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SAP BPM Methodology
SAP has introduced a new process analysis and optimization methodology called SAP BPM Methodology.
The approach covers the analysis of existing business processes, the identification of process weaknesses, and the definition of optimized TO-BE processes, as well as the transformation of automated process steps into an SAP software solution.
This approach does not focus solely on automated business processes, but also covers the analysis and optimization of all manual process steps.
The methodology comprises four phases and can — or even should — be adapted according to the project needs and goals. It has to be regarded as a guideline of how to define the optimal business processes derived from the current situation. The phases include the following (please also see below figure):