User-Friendly Interface: Leverage SAP Fiori’s user-friendly and intuitive interface for end-users to initiate and monitor PR/PO approval requests. Fiori’s responsive design ensures a consistent experience across devices.
Role-Based Access: Utilize Fiori’s role-based access to ensure that users see only the relevant PRs and POs that require their approval. This enhances security and simplifies the user experience.
Mobile Accessibility: Take advantage of Fiori’s mobile-responsive design, allowing approvers to access and approve PRs and POs on their mobile devices while on the go.
Real-Time Analytics: Use Fiori’s real-time analytics and dashboards to provide visibility into the approval process, including tracking KPIs, bottlenecks, and performance metrics.
Extensibility: Customize Fiori apps to meet your organization’s specific requirements. You can create custom Fiori apps or extend standard ones to include additional functionalities.
Workflow Automation: Create automated approval workflows using Power Automate to orchestrate the approval process for PRs and POs. Define routing logic, approval criteria, and escalation procedures.
Integration with SAP: Connect Power Automate to your SAP system to fetch PR/PO data, update approval status, and record approval comments directly in SAP. This ensures data consistency and accuracy.
Notification and Reminders: Implement notifications and reminders using Power Automate to alert approvers about pending tasks, ensuring that approvals are not delayed.
Customization: Customize approval workflows in Power Automate to accommodate complex business rules and integration requirements specific to your organization.
Integration with Non-SAP Systems: If your organization uses non-SAP systems or external data sources, Power Automate can integrate with them seamlessly, allowing for a holistic approach to automation.
Here’s how the combined approach might work:
An employee initiates a PR/PO request through the SAP Fiori interface, filling out the necessary details.
The request is routed to the appropriate approvers based on their roles and organizational hierarchy, with Fiori managing the user interface and initial submission.
In parallel, a Power Automate workflow is triggered upon PR/PO submission. This workflow fetches the request data from SAP, applies custom approval logic, and sends notifications to the designated approvers.
Approvers receive notifications on their devices (via email, mobile apps, or other preferred channels) and can review and approve the request directly from their SAP Fiori or Power Automate interfaces.
Once approved, the approval status and comments are updated in SAP through Power Automate.
Power Automate can also provide real-time analytics and reporting on the PR/PO approval process, complementing Fiori’s capabilities.
This combined approach leverages the strengths of both SAP Fiori and Power Automate to create an efficient, user-friendly, and integrated PR/PO approval process that can adapt to your organization’s specific needs and requirements.