SAP has many advantages; user friendliness is not one of them.
The fact that it takes many steps to accomplish even a simple task has been recognized by SAP by making “Run Simple” a main driver of its current strategy.
There is no need to wait for future solutions. There are ways to make SAP procedures simpler now, so the user gets all the required information – and the option to decide what to do – in the same place. If the decision rules are clear the step can be fully automatic, leaving only the exceptional cases to the user.
Simpler procedures reduce user resistance to the new system and increases productivity. Freedom from routine tasks gives users more time for high level analysis and process improvement.