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Author's profile photo Laurent HURTEBIZE

A little but powerful SAP Intelligent RPA bot for SAP S/4HANA

The challenge

During the recurring monthly closing phase, an update of assets depreciation can be carried out.
This may involve several cost or profit centers.

Unfortunately, some of these centers may be locked into the system.

I clearly imagine some of you unlocking them manually, indeed through a simple procedure, but which can be tedious and repetitive for all centers…!

The solution

Among all the pre-built bots templates already available in SAP Intelligent RPA Store, or in SAP S/4HANA best practices, the lock/unlock bot allows to process centers.

Having a list of candidate centers in an Excel sheet, the bot navigates through the UI, test and unlock if needed.

The following video shows the entire process automated by the bot.

The benefits

Imagine the pressure during the closing phases…

Having this kind of robots allows to reduce significantly the hard work, and of course the possible errors.

All of this in a short time…


Going further

In the same time, the bot can be easily upgraded to add more features, such as combining lock and unlock tasks, or automatically sending email if unsuccessful lock/unlock.

Of course, this automation can also be started in attended or unattended mode. Among some little but powerful bots, which can be scheduled each month, before beginning the closing…

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      Author's profile photo Ratul Chakraborty2
      Ratul Chakraborty2

      Thanks Laurent. Somehow, not able to view the video. Can you help?

      Author's profile photo Laurent HURTEBIZE
      Laurent HURTEBIZE
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      seems weird... Since this morning, from time to time, there's an error on the video...

      Actually, it's stored on Youtube, like all the use cases demo videos.

      I give you here the direct link:

      Apparently, refreshing the screen solves the problem...