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Author's profile photo Susan Keohan

SRM 7 – Workflow Poll

Are you (or your customer) implementing SRM7? Have you tried to figure out if you should use the newer technique, call Process-Controlled Workflow (PCF), or stick with the evergreen Application Controlled Workflow(ACF)?  Well, I am. 

I understand that there are benefits to both. SAP advises customers to move on to PCF, where the workflows are enabled via the IMG, and customer-specific functionality is added thru BADIs.  But there are provisions made to enable customers to stay with ACF.

The main drawback to PCF (as I understand it) is that once you make that switch, you can not go back. So if you get 75% thru your development, and realize that <oh rats> you need to be able to do something that is only available in ACF, then that’s too bad.

If you are upgrading and have a working workflow system, you may be able to convert some of that to PCF, but probably not all.  Will you throw away and start over?

So I think some customers may be hesitant to make this change. 

Please take the Poll: SRM 7 – Application .vs. Process Controll… | SCN  and let us know what you are doing.  And even better?  Comment!  Let us know WHY you made the decision you did, or what has been your experience after your go-live.

This poll is very simple, just make one selection, and add comments if you will.  Your feedback will certainly help others!

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      Author's profile photo Rick Bakker
      Rick Bakker

      Hi Sue,

      I filled it in but I'm not sure why "Leave a Comment" is an option?



      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan
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      Hi Rick,
      Thanks so much!  I was following instructions for creating a poll, and apparently did not do it very well.  It looked as though creating that third selection would allow users to add comments.

      But anyhoo... I will be very interested to see the results.

      Thanks again,

      Author's profile photo Jiunn Yee Yu
      Jiunn Yee Yu


        Is there any article that compares between ACF and PCF? Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Juinn Yee,

      Yes, this has been covered several times.  Try a search on 'ACW  PCW' or something like that.