20 September, 2013

Slide deck from ASUG New England 2013 on improving master data quality with Excel and SharePoint

Yesterday I did a presentation at the New England chapter of the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG). The talk was mainly about using Winshuttle to compose solutions for improving SAP master data quality, leveraging the widely deployed and familiar front-ends of Excel and SharePoint.

We discussed how power users in the business can create web forms and spreadsheets for data collection and validation. Combined with automated workflows, these provide the business with transformed processes for ongoing data governance. These types of agile and cost-effective solutions can quickly improve data quality, employing a bottom-up approach that will yield immediate results.

In the introduction, we also discussed how Gartner is expecting enterprises to move towards a Pace-Layered Application Strategy in the coming years. Ultimately this architecture is expected to better support business change, differentiation and innovation. I can only encourage you to research the topic. It makes a lot of sense and it is certainly driving our product investment strategy at Winshuttle.