How To Accelerate Automation In SAP Workflow Management

SAP Workflow Management was designed to offer a more streamlined approach to developing efficient processes. A company that wants to compete in the twenty-first century needs to learn how to accelerate automation. Thankfully, SAP Workflow Management has come to our rescue with its Live Process Content packages. These packages allow a low code/no-code approach to developing efficient processes through SAP Workflow management. The procedure is relatively simple:

Step 1: Access the Process Hub

The Process Hub is accessed via the Process Flexibility Cockpit. We’ll find the available and relevant processes that we can tap into as templates in this window. Since there are so many processes available, we’ll need to perform a search to find the ones that deal with our specific business process. There’s no need to know what the process we’re looking for is beforehand, either. We can simply rely on SAP’s keyword search to locate relevant functions based on our search terms. Thus, if we want to do inventory management and control, we can search those terms and see what processes show up.

Step 2: Importing the Package

When we get the search results, we can comb through them to find the one we’re looking for. By selecting the result we want, we get the option of importing it into the system. If you have the package already downloaded, you can configure it here. If the package has new updates, these can also be downloaded here. Once we import the package, it comes into the Process Flexibility Cockpit. SAP realizes that each business is unique, and the Process Flexibility Cockpit allows us to edit this process to suit our own needs. In the case of a specific management scenario, we’ll need to create a variant process to handle our unique business process.

Step 3: Developing a Variant

Once we’ve imported the content package into the Process Flexibility Cockpit, we can adjust and edit the subprocesses concerned to build our own variant. To do this, we’ll access the Manage Process Variant application. When we’ve created the variant, customizing it is as simple as dragging and dropping the required process steps from the available ones. We will also need to provide start conditions for the variant and outline which conditions are triggered by which start conditions.

Step 4: Manage Business Decisions

The core of this SAP Workflow Management system is to enable easier business decisions. Through the automation process, we can create a system where a processor for each output is selected depending on whatever input we have. So, for example, if a particular invoice needs a signature from a head of department, the document is automatically forwarded there as soon as the system detects this is what needs to be done. Decisions are built out of policies, and each policy has one or more rules that tell it what it should do in each instance.

Step 5: Manage Insights

The Process Flexibility Cockpit gives its users an overview of all the processes registered with it and allows for business insights. Have you ever wondered which areas of the business need to be automated? From the cockpit, we can spot bottlenecks easily. We also have the option to configure visibility scenarios that we can use to customize what we see and when we see it. Real-time execution is a viable option for some enterprises.

Automation Makes a Business Competitive

Why automate? With so much data coming into businesses these days, it’s hard to remain competitive. Therefore, competitive intelligence relies on ensuring we have more efficient operations than our competitors. SAP Workflow Management is an easy, clean, and efficient way to create automation without knowing anything about coding.