Create fit-for-purpose workflows for your Excel data files

By Kristian Kalsing on June 18, 2012

Customers who have been using Winshuttle Transaction with Winshuttle Central have for a long time been able to take advantage of the out-of-the-box governance workflows, ensuring that upload scripts and Excel data files are reviewed and approved before being used against any production instances of SAP. This has effectively allowed companies to deploy Winshuttle and realize the benefits more widely across the business, without compromising IT governance requirements.

With the release of version 10.3, Winshuttle has extended the workflow capabilities for Winshuttle Transaction and Excel-based scenarios. These additional capabilities are delivered by adding Winshuttle Workflow and Winshuttle Designer to the mix. In addition to the standard single-step approval workflows, you are now able to create your own fit-for purpose workflows for a variety of use cases:

  • Additional approval levels (e.g. approval by line manager, data team and/or IT).
  • Multiple contributors of data (e.g. different business units responsible for different sections of a master data object).
  • Alternate flows based on field values (e.g. additional approval step(s) for higher amounts or different approvers based on different cost codes).

Following one of Winshuttle’s core principles, the process flows are created without programming, using the intuitive graphical design canvas in Winshuttle Designer. Once the process flows have been drawn, the workflow is simply deployed to Winshuttle Central where you are (already) managing all of your scripts, templates and data files.

About the author

Based in Seattle, Kristian is part of the product management team at Winshuttle where he is responsible for solutions that help companies to perform better by improving their management and governance of master data. Kristian has 15 years of experience with enterprise solutions in a broad range of industries across Europe, Australia and North America. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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