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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This white paper describes an easy, non-technical alternative to update customer master records in 3 steps instead of the 14 steps involved when using LSMW, without technical involvement or requiring developer-level access in SAP.
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.
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
Traditional P2P processes have not been able to effectively manage indirect spending in modern enterprises, resulting in maverick spending practices that significantly increase costs and decrease savings. By streamlining P2P workflow, strengthening data integrity, and empowering business users with efficient and user-friendly tools, Winshuttle solutions can help organizations improve ERP usability and curb maverick spending.
This whitepaper is not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, but should provide some ideas about deployment and sustainment of mass change and mass data creation scenarios in the SAP environment.
Companies that use SAP for Order-to-Cash processing face specific challenges in their effort to achieve the Perfect Order. This paper discusses the requirements and benefits of the Perfect Order and examines how Winshuttle solutions can help SAP customers optimize their O2C processing.
This paper covers five common data management challenges faced by plant maintenance professionals and offers guidance on how to meet these challenges and maximize SAP Plant Maintenance effectiveness.
Winshuttle offers a complete environment for building and deploying custom solutions that automate SAP business processes—from data collection to workflow routing and approval to transaction execution. This paper provides an overview of the technical architecture of the Winshuttle Platform.
The Winshuttle Platform is a collection of client and server components that help customers maximize the potential of their SAP investment by simplifying and streamlining common SAP business processes. This paper provides an overview of the architecture of a Winshuttle deployment that includes Winshuttle Central on the server and one or more Winshuttle Studio components on the client.
This white paper summarizes the findings from 48 interviews with SAP professionals representing every major enterprise department, conducted to identify current trends in master data processing. New solutions, such as Winshuttle for Master Data, fill the need for better master data process automation and management by allowing companies to effectively integrate all aspects of information governance with flexibility required to meet the ever-changing business requirements.
This paper discusses the requirements and benefits of the Perfect Order and examines how Winshuttle solutions can help SAP® customers optimize their O2C processing.
This paper discusses the benefits of investing in strategic HR capabilities and demonstrates how Winshuttle’s solutions can effectively streamline SAP® HR functionality for optimal business use.
Utilizing Business Developer Model to Increase Agility, Productivity and Value.
This report discusses the requirements for successful implementation of the business developer model and the advantages of creating comprehensive, SAP-based workflow solutions using Winshuttle tools.
This whitepaper describes the ways Winshuttle applications implement SSO and offers guidance on how to most effectively use SSO when designing integrated SAP process transactions and workflows.