I am interested in teaching workflow in SAP this semester. Any teaching materials on that? Also, which client should I should for that?
Associate Professor of Information Systems
University of Huntsville in Alabama
First off, kudos to you. SAP Business Workflow is a very powerful tool, and teaching it is no small task. If I might suggest, SAP-Press has a pretty decent book on the topic - you can look at it here.
That said, maybe someone in SAP can help you there; have you reached out to SAP Education?
And as an aside, these types of questions belong in discussion spaces (so you could look for the SAP Business Workflow Space) where they will get the appropriate attention.
Best of luck, and I hope you will blog about your teaching experience - and get your students to blog on the topic too!
I can also recommend the book Sue mentioned further on have a look at the collaboration workspace... (Lecturer Login requiered)
Hi Wai Mok,
Yes there is some SAP Workflow exercises available. Look in the member only content under Computer Science and IT at the bottom. I do have more updated exercises if you would like them. BTW the book recommended is very good!
All the best,
As a practitioner, I'd be very interested in how the students make out, as well as hearing from Wai Mok about learning to teach the subject.
Thank you very much for your responses. Currently I am teaching Microsoft SharePoint workflows to my students. However, I am also interested in SAP workflows. Some major complaints of SAP are that SAP processes are so rigid that you have to accept what they do for you. It is very difficult to define custom business processes. Is SAP workflows a way to get around this problem? Any comments on this? Has anyone compared SharePoint workflows with SAP workflows?
I have not worked with Sharepoint, but I do work with SAP Business Workflow. SAP delivers hundreds of workflow templates - which may or may not suit a customer's actual needs. When the fit is close, the developer can copy the template and make enhancements to it. When the fit is not so close, the developer can still create a workflow that will do what the customer requires. And the developer can use the parts of the SAP-delivered workflow in their own workflow. So in my opinion, it offers the customer both a fast way to get a standard process implemented, as well as all the tools to implement a more customized process.
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