How to identify room for improvement in the SAP process and transaction process rules.
For the last 2 years, I have served as the Program Chair of the Pacific Northwest ASUG Chapter. The Chapter covers the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The goal of ASUG is to bring SAP users together, so they can get information and education on SAP and opportunities for networking with other SAP users and partners. Winshuttle has been a supporter of ASUG for many years. We have seen the positive response that SAP users have when they get to talk to others who are having similar issues in their SAP environments. This past meeting was held at the… Read more
As we build our the next generation Winshuttle.com site – it’s coming along nicely, thanks – we’ve been revisiting some old research we did around SAP-centric keywords and what terms people are searching on in the SAP ecosystem. SAP training and SAP jobs are two of the most common searches with hundreds of thousands of searches a month, which is not surprising, but from our perspective we don’t want to rank highly for those. The next level down are the modules (SAP MM, SAP HR, SAP FICO, SAP SD, etc. etc.), and these are trickier. They are clearly generic searches,… Read more
For many years, MM17, MASS and other SAP transactions were the preferred method of making changes to data in production systems. I used to do it myself, when I was lucky enough to have access to them. Soon most security teams figure out this can be dangerous and take away 99% of users access to the transactions. For the uninitiated, MM17 allows mass maintenance of a field on many records to one value. Which can be useful if you want to block all of your materials before a product line change, but it isn’t a good way to make small scale changes. It is… Read more
Hi Winshuttle Blog Followers! Business Value… ROI… TCO… Aren’t you getting a little burned out by hearing these acronyms again and again. Well, listen up! For the last year, Winshuttle’s usability marketing team has been digging deeply into how our customers are optimizing SAP business processes through extensive client interviews, surveys, data analysis and reporting. And we have now an extensive process that projects actual usage metrics based on empirical data – and we fondly call this process the “Winshuttle Usability Business Value Assessment” (UBVA). Very simply – the UBVA is a database of actual Winshuttle usage, metrics and associated savings… Read more
Here in Product Development we’re getting ready for the exciting first customer shipments of the Winshuttle 10 suite of applications which will include some interesting new loop solutions that are going to be of particular interest to FICO, MM and Master Data Management. In fact users across almost all SAP modules will find something interesting and useful in this new release. New capabilities will include the ability to leverage the BAPI and Remote enabled Function Modules of SAP with Winshuttle TRANSACTION and even publish a TRANSACTION script as a Web service in the form of a wsdl.