Oct 1, 2012

When it comes to B to B -€“ a shopping cart technology may not achieve your objectives

I frequently get asked, is there some way I can use Winshuttle to load purchase orders or sales orders in my SAP system? And of course the answer is, it depends. Electronic shopping carts have been around for quite a long time now and were pivotal in the ecommerce space in that they allowed customers to understand what the product catalog looked like and what the relative availability of inventory was like. A lot of what you can or cannot do in the SAP world hinges on the secondary technologies that you may have deployed. I am talking here specifically… Read more

Sep 14, 2011

Groaning Shelves – avoiding Shelf Ware in the world of SAP

I have just spent the past week in meetings with our sales organization and one of the topics that came up as a topic line was the concept of Shelf ware. Enterprise Irregular Ray Wang wrote in 2010 that In the latest Software Insider survey, 57% of global enterprises own more software licenses than deployed Shelf ware of course is an interesting concept in that it is not something that a given organization ever intentionally invests in. In the realm of enterprise systems however there is almost always some software that lands up being bought but never gets implemented. The… Read more

Mar 30, 2011

Are you ready to create a collaboration storm?

Winshuttle recently held a User Group conference in London and I was lucky enough to meet with customers and colleagues back to back with the SAP Insider Financials show in Las Vegas the week prior. It is very easy at these events to meet with many people and gather an awful lot of information about how different Winshuttle customers and SAP customers in particular are using technology to overcome some of their most painful data processing problems in SAP. I had interesting conversations with some of these folks about the ways that they were trying to facilitate collaboration across the… Read more