Learn about SAP TechEd Highlights around SAP Build Work Zone

In his opening keynote at SAP TechEd on November 15th, SAP Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board Juergen Mueller announced SAP Build – with SAP Build Work Zone included into the portfolio.

What is SAP Build?
SAP Build is a unified low-code solution portfolio which empowers users to create applications, automate tedious processes, and design engaging business sites with drag-and-drop simplicity.
Further information about SAP Build:

My blog is focusing on the SAP Teched highlights around SAP Build Work Zone, which is one of the 3 product areas of the SAP Build offering running on SAP Business Technology Platform:

Questions and Answers around SAP Build Work Zone

What is SAP Build Work Zone?
SAP Build Work Zone is a service on SAP BTP bringing together SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone into a unified solution with a coherent and intuitive user experience with two editions:

  • SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition (formerly known as SAP Launchpad service)
  • SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition (formerly known as SAP Work Zone)

Watch also this video:

What can you do with SAP Build Work Zone?
SAP Build Work Zone empowers IT professionals and line of business experts to easily build and design engaging business sites for employees, partners and customers with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. It increases user productivity by creating a single access point to applications, processes, information and data on any device, from desktop or mobile. It maximizes team productivity by enabling guided experiences and knowledge sharing.

See this image showing an example of a homepage created with SAP Build Work Zone. Homepages could for example be used to create pages with company-wide information, announcements and news for the employees:

This one is an image from a workspace which can be created based on a template. My Workspaces allows users to design their personal dashboard-like experience by including their favorite business apps, unstructured content, and other required information to best support their day-to-day work:

What is SAP Build Work Zone standard and advanced edition?
SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition (formerly known as SAP Launchpad service) provides a central access point to multiple SAP cloud & on-premise systems, integrating apps and providing customizations and extensions. You will also enjoy a fresh and modern user experience with major enhancements in the area of navigation (with pages and workspace), visualization (UI Integration Cards), page building and pre-packaged business content. This new set of capabilities is currently available in beta only and is planned to become generally available in 2023.

SAP Build Work Zone, advanced edition (formerly known as SAP Work Zone): in addition to the standard offering this edition is providing advanced features for content management, web content, interactive and engaging workspaces, and integration with third party solutions.

What is SAP Start and how is it connected to SAP Build Work Zone (standard and advanced edition)?
There is also SAP Start (also in beta status and announced at SAP TechEd this year), which is an SAP-managed homepage for SAP Cloud solutions only. SAP Start is not part of the SAP Build brand and portfolio, but it uses SAP Build Work Zone as technical foundation and customers can start with SAP Start for free and then easily upgrade to SAP Build WZ standard and advanced edition in order to get more features. SAP Start completes the modular offering for SAP’s central entry point solutions:

Providing a unification of all SAP “Central Entry Point” solutions under one umbrella, what does this mean for customers and partners? It is a requirement that was requested by many of our customers and partners in the past, and now we reached an important milestone with the unification of SAP Launchpad service and SAP Work Zone into one solution (= SAP Build Work Zone). And SAP Start was added to the offering. Read also this blog post by SAP Mentor Diego Dora including a video of a very interesting conversation with SAP Build Work Zone Product Manager Aviad Rivlin about the different characteristics of each central entry point offering.


Watch our SAP Build Work Zone TechEd sessions

You can watch the recording of following sessions (including SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone):


What can you do now?

Join the beta program!
You can join the SAP Build Work Zone, standard edition beta program! You can experience all the new exciting features planned to be delivered in 2023 already now – such as the integration of UI Integration Cards, new page builder with drag&drop functionality, and the ability to upload content packages delivered by SAP, customer or partners. We appreciate your valuable feedback. More information and registration, see here.

Join the SAP Builders Group on SAP Community!
You can join the SAP Builders group on SAP Community and read the blog about how to get started.

Dive deeper into SAP Build Work Zone!
SAP Build Work Zone on: sap.com / SAP Community
Discovery Center missions: standard / advanced edition
Roadmaps: standard advanced edition
PartnerEdge: standard / advanced edition

Take the Learning Journey!
You can take the Learning Journey Utilize SAP Build for Low-Code / No-Code Applications and Automations for Citizen Developers and build your first applications and extensions using SAP Build Apps, automate processes with SAP Build Process Automation, or create business sites SAP Build Work Zone. You can also get your certification as a Citizen Developer Associate.