Winshuttle Launches querySHUTTLE to Enable SAP Data Extraction and Reporting

Bothell, WA – November 10, 2008 –Winshuttle, the leading provider of data entry and extraction tools for SAP users, today announced the release of querySHUTTLE, a new SAP data extraction and reporting tool. querySHUTTLE allows business users to shuttle live data from SAP into familiar Microsoft Excel and Access formats for immediate and accurate analysis. Allowing the creation of SAP data queries across multiple tables in different SAP modules, querySHUTTLE ensures that data security is maintained and that performance of the SAP system is not adversely affected.

 

Current methods for extracting data from SAP include custom built reports or programs which are created for a specific requirement. Although this data extraction method allows for quick access to data in the SAP system, it does not provide any flexibility to the end user if the requirements change and may create security concerns. An alternative option is to use SAP-provided tools such as ABAP query. However, these tools are very technical, requiring extensive training and additional authorizations before they can be utilized.

querySHUTTLE enables both developers and business users to easily create, distribute, and maintain content-rich SAP reports, while maintaining full SAP security. Users can create complex data queries across multiple tables, and find desired data by browsing or searching through Winshuttle’s SAP data dictionary. querySHUTTLE is fully integrated with Microsoft Excel and Access, and supports all of the major data formats including XLS, CSV, TXT, and XML.

“Winshuttle has made a huge impact on simplifying and accelerating just about any SAP transaction for us,” said Nick Hancock, senior business analyst at Wales & West Utilities. “The ability to quickly and easily extract data from SAP and create reports with querySHUTTLE will provide further value and help us maintain a competitive advantage.”

Key Features of querySHUTTLE:

  • Simple to learn and use
  • Powerful SOX-compliant security
  • Works with any of SAP’s 20000+ transactions without writing code
  • Analytical, modeling behavior
  • Optimized queries for an accelerated extraction process
  • Operating outside of SAP, large data downloads are not timed out

Key Benefits of querySHUTTLE:

  • Reduces costly IT resource requirements
  • Operational SAP queries and reporting made easy and secure
  • Provides SE16/SQ01-like functionality to users without security concerns
  • Allows users to create ad-hoc queries and reports without any programming
  • Enables real-time decision making
  • Improves data quality
  • Empowers business users to manage their own data

“To gain a competitive advantage, companies are looking for advanced analytical applications,” said Vikram Chalana, CEO of Winshuttle. “We listened to our customers’ needs and spent significant time developing a powerful SAP data extraction and reporting tool that allows for immediate and accurate analysis.”

querySHUTTLE will be available in Q1 2009.