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Maximize your SAP investment with SAP automation
  • img-writerVatsala Garg
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  • icon-calendar March 15, 2022

SAP automation is a type of automation that is used to achieve efficient operations within the SAP ecosystem. Learn about its benefits for business owners, developers and users and industry-wise use cases in this blog post.

With years of trust, SAP has successfully evolved as a solution for streamlining and systemizing business processes and workflow – inventory management, finance, HR, procurement, and sales to name a few. When SAP is automated, it helps businesses plan resources more efficiently, brings you another leap closer to automating everything that is automatable and reduces back-office work to an absolute minimum.

The majority of processes that make great candidates for SAP automation revolves around data migration – reading, processing and transferring data and verifying that the data has been accurately transferred.

What can SAP Automation do for your business?

SAP automation proves beneficial for SAP business owners or enterprise owners who have been using SAP for years, SAP developers as they are the people who work on SAP day in and day out and face several challenges and finally the end-user or the customer who uses various ERP modules offered by SAP.

Business owners/leaders:

Accelerated Access

When you need fast access to data for analytics and reporting, SAP automation plays a vital role. It automatically gathers the data you need from SAP and even brings it back when you want it, the way you want it.

Governance and Compliance

SAP automation reinforces adherence to data governance and regulatory compliance standards. Software robots ensure that tasks are compliant, enabling organizations to avoid costly regulatory penalties.

Employee Productivity

When the basics of using the SAP ecosystem are automated, your team can dedicate more time and energy to perform their jobs and concentrate on higher value activities—as opposed to simply using these resources.

Customer Satisfaction

SAP automation brings scale, redoubles efficiency, and dramatically reduces the time in which a process gets completed specially for the customer-facing applications. It results in increasing the satisfaction, happiness, and overall experience of users.

Process Improvement

By automating SAP,  organizations won’t have to focus so much on manually implementing workflows and the chances of error also gets reduced. They can now focus more time on determining how to make workflows more effective through customizations and optimization.

SAP Community (Developers, administrators and QA)

SAP automation eliminates the pain of endless development projects or inflexible integration and offers more stability, and faster deployment to developers. Also, the pre-built components and integrations for dozens of critical use cases makes SAP administration easy. Additionally, it automates user management tasks,  manages data in and around your SAP systems and reduces effort and errors during upgrades by automating SAP testing with UiPath Test Suite making the work of an admin and QA way easier than before.

SAP Users

SAP automation lets the users focus on higher-value work, since a robot takes over manual data entry tasks like updating information or managing orders. Reduce errors while freeing yourself up to create and collaborate.

Use UiPath with any SAP application

Whichever SAP user interface and underlying platform you use, being UiPath partner, we can automate it all: SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC, SAP FIORI, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP WinGUI, SAP WebGUI, SAP Business Client, you name it. We combine UI, AI, and pre-built native integrations via SAP BAPI , RFC and OData, to bring out the best in your specific SAP environment.

Industry-wise use-cases

Telecommunication: Enables customer service representatives to quickly access customer data while taking calls and provides insight about their previous problems and their solutions for better customer experience.

Sales: Since the Sales team need to quickly access data from CRM systems, automation of SAP allows them to perform functions such as
Order entry
Scorecards, and payment data updating
Sales processes in SAP C4C, SAP C/4HANA

Manufacturing: Track stock movement, initiate stock transfers, monitor warehouse stocks for materials, send requisitions, PO management, and vendor records management.

Healthcare: SAP automation enables healthcare personnel  to swiftly and accurately complete numerous forms and data about patients, providers, diagnoses, and treatments.

Human Resource: Accelerates a number of different processes in human resources, including talent sourcing, onboarding, and offboarding employees besides automating processes specific to benefits and compensation packages, and tracking and managing employee performance.

Accounting: With SAP automation, accountants can automate various invoice processing steps like receiving and registering invoices, classifying data types, extracting information, and transferring it to downstream systems for issuing payments.

All said and done, it is crucial for organizations to understand how they should start their SAP automation – select an automation platform that can handle both RPA and SAP automation and is applicable across any industry or use case.

With UiPath, we offer one such platform which works in harmony with SAP to help you establish unique, effective process flows that empower every aspect of your business—from employee, to customer, to product.

Courtsey: UiPath, Automation Anywhere

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Vatsala Garg
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