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Flexibility and Transparency in Purchase Requisition Approval Process with SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management

In this global crisis every customer is looking for optimization of their purchasing in a flexible and transparent way. Purchasing departments are looking for transparency in their Purchase requisition approval process. SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management offers out of the box Purchase Requisition Approval and Release process content, enable customers to

  • Flexibly manage purchase requisition approval and release process with multi step approvals at line item level.
  • Create new Purchase Requisition Approval Process variants by Procurement experts in a low-code no-code approach.
  • Validation of line items using Business Rules before approval and release.
  • Gain real time transparency on Purchase Requisition Approval and Release process with key performance indicators.
  • Out of the box integration between SAP ECC and SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management.

SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management provides Digitalization of Workflows, Managing Decisions, Gain Visibility on end to end processes, enabling line of business users with FIORI based user interfaces and Line of Business Experts to configure net new Process variants in a low-code no-code approach.

SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management provides Live Process Content enable customers to consume out of the box and line of business experts could flexibily create new variants of a process in a low-code no-code approach. One of the new Live Process content package is Purchase Requisition Approval and Release in SAP ECC.

As a customer, you can import the content package together with the integration content, configure, deploy and run your Purchase requisition approval process in SAP Cloud Platform. Please refer the setup, configuration and user guide provided in SAP API Business Hub. The content offers out of the box integration content with SAP ECC and SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management.

Process Flexibility

A procurement expert is enabled with a single cockpit provides all process variants, decisions and visibility scenarios deployed and activated.

A procurement expert could create a new variant of a purchase requisition approval process and configure decisions like Agent Determination Policy, Approver Determination, Validation of attributes and Process variants to be used based on various conditions. The process variant editor enable procurement expert to drag and drop  process steps to create a new process variant. Each step can be configured by updating the properties. Saving and activating the process variant will generate a workflow definition and deploy to SAP Cloud Platform.

Manage Decisions

Manage Decisions and policies to gain flexibility in business process including validation of a purchase request line item. Decisions and Policies are implemented using various attributes like document type, material group, purchasing group, purchasing organization, cost, currency and request date. Customers could enhance decisions according to their procurement policies.

Customers can configure approvers in a decision table or use an external system based on their Approver Determination Strategy. The Live Process Content package provide standard implementation as a decision table.

Process Visibility

Gain transparency and real time visibility into Purchase Request Approval and Release process including key process performance indicators. SAP Cloud Platform Workflow Management offers out of the box visibility on Purchase Request Approval and Release process. Customers can create new process performance indicators to get transparency on their key performance indicators.

 

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  • Hello Venugopal Chembrakalathil ,

     

    This is interesting read. A new read will originate a new question and here is mine. Is it possible to integrate a custom workflow with process flexibility as concept. Is it possible to share the architecture behind the Process Flexibility?

     

    Thanks

    Pranav