Within the context of workflow approval processes, in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, there are various ways that exist in order to determine how and to whom an approval work item should be routed too. An example of the possible approver roles that exist for purchase orders is shown below.

In SAP S/4HANA, you can leverage your company’s organisational structure to implement your approval processes. That is, you can route approval workflow items to an employee’s manager for example. In this snippet we will show you how you can find out if that information is maintained for a given employee in your S/4HANA Cloud system and if not, how you can load this information into the system.

The employee's manager is visible in the employee overview page

We also round off this snippet, by quickly setting up an purchase order workflow approval process to verify that purchase orders, for a given purchase group, are indeed routed to the manager of the person that made created a purchase order.

Please note that this is not applicable if you are using SAP Success Factors, integrated to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system, as this is an out of the box provided scenario.

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