A great tool for quick data entry and test data creation. But not suited for large data migration projects.
August 06, 2014

A great tool for quick data entry and test data creation. But not suited for large data migration projects.

Marius Piedallu van Wyk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Winshuttle

I had the opportunity to work with Winshuttle at a client in a data migration project. They were consolidating and converting data from a number of legacy systems into SAP. Having had LSMW experience from prior projects I understood how it worked but was surprised at the ease of creating Winshuttle projects. While it definitely sped up the process of automated data entry, due to the complexity and quirks of various SAP transactions, there were were certain transactions we still had to fall back on LSMW (We had problems with large data sets as well as FI module transactions, but HR went relatively smoothly and MM was not too big a problem either.)

Admittedly I had used it quite a few years ago, and they may have improved, but since we were forced to use LSMW for certain transactions, we decided to fall back on LSMW for most since we found that a lot of errors slipped through silently (that was the worst critique) without any hint of errors. We had worked with Winshuttle during this time and aided them in improving their product. Their staff were helpful and fixed many errors as quickly as we found them. The project ended before all the problems that we reported were fixed however, but I trust by now they should have been resolved.

In the end, it was a great product for creating test data, but I would have to test it again before transferring production data if I had to use it now. Also Spreadsheets are not a reliable medium to maintain and transport data (at the time also being limited to amount of rows)
  • Easy editing of data in spreadsheets.
  • Quick workflow configuration using standard SAP transactions.
  • Error detection
  • Formats other than spreadsheets would be better.
  • More transactions supported
  • Less reliance on desktop windows machines.
  • Quick prototyping.
  • LSMW
LSMW has more control and has 100% error detection rates. But it is longer to get running and requires programming expertise.
I had no decision in this. I used it at a client as the client requested this and do not have a use for this personally. If it is required of me again I would use it.
Winshuttle is very well suited to creating quick test data, as a tool for this it is very well suited and efficient!