most business processes, the time involved in the actual
processing of the data is only a fraction of the total time,
from start to finish, that it takes to complete the transaction.
Most of the processing time is consumed by the movement
of the data from person to person, and in the "waiting
to be worked on" phase.
Business Workflow provides you with the infrastructure and
tools that enable you to manage your human resources and
business processes efficiently. It gets the data quickly
to the right person even if that person is in a different
office, or a different country and makes it easy for approvers
to deal with the transaction and send it on to the next
Business Workflow enables you to define business processes
according to your company-specific rules, models or organizational
standards. You can monitor the workflow and view information
on the current status of a task or work item at any point.
You can see who is doing what and check work load distribution,
identifying capacity problems or work overload before it
becomes a problem. And with the SAP highly sophisticated
workflow, approvers can indicate total or partial approval
of transactions in the same approval process.
Business Workflow is built into SAP HR, not a "bolted
on" third party product. This means that workflow taps
the inherent power of SAP HR without separate maintenance
schedules or synchronization issues. Whenever you make a
change to your organization, the changes are automatically
reflected in workflow. And since SAP Business Workflow is
position-based, instead of person-based, you don't have
to update your workflow routes every time an employee changes
jobs. With SAP Business Workflow, you can automate a number
of processes. To name just a few:
and holding interviews
up job offers
up on new hire activities
and approving expense reports
will make your company's human resources organization more
effective by incorporating one routing structure for all
processes across all applications throughout the company,
anywhere in the world.