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SAP Workflow - Definition and Use of Customer-Specific Workflows

Skills Gained This course will prepare you to use workflow tools and to define and implement your own workflows. Who Can Benefit Application Consultant Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User...

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$4,600 USD GSA  $3,930.98
Course Code BIT601-v016
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

Skills Gained

  • This course will prepare you to use workflow tools and to define and implement your own workflows.

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Developer
  • Development Consultant
  • Industry Specialist
  • Solution Architect
  • System Administrator
  • System Architect
  • Technology Consultant


  • Essential:
       -BIT600 – SAP Business Workflow – Concepts, Inbox and Template Usage
  • Recommended:
       -SAPTEC Fundamentals of SAP Web AS
       -Good knowledge in ABAP Development

Course Details

Course Content

  • Introduction
       -Describe the workflow architecture
       -Name the steps involved in a workflow project
       -Describe the general procedure for design and implementation
       -List the different options for using organizational units in a workflow
       -Create an organizational unit with positions
       -Describe the different ways of assigning possible agents to units in the organizational model
  • Workflow Definition in the Workflow Builder
       -Create a workflow template with a workflow definition
       -List the possible step types in a workflow
       -Use the Workflow Builder
  • Business Objects and Business Object Repository (BOR)
       -Describe the use of the Business Object Repository
       -Explain the difference between an object and an object type
       -Describe the use of object types in workflow
       -Create a subtype for a standard object type in the system
       -Delegate the subtype, thus making it available in the standard system
       -Extend the subtype by adding attributes, methods, and events
  • Task Structure and Use in Workflows
       -Define a task
       -Name the components of a task that you always have to maintain
       -Understand the different ways in which synchronous and asynchronous methods are processed
       -Integrate a standard task into a workflow step
       -Create and maintain task groups
       -Use the Business Workflow Explorer as an administration tool
  • Container – Interfaces in the Workflow
       -Name the various containers of the Workflow Engine.
       -Describe the possible binding directions between the containers
       -Explain the example binding in the notification of absence workflow.
       -Create a workflow container element
       -Create a task container element
       -Understand and check container bindings
       -Create container bindings when required
  • Determination of Recipients of Work Items
       -Name the different ways of restricting possible agents
       -Describe the rule types that can be defined
       -Explain example for the application of rules
       -Define a rule with responsibilities
       -Use this rule in a workflow
       -Ensure that a workflow step never has the status "No agent found".
       -Describe how the system determines the recipients of a work item.
       -Explain what happens if the system cannot find an intersection between possible and responsible agents
  • Ad Hoc Processing Options
       -Determine agents dynamically at runtime
       -Define tasks for a business process step dynamically at runtime
       -Use the ad hoc anchor step type to extend the workflow definition by adding an additional workflow
  • Monitoring Steps in Business Processes
       -Define and test a simple deadline for a workflow step
       -Insert a modeled deadline into a workflow definition
  • Events and Workflow
       -Explain the logic behind how events generated by applications and find the workflows or tasks that use them
       -Name the steps that you have to carry out in order to work with events
       -Define an event as a triggering event for a workflow
       -Activate the event linkage
       -Trigger the event on a test basis in the system, to check whether the workflow starts and runs correctly
       -Name the options for triggering events in the different applications
       -Use different methods to trigger events
       -Define additional start conditions for workflows
       -Explain the event queue
       -Use transaction SWU0 to check the event linkage
       -Use the transaction SWUE to test the triggering of events in the system without using the application
       -Use the transactions SWELS and SWEL to activate and display the event log
       -Develop a procedure for testing workflows
  • Special Step Types and Methods of Processing
       -Use the step types Fork and Document from Template
       -Process multiline attributes of an object type
       -Use the step types loop and form
       -Enter conditions affecting the start and end of a work item in the
  • Workflow Builder
       -Using the step type BLOCK
       -Options for assessing the SWITCH construct
  • Wizards
       -Use wizards to define complete workflows for approval and circulation procedures
       -Create a workflow that calls the Customizing transaction or tables in a prescribed order
       -Use wizards that model missed deadlines
       -Call reports
       -Dynamically assign agents
       -Generate object references
  • Tutorial
       -Define a workflow with all its components
       -Trigger a workflow using events
       -Test a workflow process
  • Further Topics (Optional)
       -Explain technical settings
       -Explore transaction codes, menu paths, and the data sheet


  • This course is not an introductory course.
  • Customers, who are using an SAP System which is on a support level higher or lower than ERP 6.0 EHP 7 can successfully participate this course.

Course based on software release

  • SAP ERP Central Component 6.0, EHP 8
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