Wide-ranging effects of SAP data entry processesEntering SAP master data or transactional data is a vital business function for all departments to keep operations running smoothly. Some simple examples of SAP data entry include new-hire actions in HR, new purchase orders or contracts in procurement, new materials and new sales orders in supply chain, and new assets in finance.
Creating SAP data records from ExcelEnabling workers to use Excel to create new SAP master data and transactional data can lead to improved efficiencies in a business. With minimal training, Excel users can create single or multiple records from a single transaction or a chain of transactions. In most companies, data that users need to create in SAP may already exist in Excel. Winshuttle Transaction enables users to easily load these records into SAP. Business users can customize Excel spreadsheets to create easy-to-use and familiar—yet sophisticated—SAP data entry forms.
Data-intensive Excel templates for high-value SAP transactions
The Bill of Material creation Excel template shown in the following figure enables users to load data to the CS01 transaction. Note that a single material, on the header level, may consist of multiple component materials listed below it at the detail level. The success and error messages received when a user loads this data into the CS01 transaction are logged in one of the columns of the spreadsheet.
The Journal Entry creation Excel template shown in the following figure enables users to load data to the FB50 transaction. The top section of the sheet shows the header fields, and the lower section contains line items. Buttons, linked to Excel macros, are set up to enable users to validate data or to post the data to SAP. After the user posts the data, the header section shows the document number.