Transformation with Impact – SAP Signavio Solutions for Journey to RISE with SAP

Published: 06/08/2023

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Key Takeaways

⇨ Organizations frequently struggle with ensuring that their transformation endeavors deliver value promptly and are easily manageable.

⇨ Any business transformation significantly impacts an organization's value chain; therefore, it is crucial to take a consistent and continuous approach that integrates people, processes, and technology.

⇨ SAP Signavio solutions enable process analysis, continuous enhancements and redesigns, which can be integrated into the Application Life-Cycle Management, and support users in executing the revised processes.

Companies still using SAP ECC and considering a move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, or those already in transition, must ensure that the investment generates long-term value, and that the transformation is fast, and manageable. Anybusiness transformation significantly impacts an organization’s value chain; therefore, it is crucial to take a consistent and continuous approach that integrates people, processes, and technology.

However, organizations frequently struggle with ensuring that their transformation endeavors deliver value promptly and are easily manageable. This was one of the core questions that Qorvo, a supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions wrestled with. With the high-tech sector expanding rapidly in domains like biomedical applications, semiconductor capacity, and highly sensitive touch systems for remote-access technology, Qorvo was looking for a business process transformation strategy that aligned with their objective of becoming entirely digital.

However, Qorvo struggled with manual processes of investigating and reporting and challenges with understanding the interlinkages among business departments. Additionally, textual and unshared process documentation, operational divisions, and limited process transparency also resulted in process concerns and blockages not being identified in time.

But achieving a successful transformation involves translating the business strategy into a set of well-defined processes. Thus, it is imperative to leverage technology and automation capabilities during implementation to ensure process success. Once the new processes are defined and laid out and business users are trained to utilize them, it is time to assess the outcomes of the changes. Process performance must be analyzed to identify areas where incremental and ongoing enhancements can be made, refining outcomes and better aligning with business needs. Finally, processes must be adapted as the business strategy evolves to meet the demands of customers, supply chains, employees, and other factors.

Managing transition and realizing value with SAP Signavio

Qorvo used SAP Signavio Process Manager and SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub to document and model business processes in a standardized manner which enhanced collaboration across the business processes. In addition, the organization used SAP Signavio Process Intelligence solution to compare process flows across different business units and geographic areas, which enabled identification of opportunities for optimization. These solutions also offered the advantage of pre-existing best practices that were used immediately, while still allowing for customization and expansion. Qorvo used process mining to unlock the value hidden in the company’s process models, and drive digitalization.

SAP Signavio, a holistic process management platform, enabled Qorvo to enhance and refine their business processes and achieve a continuous cycle of process transformation. The platform offered a range of tools that supported the process transformation journey and included analysis, execution, and a transformation approach that prioritized Qorvo’s people and collaboration.

Quorvo achieved value-focused outcomes by comparing processes across different geographical locations, recognizing the most effective practices, and subsequently implementing the changes throughout the business. By automating various systems and processes, significant cost and time savings were achieved, and employees were able to focus on more people-oriented tasks that contributed to the company’s overall success. Additionally, clear process models were established to enable a detailed exploration of process operations to identify and address bottlenecks and other problems associated with the company’s process structure.

SAP Signavio solutions – At a glance

SAP Signavio solutions enable process analysis, continuous enhancements and redesigns, which can be integrated into the Application Life-Cycle Management, and support users in executing the revised processes. As a component of the RISE with SAP offering, SAP Signavio supports organizations in integrating business processes, people, systems, and data to create business value while simultaneously mitigating risk and speeding up transformation initiatives. The Business Process Transformation Starter Pack, a part of the SAP Signavio suite, is included in the RISE with SAP offering at no extra cost and includes SAP Signavio Process Insights, SAP Signavio Process Manager, and SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub.

SAP Signavio Process Insights, the process analytics solution, is designed to identify areas for automation and improvement in SAP business processes.

SAP Signavio Process Manager is designed for modeling business processes and allows organizations to document, model, design, and simulate processes.

SAP Signavio Process Collaboration Hub is designed for collaboration and knowledge sharing and simplifies stakeholder collaboration during process mining, design, and execution.

Following the initial starter pack, organizations can scale their usage and continually enhance their processes by leveraging other SAP Signavio individual solution capabilities mentioned below to support transformation.

  • SAP Signavio Journey Modeler and SAP Signavio Process Manager allows the designing of end-to-end journeys and processes.
  • SAP Signavio Process Governance supports process governance, such as approving process changes by process stakeholders.
  • SAP Build Process Automation integration allows automating processes using low-code no-code capabilities.
  • SAP Signavio Process Intelligence is a Process Mining solution that provides business accelerators that provide additional deep insights into processes.
  • SAP Signavio Process Explorer provides access to SAP Signavio Value Accelerator such as SAP business process models and journeys.

Conclusion

Successful digital transformations are accomplished by finding a balance between re-evaluating business procedures and re-utilizing existing ones. With business transformation pivoting on connecting business strategy, processes, systems and people, it is essential to translate business strategy into well-defined processes, utilize innovative technology and automation capabilities throughout the implementation process, and prioritize people at the center of the transformation to ensure success.

For organizations aiming to become intelligent and sustainable enterprises, RISE with SAP is a primary means to achieving this goal. However, while RISE with SAP facilitates business success, SAP Signavio serves as a means to transform and continually improve operations. As Till Reiter, VP Product at SAP Signavio, states, “Although SAP has always excelled in understanding business processes and translating them into applications, in today’s fast-paced and adaptable business world, companies need more. Signavio is primarily dedicated to supporting organizations in understanding, improving, and transforming their business processes.”

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