Explaining SAP Process Automation

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe SAP Process Automation

SAP Process Automation

Business Introduction

Your company has lots of business processes, procedures, and tasks inside of the several business areas of the daily business. Some of these processes and tasks are manual, some are partly automated. When you want to reduce the amount of manual tasks and increase the amount of process automated tasks, SAP Process Automation is the right choice. Automation is an essential part of the SAP BTP and is part of the overall strategy. With SAP Process Automation, you can process documents, reduce manual tasks through robotic process automation, and more. These process automations can be achieved by business process experts, who get enabled as citizen developers through no-code based user experiences.

Automation in Scope of SAP BTP

SAP Process Automation is an AI-powered, no-code solution which enables you to build with simplicity, automate fast, and improve agility with visual drag-and-drop tools and prebuilt, industry-specific content.

The next question is, how does all of this relate to hyperautomation?

Hyperautomation is a relatively new term, having only appeared in the market in late 2019. It is a business-driven, disciplined approach that organizations use to rapidly identify and automate as many processes as possible. This can be achieved using multiple technologies, tools, or platforms, including many terms you may be familiar with such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), and business process management software. Hyperautomation is the application of advanced technologies to rapidly identify and automate as many business and IT processes as possible.

SAP Process Automation: Big Picture

SAP Process Automation has the new citizen automation 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 automations 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 automations.

Besides that, SAP Process Automation offers the possibility to enhance the process automation with application development capabilities, whether it's citizen app development or pro-code development, through interfaces and APIs.

It is also possible to combine SAP Process Automation with experience management by Qualtrics or business process management software like SAP Signavio.

SAP Process Automation: Example

You can access the workflow capabilities and the process automation capabilities in one solution, one language, and one look and feel.

Learn more about SAP Process Automation here: https://www.sap.com/products/technology-platform/process-automation.html

Key takeaways of this unit

SAP Process Automation is the right choice when you want to reduce the amount of manual tasks and increase the amount of process automated tasks. Through no-code based user experience, business process experts get enabled as citizen developers. Automation is an important part of the SAP Business Technology Platform and it is operated on it. SAP Process Automation can be integrated in the other areas of the SAP BTP like application development or for example AI.

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