The Process Absence Approval workflow is available as of Release 4.0A.
Employees can record absence requests (for example, leave requests) in a simple form. While they are entering data, they can see information on remaining quotas such as remaining leave.
The workflow ensures that the abence requests are passed on to the relevant supervisor.
Once the absence has been approved, it is posted automatically to the employee's Absences infotype (2001).
For more information on the workflow, see also the online help documentation under Cross Application -> Workflow - Scenarios in Applications -> Process Absence Approval.