SAP Cloud Platform Portal

Usability Testing at SAP TechEd Barcelona

How can we guarantee that users complete tasks with the products we develop? It’s Simple – check it live! Cloud Portal Services User Experience team, which I am part of, decided to reach out and test our product in the field. We held a usability testing session at SAP TechEd Barcelona last month (Nov 2017). Usability testing is a well-established user experience validation methodology, in which users are required to …

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Create a Language Switch Widget for your Freestyle Portal Sites

Since the October 2017 release, SAP Cloud Platform Portal admins can enable language selection for their end users. For Portal sites using SAPUI5 versions 1.48 and above, language setting is enabled in the Site Settings screen for freestyle sites (in the Site Designer) and Launchpad sites (in the Fiori Configuration Cockpit).   Portal admins can manage the translations available in their Portal sites using the Translation Service available in the …

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Building a freestyle site in 10 minutes

In this blog post I will guide you step by step on creating a simple freestyle site in less than ten minutes. The full implementation guide can be found in the SAP Cloud Platform Documentation, The clock is ticking, we have 10 minutes – let’s start! Building a site takes 3 intuitive steps: Step 1 – Create new Site From the Admin Space choose Create New Site, or from Site Directory …

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Usability Testing at SAP TechEd Barcelona

How can we guarantee that users complete tasks with the products we develop? It’s Simple – check it live! Cloud Portal Services User Experience team, which I am part of, decided to reach out and test our product in the field. We held a usability testing session at SAP TechEd Barcelona last month (Nov 2017). Usability testing is a well-established user experience validation methodology, in which users are required to …

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Tracking SAP Cloud Portal Sites Usage Data with Google Analytics

Several weeks ago, I started looking into integrating Google Analytics (GA) with the SAP Cloud Platform Portal to provide customers a way to track the usage data of their Portal sites – Fiori Launchpad and Freestyle. This is a question we heard from many of our customers who wanted to collect usage data about: Usage of specific Fiori Apps in their Fiori Launchpad sites Page visits to their Freestyle site pages …

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Building Websites and Web Apps Using SAP Cloud Platform and Contentstack

Hi there! My name is Mayank Mishra, I’m the Director of Engineering at Contentstack and have been a member of the Built.io team since its inception for over 10 years! I’m passionate about great design, and am a firm believer that it’s possible to build products that offer a great experience for both developers and business users. Contentstack was born out of my frustrations with the complexities of implementing CMS …

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Take me there – Anchor navigation in SAP Cloud Platform Portal

Anchor navigation, also known as in-page links or jump links, is one of  the most up-to-date interactive features that recently became an integral part of SAP Cloud Platform Portal. Anchor navigation helps a user to reach content on a page with just one click. SAP Cloud Platform Portal is a site builder tool that enables creating attractive sites, with interactive features like never before. SAP internal event site, uses anchor …

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Create a Welcome Popup for Fiori Launchpad and Freestyle Portal Sites

Fiori and Portal developers can extend the functionality of Fiori Launchpad and Portal custom sites using Fiori Shell plugins. The concept of plugins allows portal implementers to hook into the Fiori Shell and add new elements to the User Experience – add menu items, create a custom footer, extend the header and more. Fiori Shell plugins are SAPUI5 component apps that are loaded and initialized automatically when the site is …

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SAP Cloud Platform Portal Strengthen Its Document & Web Content Capabilities

SAP Cloud Platform Portal provides a flexible environment to build business portal sites for employees, customers and partners. It comes with a rich set of pre-packaged apps for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Business Suite, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customers, SAP Jam and more, together with the ability to integrate classic UI’s such as Web Dynpro for ABAP, SAP GUI for HTML and SAP Screen Personas (additional UI technologies are planned, as …

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Collaboration in SAP Cloud Platform Portal sites with SAP Jam [Part 2]

Hi, in the first part of this post we presented the SAP Cloud Platform portal default offering for SAP Jam integration allowing portal admins to add collaboration capabilities to their portal sites. In this second part I want to focus on building custom integrations with Jam for Portal sites, and more specifically – how to add Jam Embedded Widgets to portal sites. The step-by-step guide requires a certain amount of …

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