In this 3 of 5 part Finance VLOG series, learn how to improve the flow of work, and the benefits of using a Winshuttle workflow solution.
Utilizing the Winshuttle Workflow dashboard to continually measure and improve your SAP processes.
There are several ways to communicate the flow of work in Finance during the period end, period close, and year-end cycles. This post reviews the most efficient solutions for using a transparent approach.
A client who is already using Winshuttle Studio, was looking to replace their workflow solution with Winshuttle. This post outlines the benefits this client will experience after implementing Winshuttle Composer for workflow solutions.
A formalized workflow will provide transparency in your purchase requisitioning process, create a structure for gathering requirements, and eliminates the possibility for incomplete required tasks.
Winshuttle Foundation includes advanced workflow capabilities that companies are using to optimize internal processes for collecting, reviewing and approving data before it is loaded into the ERP back-end. Often replacing very manual email-based processes, these solutions offer an immediate benefit in terms of reducing costly processing time and improving data quality. Once these workflow solutions have been in place for a while there are two questions that process owners keep asking: How are my processes performing? Where are my bottlenecks? You first want to answer how your processes are performing to understand of how well you are meeting service-level agreements with the… Read more
Identifying design patterns to find reusable solutions to common occurring problems
For workflow-based processes, Winshuttle Designer is the tool that brings it all together. In Winshuttle Designer, you combine SAP upload and download scripts created with Winshuttle Transaction and Winshuttle Query with forms and workflow to build a complete solution that automates an entire business process. This solution constitutes a number of different artifacts: Workflow definition Form view(s) Transaction script(s) Query scripts(s) Currently, when moving a complete solution from one environment to another (ie. from a development environment to a production environment) you have to manually migrate each of these artifacts. This can be a cumbersome process, particularly if you have… Read more
When using Winshuttle’s Forms and Workflow Solution for SharePoint to automate SAP business processes, it is best practices to organize those processes into logical groupings, each represented by separate sub sites in SharePoint. These groupings can be based on functional areas, departments, regions or other units that make sense in your organization. The advantage is that users can be constricted to only having access to processes and data on the specific sub site. It also provides a better user experience when users mainly operate in a site targeted at their needs. With a distributed structure with processes divided amongst sub… Read more
In recent blogs, my discussions have focused on the value associated with changing business processes from a workflow usability perspective—for example, the time savings and capacity enablement realized from streamlining a multi-screen material master data update or leveraging the ability to round trip data from SAP, updating in Excel and uploading to SAP. However, there is another significant area of cost savings associated with improving business processes: the original development and ongoing change management associated with business process innovation. So, in this blog and the next one, we will focus on a couple of key areas where this is clearly… Read more