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Oct 15, 2019 · Andrew Hayden

Five ways to accelerate your financial accounting automation journey

While many SAP financial processes are ripe for automation, Winshuttle customers tell us that tackling these 5 improvement priorities enabled them to get some quick wins, prove ROI, and secure funding to continue their automation journey: Speeding up general ledger entries Reducing invoicing traffic jams Improving Master Data accuracy Improving compliance across key business processes Spending less time preparing for audits The question is, how do you make headway on automation when your IT teams have a huge backlog of requests? The good news is that Winshuttle software doesn’t require specialized SAP programming skills, so SAP super users or analysts... Read more

Sep 24, 2019 · Jeanette Mifsud

The Top 10 Customer Master Data Challenges in SAP and How to Solve Them

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

Aug 13, 2019 · Kristen Mery

Bad Master Data – Explained

Everybody knows Master Data is important. In fact, in recent years most organizations have agreed that master data is a strategic asset. We also know that when master data is not right, the consequences can be costly. According to Gartner, poor data quality costs organizations an average of $13.3M per year. If we know all this, why is so much master data still bad? And why does it take so long to create and change? Well, there’s a lot of it, and in many organizations only a fraction of the master data is proactively and efficiently managed. Most companies focus on... Read more

May 28, 2019 · Kristian Kalsing

The importance of SAP-specific RPA capabilities

The importance of SAP-specific RPA capabilities Again this year, RPA was a hot topic at SAPPHIRE in Orlando. Winshuttle had a very well attended session on the show floor as well as many RPA conversations in our booth. It is evident large organizations are already down the RPA path and most have invested in one of the well-known generic platforms. However, more and more are also concluding that one generic RPA tool is not going to meet all enterprise needs for desktop automation. Increasingly, RPA teams are discovering use cases where special purpose RPA capabilities can complement what the generic... Read more

May 24, 2019 · Sandi Ateser

A New Perspective: Sapphire Now ASUG Annual Conference

The 2019 Sapphire Now ASUG Annual Conference had a lot to offer. As a first-time attendee of this event, I was impressed by the breadth and depth of topics of discussion from the 1700+ sessions, and daily keynotes with guest speakers from SAP leadership, SAP customers, and celebrities. They even brought in Bear Grylls & Sandra Bullock to talk about leadership! Let’s not forget the performance by Lady Gaga at the close of the conference. With long days, countless interesting conversations and aching feet, Sapphire didn’t disappoint! The knowledge gained by hearing challenges tackled and results gained by attending sessions... Read more

Apr 25, 2019 · Kristen Mery

SAP Product Data – It’s more than just materials

If you’re running your manufacturing operations using an SAP ERP system you know there’s a mountain of master data behind each product. But it’s more than just materials. And while materials are the largest and most complex data object involved in manufacturing, is not the only data you need to create and manage—far from it. Depending on whether your materials are made or bought, you’ll also need data like BoMs, routings & recipes, vendors, source lists, costings, pricing conditions, etc. Typical SAP data objects in the manufacturing process Creating and maintaining all that data is a real challenge for many... Read more

Apr 19, 2019 · Kristen Mery

5 Ways to Win at SAPPHIRE

In just a few weeks, over 20,000 people from the SAP community around the world will make their way to Orlando, Florida – not to visit Mickey (though I’m sure some will), but to spend the week at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG annual conference, with the hopes of bringing some SAP-magic home with them to improve their SAP operations. This is the biggest SAP event of the year, and it can be quite overwhelming. With 10 SAPPHIREs under my belt, I thought I’d share some wisdom on how you can get the most out of your time at the... Read more

Mar 25, 2019 · Jennifer Hwang

Does your SAP data spark joy?

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

Jan 18, 2019 · Jorge Ruiz

Minimizing SAP training in the Oil & Gas industry

Some of the largest Oil & Gas companies in the world are changing their working rotas for offshore operations, bringing a huge organizational change and a lot of hiring. Find out how our customers are using Winshuttle to reduce dramatically the SAP training required for all the new hires.

Dec 7, 2018 · Jorge Ruiz

Don’t fight the robots, embrace them

In the next few years, all those predictable activities in structured environments will be easily automated with robots. Understand how machines are going to change your job so that you can adapt. Try to make robots your ally, your partner, not your enemy.