SAP RPA


What Is Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic process automation (RPA) refers to a set of tools that use technologies to replicate back-office and repetitive tasks that are done manually by humans. Examples of such tasks are data extraction, populating forms, file transfers, etc. RPA tools deploy scripts which mimic human processes and are also able to execute various activities and transactions across software systems that are unrelated. These technologies use rule-based software to perform business process tasks at a high-volume, thereby allowing humans to focus on more critical or innovative work. RPA technologies allow executive leaders and other key decision makers to propel their digital transformation journeys and extract a high return on investment (ROI) from their workforce.

What Is Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic process automation (RPA) refers to a set of tools that use technologies to replicate back-office and repetitive tasks that are done manually by humans. Examples of such tasks are data extraction, populating forms, file transfers, etc. RPA tools deploy scripts which mimic human processes and are also able to execute various activities and transactions across software systems that are unrelated. These technologies use rule-based software to perform business process tasks at a high-volume, thereby allowing humans to focus on more critical or innovative work. RPA technologies allow executive leaders and other key decision makers to propel their digital transformation journeys and extract a high return on investment (ROI) from their workforce.

Benefits of RPA

RPA tools deliver many benefits for the clients. Some of the key benefits are:

  • No or low coding: RPA tools today do not require developers to generate automation. Intuitive drag-and-drop interfaces can be used to create automation workflows.
  • Cost savings: RPA tools increase productivity by reducing workloads.
  • Enhanced customer experience: RPA allows humans to focus on innovation and customer interactions, thereby enhancing customer experience.
  • Improved employee morale: RPA allows humans to focus on more interesting and productive tasks, thereby increasing workforce morale.
  • Better accuracy and compliance: Human errors are eliminated, which often leads to better process accuracy and quality.

What Should You Look For in an SAP RPA tool

There are a plethora of RPA tools in SAP ecosystem. Not all of them are the same. However, when it comes to evaluation, some tools are definitely better than others. At a high level, you can use three key characteristics to evaluate RPA tools:

  • Self-service. The tool should be easy to use with almost no coding involved. Tool setup should be intuitive and fast. Self-service means that it can be leveraged by users with all levels of expertise.
  • The tool should enable you to automate transactions across many business processes, within the SAP system as well as any legacy systems.
  • Incorporates several best-of-breed technologies. Examples of these technologies include UI recording, optical character recognition, and self-healing.

 

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  1. SAP Workflow Management

    Accelerate Automation In SAP Workflow Management

    Reading time: 12 mins

    SAP Workflow Management, including live process content packages, can help simplify and accelerate your automation journey. Live process content packages contain references to digital workflows, decisions, process visibility scenarios, user interfaces, and cloud application programming model modules. In this article, experts from SAP share an example of the steps a business process expert would take…
  2. RPA, AI, oh my! What you need to know about the technologies that drive automation

    Automation technologies have always been present. In today’s landscape there are more options for solutions and intelligent automation. This can create great value but only through careful design and implementation. Automation can enable businesses to reduce errors, improving quality and increase overall productivity. The technologies that deliver the best results in automation take the time…
  3. Drive Productivity with Intelligent RPA

    Advances in automation technology are transforming business operations. Many organizations are finding that supply chain, finance, and HR processes can be dramatically improved by using SAP data management tools equipped with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities. Join this session to uncover SAP automation strategies that go beyond generic toolsets. Learn how the world’s largest enterprises…
  4. RPA and FP&A: Where’s the value

    Robotic Process Automation is the one of the latest buzzword technologies to cross business and IT landscapes. It’s taken particular hold in helping to streamline core financial and operational process. Is RPA ready to add value to the FP&A process? This session will help you: •Understand the basics of RPA and where in the Financial…
  5. Build Business Resilience in Uncertain Times with Robotic Process Automation: How Reinventing Your Business Processes Can Help Turn Challenges into Opportunities

    Build Business Resilience in Uncertain Times with Robotic Process Automation

    Reading time: 15 mins

    The sudden business interruption caused by COVID-19 has highlighted the need for organizations to ensure that their business processes are resilient and agile enough to adapt to rapid changes. Robotic process automation (RPA) can play a key role in helping organizations achieve these goals. With RPA, robots (or “bots”) can quickly and efficiently execute manual,…
  6. AI & RPA: Powering Digital Transformation

    Reading time: 1 mins

    Take an inside look at the technologies behind P2P automation solutions — what they are, what they’re not and how they benefit P2P cycles and businesses overall. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are virtually unavoidable in our daily lives. And before we know it, the same will be said about the entire…
  7. Automate Your SAP Processes More Strategically

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Analysts and business leaders agree that digital transformation is a top strategic priority in the coming years — and the investment dollars are following. The pressure to go faster is acute for organizations that run their business on SAP ERP systems. In the clamor to digitize, organizations must realize that different business processes require differentiated…
  8. Overcoming The Challenges Of GeneralPurpose RPA Tools For SAP Automation

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    As more enterprises launch automation initiatives, they are discovering the myriad challenges that a truly integrated automation roadmap presents. If you are responsible for developing and managing enterprise automation roadmaps that include SAP ERP systems, this paper is for you, as well as functional business managers who recognize the need for automating SAP processes. In…
  9. SAP Introduces the Concept of Live Processes

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Every SAP customer has specific needs for digitizing workflows and automating the related structured and unstructured activities on top of applications as process extensions. Learn how SAP Intelligent Business Process Management on SAP Cloud Platform can help organizations automate digital workflows, manage business decisions, and enact changes directly on a running process. This article explains…
  10. RPA: Promise vs. Reality

    Reading time: 2 mins

    While automating manual processes with robotic process automation (RPA) is great in theory, the reality is that RPA has been a mix of success and disappointment in many organizations. Those succeeding with RPA tend to take a holistic approach, while those experiencing disappointment tend to use generic tools. Learn about the different ways to approach…