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Gary Still1:42 PM on June 21, 20243 min read

SAP Signavio Process Insights Discovery Edition. It's free, but what do you get?


Welcome to another blog on business process optimisation (BPO) and the key role it plays in S/4HANA transformations.

SAP Signavio is fast becoming an indispensable toolset for all things process related, as companies look to transform their businesses. Process Insights is a fundamental asset for any organisation at that initial discovery phase of their journey, providing invaluable visibility into how processes are performing currently across the entire enterprise, supported by a plethora of KPI's and best practice recommendations for immediate improvement and future innovation adoption. 

The Process Insights Discovery Edition is like an interactive demo using your own production data.

The business case for Process Insights is already strong, but if organisations need a little extra convincing, there is free of charge, hassle-free 'taster' of what the tooling has to offer, known as the SAP Signavio Process Insights Discovery Edition, and which is available to all SAP maintenance customers. But just because there's no fee, it does not mean it compromises on features.

Like what you see? Switch from the discovery edition to the full version of process insights without changing the interface of the solution.

Customers don't just get complimentary online access to a version of Process Insights for one preselected process flow, but also a detailed Executive Summary Report covering 6 core lines of business, with an assessment of top improvement opportunities, tailored solution recommendations and S/4HANA capability adoption potential. This is the ideal starting point for building a strong business case for process optimisation across the enterprise, as organisations embark on their business transformation journey.

SPIDE online


What does the online access give you?

  • Process Flows: A visual representation of one process journey (a choice from 3 available) from start to finish with related information, blockers, and time stamps.
  • Process Performance Indicators: Metrics across various categories such as backlog, exceptions, master data, custom configuration etc, including benchmarking and filter attributes.
  • Correction Recommendations: A set of instructions or actions to take, including execution of transactions in the source system, to rectify an issue.
  • Innovation Recommendations: Links to a wealth of best practice solutions including S/4HANA capabilities.
  • Value Analysis: Estimated monetary benefits – total potential v realised potential comparison.

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What does the executive summary give you?

  • Immediate Insights: A detailed report highlighting improvement opportunities and recommendations across lines of business (LoB's) that can be presented to business executives and stakeholders that would otherwise take days to compile.
  • Value Drivers: A highlighted overview of value drivers with the highest potential for improvement, together with associated financial benefits, corrective actions and recommendations.
  • SAP S/4HANA Capability Recognition: Pinpoint the most valuable and relevant SAP S/4HANA capabilities by LoB based on the actual usage of an SAP ERP system, and prepare the case for the SAP S/4HANA transition.

Who in the organisation would gain instant value?

  • Line of Business Managers: Looking to improve the performance and productivity of their respective departments and reduce operational costs.
  • Process Owners: Looking for opportunities to optimise and automate end-to-end processes.
  • Transformation Leads: Looking to build a strong business case for transformation with tangible ROI.

What process flows can you choose from?

For the process insights discovery edition, organisations can choose 1 from 3 available process flows for analysis:

  • Supplier invoice issuing (with purchase order) to FI-AP clearing: Measures the number of supplier invoices created in reference to a purchase order in the reference period, including process stage reached and average cycle times.
  • Sales billing document creation to FI-AR clearing:  Measures the number of sales billing documents created in the reference period for which a corresponding FI document and customer payment are expected, including process stage reached and average cycle times.

  • Purchase order item creation (with account assignment) to invoice receipt creation: Measures the number of order items created in the reference period for which both a goods receipt and an invoice receipt are expected, including process stage reached and average cycle times.


How does the Discovery Edition differ from other Process Insights offerings?

The Process Insights Discovery Edition provides access to the vast majority of features of the full edition, it just has a limited scope on process flows and their associated assets. Here are the main differences for quick reference:



Get access to SAP Signavio Process Insights Discovery Edition within 1 week.

  • Check system prerequisites
  • Run extraction program for chosen process flow
  • Send extraction file to SAP
  • Receive online access credentials and a complimentary executive summary report

Rapid X offers support to organisations with the implementation of this free service together with expert guidance on how to interpret the outcomes and help develop a roadmap for SAP Signavio, at no extra cost nor obligation. Want to know more? Get in touch with us today.