SAP Business Workflow

How to digitize your company workflows

Do you want to optimize business processes in your company? SAP Business Workflows make it easy for you to do so! The range of applications is extensive: From release processes to distributed master data maintenance to the support of complex workflows of virtual teams, a workflow helps you coordinate and process tasks.

SAP's proven technology has evolved with S/4HANA. You will find new possibilities with the flexible workflows as well as the SAP Business Technology Platform Workflow Management. And in the future, it is even conceivable to use workflows in combination with Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

Our abat experts Florian Finauer and Steve Hößler, together with other authors, have written a book on the topic of SAP Business Workflow. It contains a comprehensive overview of topics on 505 pages and reports on the innovations through SAP S/4HANA. The book reaches a wide variety of target groups - depending on the individual topic, the content is relevant for process owners, business users, IT staff, developers, and process consultants.

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Core functions and benefits of an SAP Business Workflow

  • Process transparency and quality
  • Process reliability and acceleration
  • Partial automation of repetitive workflows
  • Support for UI5 technologies - for mobile, location-independent use
  • Cross-component and cross-system use

With SAP S/4HANA and flexible workflows, SAP is embarking on a paradigm shift. Business departments can independently configure simple workflow-supported

release processes via Fiori apps without complex IT involvement. SAP already offers some workflows here, and more will be delivered in subsequent releases:

Purchasing Area:

  • Orders and purchase requisitions
  • Sales offers
  • Contracts
  • Scheduling Agreements
  • Supplier quotation processes

Travel Expenses Area:

  • Travel expenses

Finance area:

  • Payment items
  • Parked/blocked invoices
  • General ledger document checks
  • Bank account applications

Quality Management Area:

  • Quality measure processing

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Our Success Stories


Short interview about the SAP ERP implementation and warehouse redesign at Weidmüller Mexico in Puebla. One of the challenges of the project was the incompatibility of the old warehouse layout with the current SAP requirements. abat changed the warehouse layout for more efficient processes and transparency. Key improvements included optimized goods receiving, storage, picking and shipping, as well…

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B.A.U.M. e.V.

The B.A.U.M. e.V. network faced significant challenges: It lacked a clear strategy for digitizing processes and a system coordinator to integrate the various trades. In addition, the existing CRM solution was not compatible with the newly created Digital B.A.U.M. platform, and there were no certified standard interfaces. What was needed was a future-proof solution that could be used without…

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Effective communication is often the key to project success. As a family business with more than 200 years of tradition, the PFERD brand has made communication and trust an important part of its core values. This success story of an S/4HANA migration at the Mexican site describes the challenge and the successful cooperation between abat and PFERD during the project phase and beyond.

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Since the beginning of the 2000s, Steinbeis has been mapping its business processes with a very sophisticated SAP ERP system that is tailored in detail to its own requirements. Due to the announced end of maintenance, the system will have to be replaced in the medium term. A key objective is to map more processes than before using standard processes. Using a fit-gap analysis, the abat experts…

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Salzgitter AG

In 2018, the Salzgitter Group started to migrate its entire ERP infrastructure to SAP S/4HANA. In the course of this group-wide transformation project, a separate project was to standardize, optimize and automate the merchandise management processes for the procurement of input materials from an affiliated company across all participating group companies. In eleven workshops, abat developed the…

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DESMA supports the shoe industry with innovative production solutions for Industry 4.0, highly automated machines, excellent know-how and comprehensive support. However, continuous innovation is only possible if the company optimizes its internal processes. The discontinuation of support for SAP R/3 was therefore a reason for DESMA to take care of a changeover at an early stage. Thanks to abat,…

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Imperial Logistics

Integrated Warehouse and Transportation with SAP S/4HANA

Greenfield implementation of a logistics template in the chemical industry. Imperial Logistics is a pioneer in the use of embedded EWM and TM integration in S/4HANA on Release 1709.

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SAS Automotive Systems

e-Accounting meets the requirements of the Mexican tax authorities

German companies based in Mexico must also adapt their e-accounting to the legal requirements of the Mexican tax authority SAT - and provide information on their key financial figures.

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SAP Developer

What I find most attractive working at abat is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We are coworkers as well as friends. I can ask any question and always receive constructive feedback. Moreover, it is highly encouraged to try new things, which helps broaden the horizon for me and the company alike.


SAP Consultant

I truly enjoy working at abat. The flexible working environment and professional colleagues have made my experience here exceptional. The culture of collaboration and willingness to offer help has allowed me to develop my skills in SAP. Overall, I feel grateful to be a part of such a supportive and dynamic team



I like working at abat because there is a very pleasant, appreciative working atmosphere here with a lot of freedom. There is a lot of trust, so you also have the freedom to try out something new - but if it doesn't work out, there is also the necessary support. That's how I've learned so much! In addition, if you have problems while working in the home office, you can often quickly find colleagues who are happy to help you out via teams.


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At abat, thanks to the great variety of projects, I have the opportunity to constantly expand my horizons and thus always be prepared for upcoming challenges.


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St. Ingbert

WORK-LIFE-BALANCE is very important at abat. Thanks to flexible working hours and a great team, you can combine work and university very well.

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Henrik Lienstromberg
Executive Director
+49 421 430460