UDINA Portal is an
AppShellthat hosts UDINA Apps, and provides the apps with services such as navigation, embedded support, and notifications.
Depending on the target group, the portal can be used as a service, self-service, corporate, news or web portal.
Based on the UDINA Business Technology Platform, the portal allows seamless integration into a wide variety of systems such as SAP Business Suite or SAP S/4HANA, CRM, On-Premise, etc.
The home page is the central access point for UDINA Apps
The portal shell bar remains sticky at the top of the screen with the branding logo. It offers access to cross-application functions, such as the universal search, the user actions menu, notifications and the app switcher with further app navigation options.
- Area for branding purposes
- Universal Search (sticky mode)
- Notifications button
- Optional actions (like shopping cart)
- App Switcher
- User actions menu
The portal offers an universal search function that can be implemented on customer or app need.
Users can access notifications by clicking the Notifications button on the right of the shell bar.
The notification list displays system-generated notifications from various sources. Notifications can be prioritized and organized into groups of similar items. From the notification message, users can navigate to the underlying app. Depending on the configuration, notifications can also offer buttons for taking immediate action.
The App Switcher is always available (sticky mode) an allows to quickly switch between apps.
User Actions Menu
The user actions menu offers a range of user-specific services. It is accessed by clicking the icon on the right-hand side of the shell bar. The user actions menu is available in all UDINA screens.
The following options are always available, regardless of the current context:
- A Dark Mode switcher, if a dark theme is allowed by the brand design guide.
- A settings dialog, to personalize the user experience.
- An Online Monitor for web admins to see users, that are currently online and allow further communication like chat and direct messages.
- An About dialog, with details about the SAP Fiori launchpad or app version.
- A Sign Out option for logging off from the portal.
Navigation and Information
The Portal uses Tiles and Integration Cards as an entry point to navigate into the corresponding Business Object.
Integration Cards can also be used to share informational business content as text or diagram.
Cards that are relevant for the user’s role profile are shown, because the portal is role-based.
Tiles are used to launch apps and can also show additional application information.
App Switcher Integration
The apps behind the tiles are also available inside the App Switcher, but the Web Administrator can decide, which apps should also be available as a tile on the homepage.
Integration cards present a new means to expose application content to the end user in a unified way. They share business content in an easy, declarative, and consistent way similar to Microsoft Adaptive Cards.
They can show a personalized abstract of data with actions on header and on item level to further navigate to the Business Object overview page or directly drill down into details.
The portal provides a range of central services that can be used by application development teams. For example, the portal handles all navigation between apps, and offers controls for gathering user feedback and contacting the support team.
The About dialog displays the following information that are also relevant for support:
Using the contact form, a user can get in contact with the customer support center. Togther was the request, additional information concerning app info and browser info will be integrated into the service ticket.
The mail service using mjml allow to send responsive emails. This can be the
Contact Supportrequest from a user, but also an
Order Confirmation from UDINA Commerce.
SAP Event Mesh Integration
Mails can also be send by transforming a
Cloud Event message, send by the SAP Event Mesh.
The portal supports
To sign out of the portal, users choose Sign Out in the user actions menu.
The portal uses the SAP BTP theming runtime, that allows to render the SAPUI5 controls in the corporate branding of our clients.
It is also possible to offer a light and dark theme to take care of the the users prefered desktop color scheme.