SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation in a Nutshell

Join this free online course to learn about SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. You’ll find out what it is, the use cases, and the value it has for today’s businesses.

This course was retired in October 2022.

Self-paced since October 16, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

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This course was retired in October 2022.

Course Summary

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) accelerates the digital transformation of business processes by automatically replicating tedious actions that have no added value. SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation is a complete automation suite where software robots are designed to mimic humans by replacing manual clicks, interpreting text-heavy communications, or making process suggestions to end users for definable and repeatable business processes.

The course will give an introduction to RPA as an industry standard, introduce the SAP solution with its individual cloud and on-premise components, show an example of an automated scenario with SAP Intelligent RPA, and explain the business value of the solution as well as key differentiators.

After attending this course, participants will be able to understand what RPA is and how the SAP solution functions. Moreover, they’ll learn how to rate use cases for RPA and understand the value of it for today’s businesses.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: September 17, 2019, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 2-3 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: October 16, 2019, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: What Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?
Unit 2: What Are the Use Cases for RPA?
Unit 3: Introducing SAP Intelligent RPA
Unit 4: Business Value of SAP Intelligent RPA
Unit 5: Key Differentiators of SAP Intelligent RPA
Unit 6: Example: Purchase Order Creation with SAP Intelligent RPA
Unit 7: Outlook on SAP Intelligent RPA
Unit 8: Key Takeaways

Target Audience

  • Product managers
  • Solution managers
  • Presales community
  • RPA beginners

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About Further Content Expert

Lena Grothaus

Lena Grothaus

Lena Grothaus is a product manager for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation, where she leads enablement topics for both presales and technical enablement. She also takes care of the collection of product requirements and product communication.

Prior to this, Lena worked in product management, business development, and user assistance development for machine learning in Finance and SAP Business Process Management.

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Course End
Oct 16, 2019
Course Start
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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Laurent Hurtebize

Laurent Hurtebize is an RPA expert at SAP.

Laurent worked in service companies for more than 18 years before joining Contextor, the RPA pure player that was acquired by SAP at the end of 2018.

For almost 9 years, he managed many activities, led operations, and realized presales and integration projects. For the last three years he has been involved in the industrialization of the solution, to make RPA better known and help customers, consultants, and partners jump smoothly into this great new concept.

Laurent is now enabling SAP and partners to IRPA, adding Intelligence to RPA.

Thierry Gourdin

Thierry Gourdin is a manager at SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. Thierry and his team’s purpose is to support customer adoption of the Intelligent RPA product as a complementary tool in SAP Intelligent Suite.

Thierry previously served as COO of Contextor, where he led services and customer development. He also worked as a development manager and built e-commerce multi-channel applications for SFR (Internet provider).

Harshavardhan Bhat

Harsha Bhat is the solution owner for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation technology, leading go-to-market for the topic globally. Harsha engages with strategic customers and ecosystem to steer the solution roadmap towards market relevance. His responsibilities include enabling the SAP field for positioning the solution portfolio, generating demand, creating adaption opportunities, and being a trusted advisor for stakeholders.

Harsha worked with a number of multinationals in their core business operations before starting his journey with SAP in the enterprise applications space more than a decade ago.