Published on January 31, 2022 – Johannes Strasser, Solutions Consultant SAP S/4HANA Finance & Business Process Intelligence at Westernacher
Apart from RISE with SAP, BPI also supports process standardization and simplification scenarios as well as process consolidation including shared services. It equips organizations for mergers and acquisitions and represents the foundation for continuous improvement initiatives.
SAP Activate project phase
- Analyze the status quo
- Understand and document
- Identify opportunities and validate
- Benchmark and run analytics
- Document the processes in detail
- Check process conformance
- Assess time, cost, and effort
- Identify key KPIs
- Align on future state
- Standardize processes
- Simplify where necessary
- Simulate changes
- Document variants
- Generate system requirements
- Automate using workflows and iRPA
- Publish process updates
- Educate on the new state
- Check performance
- Govern processes
- Monitor process and business performance
- Continuous improvement
To get started with BPI for SAP S/4HANA Transformation, business leaders can consider the tool Process Discovery, which we will cover in the upcoming post in more detail. This solution helps executives to get a high-level overview of process performance including improvement recommendations as well as automation potentials in the most important areas of their business – completely free of charge.
Besides SAP S/4HANA, BPI helps in returning to standard code and supports ERP consolidation and digital foundation scenarios.
BPI is the go-to solution when it comes to achieving true customer excellence in respect to customer experience, service, sales orders, distribution, sentiment and many more. For cost reduction initiatives, BPI comes into play as well. Moreover, BPI covers governance, risk, compliance, lean manufacturing, and service management as fundamental use case areas to further improve process performance. As the most holistic portfolio in process transformation solutions, BPI of course delivers best-in-class capabilities to bring key end-to-end processes such as order-to-cash (O2C) or purchase-to-pay (P2P) to their next level.
BPI by SAP represents a true game changer in various facets. The solution provides company-wide transparency through a single source of process truth, combined with real-time and granular insights and embraces accelerated bottleneck identification and data-driven decision-making. With BPI, companies can yield customer excellence through leveraging customer experience and operational data with process mining to understand root causes of customer frustration or happiness to analyze, improve and transform operations for targeted KPIs. Moreover, BPI enables businesses to jump-start innovation by highlighting where traditional approaches can be upgraded and shape a better understanding of projects, tasks, and KPIs across teams through enhanced collaboration.
All these capabilities support organizations when it comes to business transformation, IT transformation, continuous process innovation and performance initiatives.
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