What does a powerful and flexible alternative to LSMW mean to you?

Thousands of SAP users are leveraging Winshuttle Studio as a fast, flexible alternative to LSMW to reduce the burden on IT, improve productivity and significantly reduce the time and cost needed to develop new scripts.

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Increase productivity by working directly from Excel.

What this means for IT

While LSMW is a useful tool for SAP deployment and data migrations, it was not built for everyday use, and its complexity and inflexibility often leads to extensive time and money spent in script development. Studio’s business led, IT enabled solution allows you to reduce the time needed for developing new templates and scripts, without compromising security or governance. For more information on how to spend less time developing data loading scenarios and more time on configuration and support, read this post to learn about Worcestshire County Council’s transition from LSMW to Winshuttle Studio.

What this means for business users

Winshuttle Studio empowers business users to create complex SAP transactions from the familiar Excel interface in three simple steps instead of the 14 required in LSMW, enabling you to get up and running quickly, with faster data creation and process execution. Studio does not require any developer level authorizations or ABAP programming, allowing you to improve productivity and take control of your own day to day business processes. For a side by side comparison of using Winshuttle Studio vs. LSMW, read the white paper: An Easy, Flexible Alternative to LSMW for Business Users.

Winshuttle Studio allows you to:

Microsoft Excel

Work within the familiar Excel interface to create and update data in SAP

Create scripts

Create scripts and manipulate and change transaction codes quickly and accurately

Update scripts

Develop scripts and update records in SAP in just three easy steps: Record, Map, and Run

*LSMW script requests are costing organizations between hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars a year in IT development costs. You will save $3-6K per script when you transition from LSMW to Winshuttle.

Record, Map, Run

Utilize powerful recording in different modes, map recorded fields to Excel fields via easy drag-and-drop mapping, and improve error handling by working with an integrated log.

Winshuttle success stories

Winshuttle Blog

Worcestershire County Council Finds a Fast SAP Compliant Alternative to LSMW

Find out why customers like Worcestershire County Council are reducing the burden on IT by choosing Winshuttle as a fast, flexible and SAP compliant alternative to LSMW.

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White Paper

Easy Alternative to LSMW

This white paper highlights an easy, non-technical alternative to LSMW that allows you to update master records in 3 simple steps instead of 14, without technical involvement or required developer-level access in SAP.

Cutter and Buck

Cutter & Buck

98% reduction in data entry time.

Learn how Cutter & Buck, a premium branded apparel supplier, uses Winshuttle Transaction to automate material master data in the material management and the sales and distribution systems, reducing data entry time by 98 percent.

Benefits of Winshuttle Studio vs. LSMW


Studio does not require developer-level authorization, empowering business users to take control of SAP processes.

Integrated Logs

Data is returned from SAP in the same spreadsheet, making it convenient and quick to correct and reprocess erroneous records.

Header & Multiple Line Item Data

Easily load transaction records with varying numbers of line items such as invoices, journal vouchers, purchase orders, etc.

Excel Integration

Studio works natively with Excel without having to convert data to a tab-delimited or comma delimited format.

No Transports Required

Transports are not required to move upload programs from one system to another. Record a script in a QA system and immediately run on production.

Run-time version

Studio is available in a light run-time version for users who are not authorized to create scripts, and can only run previously created scripts.

Easy scheduling

Run scripts in an unattended mode at specified date and time through an easy built-in scheduler. Send notifications after files run.

Fail-safe back up

Studio backs up (downloads) existing SAP data before uploading new data into SAP. Roll back SAP data by reversing the updated data to its state prior to the upload.

Centralized security control

The User Governance module allows IT to set boundaries for individual users, giving more end users access, without compromising the security or performance of SAP.