SSAP Business Workflow can be used to define business processes that are not yet mapped in the R/3 System. These may be simple release or approval procedures, or more complex business processes such as creating a material master and the associated coordination of the departments involved. SAP Business Workflow is particularly suitable for situations in which work processes have to be run through repeatedly, or situations in which the business process requires the involvement of a large number of agents in a specific sequence.
You can also use SAP Business Workflow to respond to errors and exceptions in other, existing business processes. You can start a workflow when predefined events occur, for example an event can be triggered if particular errors are found during an automatic check.
SAP provides several workflows that map predefined business processes. These workflows do not require much implementation. SAP Business Workflow uses the existing transactions and functions of the R/3 System and does not change the functions. You can combine the existing functions of the R/3 System to form new business processes with SAP Business Workflow. The workflow system takes over control of the business processes. If you are already using SAP Organizational Management, you can use the organizational structure created there to have the relevant agents carry out the individual activities. It is possible to have an activity carried out by a position. This ensures that the respective occupiers of the position can carry out the individual activities during execution of the workflow. This means that personnel changes in your organization are taken into account immediately in the execution of a workflow.
Introduction to SAP Initial Workflow Configurations Business Objects BOR Attribtes, Events & Methods Inheritance & Delegation Tasks & Activities Tasks &Workflow Templates Container & Data binding Activity Types Event Handling Event Linkage Event Trace Start Condition & Check Function Module Change Document & other Workflow triggering methods Agent Rules & HR Integration Agent Rule Types Evaluation Path Org units, Job, Positions EMails in Workflow Mail Tasks & Notification Program Extended Notifications Deadline Monitoring Requested Start & End Latest Start & End Advanced Concepts Portal based Workflow UWL Configuring Webdynpro application for WF Workflow with Classes (Object Oriented) Workflow Exits Workflow Administration Workflow Monitoring Workflow Troubleshooting Workflow Reports, Tables & FMs Substitution