Automate SAP and unlock the potential of SAP users
Process automation is a common goal in any organization, but of particular value when dealing with the complexities of an SAP system. System users are the most familiar with their work routines and how they could be more productive if they could automate SAP interactions, but they typically lack the technical skills to implement their ideas. The result is a seemingly unending list of request to the IT department to implement the ideas of line-of-business users.
Winshuttle makes it possible for IT departments to create an environment where users can automate SAP, creating their own process automation solutions by allowing mapping SAP interactions to familiar interfaces like Microsoft Excel or PDF forms.
Using Winshuttle, users can automate SAP in minutes by creating, using and modifying Winshuttle scripts – all without the need for expensive programmers. This dramatically reduces demands on the IT department to support incremental, department-level innovations.
Pitney Bowes Boosts Productivity Using Winshuttle for Master Data in SAP
"The beauty of Winshuttle for Master Data is that it keeps the ownership with the business side, and allows the end-user to maintain control. The faster response times directly translates into a more positive impact with our customers. And with the man-hours saved, we’re able to redirect our focus toward more value-added initiatives."
Tim Nicholls, EMEA Material Master & Data Management Manager, Pitney Bowes
Maintaining Security and Control
While empowering users to automate SAP and implement process improvements has obvious benefits throughout the organization, the IT department is still charged with maintaining governance and control of the SAP System. Winshuttle solutions work within SAP’s strict security and governance standards. No user can access or modify any SAP data using Winshuttle that they’re not already authorized for in the SAP system.
What’s more, Winshuttle Central provides IT professionals with a comprehensive governance and compliance-management platform for all Winshuttle assets. With Central, IT remains in charge of who uses Winshuttle, when, and how.
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. This white paper describes how companies can give SAP users control of their own data, and not only improve their compliance to the Sarbanes Oxley Act, but also improve corporate productivity.