How to Build Bots with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation

Join this free online course to learn more about SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. You’ll learn how to design your own bots, configure and monitor them, and understand how to make them run as digital workers or assistants.

This course has been developed based on previous release and version of the SAP Intelligent RPA solution. It is strongly recommended to onboard on the latest courses Enter Next-Level Bot Building with SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 and What's New with Bot Building in SAP Intelligent RPA 2.0 based on 2.0 Low Code product version available since Oct 2020.

This course was retired in October 2023.

Self-paced since December 18, 2019
Language: English
Subtitles (auto-generated): Deutsch, English, Français, Español

Course information


This course was retired in October 2023.

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 and automate end-to-end scenarios for definable and repeatable business processes. 

The course will provide a solution overview and step-by-step tutorials on how to create a bot, from initial application declaration to workflow design, deployment, and how to design user interface elements and make bots run in attended and unattended modes.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to create your own bots in the Desktop Studio, know how to configure and monitor them with the Cloud Factory, and understand how to make them run as digital workers or digital assistants.

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Course Characteristics

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Development Phase I
Week 3: Development Phase II
Week 4: Further Topics

Target Audience

  • Bot developers
  • Consultants
  • Partners

Course Requirements

  • JavaScript skills
  • Developer background

Development Systems

If your primary interest in taking this course is getting a technical overview about bot building with SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation for the enterprise, you do not need access to any system. However, we realize that many of you will be interested in developing your own bots, based on the instructions in the course. We’ll therefore provide the necessary instructions and installation procedures in the respective course weeks.

Further Learning

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About Further Content Experts

Julien Leonard

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Julien Leonard is a senior Intelligent RPA specialist at SAP. After having graduated from a computer science and engineering school in 2005, he worked in Web technologies and has held a number of roles, including software developer, project manager, scrum master, and product owner.

In 2017, Julien joined Contextor’s Operations team and has been involved in various activities including bot development, coaching, and support. He is now a member of the Customer Adoption team at SAP Intelligent RPA, where his main focus is on enablement. 

Thierry Gourdin

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Thierry Gourdin is a manager at SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation, where he supports customer adoption of the SAP Intelligent RPA product as a complementary tool in the 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).

Lena Grothaus

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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.

Course contents

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  • Week 1:

  • Week 2:

    Development Phase I
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    Development Phase II
  • Week 4:

    Further Topics
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  • Final Exam:

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Course End
Dec 18, 2019
Course Start
Nov 12, 2019


This course was rated with 4.01 stars in average from 883 votes.

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

Alexandre FORTIN

Alexandre Fortin is a product expert for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. He translates functional needs into detailed specifications based on use cases. Alexandre has a holistic view of a product, from platform support through documentation to user experience.

Since 2000, Alexandre has contributed to a number of software projects related to Analytics. He was also a functional expert in Retail (Sales-Supply Chain-Purchasing) before joining SAP.

Samir Hamichi

Samir Hamichi is a senior Intelligent RPA specialist at SAP, working on customer solution adoption. After completing a PhD in artificial intelligence he joined a service company, working in a back-end development team for more than 4 years before joining Contextor in 2014 and then SAP 5 years later. 

Samir was involved in developing and managing customer projects, developing libraries, and producing documentation and training materials. For the last three years he worked as a technical lead and trainer, conducting training sessions to enable customers and partners with Contextor products.

Martin Jakubik

Martin Jakubik is a developer in the runtime team for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. Since 2006, he has been involved in many R&D projects at SAP covering analytics, databases, and connectivity.

Moumita Bera

Moumita Bera is an RPA expert and has worked on multiple end-to-end RPA implementation projects in different industrial domains using various RPA technologies. 

Moumita is currently working as a developer in the SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Team in Bangalore.


Rosa Orihuela is a member of the Customer Adoption team for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation. Prior to this, she interned as a developer on the Design team. ​

She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in computer science from Grenoble Institute of Technology. ​

Before joining SAP, Rosa worked as a Web developer in New York.

Anja Monakova

Anja Monakova is a product owner and development coordinator for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation.

After joining SAP Research in 2010 and leading a research project for over two years, Anja switched to product development. Since then, she has been part of the development of several SAP products in the areas of SAP Analytics, Hybris Marketing, and IoT.