Create fit-for-purpose workflows for your Excel data files

By Kristian Kalsing on Jun 18, 2012

Customers who have been using Winshuttle Transaction with Winshuttle Central have for a long time been able to take advantage of the out-of-the-box governance workflows, ensuring that upload scripts and Excel data files are reviewed and approved before being used against any production instances of SAP. This has effectively allowed companies to deploy Winshuttle and realize the benefits more widely across the business, without compromising IT governance requirements.

With the release of version 10.3, Winshuttle has extended the workflow capabilities for Winshuttle Transaction and Excel-based scenarios. These additional capabilities are delivered by adding Winshuttle Workflow and Winshuttle Designer to the mix. In addition to the standard single-step approval workflows, you are now able to create your own fit-for purpose workflows for a variety of use cases:

  • Additional approval levels (e.g. approval by line manager, data team and/or IT).
  • Multiple contributors of data (e.g. different business units responsible for different sections of a master data object).
  • Alternate flows based on field values (e.g. additional approval step(s) for higher amounts or different approvers based on different cost codes).

Following one of Winshuttle’s core principles, the process flows are created without programming, using the intuitive graphical design canvas in Winshuttle Designer. Once the process flows have been drawn, the workflow is simply deployed to Winshuttle Central where you are (already) managing all of your scripts, templates and data files.

About the author

Kristian Kalsing

As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Kristian is responsible for enterprise solutions marketing, product marketing and sales enablement. He is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company and continuously elevating the value that Winshuttle’s software platform and methodology bring to customers. Prior to joining Winshuttle in 2010, Kristian was widely respected as one of the pioneering thought leaders in bridging the gap between SAP and Microsoft technologies. Since starting his career in Denmark, Kristian has gained experience with enterprise software solutions in a broad range of industries in Europe, Australia and North America. He has held various roles across Engineering, Professional Services, Sales and Marketing. When not at work, Kristian spends most of his time climbing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.

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