SAP NetWeaver BPM vs. Winshuttle

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP BPM
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is a business process management offering and application infrastructure. It supports joint modeling of processes, central process execution via a Java-based engine, provision of interfaces for users, and integration of business rules into processes.N/A
Winshuttle
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Winshuttle is an SAP-focused data management and robotic process automation platform. It is designed to enable the building and adaptation of Excel and SharePoint-based interactive forms and workflows for SAP without programming.N/A
Pricing
SAP NetWeaver BPMWinshuttle
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP BPMWinshuttle
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SAP NetWeaver BPMWinshuttle
Considered Both Products
SAP BPM
Chose SAP NetWeaver BPM
While Winshuttle is comparable, they are really two different tools in that Winshuttle is a hang-on tool while BPM is a catalyst tool. With WS, workflows start in SAP, flow to Winshuttle, and back in SAP (at least with my limited experience). In BPM, everything is housed in the …
Winshuttle

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Top Pros
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Features
SAP NetWeaver BPMWinshuttle
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Process designer10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for modeling languages10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Social collaboration tools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
SAP NetWeaver BPM
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Content management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAP NetWeaver BPMWinshuttle
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(33 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(13 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP NetWeaver BPMWinshuttle
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
It is well suited when we need to integrate business processes with SAP ERP and SAP CRM - the solution can be integrated with business rules/procedures defined in SAP ERP/CRM and NetWeaver can be used to monitor the rules and flag off exceptions. When there are multiple workflows running, it tends to slow down running of these processes. Also, it entirely depends on SAP portal for it to run efficiently.
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Winshuttle
Winshuttle is well suited to help any company who has data that needs to move from SAP to 'somewhere'. The output file can be Excel, Text, or Access. Query has been greatly expanded in its ability to use SQL statements directly in the product at the 'pre-download' point. For example, you want to have one column do calculations on the data that is being pulled out of SAP via the Query and placed in a specific cell - this can be done - right in the Query script and the result will be produced in your receiving Excel file. I have another small scenario I call 'On the fly" uses. When our asset team had to change their depreciation on a very large number of assets mid-year, Winshuttle Transaction was very helpful. The update would have taken DAYS and lots of shredded nerves to update.
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Pros
SAP
  • Virtual paper trail. Iterations of process and current documentation are all stored as "artifacts", leaving a great trail.
  • Configuration of users. BPM somewhat magically determines which users will be impacted and automates rules.
  • A pro (that is also a con) is the design interface. If you know what you are doing, it is incredibly powerful and malleable.
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Winshuttle
  • "Training" I feel Winshuttle was extremely easy to learn' my team and I went to a week long training class on the uses of the software upon finishing the course we all became internal (company) support as well as expert functional users.
  • "Ease of use" once a user learns the basics processes of the software it is functionally very easy to use and if there are problems with in the processing that cannot be supported internally Winshuttle community and support quickly helped clear up those issues, "if they occurred"
  • "Processes data FAST" once the transaction is mapped and recorded the user can move through (process) large amounts of data very quickly, saving lots of time by eliminating manual steps.
  • "Data Error Correction" through the transactional processing of large amounts of data, nothing is ever perfect, usually during data migration process if a single line fails the process stops, the correction is made to the data and the process starts all over again. Winshuttle data migration process doesn't stop it will provide a list of exceptions upon completion of the data load. It does this by only processing the "good" data and when bad data is encountered it is skipped and an error message is created and added to the data sheet. With this process the user now only has to worry about exceptions that didn't load and also knows why the line failed so making correction are easier and faster.
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Cons
SAP
  • Live readings would be nice.
  • Easier to maneuver
  • Work with all systems with the press of one keystroke
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Winshuttle
  • The use of Winshuttle is particularly helpful with systems where data volumes are always very high. If data volumes are not an issue, the use of Winshuttle for cut-over activities might not result in a significant perceivable difference in time savings.
  • For businesses and sectors that rely on business processes that are complex and tedious with a lot of manual interventions, Winshuttle comes in real handy. However, in situations of fairly straightforward business cases, it would be hard to see perceivable gains from the use of Winshuttle.
  • At times, the use of complex business process with multiple fields from one transaction needs to be fed into the next for further processing, if the screen sequence changes based on each set of information, the processing could fail. However, these could be overcome by grouping similar screened transactions into one chunk and others into another.
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
As a big fan of SAP in general, the BPM solution fits right in with all the other things SAP does well, and does it with incredible efficiency
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Winshuttle
Fantastic tool and honestly the best out there for the particular need. I cannot think of any reason we wouldn't renew as it truly offers the perfect solution to what is often a supremely difficult process. Also, I believe that from a cost perspective it is quite agreeable given the amount of benefit/ROI received
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Usability
SAP
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Winshuttle
- I have used Winshuttle Transaction and Direct and the interface is simple, intuitive and easy to understand. - Not much technical knowledge of SAP is required before loading the data. - Data can be loaded for any sheet of an Excel spreadsheet - Output messages from Winshuttle are very clear and can be used to as an input to other data loads that use these output data
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Support Rating
SAP
We have our own tech support for systems, I would say they probably could use more training on it, I don't really think it's anything regarding the SAP system, but more the knowledge they have on the system itself. It seems to take longer for them to fix any issues we may come across.
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Winshuttle
The winshuttle staff are some of the best in the business. I have been working with them for several years and always have had a positive interaction. There support staff are very knowledgeable. There product managers are very supportive as well and always open to hear feedback on how you like the product and any gaps that you would like to find a solution to better improve the products.
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Implementation Rating
SAP
No answers on this topic
Winshuttle
No, I do not have it.
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
I found the initial setup of NetWeaver is much simpler than other products especially in an SAP environment where we have SAP ERP/HRM/CRM as it can be well integrated with other SAP products. The only drawback is the need/dependency on SAP Portal. It is better suited in an environment where SAP ERP is running.
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Winshuttle
Winshuttle works better with SAP than UiPath does in terms of performance and stability. The time to deploy a Process in Winshuttle is faster and less complex. It doesn't require coding skills as much as for UiPath. Winshuttle excels in batch input operations and also has a useful query reporting tool.
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Return on Investment
SAP
  • Helped us harness integrated benefit from having SAP ERP/CRM by leveraging NetWeaver to define business processes/rules and monitor exceptions
  • Did not have any negative experience except for the fact that at times when multiple rules run, it can be somewhat slow
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Winshuttle
  • We've been able to automate several time consuming, high volume tasks so that our analysts could focus on actual data quality and not data entry.
  • We've been able to create reports and forego custom IT configuration by using Query and Transaction to come up with our own solutions.
  • We've been able to pivot our strategy more quickly by easily adjusting and updating master data when processes change.
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ScreenShots

Winshuttle Screenshots

Screenshot of Winshuttle Studio users can develop scripts and update records in SAP in 3 simple steps - Record, Map and Run.