SAP Business Warehouse vs. Winshuttle

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP BW
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business Warehouse, or SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse) is SAP's legacy data warehouse solution, now superseded by SAP BW/4HANA, and the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud which was launched in 2019. SAP BW versions up to 7.4 have reached end of maintenance. SAP BW 7.5 support is extended to align with SAP Business Suite with NetWeaver components. For existing customers maintenance is scheduled to continue through 2027, with extended support available through 2030.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 Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP BWWinshuttle
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 Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Considered Both Products
SAP BW

No answer on this topic

Winshuttle
Chose Winshuttle

I do not think - from what I have found - there is a comparative to another product. Winshuttle is in a league of its own. There are some other vendors out there, but I have not found a product that can do what Winshuttle does when it comes to SAP data.

Yes, there are other …

Chose Winshuttle
Custom developments, BPM tools, among others. But, all of them have required big efforts to be used/implemented.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business Warehouse
8.8
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Location-Based Data Governance7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business Warehouse
9.0
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Data model creation9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business Warehouse
5.7
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
Visualization5.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Warehouse
Comparison of Data Warehouse features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business Warehouse
7.7
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Winshuttle
-
Ratings
High-Volume Data Processing8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Warehouse Management9.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Administrative Automation7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-Optimization6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
SAP Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Small Businesses
Google BigQuery
Google BigQuery
Score 8.6 out of 10

No answers on this topic

Medium-sized Companies
Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub
Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub
Score 9.0 out of 10
Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Oracle Exadata
Oracle Exadata
Score 8.1 out of 10
Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(15 ratings)
9.0
(33 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(13 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Business WarehouseWinshuttle
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
SAP BW is best for: 1. Large enterprises 2. Enterprises with 3+ legacy systems with entrenched users (politically difficult to merge) 3. Enterprises with employees who can understand both the technical capabilities of SAP BW and the needs of the business users - ability to speak both languages, otherwise the program could be unwieldy and potentially underutilized (it's not particularly inexpensive) SAP BW is less appropriate for: 1. Small enterprises 2. Enterprises who have well established, same location, CRM and UFS - the integration of data analysis will be easier and less expensive with other solutions 3. HANA
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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
  • It tracks bin locations for parts which can be really helpful.
  • SAP Business Warehouse tells you who has a part checked out so you can find it.
  • It shows current parts shortages so buyers are flagged to get parts on order based on current demand.
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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
  • Support comes slow. This is not a limitation of the software itself but could be a symptom from the local office. Once we get support everything works along smoothly.
  • It is always important to review the instructions. This is not a system that does well initially with personalization without review of standard procedures. A log of time can be lost if the technicians and programmers working with the data are not following correct procedures.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
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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
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Winshuttle
No, I do not have it.
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
SAP Business Warehouse scores higher in data warehouse functionalities for integration to SAP ERP and other SAP solutions such as SAP CRM, SAP APO, and SAP SRM. Standard SAP data source extractors which are available in SAP ERP can be used immediately for full or delta replication into SAP Business Warehouse. System governance in SAP Business Warehouse is top-notch with change management support for migration between system landscape from the development system to production system.
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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
  • Exporting of data and reports to Excel is very easy for the end user to interpret and manipulate.
  • Negatively, the speed at which BW retrieves data and reports is very slow and out of date.
  • Addition of daughter application HANA has helped this aging application stay afloat for a few more years. Overall it has been a great tool but it's showing its age very fast.
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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.