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Process Observer (POB) is a component in the reuse layer of the SAP Business Suite and SAP S/4HANA supporting business process monitoring and analytics of core ("built-in") processes. It closes a major gap from process management lifecycle perspective.



This blog article collects important documents and articles around Process Observer posted in the SAP Community.


Important Documents:


Recordings & Demos:


Process Observer in S/4HANA: 


Questions & Discussion:

  • For Q&A feel free to post in our Process Observer Discussion. And of course you're free to start a new discussion or add comments to any of our articles, too.


Further Blog Postings on how to user Process Observer:

Introduction & Setup:

Monitor Processes:

Advanced Topics:


Consumption and Enhancement Options:

  • SAP Operational Process Intelligence powered by SAP HANA utilizes Process Observer and also other data sources to provide process intelligence and transparency into business operations. It is an application that provides real-time, actionable intelligence about your company's business processes, spanning SAP Business Suite leveraging Process Observer, SAP Business Workflow, and SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration. You can further combine it with SAP Process Mining by Celonis.

  • The SAP RDS called SAP MDG Content Accelerator integrates Process Observer into Master Data Governance (MDG) to monitor the master data distribution process end-to-end across systems.

  • Process Observer log data can be used on SAP HANA using SLT replication from the underlying backend system. A set of HANA views (virtual data models [VDMs]) to ease the consumption of Process Observer data on SAP HANA is released with SAP HANA Live for EHP4 for SAP ERP Release 1.0 SP03. The documentation of the views can be found here.

  • Former Member from CubeServ writes about first experiences working with Process Observer:Process Observer – a new SAP approach to analyze Business Suite processes! Cubeserv is offering comprehensive BPM consulting services, BI-Content „Process Analytics“ and process dashboards to visualize KPIs.

  • Process Observer log information can be accessed for mobile consumption via ODATA. For details see: Business Process Content powered by SAP Netweaver Gateway


Online Documentation about Process Observer: