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Product and Topic Expert
I would like to point you to the most important product and release news and updates in Q2 2023 – also including some updates already for July 2023.

Product News

Updated Roadmaps Available
The updated roadmaps for SAP Build Work Zone, standard and advanced edition are now available for Q3 and Q4 2023. You can find them in the Roadmap Explorer:

In the second half of 2023 the focus will be a new site experience for SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition. Starting in 2022, SAP released a set of beta features related to the new site experience as part of a beta program with selected customers and partners to collect early feedback on the new UX design, concepts and tools. Going forward, SAP is planning to gradually make these beta features available for general adoption by customers starting in Q3/2023, in particular the following capabilities:

  • ability to create and administer your own custom spaces and pages in the content manager

  • flexible grid-based page layout and design, which is aligned with the experience known from Work Zone, advanced edition

  • visualizing business data with powerful UI integration cards on pages

  • consuming content based on content packages

Update (from July 27, 2023): Meanwhile the new site experience started to become available: read this blog post for more information.

Sunset of SAP Neo Environment and SAP Cloud Portal Service
SAP announced that the legacy Neo environment of SAP Business Technology Platform will sunset on December 31, 2028. Existing customer investments in the Neo environment and related services can remain in place until the sunset of the services on December 31, 2028. SAP intends to work with customers to provide support for migrations including best practice documentation for migration projects and execution, and guidance to help lower migration costs.
Customers running SAP Cloud Portal Service on the Neo environment are affected by this decision. We recommend in this case a migration to SAP Build Work Zone standard or advanced edition.

Before starting to migrate your scenario, get in touch with the SAP BTP migration experts to create an individual roadmap for your transition and plan your next steps.

Read sunset announcement blog by michael.ameling
Check out the Neo Sunset FAQs
Help Portal Information

Check out new SAP Build Work Zone FAQs
We published recently a new FAQ page for SAP Build Work Zone, standard and advanced edition on SAP Community. You can visit this page to learn about the product, the editions, the product strategy and direction and much more.

SAP Solution Brief for SAP Build Work Zone
Read this new Solution Brief to understand how SAP Build Work Zone enables business experts to design business sites visually to boost user engagement and productivity.

SAP Build Overview Presentation
You want to dive deeper into SAP Build? Our new SAP Build overview (L1) deck consolidates use cases, pricing and data center overview. It provides also some crisp overview information for all three SAP Build products (SAP Build Work Zone, SAP Build Process Automation, and SAP Build Apps).

What happened at SAP Sapphire 2023 for SAP Build Work Zone?
In case you missed our SAP Sapphire news and highlights in May, then you can update yourself by reading my SAP Sapphire blog post.

Release Information: Latest Features

Have a look at some of the latest features we released on July 13 for SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition!

  • Administrators can add a new or an existing workpage to the workspace navigation bar and utilize the same workpage grid-based layout & editor including tiles, widgets & UI5 cards

  • Search also includes the role-based access to applications from the content manager:

  • On a workpage, administrators can dynamically hide cards, for example if they are empty.

  • Customers using the booster to onboard to SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition or to SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, can decide to include SAP Build Process Automation in their onboarding (replacing SAP Workflow service).

For more information, check out the release information on SAP Help Portal.

Customer and Partner Stories

SAP IT runs SAP Build Work Zone
To meet employees’ changing expectations, SAP SE’s internal SAP IT needed to overhaul its internal digital workplace – with minimal disruption to users. With around 600.000 users, comprising 111.000 employees across nearly 160 nationalities and around 500.000 external users, SAP needed to make the move as seamless as possible. After a smooth move to SAP Build Work Zone, SAP employees and external users now enjoy an outstanding experience that intelligently provides centralized access to an internal digital workspace - anywhere and on any device. The cutover to SAP Build Work Zone involved remarkably little disruption for users and required almost no additional training.

Read the story and watch the video:

Learning Opportunities

Learn about SAP Build Work Zone Implementation and Design Patterns
Check out this presentation and learn about design patterns, deployment strategy and other best practices for implementation.


SAP Partner Webinar: A Closer Look at SAP Start for SAP Build Work Zone
You are an SAP Partner? Then register for this webinar on September 20, 2023 and learn about SAP Start and how it is connected to SAP Build Work Zone.

Integrate Business Content from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Build Work Zone, Standard Edition
Learn how to configure content federation from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition. A content provider exposes content from a source to make it accessible from SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition. Content providers can expose content from cloud or on-premise systems.

Check out new Learning Journey "Setting Up SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition and SAP Mobile Start with SAP S/4HANA"
SAP Mobile Start is the Native Entry Point for mobile users of SAP solutions. It allows access to the business content that is deployed on SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition running on SAP BTP, via a mobile device. This learning journey will provide you with an overview on how to set up and use SAP Mobile Start to access SAP Fiori apps from SAP S/4HANA.

Register for SAP Builders Day
SAP Learning invites you to join the virtual SAP Builder Day with focus on low-code development with SAP Build. In one day, you will learn about the concept of low-code software development, and you will get hands-on and create a full end-to-end process and integrate it with SAP S/4HANA – leveraging the full SAP Build portfolio with SAP Build Apps, Build Process Automation, and Build Work Zone.

Learn more

SAP Build Work Zone on: / SAP Community
Discovery Center missions: standard / advanced edition
SAP Build Work Zone on SAP PartnerEdge

Hands-on Tutorials:
Create Your First Digital Workplace Using SAP Work Zone
Design Your First SAP Work Zone
Enrich Your SAP Work Zone With Applications and Data from SAP Gateway Demo System

Learning Journeys

  • Getting Started Learning Journey for SAP Build: providing you the fundamentals of SAP Build and first hands-on experience with SAP Build Apps, SAP Build Process Automation & SAP Build Work Zone.

  • Check out the dedicated unit for SAP Build Work Zone in the learning journey “Utilize SAP Build for Low-Code/No-Code Applications and Automations for Citizen Developers“. The unit guides you through the main concepts and features of SAP Build Work Zone standard and advanced edition. After completing the complete learning journey, learners have the chance to take a 3-hr proctored exam to earn a certificate and become a certified Citizen Developer Associate.

  • For more deep dive technical information, we recommend our new learning journey “Implement and Administer SAP Build Work Zone“, targeted to partners, consultants and administrators. This learning journey will guide you through the process and considerations of implementing SAP Build Work Zone, from initial deployment and system administration to integration setups and extensibility options. A certification is also included

Follow SAP Build on Social Media and Join the SAP Builders Group

Note that we recently consolidated and rebranded our social media channels for Twitter and LinkedIn to represent the full SAP Build portfolio with SAP Build Apps, SAP Build Process Automation, and SAP Build Work Zone. Before this consolidation the Twitter handle was covering SAP Build Work Zone only and LinkedIn covered SAP Build Process Automation only.

Join also our SAP Builders group and engage with a community of peers to unleash innovation by building apps, process automations, and creating business sites.



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