|Archive (Guidelines, Papers)|
|SAP Guidelines for Best-Built Applications|
|Edition 10: SAP User Experience|
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.
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.
For an introduction to SAP's UI guidelines see User Interface Guidelines – An Introduction
Current public SAP UI Guidelines are offered through two channels, the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP) and the SAP Design Guild (this site).
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).
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):
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You will find outdated SAP UI guidelines and papers in:
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.