Get Your Enterprise to Work Smarter with SAP Automation

September 16, 2022

How much time out of your day is spent manually processing every invoice, travel expense, and sales order that lands on your desk? What if you and your employees could get that time back to spend focusing on the high-impact tasks critical to your business?

In 2021 SAP announced its Hands-Free ERP for SME’s initiative with a series of discussion white papers about Intelligent Enterprise & SAP Business ByDesign. This year’s launch of SAP Business ByDesign 22.05 gives you the ability to automate many of the daily administrative tasks that regularly steal productive time out of your day.

This powerful new technology is called SAP Best Practices for Intelligent Automation for ByDesign. It’s a mouthful to say, but this new feature is easier and faster to implement than the name suggests.

What is SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation?

Put simply, it’s a solution built into SAP Business ByDesign that gives you access to the first wave of specialized automation bots. These bots can be used right out of the box, or you can modify them to fit your specific business needs. With minimal setup effort—and no extra cost—Business ByDesign customers can have their own SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation application, with two licenses per customer included.

SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation enables significant productivity gains for you and your workforce. Consider some of the repetitive and time-consuming tasks that are typically performed on a daily basis:

  • Download and classify email attachments before processing them.
  • Create sales orders from purchase orders received from customers.
  • Refresh spreadsheets with new data to enable future analysis.

It may seem trivial at first, but the minutes spent on these everyday tasks can add up to several hours of activity every month, time that could be better spent on more valuable work.

Implementing SAP IRPA in Business ByDesign offers two important benefits. Its functionality enables you and your workforce to spend more time doing mission-critical work, and provides improved levels of consistency and accuracy in the recurring tasks that keep information flowing through your business.

Here’s What You Get

Existing SAP Business ByDesign customers can leverage the following IRPA functionality:

  • Use of the SAP best practices bots straight out of the box with no additional development or integration work.
  • Customers can modify any of the SAP best practices bots to adjust them to specific business needs with a minimal amount of effort.
  • Customers can create brand new bots for the areas where automation will bring the highest value.

The best practices bot templates listed below are available on the SAP IRPA Store and can be implemented without customization in minutes:

  • Business Document Extraction from E-Mail (1×1)
  • Proof of Delivery Note Upload in the Outbound Delivery (1S1)
  • Schedule Report Refresh (1X2)
  • Supplier Invoice Upload for Intelligent Invoice Scanning (1R1)
  • Sales Order Creation from Customer’s Purchase Order (1C1)
  • Account Master Data Enrichment for Document Information Extraction 1C1 (1C2)

Interested in the benefits of SAP Automation?
Learn more by contacting Phil Kirkham at VistaVu Solutions.


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