Process automation involves the designing of workflows to automate tasks also called as activities. To improve the efficiency of the workflow design process, the design of reusable workflows assumes importance.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be used to automate tasks by mimicking human interactions over several Host systems like web, desktop applications and thin clients; ERP in particular and Citrix-like remote environments.
SAP has already announced to make available RPA tool Contextor pre-built into the S/4 Hana. Contextor will be an inbuilt component that should allow business users to automate the transactions they usually work on.
The purpose of using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system like SAP is to streamline business processes. Many of SAP processes require manual data entry and human intervention. So, there can be errors due to which rework is required.
Organizations using SAP are very much in need to find solutions that cut down time and reduce errors when data is being captured. Understanding these needs over a period has resulted in the development of a few solutions; some of them are internal while some rely on third-party integrations.