The end-users view the workflow in an intuitive way based on the processes which
they need to follow, whereas in the background, all the standard transactions are
carried out within SAP. This ensures that SAP is used precisely as designed and
unmodified. By controlling data validity before acting on the data, the cockpit
removes wrong data and also eliminates misuse of transactions that are part of daily
life of any software.
The cockpit is primarily developed to follow operations and many transactions may
be carried out outside of the cockpit through standard transactions. However, the
cockpit is the central point of access for all SAP transactions that the end-user
is authorized to use in SAP. It provides double-click access to SAP transactions
and also access to the documents that are created and changed in the overall work
Multiple cockpits can be defined to meet the requirement of different users and
as the structure is database-driven, the defined actions can be presented in different
ways. Different cockpit sets can be added to the authorization profile of users
in SAP, ensuring that a user access only transaction and data that has been authorized.
The cockpit combines data from multiple sources together and present it to users
in a comprehensive way. The cockpit sits above the transactions and any data and
functionality that does not have a natural home in standard SAP are handled by the
cockpit whilst all important data are reflected in the standard transactions of
SAP and the cockpit.
The cockpit reflects the intelligence of the company and combines all additions
in single-point of reference instead of splitting the modifications within Standard
SAP transactions – so it is easily understood and is controllable.
The cockpit is a powerful tool for holding and transferring data, all data is visible
to the user and is highly flexible and can be modified to reflect changes in requirements.
Users require little or no training to use the cockpit as they select the data record
and by pushing on buttons carry out the desired actions.
- The cockpit is the route to SAP without pain.