Guidelines for developing new processes

Before you create a new process, we recommend that you first understand what you are trying to achieve. The steps below provide a guideline for developing your new processes.

The first step is to map out the process on paper, so that you have a visual idea of what you are trying to achieve. Are you using an existing manual process that you know well? Can you make improvements to the manual process? We recommend that you talk to the people who perform these tasks on a day-to-day basis, and ask their advice. They are crucial to the successful deployment of your new processes.

The next step is to break down the stages of the process.

If the standard business objects and windows do not suit your requirements for your new process, it is a good idea to create them beforehand. You can indicate that a specific window is used for a particular process. For example, you may have two different processes, and you can specify different start-up windows for these. For information about creating business objects, see Business objects.