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10 Places to Reduce Data Management Costs

This white paper highlights 10 easy places SAP customers can reduce IT operational costs, with a focus on trimming support and data entry costs by automating data entry. It is intended both for leaders of SAP® competency centers and for business process owners looking for ways to do more with less.

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10 Ways Excel Drives More Value from your SAP Investment

This white paper highlights 10 ways Winshuttle’s tools and applications utilize Microsoft Office applications and allow you to optimize your SAP investment. Whether you’re the CIO, the leader of an SAP competency center or a business process owner looking for more effective ways to manage your SAP operations, the benefits outlined in this white paper are realized by the reduction of SAP operational costs, delivering across the board efficiencies and accelerating top and bottom line improvements.

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5 Best Practices for Better SAP Master Data

A strong Master Data governance program is critical for the success of an SAP installation. This whitepaper by noted data quality expert David Loshin discusses best practices for creating a Master Data governance program that effectively facilitates collecting business requirements for master data oversight, capturing and managing master data business rules, and managing the processes for creating and updating master data entities.

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5 Ways Excel Accelerates Your Return on SAP FICO Business Processes

How can a finance and/or controller professional access SAP FICO data leveraging Microsoft Excel in a highly usable and interoperable fashion while respecting all of the SAP core security and governance controls? In order to fully explore this question, this white paper highlights five valuable ways to leverage Microsoft Excel to reduce Finance & Controller operational costs while making your SAP FICO systems implementation, management and maintenance life easier.

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5 Ways Excel Accelerates Your Return on SAP HCM Business Processes

There are many ideas for improving business processes, but sometimes these come with additional costs. Conversely, there are many ways to reduce the operational costs associated with an SAP HCM implementation, but these may result in increasing the workload and burden on key resources. Winshuttle believes that with the right Excel-based tools, users can achieve the ideal balance – improved HR business processes and reduced operational costs, all while making their SAP HCM lives easier and more productive.

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A Simple Guide to Material Master Data Governance

This paper discusses the Materials Domain in terms of its overall identity, common challenges and data governance indicators. It also highlights the most common conditions for data governance in the Materials Domain.

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Accelerating SAP SCM ROI

Referring to several SCM use cases, this white paper illustrates best practices, shows how many companies are overcoming usability challenges, and offers alternatives to common SCM integration issues.

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Addressing Security Performance Usability with Query

This white paper describes Winshuttle Query and how it addresses performance, security, and usability concerns while giving users a way to extract live SAP data for ad hoc analysis.

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Applying the Principles of Lean IT to Data Management

Applying lean IT principles to data management addresses poor information quality within ERP, which when it becomes chronic, results in lost trust in the system, shadow IT, and ultimately poor decision-making. This paper explores the challenges and opportunities for high quality ERP data management, leveraging the principles of lean IT.

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B2E Self-Service for SAP

This paper discusses the benefits of the Business-to-Employee (B2E) model and how newer technologies make it easier for organizations to implement B2E applications using SAP.

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Best Practices for Data Loading into SAP

Getting data into the company’s ERP system in a timely and accurate manner is a critical success factor in business decisions. This white paper examines existing data-loading methods and best practices to easily incorporate data into SAP® solutions.

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Best Practices for Winshuttle Enterprise Deployment

This white paper provides advice and examples of best practices for organizations planning an Enterprise Deployment of the Winshuttle Platform. In this context, Enterprise Deployment refers to the deployment of multiple client installations under the management of Winshuttle Central.

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Complying with SAP Security Using Transaction

This white paper describes how the Winshuttle technology architecture enforces stringent, native SAP security requirements around enterprise data access. The paper is written for technical decision makers (TDMs) in an enterprise to assist in evaluating Winshuttle Transaction compatibility with security policies in the SAP environment.

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Customer Master Data: Common Challenges and Solutions

This white paper discusses the Customer Domain in terms of its overall identity, common challenges and data governance indicators. It outlines a set of solution parameters that can streamline customer master data governance and provide organizations with the readiness they need to quickly meet evolving regulatory and business requirements.

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Data Governance: Essential Deliverable for Information-Driven Companies

Managing information with a level of discipline requires a cultural shift for most companies. Therefore, processes like data governance do not move through an organization like a tidal wave of activity. Data governance is an ongoing workstream of data management that is built over time with both tactical and long-term initiatives.

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Easing SOX Compliance

In companies that have implemented SAP, two of the most common open SOX audit issues are: 1) users in the IT departments have very broad access to production data in SAP, and 2) with access to SAP transactions such as SAP Query, QuickViewer, and Table Browser (SQ01/SQV1/SE16), SAP users become high data security risks. Therefore, companies are finding that they have to take many data access privileges away, severely limiting the ability of IT support staff and SAP users to assist in routine data maintenance activities. Thus, there is a pressing need at many companies for SAP users to be responsible for their own production data maintenance activities, while maintaining organizational level security.

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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.

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Easy Integration for Financial Data

This white paper describes how SAP® customers use Winshuttle® solutions to automate the shuttling of financial data between Microsoft Excel and SAP transactions. This paper is written for business decision makers (BDMs) in medium or large enterprises who want to know more about how Winshuttle software can improve business productivity and optimize business operations.

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Envisioning Perfect Master Data with Data Quality Monitoring

Sound management of master data business rules, standards, and controls is necessary for creating and sustaining high-quality data. This paper discusses the vital components of an effective data quality monitoring program to facilitate this process. It further presents a pragmatic approach to establishing such a program within an enterprise.

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ERP Usability

Poor usability characteristics and unintuitive user interfaces of ERP systems decrease productivity and increase costs for businesses. This paper explores how ERP end user acceptance may be monitored, what metrics may be associated with ERP system usage, and how these metrics may be used as a basis for making informed decisions about enhancing, and thus accelerating, your ERP return on investment.

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Establishing a Data Management Organization (DMO)

Thinking about establishing a data management organization (DMO)? This white paper provides insights into why companies should consider a DMO giving concise information about why and how this organization is critical to optimizing business processes and related business decisions. This paper will also outline three concrete recommendations that you can use to establish a DMO in your company.

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How Finance Professionals can Thrive in Changing Business Structures

Even though new technologies and global outsourcing are lowering the cost of bookkeeping and compliance, there remains pressures to reduce the cost of running the finance and operations back-office. Accountants and finance professionals must switch to higher-value services.

This white paper describes how applying lean principles to the finance function with new technologies can streamline processes, reduce costs and support some of the area that accountants consider a higher value to the business.

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How SAP Users Hold the Key to Business Process Improvement

This white paper highlights the key role that SAP users play in enabling their organizations to improve processes, and discusses how their expertise and experience is lost in some of the traditional approaches that companies use to try to improve processes. In addition, this paper presents an alternative “user-centric” approach that will enable companies to sustainably and measurably improve their processes.

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How to Build a Dynamic Data Governance Framework eBook

Having high quality data is essential to running a successful business. How is your organization maintaining, correcting, enhancing, and controlling your data? Data Governance is often the answer, but many are still determining what data governance looks like, and how to get it set up and running in the organization. This e-book is an extension of the white paper “Introduction to Data Governance” and will outline what you need to address to effectively build your data governance framework.