Enter the technical name ST-UI.
- Download the component.
- Install and update manually. Ensure that the components that you install in your landscape have the latest support package level.
To see the implementation steps and requirement of any of SAP Fiori Apps, go to help.sap.com/Fiori. To check the URL of SAP Help page, go to Google.com and enter the App name.What actions can you perform using the SAP Fiori Foundation s4 task list? ›
Note: There are 3 correct Answers to this question.
- A. Create a variant for a task list.
- B. Execute a task list in background mode.
- C. Upload and download task lists.
- D. Copy an existing task list.
- E. Assign a task list to a customizing request.
Maintain the authorization object S_RFCACL in the back-end system and assign the corresponding role or profile to the current user. You use this task list on the front-end server to create a system alias for an existing remote function call destination.What is the recommendation for using SAP Fiori with SAP's 4HANA? ›
If you are using SAP S/4HANA 1909 or higher you are recommended to use the SAP Fiori app F2814 Manage KPIs and Reports to: Configure KPIs and Reports delivered by SAP. Copy KPIs and Reports into the customer namespace. Create your own KPIs and Reports from scratch.What is Fiori in s4 Hana? ›
SAP Fiori is how the new business value of SAP S/4HANA is delivered to business users.