Leveraging SAP Build Process Automation to Automate Processes

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Assess ideal scenarios for process automation
  • Review the product capabilities of robotic process automation
  • Explore the SAP Build Process Automation product

Ideal Scenarios for SAP Build Process Automation

You can build, adapt, improve, and innovate many kinds of business processes with minimum assistance from IT – for example:

  • Automate manual, repetitive tasks such as copy-pasting data into a spreadsheet.
  • Digitalize manual and semi-automated processes, for example, capital expenditure approvals.
  • Automate when there is a high volume of process steps. Think of entering sales order data.
  • Automatically aggregate data from multiple systems, and purchase record updates.
  • Extend and adapt the standard flows of your business applications (SAP or non-SAP, on-premise or in the cloud), for example, adding several levels of approvals for a sales order.
  • Automate end-to-end cross-application workflows that span several systems (for example, your ERP and your human resources (HR) systems) in employee onboarding processes).

Quick Wins for Process Automation by LoB

Consider that 99 out of the 100 largest companies worldwide are SAP customers. From healthcare to telecommunications, customers from various industries benefit from SAP Build Process Automation capabilities.

The Product Capabilities of SAP Build Process Automation

SAP Build Process Automation offers the following product capabilities:

  • Visual building of workflows to automate tasks and simplify decisions.
  • Leveraging unified workflow management with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation.
  • Jumpstarting projects using pre-built content packages based on best practice use cases.
  • Seamlessly integrating with other applications.
  • Developing confidently without creating the risks of Shadow IT.

SAP Build Process Automation Key Capabilities

SAP Build Process Automation has the new citizen developer user experience through capabilities like the process builder or the forms builder. All advanced workflow management capabilities like business rules, process visibility, process flexibility, and AI are also available. You can enrich your automation through embedded robotic process automation features. There are reusable artifacts like bots and workflow components ready to use. The citizen developer has the task center and a launchpad to control their applications and automation. Finally, integration between SAP Signavio and SAP Build Process Automation enables over 135 tailored process improvement recommendations to be automatically triggered and executed for continuous process monitoring optimization.

The SAP Build Process Automation Product

Before an exercise takes place in the next part, we will have a closer look at SAP Build Process Automation and its basic structure.

Within the lobby in SAP Build Process Automation, you can create, manage, and deploy business processes and action projects encapsulating APIs as actions in your business scenarios. You can use the project list’s view of SAP Build Process Automation in the lobby to review existing or create new projects. Refresh, reorder, filter by type or collaborators, and complete actions such as releasing, publishing, and sharing.

Deep Dive into Capabilities

From the lobby, you can open any project and work with the capabilities, including the following:

  • Store: with pre-built process automation content.
  • Monitoring: where you can look after automation and events.
  • Settings: You can check the details of deployed projects and configure agents.
  • My Inbox is the place to process tasks from a desktop or mobile device.


The SAP Build Process Automation helps you in various usage scenarios. With its many capabilities, it enables you to enhance business efficiency and agility with confidence. Offering no-code process automation tools helps business users simplify and build workflows.

Further Reading About SAP Build Process Automation

Read more about SAP Build Process Automation here: SAP Build Process Automation

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