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Request for Information Template – PIM

This template provides questions your organization can use in its Request for Information for a product information management (PIM) or product master data management (MDM) system. Please add, omit, or modify questions according to your particular requirements.

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Build vs Buy

Once a company decides to launch an MDM initiative, they often encounter their first big decision: build software using in-house resources or buy a market-ready MDM solution from a leading software vendor. This white paper will explore the build vs buy decision, discuss four of the biggest build/buy myths, and provide a ‘pros and cons’ checklist to help you make the right decision for your company.

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What to expect when migrating finance from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

This white paper is intended to help those responsible for planning and managing the finance migration from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA understand the challenges and choices involved in making the finance transition as smooth as possible. To help organizations through the journey, ERPfixers and Winshuttle have teamed up to provide expert views on the tools, tricks, and processes that can help companies efficiently and effectively migrate their finance data and operations from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA.

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Overcoming the Challenges of General-Purpose RPA Tools for SAP Automation

If you are responsible for developing and managing enterprise automation roadmaps that include SAP ERP systems, this paper is for you, as well as functional business managers who recognize the need for automating SAP processes.

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Best Practices for your Transition to SAP S/4HANA

In this white paper, learn best practices that will help you realize the benefits of real-time data access faster–with less business disruption and cost—and help you support the new business models that are driving our digital world.

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How to Reduce Waste and Add Value to Your Supply Chain Processes with Winshuttle

This white paper is an overview of two of the main challenges faced by SCM professionals who work with SAP, which are the need to increase employee productivity and the need to reduce stock levels. Utilizing the Winshuttle platform, SCM professionals can overcome these challenges by reducing the waste within their processes to become a high performance organization.

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Winshuttle for Enterprise Architects

Winshuttle’s platform provides capabilities to collect, validate and move data into and out of SAP in a rapid manner without compromising security or governance. This white paper describes the Winshuttle platform for the Enterprise Architecture team – the capabilities, use cases, and how it fits into the enterprise architecture.

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Applying the Principles of Lean IT to Data Management

Applying lean IT principles to data management addresses poor information quality within ERP, which when it becomes chronic, results in lost trust in the system, shadow IT, and ultimately poor decision-making. This paper explores the challenges and opportunities for high quality ERP data management, leveraging the principles of lean IT.

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Lean Application Development Platform

Information Technology (IT) faces tough challenges when it comes to building SAP applications designed to enhance business processes relating to master data, finance, supply chain, operations and human resources. This white paper provides an IT perspective for considering lean application development as an approach for improved data quality, application development agility, decreased demand of IT resources and more.

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How Finance Professionals can Thrive in Changing Business Structures

Even though new technologies and global outsourcing are lowering the cost of bookkeeping and compliance, there remains pressures to reduce the cost of running the finance and operations back-office. Accountants and finance professionals must switch to higher-value services.

This white paper describes how applying lean principles to the finance function with new technologies can streamline processes, reduce costs and support some of the area that accountants consider a higher value to the business.

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Lean Data Management Practices: Seeking value is a never-ending story

Lean techniques are a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to keep the value and reduce the waste of processes with small, incremental changes in order to improve efficiency and quality. This whitepaper presents continuous improvement as a way of life, rather than a one-time task.

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Winshuttle Single Sign-On (SSO)

This whitepaper describes the ways Winshuttle applications implement SSO and offers guidance on how to most effectively use SSO when designing integrated SAP process transactions and workflows.

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SAP Plant Maintenance Challenges

This paper covers five common data management challenges faced by plant maintenance professionals and offers guidance on how to meet these challenges and maximize SAP Plant Maintenance effectiveness.

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How SAP Users Hold the Key to Business Process Improvement

This white paper highlights the key role that SAP users play in enabling their organizations to improve processes, and discusses how their expertise and experience is lost in some of the traditional approaches that companies use to try to improve processes. In addition, this paper presents an alternative “user-centric” approach that will enable companies to sustainably and measurably improve their processes.

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Easy Integration for Financial Data

This white paper describes how SAP® customers use Winshuttle® solutions to automate the shuttling of financial data between Microsoft Excel and SAP transactions. This paper is written for business decision makers (BDMs) in medium or large enterprises who want to know more about how Winshuttle software can improve business productivity and optimize business operations.

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An Easy, Flexible Alternative to LSMW for Business Users

This white paper highlights an easy, non-technical alternative to LSMW that allows you to update master records in 3 simple steps instead of 14, without technical involvement or required developer-level access in SAP.

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Easing SOX Compliance

In companies that have implemented SAP, two of the most common open SOX audit issues are: 1) users in the IT departments have very broad access to production data in SAP, and 2) with access to SAP transactions such as SAP Query, QuickViewer, and Table Browser (SQ01/SQV1/SE16), SAP users become high data security risks. Therefore, companies are finding that they have to take many data access privileges away, severely limiting the ability of IT support staff and SAP users to assist in routine data maintenance activities. Thus, there is a pressing need at many companies for SAP users to be responsible for their own production data maintenance activities, while maintaining organizational level security.

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Complying with SAP Security Using Transaction

This white paper describes how the Winshuttle technology architecture enforces stringent, native SAP security requirements around enterprise data access. The paper is written for technical decision makers (TDMs) in an enterprise to assist in evaluating Winshuttle Transaction compatibility with security policies in the SAP environment.

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Best Practices for Data Loading into SAP

Getting data into the company’s ERP system in a timely and accurate manner is a critical success factor in business decisions. This white paper examines existing data-loading methods and best practices to easily incorporate data into SAP® solutions.

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Addressing Security Performance Usability with Query

This white paper describes Winshuttle Query and how it addresses performance, security, and usability concerns while giving users a way to extract live SAP data for ad hoc analysis.

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Accelerating SAP SCM ROI

Referring to several SCM use cases, this white paper illustrates best practices, shows how many companies are overcoming usability challenges, and offers alternatives to common SCM integration issues.

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5 Ways Excel Accelerates Your Return on SAP HCM Business Processes

There are many ideas for improving business processes, but sometimes these come with additional costs. Conversely, there are many ways to reduce the operational costs associated with an SAP HCM implementation, but these may result in increasing the workload and burden on key resources. Winshuttle believes that with the right Excel-based tools, users can achieve the ideal balance – improved HR business processes and reduced operational costs, all while making their SAP HCM lives easier and more productive.

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5 Ways Excel Accelerates Your Return on SAP FICO Business Processes

How can a finance and/or controller professional access SAP FICO data leveraging Microsoft Excel in a highly usable and interoperable fashion while respecting all of the SAP core security and governance controls? In order to fully explore this question, this white paper highlights five valuable ways to leverage Microsoft Excel to reduce Finance & Controller operational costs while making your SAP FICO systems implementation, management and maintenance life easier.

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10 Ways Excel Drives More Value from your SAP Investment

This white paper highlights 10 ways Winshuttle’s tools and applications utilize Microsoft Office applications and allow you to optimize your SAP investment. Whether you’re the CIO, the leader of an SAP competency center or a business process owner looking for more effective ways to manage your SAP operations, the benefits outlined in this white paper are realized by the reduction of SAP operational costs, delivering across the board efficiencies and accelerating top and bottom line improvements.