launchpad icon Launchpad

With Launchpad, you create, design, and maintain launchpads.

A launchpad is a browser-based administration tool and the homepage for Neptune DXP - SAP Edition applications on mobile and desktop devices.

A launchpad displays tiles that are part of a tile group. Each tile represents an application that users can launch.

Tiles can display live status indicators, for example, a number of open tasks. A launchpad supports policy-based access and displays tiles according to the users policies.

The following image shows an example of a launchpad.

launchpad example1


Launchpads are not part of the Neptune DXP - SAP Edition installation package. You can download launchpads from the Store.

Launchpad objects

A launchpad includes the following objects:

  • Applications

  • Tiles

  • Tile groups

The following image shows the process of how single applications become part of a launchpad.

launchpad connected objects
  1. Applications created in the App Designer are connected to tiles.

  2. Tiles are bundled in a tile group. A tile must always be assigned to a tile group to maintain a parent-child relationship on the launchpad. Tile groups can be assigned to other tile groups to maintain a multi-level hierarchy.

  3. Tile groups are added to the launchpad.

Policies and user groups

You can control access to launchpads, tiles, or tile groups by assigning policies to users or user groups.

  1. Users or user groups are assigned a specific policy.

  2. Policies are assigned to a tile or a tile group.

  3. Each policy can access authorized launchpads, tiles, and tile groups.

lauchpad conected usergroup role

Assign objects in a launchpad

A launchpad comes with an assignment mechanisms that connects objects to one another in different ways.

Assignment task Assign why Assign where

Assign a user or a group to a role

All users with a specific role can access apps that are assigned to that role.

Go to Security > User.

Assign a user to a group

All users in a specific group can access apps that are assigned to that group.

Go to Security > User.

Assign a tile to a role

Users can access apps in their launchpad. The role of the user must be assigned to the tile.

Go to Administration > Tile.

Assign a tile group to a role

Users with this role can view the tile group on their launchpad. Users will only see tiles that have been assigned to a group with the same role.

Go to Administration > Tile Group.

Assign a tile and its intent to a tile group

When users click the tile on the launchpad, the intent resolves into a URL and navigates to the app.

Go to Administration > Tile.