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SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition

Simplify access to applications by creating business sites.

SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition enables organizations to establish a unified point of access to SAP (e.g. SAP S/4HANA), custom-built, and third party applications and extensions, both on the cloud and on premise.

SAP Launchpad Service is now SAP Build Work Zone, Standard Edition!

SAP Launchpad service was recently renamed to SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition.

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SAP Launchpad service on SAP BTP
FeatureDescription
Application IntegrationProvide business users a central point of access for apps and tasks, with seamless integration to various UI technologies and third-party apps.
Intuitive and Engaging User ExperienceA role-based, personalized launchpad with a flexible content structure that follows the SAP Fiori 3 design guidelines.
IntegrationsIntegration with central SAP BTP services, such as inbox and cloud identity services.
ExtensibilityExtensible framework for customizations using shell plugins and custom branding.

How to get started?

Find relevant SAP Tutorials for Developers or SAP Community Blogs (aka Launchpad)).

Dependencies

DependencyDescription
Cloud Transport ManagementManage transports of development artifacts and application-specific content.
UI Theme DesignerApply your corporate branding to applications based on SAPUI5 technology.
Workflow ManagementDigitize workflows, manage decisions, and gain end-to-end process visibility.

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Tutorials

What's New

DateFeature
2023/07/27Spaces and Pages – New Experience
2023/05/23Full Support of Custom Domains Using SAP CISSetting Up a Custom Domain
2023/05/23SAP Cloudf Identity ServicesEvolving Identity Authentication and IdP into SAP CISEnterprise Security Services – SAP CISSAP Cloud Identity Services – future components & integration capabilities
2023/05/23Switching from SAP Authentication and Trust Management service (XSUAA) to SAP Cloud Identity Services.
2023/03/09Enhanced Security of Asynchronous Loading.
Site loading in asynchronous mode will be enhanced to use a stricter security policy.Use Asynchronous Loading
2023/01/12The SAP Launchpad service has been rebranded to SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition.SAP Launchpad Service is now SAP Build Work Zone, Standard Edition!

Roadmap

Evaluate the SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition roadmap for upcomming features:

DateFeature
Q3/2023Manual integration of HTML5 applications from multiple SAP BTP subaccounts.
Q3/2023New site experience: ability to create and administer spaces and pages.
Q4/2023New site experience: ability to export and import spaces and pages.
Q4/2023New site experience: ability to provide translations for spaces and pages.
Q3/2024Automatic content refresh for integrated HTML5 applications after update

Workarounds

The following section describes some workarounds that are nessessary concerning the current status of the launchpad and potentially missing features.

Issues using latest SAPUI5 release

By default, when running applications from the HTML5 content provider, the applications use the latest official UI5 version.

It it currently not possible to define another version like in the NEO platform using:

SAPUI5 VersionValue
Maintenancecurrently >= 1.109
Long-term Maintenance1.108 vs 1.96 vs 1.81
Customany cloud released version
(maybe problematic)

Application specific UI5 version

To overcome this missing feature off centrally manage the used version, you can control the used version on app level (see Expose HTML5 Applications in SAP Launchpad service).

/webapp/manifest.json

json
{
    "_version": "1.49.0", // >=1.109
    "sap.platform.cf": {
        // Replace patch with [X|x|*] to get 
        // automatic updates of latest patch
        "ui5VersionNumber": "1.108.x"
    },
    "sap.ui5": {
		"dependencies": {
            // Minimum version of SAPUI5 your component requires
			"minUI5Version": "1.108.0",
            ...
        }
    }
}

Automatic patch updates are highly recommended!

To ensure outdated versions are no longer posing a potential security risk, SAP removes SAPUI5 versions from the SAPUI5 CDN one year after their end of maintenance. In addition to this also patches of versions in maintenance which are older than one year will be removed. Details see SAP Note 3001696.

Problem with SAP Horizon Theme and apps below version 1.101

The new SAP Horizon theme (Morning and Evening) is only available with a SAPUI5 version >= 1.101. If you use at least one application specific version below, you are no more able to use a Horizon based theme by default for your Launchpad!

Support

Component NameComponent Description
EP-CPP-CFSupport component for this service