10 ways you can use Excel with SAP to speed through everyday mundane tasks and tackle big migration projects

By Jeanette Mifsud on Feb 26, 2020

No one goes into their career hoping to do data entry all day, every day. But that’s often what happens in organizations who have loads and loads of data to manage and no time to think about automation. Often these data analysts are highly paid, highly educated employees who aren’t able to really do the work they were hired to do because they are mired in urgent but not important data processing work.

Entering data en masse into SAP via the GUI is a time consuming process that introduces errors and drains morale. With Winshuttle software, you can build Excel-based solutions to create a handful or thousands of records quickly—bypassing the SAP GUI, while respecting SAP permissions.

Winshuttle’s SAP-enabled workbooks enable you to create both master and transactional data, leading to dramatic time savings. And you don’t need programming skills to create these workbooks—if you know how to create the data in SAP, you can build Excel-based solutions quickly and easily.

In addition to automating your everyday business processes, you can use SAP-enabled Excel workbooks to take big corporate initiatives like transitioning to S/4HANA, data conversions from M&A activity and other mass data projects more in stride without requiring heavy IT department involvement.

Here are 10 ways you can improve your SAP data operations using the Microsoft Excel interface you already know:

  1. Speed up data creation
  2. Accelerate data updates
  3. Improve data quality
  4. Be more compliant
  5. Streamline your transition to SAP S/4HANA
  6. Streamline data conversions
  7. Make better business decisions
  8. Free up SAP IT resources
  9. Get employees up to speed faster
  10. Improve morale

Giving people Excel-based solutions that eliminate these mundane tasks enables people to do what they do best—think, reason, analyze, and come up with better ways to get their job done and make an impact on their organization. It’s a win-win.

For more detail around how Winshuttle software helps you do all this, download our ebook “10 Ways Microsoft Excel Can Speed Up Your SAP Processes and Improve Data Quality.

About the author

Jeanette Mifsud

Jeanette leads the product marketing team at Winshuttle and has over 25 years experience helping technology companies define and market products that solve real-world problems for customers around the globe. Although based in our Bothell, WA headquarters, Jeanette hails from the UK.

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