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Disclaimer: 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 by Aviad Rivlin. See also the announcement for SAP Build

I would like to point you to the latest news around digital experience services on SAP Business Technology platform – with focus on SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone. This news blog post is also recommended for customers of our legacy products such as SAP Enterprise Portal, SAP Cloud Portal service and SAP Jam Collaboration to get familiar with our latest product portfolio.

Product News

SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone: Frequently Asked Questions
In this new SAP Community blog article, you will find answers to questions that we often get from customers and partners about SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone. The blog helps to understand the similarities and the differences between these two services, the product directions, and what is recommended for customers of our legacy products such as SAP Enterprise Portal, SAP Cloud Portal service and SAP Jam Collaboration.

See this image: showing the two services and their main capabilities:


Horizon themes available for SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone
The new modern and fresh Horizon theme family became recently available in the SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone. In the first step they are available via the Theme Manager. These themes help users to focus on getting their job done with an improved information hierarchy and simplified visual elements. The Horizon theme family comprises a light (Morning Horizon) and a dark version (Evening Horizon) as well as a light and a dark high-contrast theme for supporting visually impaired users.

Learn more about Horizon Themes Availability in SAP products

For new and planned features: check out the roadmaps for SAP Work Zone and SAP Launchpad service.

See also What is new for SAP Work Zone and What is new for Launchpad Service.

Provide your Feedback on SAP Work Zone
At SAP, we are constantly working to improve our tools and products to deliver the best experience to our customers. Take our survey to provide your valuable feedback for SAP Work Zone.

SAP TechEd News

SAP TechEd Registration is Live
SAP TechEd in 2022 is this year mainly a virtual experience, accessible to everyone and registration for most sessions is free. You can find the SAP Work Zone and SAP Launchpad service sessions in the session catalogue under the subtrack “Application Development and Automation”, then choose “Experience Meaningful Digital Experience to Enhance Productivity”.

The following sessions are recommended:

AD200: Discover SAP´s Strategy and Road Map for SAP Work Zone Services:
This lecture is recommended if you would like to learn about the short-term and long-term product strategy for SAP Work Zone and SAP Launchpad service.

AD280: A Beginning-to-End Workshop on Configuring SAP Launchpad Service:
In this virtual workshop, you learn how to integrate business applications from SAP S/4HANA and custom-developed applications in SAP Launchpad service, and consume them on your desktop and mobile devices with the SAP Mobile Start app.

AD300: Extending and Developing with SAP Work Zone:
Join this lecture to learn how the broad capability set of SAP Work Zone empowers professional developers, citizen developers, and business users to create engaging, modern experiences.

AD100: Improve Employee Productivity with SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone:
Join this customer session to discover Vodafone Group's journey to the SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone solution and learn through first-hand experiences how the company improved employee productivity in its organizations, with best practices.

AD260: Build Your Own Digital Experience with SAP Work Zone:
Join this in-person workshop and explore the broad range of features in SAP Work Zone.  Note that this hands-on workshop is only available to SAP TechEd Hands-On Lab registrants, it will take place on November 15-16 in Las Vegas (there is also a registration fee).

Enablement and Learning

SAP Work Zone Summer Tutorial Series
We have recently launched a new tutorial series about SAP Work Zone. This series features beginner-friendly tutorials that are published on our YouTube channel and will help you learn how to use SAP Work Zone. We released several tutorials throughout the summer season: SAP Work Zone overview, SAP Work Zone page builder and SAP Work Zone workspaces. More information: check out this blog. Watch also the summer tutorials on YouTube.

Devtoberfest is Back
We are pleased to announce that Devtoberfest returns this year running from October 1 - 31, 2022. It’s a great opportunity to learn, have fun, connect with fellow SAP developers and an excellent way to get ready for SAP TechEd. There is a dedicated SAP Community Group for Devtoberfest. You can also register for specific sessions about SAP Work Zone: they will be run in the last week of October.

SAP Community News

New SAP Work Zone Community Page
Explore and follow our new SAP Work Zone product page on SAP Community serving as a key entry point for customers, partners and consultants, who’d like to be constantly on track with SAP Work Zone news and product information about how to create an (SAP) application-centric entry point, providing a harmonized user experience layer that integrates applications, tasks, and processes. The new page is covering both SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone - which also represents our product direction to bring both services closer together.

Get to Know the Winners of our SAP Community Summer Contest
In July we started an SAP Portal & New Generation SAP Community trivia quiz to test the knowledge of the Community members about the 20-year product history of SAP Enterprise Portal. This quiz also covered our latest products which also represent a concept of a single-entry point (similar to “Portal”): SAP Work Zone and SAP Launchpad service.
The quiz ended on September 30th. Now it was time to announce the lucky winners of our challenge. Thanks again to all Community members, who participated in our Quiz Challenge in the past weeks!

Customer and Partner Stories

How to Create an amazing Digital Experience for your Ecosystem with SAP Work Zone
As part of our low-code/no-code portfolio, SAP Work Zone allows you to easily build digital workplace experiences that drive productivity and business agility. This offering enables you to create an easily consumable and engaging digital workplace for yourself, your colleagues, suppliers, customers, and other personas – without writing any code. Read this article on SAP Community and learn about the main capabilities of the product, find information about a customer example, and get a glimpse of the future product directions of SAP Work Zone.

How to create a Cloud-Based Central Entry Point
Learn from SAP partner VANTAiO about their experiences with SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone and how to create a cloud-based central entry point for all business users.

Driving Client Costs Down and Efficiency up with a Single Integrated Workplace
Discover how SAP partner and customer ConvergentIS developed a rapid vendor portal on SAP Business Technology Platform. Thanks to SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone, users have access to all their procurement-related data and workflows in a single, user-friendly, and mobile-enabled dashboard. Watch also this video.