SAP IT Automation


What Is IT Automation?

IT automation is the use of software to create repeatable instructions and processes to replace or reduce human interaction with IT systems. Modern IT environments need to be able to scale faster than ever, and IT automation is vital to making that happen.

IT automation is a powerful tool that can provide significant cost savings and allow IT staff to focus on strategic rather than administrative work. A range of data center and cloud operations can be automated, resulting in faster operations. A fully automated environment can reduce the time-to-delivery for production-ready resources from weeks to less than a day.

What Is IT Automation?

IT automation is the use of software to create repeatable instructions and processes to replace or reduce human interaction with IT systems. Modern IT environments need to be able to scale faster than ever, and IT automation is vital to making that happen.

IT automation is a powerful tool that can provide significant cost savings and allow IT staff to focus on strategic rather than administrative work. A range of data center and cloud operations can be automated, resulting in faster operations. A fully automated environment can reduce the time-to-delivery for production-ready resources from weeks to less than a day.

What Is SAP IT Automation?

SAP IT automation refers to automating manual, repetitive IT processes within the SAP ecosystem of products. SAP has several IT automation products and services, including:

SAP Process Automation — an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered, no-code solution for workflow management. The process automation solution offers prebuilt capabilities, templates, and content designed specifically to work with SAP solutions. It relies on integration and automation content from SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and offers native integration with SAP application stack solutions.

SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation — a solution that automates repetitive manual processes by creating, scheduling, managing, and monitoring intelligent bots. It can redirect resources to high-value activities and processes. Using the solution, SAP customers can create attended bots, which are suitable for actively managing the bots or if the process requires intermittent decision-making, or unattended, which automatically execute a complete process using triggers without human intervention.

SAP Automation Pilot — a service that provides operations experts with predefined content and no-code ability to automate their manual operations to work on top of SAP BTP. The service enables developers to automate repetitive DevOps tasks without coding.

Additional Resources for SAPinsiders

New Automation Needed for Modern IT Environments. This article examines the increasing diversity of the IT landscape and the need to use automation to unite diverse systems. “Automation is the glue that keeps this landscape operating effectively. It doesn’t matter what your landscape looks like; it needs to be glued together,” says Devin Gharibian-Saki, Chief Solutions Officer at Redwood Software.

Vendors that can help SAP customers with IT automation include: Blackline, Conexiom, Panaya, Red Hat, Rev-TracSerrala, smartShift, Stonebranch, Tech Mahindra, Trintech, Worksoft, and Xsuite.

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    New Automation Needed for Modern IT Environments

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    Today’s IT landscapes are becoming more diverse as IT leaders adopt new applications to better support their business requirements, and as the infrastructure itself becomes a hybrid blend of cloud and on-premise infrastructure. These changes impact the types of processes that run, where they run, and how they interface with the SAP ecosystem. This growing…
  2. The Intersection Between Simplicity and Business Value

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    Thank you for registering for this live Q&A on AP automation for SAP customers. You can read the transcript below of the SAPinsider Live Q&A conversation where Dean and Howie discussed the importance of automation for AP processes and how Esker can help. If you haven’t already, subscribe to SAPinsider Online for free today! Live…...…
  4. Best Practices for Integrating Warehouse Automation and SAP WM

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    SAP Warehouse Management’s (SAP WM’s) continued growth, coupled with advances in warehouse automation, has led more companies to try to improve efficiencies by integrating SAP WM with warehouse automation. Find out some best practices for the integration process. Key Concept To improve efficiencies in the warehouse, companies often turn to automation. Warehouse automation comes in…...…
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    by Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider BNP PARIBAS to extend AR automation offering from Serrala to enterprise customers Serrala and BNP PARIBAS have agreed on a global referral partnership to support the implementation of AR Automation solutions for BNP PARIBAS enterprise customers. The referral partnership expands BNP PARIBAS’s service offering the Serrala Accounts Receivable Automation portfolio, covering the order-to-cash (O2C)…...…
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    Drive Finance Automation with Continuous Innovation Culture

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    By Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider   Digital transformation often starts with financial automation. Finance and accounting teams that embrace a “culture of continuous innovation,” are well-positioned to drive process optimization in support of financial automation adoption.  Key Takeaways: Organizations are adopting financial automation to manage increased complexities and demand facing today’s finance function  End-to-end financial process automation adoption is now a critical component of engaging a finance/accounting workforce…...…
  7. Is Cash King Again When it Comes to Automation?

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    By Rizal Ahmed, Chief Content Officer, SAPinsider When it comes to automation, organizations are balancing a list of priorities. Where does cash fit in the overall automation landscape, and what does that mean for finance teams? Cash in the Automation Landscape According to findings from SAPinsider research on financial automation due to be published in…
  8. Robotics Process Automation for the SAP Customer

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    Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Top Image Systems, discusses robotics process automation with Ken Murphy of SAPinsider. Below is a transcript of the conversation. Ken Murphy, SAPinsider: Hi, this is Ken Murphy with SAPinsider, and I am joined on today’s podcast by Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Top Image Systems. Andrew is here to discuss…...…
  9. Cardinal Health Enhances Trust in Products, Services, and Processes with Automated Regression Testing and Robotic Process Automation

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    With millions of patients, pharmacies, and hospitals relying on its healthcare services and products, Cardinal Health employs an IT landscape consisting of thousands of SAP and non-SAP applications running countless business processes to conduct its business. To uphold stringent quality standards, improve operations, and provide necessary maintenance and business process testing, the company sought a test automation…
  10. Insights on Managing Cash Flow and Generating New Revenue with AP Automation

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    In recent years, automation platforms have matured and become more common for businesses. Companies that leverage technology for accounts payable (AP) automation, specifically, can perform at optimum levels when they achieve a high level of automation in critical business processes, such as AP invoice management. During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, Esker’s Dean Bearman, Business…