SAP Cloud Portal

26. September 2022

By Tan Lieu Yong & Satheesh Bojjaiah

1.) Product Introduction

SAP Cloud Platform Portal provides organisations with a flexible offering to build business sites and engage with employees, customers, and partners. It combines applications and content across multiple sources and provides a centralised experience.

With this, users can efficiently access critical information and processes to fulfil their responsibilities.

Example: Supplier portal

  • It is an all-in-one portal for suppliers to do business with your company.
  • Building sustainable relationships with suppliers to help fulfil operational business needs.
  • Suppliers can find localised terms and conditions for procurements.
  • Simplify and standardise business operations with suppliers.
  • Allow suppliers to see purchase orders assigned to them in real-time.

2.) Screenshot of the product & explanation functionality

Below a supplier portal created using SAP Cloud Platform with 3 web pages created that is accessible via computers, mobile phones and tablets.

a. Supplier homepage with an overview of business information available for supplier access, and interact to create, update and display the transaction details from SAP system:

b. Contact Us page to view contact information:

c. Fiori Launchpad page to run Fiori applications for business transactions, with integration to SAP S/4HANA backend system, with appropriate role-based authorisation via SAP

Authorisation and Trust Management Service:

  • The display of app grouping is based on the user profile at the SAP S/4HANA backend system.
SAP Cloud Platform Portal combines applications and content across multiple sources and provides a centralised experience.

Lieu Yong Tan

Senior Solution Consultant

3.) Benefit/ value for business:-

  • Easy, central access portal to up-to-date information and services for all parties.
  • Increased user satisfaction and productivity via an intuitive user interface and navigation.
  • Drive user experience (UX) modernisation and innovations.
  • Enhanced portal deployment efficiency through templates, prebuilt business content layout, and open integration framework with multiple systems (SAP / non-SAP).
  • Option available to easily extend SAP solutions via custom development.
  • Maximise effective coordination between parties.
  • Allow suppliers to see purchase orders assigned to them in real-time.

4.) Technology use or license required if applicable

Kindly note that even though SAP Cloud Portal Service is available, it is no longer on the SAP price list. Existing SAP Cloud Portal Service customers can continue using it, and there is no end support date.

See also the road map in the Road Map Explorer. The launchpad experience of Cloud Portal will continue to be enhanced over time with new capabilities. Note that the freestyle option is in maintenance mode. It is recommended to create sites only with Launchpad design.

If a customer would like to transition from SAP Cloud Portal Service to other services on SAP BTP, we recommend as follows:

  • Customers who implemented the Launchpad site template can transition to SAP Launchpad service.
  • Customers who implemented freestyle sites can transition to SAP Work Zone.

 

List of relevant SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) services:

  • SAP Cloud Portal Service
  • SAP Authorisation and Trust Management Service
  • SAP Work Zone
  • SAP Launchpad Service

 

Details of Technology Use:

Technology use Description   Pricing Model   Reference for pricing model details
SAP Cloud Portal Service SAP BTP service for creating role-based, multi-channel sites to access business apps and content.  

  • Based on service plan for CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement)
  • Pay-As-You-Go
 https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/cloud-portal-service?tab=service_plan&commercialModel=cpea&region=all&service_plan=standard

 

SAP Authorisation and Trust Management Service SAP BTP service for managing application authorisations and connections to identity providers.  

  • Based on service plan for CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement)
  • Pay-As-You-Go
  • Subscription

 https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/authorization-and-trust-management-service?commercialModel=cpea&tab=service_plan&region=all

 

SAP Work  Zone SAP BTP service for creating workplace experiences with integrated business apps and processes.  

  • Based on service plan for CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement)
  • Pay-As-You-Go
  • Subscription
 https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/sap-work-zone?commercialModel=cpea&region=all&service_plan=standard&tab=service_plan

 

 

SAP Launchpad Service SAP BTP service for simplifying access to business apps with a role based, personalised launchpad site.  

  • Based on service plan for CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement)
  • Pay-As-You-Go
  • Subscription

 https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog/launchpad-service?region=all&tab=service_plan

SAP Cloud Portal allow suppliers to see purchase orders assigned to them in real-time.

Satheesh Bojjaiah

Solution Architect

5.) Other use cases relevant to this technology:-

Technology use   Use case reference
SAP Cloud Portal Service
  1. Gain visibility into Channel Inventory for Better Decision Making on the Supply Chain:
    https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3655/3698/
  2. Build a unified Order Management Cockpit extension for SAP S/4HANA: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3432/3472/
  3. Accelerate automation of vendor onboarding processes: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3305/3358/
  4. Migrate from SAP Enterprise Portal to SAP Cloud Portal Service: https://blogs.sap.com/2018/08/27/how-to-migrate-portal-content-from-sap-enterprise-portal-to-the-cloud/

 

SAP Authorisation  and Trust Management Service
  1. Grant suppliers with necessary authorisations to SAP S/4HANA system to allow suppliers to gain transparency into supplier invoice and purchase order processing:
    https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3392/3431/?tab=overview
  2. Add a Layer of Protection to Personally Identifiable Information: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3520/3561/

 

SAP Work Zone
  1. Making Procurement Fast, More Efficient, and More Cost Effective:
    https://dam.sap.com/mac/app/p/pdf/asset/preview/KBDZA8x?ltr=a

 

SAP Launchpad Service
  1. Establish a central entry point to SAP and third-party solutions (both cloud and on-premises):
    https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3283/3378/
  2. Rapid Discovery & Utilization of CAPEX Approval Processes: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/missiondetail/3276/3320/