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Objective – creating a notification using autoflows.

SAP Service Cloud Version 2 or also known as SAP Intelligent Service Cloud helps service agents with easily maintained and accessible customer information. Access to knowledge base and other collaborative tools helps the service agents to resolve customer issues more efficiently. SAP Service Cloud V2 provides a centralized platform for managing customer interactions, which allow service agents to access customer data, history of the customer and details of the case swiftly and easily. This helps the agents to understand the customer needs in a better way and provide them with a more effective solution. SAP Service Cloud V2 also has a knowledge management system that allows agents to access and share the information with other service agents and customers which helps them to resolve the issue quickly. Overall, SAP Service Cloud V2 helps service agents to provide better service to the customer and support them by providing them with the information and tools they need.

A business process can be automated using autoflows. An autoflow can be defined by creating rules that trigger actions like sending information notification, event notification or emails pertaining business objects to the in-app users, integrated solutions. As an administrator, autoflows can be maintained in ‘Settings’. Autoflow actions can be triggered by defining the entity, event and conditions if satisfied, triggers the autoflow action. Go to your user profile and select Settings -> All Settings -> Business Flow -> Autoflow. You can see a list of autoflows that are available. SAP Rules are the standard autoflows provided by SAP which can only be viewed. Select custom rules from where we can create custom autoflows. Choose (+) New.

SAP Custom Autoflow

For an example, when the case priority is set to urgent, an information notification shall be sent to the service manager notifying (informing) him/her about the change in the priority of a particular case.

Steps to create an autoflow –

Step 1: -

Write a description in the “Enter the Autoflow Description” tab. The description can be written in multiple languages by selecting a language of choice in the language drop-down towards the right of the screen. It is required that the description must be maintained in at least one language for the autoflow to be saved.

Autoflow Description

Step 2: -

Select an entity for which the notification is to be created by clicking on the Entity drop-down list.

With reference to the above example, Case is selected as an entity.

Autoflow Entity

Step 3: -

Select an event type for which an email, event notification or information notification is to be sent. The event varies for each entity. The events common for all entities are Create and Update. There is an additional event for Case entity – Implicit call. There are other events – Release and Complete for entity – ServiceOrder.

For the above example, events update and create are selected.

Autoflow Event Type

Step 4: -

Select the condition for which the autoflow will trigger once it is satisfied. The condition can be written using OR statement or AND statement or a combination of both. Using the + symbol will add the AND condition. There is a separate button for adding OR condition. In the "Enter" field drop down list, there will be fields related to the entity for which a condition is to be written. The field can be equal to or not equal to a value or a filed.

The condition selected here is the priority status is equal to value urgent.

Autoflow Condition

Step 5: -

An action is to be selected – an event notification, information notification or email notification. Multiple actions can be selected using the (+) symbol.

For the example, information notification is selected. We can select the language in which the notification is to be sent. Write a subject and description for the notification. Select either or both role-based recipients and employee recipients to whom the notification is to be sent.

Autoflow Action

Once all the steps are completed, Save the autoflow.

The result can be seen in the notification icon in service manager’s profile once the autoflow is triggered.

Autoflow Notification

The autoflow configured hence informs the service manager regarding the change in status of the case.

I hope you found the blog useful! Do like and share the blog with anyone who is on the SAP Service Cloud V2 learning journey. If there are any queries regarding automation or recommendations on how the automation can be more efficient, feel free to comment. Also, do follow me for more content on SAP CX.