SAP has worked extensively to define the Intelligent Enterprise and to deliver the innovations at the core of the ERP across business processes. The various technologies are integrated with the ERP either directly or by leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform. In this blog, we will take you through the various Intelligent Technologies and contents available for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition.
The proposed intelligent technologies cover various ERP business areas and include dependencies on certain business capabilities. These are the two key prerequisites: a scope item is activated and there are business transactions available.
SAP Intelligent Robotic Process automation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition
SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation (SAP Intelligent RPA) accelerates the transformation of business processes by automatically replicating tedious and repetitive actions in the execution of a defined business process. By incorporating APIs, metadata and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as machine learning, situation handling and conversational AI, SAP IRPA helps you to unlock business value trapped in your existing business processes by automating activities and freeing the business users up to make more human knowledge centered and strategic decisions.
There are three components to SAP IRPA:
The Cloud Factory orchestrates and manages processes, defines the automation agents and allows the scheduling and monitoring of processes. Our next version of the product (released for TechEd2020) includes a screen recorder and a Cloud Studio providing automation build capabilities in the cloud.
In addition, the Desktop Studio helps creating automation bots from existing templates available on the SAP IRPA bot store or new automations based on your requirements.
Finally, the Desktop Agent acts as a runtime installed on the user’s desktop. It enables triggering automation bots.
Starting Mid 2019, we have also released several pre-delivered contents to help faster execution and implementation of IRPA projects. More than 100 bots around various Lines of Businesses and Industries. For more information on these contents, please refer to our Best Practices site.
A few examples of topics covered by our pre-content includes the capabilities to create Sales Orders from an MS Excel © file, uploading General Ledger entries automatically (from a template) or providing the Status of Supplier Invoices.
We have also released guidance documents around the Intelligent RPA topic which cover the tips and tricks to execute a sample scenario around the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition.
For more details, please refer to our Intelligent Technology Guides.
SAP Situation Handling within SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA includes many attractive functionalities which make it stand out from our traditional SAP ERP system, including the Situation Handling (SH) functionality. This technology enables to automatically identify urgent and important issues and bring these to the attention of the right groups of users. It provides users with intelligent support to the right decisions and triggers taking actions based on notifications.
For more information and steps to execute a sample scenario in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition, please refer to our Intelligent Technology Guides.
SAP S/4HANA Analytics- Deploying SAP Analytical Cloud technologies for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition
SAP has created a highly differentiated solution “SAP Analytics Cloud” which is the intersection of Business Intelligence, Predictive capabilities and Planning. SAP Analytics Cloud is a next-generation Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that consolidates all analytics functionalities for all users in one product built on SAP Cloud Platform.
SAP is developing business content to provide customers with pre-defined SAP Analytics Cloud content such as queries, data models and visualizations. It includes stories and dashboard items and comprehensive documentation describing how to use the content. These templates offer several reports for Financial Analysis, Procurement and Sales Dashboards. More Information on Analytics content can be found in the SAP Best Practices Explorer site.
These analytics contents are also applicable for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition. For more information please refer to our Intelligent Technology Guides.
SAP Embedded Machine Learning for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition
The Embedded Machine Learning integrates predictive functionality into business applications. Predictive Analytics allows you to manage the predictive use cases shipped by SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition. Embedded ML comprises two SAP Fiori applications – the Predictive Models app and the Predictive Scenarios app. The Predictive Models app leverages the SAP S/4HANA data of your application to train the predictive model version.
We have released several pre-delivered predictive use cases in SAP S/4HANA system around various lines of business. Few examples include Contract consumption, Stock in transit and Quotation conversion probability rate. You can find the entire list of pre-delivered use cases in our SAP Best Practices Explorer.
For more information and steps to execute a sample scenario around SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition, please refer to our Intelligent Technology Guides. In these documents, we have included a list of all embedded predictive scenarios that are available with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition – with the scope item names, user roles required, Fiori IDs and any other prerequisite scope items.
More Information about the SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Intelligent RPA
SAP Best Practices Explorer: SAP Best Practices for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Integration with SAP S/4HANA
SAP Intelligent RPA store: Click here