The flexible workflow from SAP
Quick implementation, fast results
Flexible Workflow is a function in SAP systems that enables companies to automate and control business processes. The aim is to flexibly design the workflows of business processes, such as approval processes in SAP, and to adapt them to the specific requirements of the company. The advantages of Flexible Workflow lie in its adaptability to a company's individual business processes. SAP's traditional workflow functionalities are often quite rigid and require special program knowledge and authorizations to make changes or enhancements. With Flexible Workflow, on the other hand, companies can adapt business processes via user-friendly configurations and without extensive customizing settings.
The advantages of the Flexible Workflow
Flexible Workflow offers a number of benefits for companies that want to automate business processes in SAP and make them more efficient. Here are some of the key benefits:
The biggest advantage of Flexible Workflow is the ability to adapt business processes to the specific requirements and workflows of a company. This is done via configuration in the Fiori app and without extensive customizing settings. This allows companies to optimize their business processes and react faster to changes in the organization or the market.
2. Simple integration:
Flexible Workflow can be seamlessly integrated into existing SAP applications and processes. There is no need to fundamentally change existing applications or business processes. This saves companies time and costs during implementation and allows them to quickly reap the benefits of automation.
Flexible Workflow is configured via the Fiori interface and requires no special customizing skills. Non-technical users can create, customize, and manage workflows. This facilitates collaboration between IT and business departments and enables organizations to implement workflows and respond to changes faster. What you see is what you get: Compared to the previous SAP workflow, Flexible Workflow has the advantage that a workflow scenario can be created completely in an app.
4. Efficiency increase:
By automating business processes, companies can streamline their operations and reduce manual steps. This leads to an increase in efficiency, as less time is spent on administrative tasks and employees can focus on value-adding activities.
5. Transparency and traceability:
Flexible Workflow provides clear visibility into the progress and status of ongoing business processes. This makes it easier to identify and eliminate bottlenecks and delays. In addition, traceability enables comprehensive analysis of business processes to identify potential improvements.
Flexible Workflow can be used for different departments and processes in the company. The system is scalable and can grow with the company as requirements change or new business areas are added.
7. Cost saving:
By automating business processes, companies can reduce costs by shortening working times, minimizing errors and optimizing resource utilization. This can have a positive impact on operating costs in the long term.
8. Compliance with rules and guidelines:
Flexible Workflow enables the integration of corporate rules and policies into business processes. This allows processes to be designed and monitored according to compliance requirements.
An insight into the Flexible Workflow
(in the German-language SAP system)
1. Setup of a workflow scenario
2. Creation of a sample purchase order
3. Release step of the order
4. Result in the purchase order
Overall, Flexible Workflow helps companies optimize their business processes, increase productivity, ensure compliance and ultimately improve their competitiveness.
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