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TaoZhang
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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For those who have been craving for undo&redo support in the Work Zone page builder, now you have it!

With its 2211 release, Work Zone's Overview Page will be replaced with Workpage. (applicable to both SAP Build Work Zone & SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone)


Much more than just a renaming, this is actually a new implementation with several key feature enhancements. Let's take a closer look:

Usability Enhancements


In-Place Editing


Previously, when the user clicks on the edit button, a full page refresh will happen, taking the user to the page builder; upon quitting the page builder, another full page refresh miraculously takes the user back to where she was. This disruptive experience has now come to an end! The page builder will always open and close in-place. No page refresh!



Undo&Redo


You could also see the two buttons in the screenshot above.

Drag&Drop


You can drag&drop a widget to reposition it. This experience has been enhanced with better preview and animation.

Sticky Header


When the page is too long, the header section sticks at the top of the screen so that the Cancel/Save/Publish buttons and page option toggles are always reachable.



Tile and Cards


The new Workpage builder comes with much better support for Tiles and Cards to be added onto the page. Here's how the new Widget Picker looks like:


If you click on "Tiles", you could select multiple tiles in one go and add them onto the page.


Also notice that the "Applications" widget is now removed from the widget picker since it can only contain one tile and is fully covered by the new way of adding tiles. (The widget will continue to be available for existing pages which already contain an instance of it)

If you click on "Cards", you can then see all the cards listed. The previous experience (simply listing all the cards below the widgets) was a nightmare since you always have to scroll down a lot before the first card can be seen.


You may have sensed it: the Tiles and Cards are now being treated more symmetrically/in a more unified way. In the future, they will be unified into Business Applications, as just two types of Visualizations with different responsive behaviors on the page.

Work Zone, Workspace, Workpage


The above are just the beginning of a series of innovations on the Workpage builder being a powerful No-Code tool. And Workpage is now brought onto the center of the stage.

That makes it even clearer what Work Zone really is. It is a product that empowers the employees to create business-aware contents and to engage with each other and with business (via those user-created contents), so as to increase productivity and agility.

Workpage is exactly the entity that incarnates these user-created, business-aware contents, while Workspace defines boundaries of those contents and serves as the anchor of access control. Together, they shape a Work Zone where people engage around contents.

 

 

Stay Tuned


In the next blog, I will take a preview of the Menu Editor, a ground-breaking new feature in SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition.

Follow me to get notified as soon as there are new updates.

Follow the SAP Build Work Zone topic at https://community.sap.com/topics/work-zone, and post your questions at https://answers.sap.com/tags/73555000100800002781.

Feel free to share your feedback or thoughts with me in a comment.

 

 

Disclaimer:


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Please note that this blog was published prior to the re-branding related to SAP Build portfolio, which was announced at SAP TechEd 2022. SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone come together under the SAP Build Work Zone brand, with two editions: standard edition (formerly SAP Launchpad service) and advanced edition (formerly SAP Work Zone).


You can learn more in this blog post.


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7 Comments
JanMatthes
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Hi Tao,

Thanks a lot Tao and team for working on this and sharing the first steps into our new experience!

Everybody will be be able to learn more on our strategy for SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone on TechEd 2022

...here you find way more sessions.

 

Cheers

Jan

Looking forward for these and other upcoming SAP Work Zone enhancements! Lots of good stuff in the pipeline.
Stefano
Explorer
Thanks a lot for this update, we can't wait to experience the new features!
Also looking forward to your next "one more thing" 🙂 the menu builder for SAP Work Zone
Tiago_Amaral_PT
Discoverer
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It would be a really useful enhancement if we could create restricted pages within a public workspace. Is this a future possibility?

 

Thanks!
TaoZhang
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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We currently already have Page Access Control. is that what you are looking for?
Tiago_Amaral_PT
Discoverer
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But that feature is not enabled in a Workspace, only in the Home Page. Or is this wrong?
TaoZhang
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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It's also there in a Workspace. try it 😉