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… Read more
Because Winshuttle empowers business teams to manage their data, we get to see firsthand how everyday data management and process automation challenges can impact organizations in big ways. Creating and updating SAP customer master data records is a good example of how slow, manual processes or poor-quality data can lead to delays in order processing or a host of other downstream problems. The top ten Customer Master Data challenges that we typically see companies face include: Slow, manual create and update processes Duplicate customer records Lack of compliance with business procedures and rules Missing customer data Unstandardized, poor-quality data Managing… Read more
Spring has sprung! Along with reacquainting ourselves with the sun and seeing flowers and trees bloom again, many of us will partake in that annual ritual of cleaning our homes. Perhaps some of you got an early start by bingeing Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix to finally get rid of that stretched-out Hard Rock Café Cancun t-shirt from spring break or the ticket stubs from that Hootie and the Blowfish concert. When you bag up that unused waffle maker or finally clean the crumbs off your keyboard (possibly with a Brushy!), don’t forget to apply the same principles to… Read more
Business rules. In my opinion they are the key in making a data program run. I like to use the analogy that business rules are the fuel to run all those data engines. The question is, do you know where your business rules are now? Following up on the question I posed on last month’s blog, ‘What are your pain points?’, I heard from several individuals calling out the pain point around business rules. One of those pain points was where do you store business rules? How do you manage them? In my experiences, I have seen a few different… Read more
Thinking back 15 years ago, who would have thought that data would have become such a key asset for companies today? I surely didn’t! But I have also had a front row seat to witness and experience this transformation.Let me introduce myself. I am Bob Berntsen, Principal – Enterprise Solutions Manager at Winshuttle. Some of you may know me as the Program Chair with the ASUG Data Governance SIG (Special Interest Group) within the EIM Community. Over the past few years, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work for several companies, helping them to build and implement their… Read more
In this post, learn how solutions like application data management and proactive and reactive data governance can help you solve data management challenges.
In this post in the Tim Woods series, learn the disadvantages of overprocessing data in SAP.
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In this post, we discuss common data management challenges that come with operating enterprise applications, and how application data management can help.
In this 4th post in the TIM WOODS blog series, find out how you can stop waiting on IT to create LSMW scripts, and increase efficiency with Winshuttle.