Where SAP MDG and Winshuttle Foundation Fit into an SAP Data Management and Automation Portfolio

By Jeanette Mifsud on Nov 27, 2019


It’s hard to overstate the importance of getting your SAP master data right, and there are many ways you can go about improving the quality of your master data, both as it’s entered into your system and later to clean up existing bad dataOne question we get asked often by our customers is, “How does Winshuttle Foundation compare to SAP’s MDG product?” The answer is that although there are some areas of overlap in capabilities, there are important differences between the two solutions. With limited SAP IT resources and budget, choosing the right solution for the task at hand is more important than ever–and there is no silver bullet when it comes to SAP ERP data management and process automation.

So we authored an eBook to outline where Winshuttle Foundation and SAP MDG can fit into your SAP automation portfolio which I will summarize at a high level here.

The table to the right is not meant to be an exhaustive feature comparison between the two solutions, but rather give you a quick read on where each solution might best fit into your software portfolio so you can chart the right course for your specific business needs.

Over the years we’ve seen customers deploy both SAP MDG and Winshuttle Foundation side by side or independently based on their specific use case, requirements, budget, and go-live timeline.

SAP MDG Winshuttle Foundation
Primary functions SAP master data governance SAP data management and business process automation
Typical fields governed Core data fields controlled through governance programs Core data fields controlled through governance programs plus line-of-business/regional fields.
Business rules management Centralized with ERP through BRF+ Distributed (embedded within forms)
Centralized hub functionality and data syndication Yes No
Workflow capabilities SAP standard workflow Includes flexible workflow capabilities. Does not require programming skills.
SAP skills required to build and modify solution ABAP, BRF+, WebDynPro (FPM), SAP MDG None
Business user front end Web forms Web form or Microsoft Excel

If this subject is of interest to you, there’s more detail and depth in our ebook “Where SAP MDG and Winshuttle Foundation Fit into an SAP Data Management and Automation Portfolio.” We hope it gives you insight into how you can use both SAP MDG and Winshuttle Foundation in your organization to improve your master data quality and accelerate your business processes at scale.

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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