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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

While working on my Purchase Order Scenario in SAP Build Process Automation I stumbled upon a very interesting feature - after doing some research on our Help-Portal I found this has been released very recently.  It's the latest functionality to add a timed wait inside your process logic, which I am going to show you right now!

Timed Wait Feature

As an example I have created a small workflow scenario to generate Purchase Orders in SAP ECC based on an approval step in between. Inside the process logic, I have added some triggers, forms and Mail-notifications to involve certain business-users.


In this case I specifically require that the Purchase Order should be generated in ECC with a delay of 3 days. To give other people time to intervene.

After clicking on the +Button I can add controls to my logic like Conditions, Branches and Wait:


Those timed waits can be added and configured for the following intervals:

  • Minutes

  • Hours

  • Days

  • Months

These intervals then occur from the time the live process first reaches that point. As an example, if the process reaches a 1 hour timed wait at 09.37, the process continues at 10.37.



I can add as many wait steps as I require and wherever I need them:




I am very delighted by this new capability - I will now keep an open eye to the announcements at our Help-Portal because our engineering teams add new capabilities frequently.

Also feel free to submit additional feature request via our Customer Influence campaign. To submit your feature request, please visit the campaign “Handling workflow and robotic automations with SAP Build Process Automation”:


Stay tuned!