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SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Content in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 – (Deep Dive)

Highlights of the SAP Intelligent RPA Best Practices Content with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Release (November 2021)


This blog provides an overview of the #S4HANA #Cloud 2111 with the latest and greatest innovations  to drive and accelerate digital transformation with improved operations, increased service quality and automate to gain speed and efficiency. These innovations are released as part of our SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 shipment for Intelligent Robotic Process Automation using “SAP Intelligent Robot Process Automation Bot Store “.

In this blog, we will expand on the new capabilities with SAP Intelligent RPA latest innovations providing complete cloud experience, simple interactions for business power users and simple to test from browser.

Fast and cost-effective implementation and deployment of cloud studio based bots via pre-defined best practices SAP Intelligent RPA content, enables the Intelligent Enterprise for customers by driving business process improvements.



SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0

In addition will describe in this blog, how business process automation portfolio can be expanded using SAP Business Process Intelligence.

SAP Business Process Intelligence combine many components into a single solution set  including the deep process analysis with the tools needed for re-engineering processes or creating entirely new and innovative processes.

SAP Process automation portfolio becomes an essential part of the end-to-end value proposition that enable business process improvements as part of SAP´s Business Process Intelligence strategy, covering end-to-end process excellence across Analyze – Design & Simulate – Improve – Rollout and Govern – Monitor.


SAP Business Process Intelligence


Latest release updates provide important components that are newly added to SAP’s Intelligent Robotic Process Automation to drive efficiency for autonomous intelligence.

  1. Cloud Component Improvements
    • Desktop Studio project migration to Cloud Studio
    • Built-in capability for converting a Desktop Studio project into a Cloud Studio project rapidly is now included in this release under specific feature flags. It is more of a tool that facilitates the migration of your project to cloud studio meaning that converted application artifacts will require some small adjustments, the automation flow with require significant adjustments hence the fact that we provide the flow skeleton but not the whole automation. Using this conversion feature, you can migrate your V1 desktop studio projects into cloud  studio projects, however adjustments will be needed as below.
      • Application capture requires small adjustments.
      • Automation flow requires significant adjustments.
    • Recording capability for SAP UI5
      • SAP Intelligent RPA Bot generation from screen recorder becomes easier while underlying metadata automatically captured and declared. Workflow is built with activities’ parameters set automatically.
      • Enhancements and customizations via activities and pre-built bots to orchestrate end-to-end automations.
      • UI actions converted into UI5 SDK activities in the backend to enhance robustness and stability. New feature will enable you to automate complex workflows even more easily and quickly by recording the steps you perform across the screens of an application.

        2.   SDK Component Improvements

    • Document Extraction in PDF  
      • New Activities in PDF SDK to support data enrichment provided by Document Extraction Service (DOX). Users can now upload and better manage master data in “Document Information Extraction” service. Business users can have better data matching of business entities like sender, receiver and employee in your documents.  Customer can build custom bots reusing DOX templates directly via Intelligent RPA Cloud Studio and easily extract data from  business documents.  Customers can create templates based on sample document files and on schemas and extract data in your automation flow using activity Extract data with template or Extract data without template.

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111, SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation provide Low Code / No Code user experience using cloud studio based re-designed bots.

Top 2 business driven innovations to automate your business processes using SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation capabilities with #S4HANA #Cloud.

  1. Digital Automation for Manufacturing : Production Order Operation Confirmation (49T)
  2. Digital Automation for Procurement: Simple Purchase Requisition Creation from Excel (48M)

Let’s take deeper look at the first business driven innovation for manufacturing using SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation content with SAP S/4HANA.

Digital Automation for Manufacturing – Production Order Operation Confirmation (49T)

Manufacturing Industries using SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition plan in response to changing business needs and market factors influencing the product. This needed an efficient way to upload a list of production order operation confirmations.  Production Operator can track the output of each operation in a spreadsheet and submit the confirmations for multiple orders in one request.

SAP Intelligent RPA Bot built with Cloud Studio 2.0 in this release, provides the below capabilities in manufacturing process.

  • Ability to submit Production Order Operation confirmations for numerous orders and operations at one time.
  • Useful for manufacturing processes that can have operation confirmations reported on at intervals (for example, end of shift).
  • 3rd party manufacturing execution systems can produce an Excel output to generate the list of Production Order Confirmations for S/4 HANA.

Digital Automation for Procurement: Simple Purchase Requisition Creation from Excel (48M)

Let’s take deeper look at the second business driven innovation for Procurement processes, where the SAP Intelligent RPA bot is built with Cloud Studio 2.0.

SAP Intelligent RPA Bot “Simple Purchase Requisition Creation from Excel (48M)” built with  Cloud Studio 2.0 version in this release, help simplify the purchase requisition creation process.

This bot serve as a building block, that can then be used as part of a custom workflow.  SAP Intelligent RPA bot read data from a set template format and then create a purchase requisition in S/4HANA using the standard whitelisted API.

Customer can give the purchase requisition details as an input to the bot by compiling them into one Excel file template. The bot reads those details and creates purchase requisition providing the purchase requisition numbers in another Excel file. By using this bot, the user will be freed from processing each and every detail and creating the purchase requisitions.

Stay tuned for more updates in the next quarters!.

More Information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud release info
  • Sven Denecken  Highlights of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Release here
  • Jan Gilg SAP News article here
  • Latest SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Blog Posts here and previous release highlights here
  • Product videos on our SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA YouTube playlist
  • SAP S/4HANA PSCC Digital Enablement Wheel here
  • Early Release Webinar Series here
  • Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here
  • openSAP Microlearnings for SAP S/4HANA here
  • Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud Community: here
  • Feature Scope Description here
  • What’s New here
  • Help Portal Product Page here
  • Implementation Portal here

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