SAP User Interface Guidelines – Overview

Introduction | Current Public SAP UI Guidelines | SAP UI Guidelines for SAPGUI Applications | Obsolete UI Guidelines | See Also...

By Gerd Waloszek, SAP User Experience – April 11, 2013

On this page, we present an overview of current SAP's UI Guidelines that have been released to the public as well as guidelines that are still valid.

 

Introduction

UI Guidelines are critical to ensuring consistency across products and product lines and enhancing the user experience. SAP User Experience designs these guidelines and works with development to ensure they are realized in the SAP NetWeaver platform.

Go For an introduction to SAP's UI guidelines see User Interface Guidelines – An Introduction

 

Current Public SAP UI Guidelines

Current public SAP UI Guidelines are offered through two channels, the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP) and the SAP Design Guild (this site).

SAP UI Guidelines on the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP)

The following SAP UI guidelines have been published on the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP) and are available in PDF format.
They can be accessed as a whole through the quicklink /uidesign in the Media Library (registered users only).

Business Suite

  • SAP UI Guidelines for SAP Business Suite  PDF document

Dashboards

  • SAP UI Guidelines for Dashboard Design  PDF document

Mobile Devices

  • SAP UI Guidelines for iPhone  PDF document,
  • SAP UI Guidelines for iPad  PDF document,
  • SAP UI Guidelines for Blackberry  PDF document, and
  • SAP UI Guidelines for the Android Platform  PDF document

SAP UI Guidelines on the SAP Design Guild

 

SAP UI Guidelines for SAPGUI Applications

Guidelines for SAPGUI applications are no longer explicitly maintained, but are nevertheless binding for this technology.
They are part of the R/3 documentation and available in the development environment. They are also available on the SAP Design Guild (in HTML and PDF format):

 

Obsolete SAP UI Guidelines

As many SAP customers and partners still use older version of SAP software, there is still a need for providing obsolete SAP UI guidelines.
You will find outdated SAP UI guidelines and papers in:

 

See Also...

The following guidelines provide recommendations to partners to help ensure that their solutions adhere to architectural approaches, standards, and industry best practices similar to the ones used by SAP, lowering customers' integration, training, administration, and upgrade costs.

 

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