SAP Business Workflow has been around for a long time. It is a proven tool that is used by many of our customers. Normally new customers, or those who have not used workflow, want to see a demo on how it works. I still get lots of questions of how workflow works and how to get started.
Here is a demo on how to create your first workflow. It walks you through creating a workflow and linking the workflow to the ERP application. The result is a workflow starting whenever a material is created. The demo is 10 minutes and includes a voice explanation.
So, start by viewing the video. .
Then, if you want to build it on your own development or sandbox system, and you have never used workflow on your SAP system, do the following steps:
- Go to transction code SWU3.
- Select Perform Automatic Customizing. It is the red and white button normally called the ‘generate’ button.
- Drill into Maintain Definition Environment. Select Maintain Prefix Numbers. Here you must enter a number range for workflow. When workflows get created, they are assigned WS and a unique number.
That’s it, now you are ready to build your own workflow!! (Of course, in order to do this you also need security access and a development key may be required, so a sandbox is a good place to start!)