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Introduce yourself!

  • 1.  Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-11-2018 18:25
    Edited by Laura Michels 10-01-2018 17:22
    Welcome to the Winshuttle Community, let's get to know each other! Respond to this thread and tell us who you are, something fun about yourself, and how you use Winshuttle.

    Happy posting!

    Winshuttle Marketing
    Bothell, WA

  • 2.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 02:40

    Hi all
    My name is Henrik Axell and I have been working with Winshuttle for 2 years now and I am working cross domain with Vendor, customer and materials but main area is materials.

    We use the tool mainly for governance-process to keep all our processes streamlined and we combine some of our processes with RPA-technology.
    We use composer solutions mainly but also run transaction-scripts to replace LSMW.

    I really like this idea of having an open forum to share knowledge, issues and normal networking :-)

    [Henrik] [Axell] | [Master Data Analyst]
    [ESSITY Hygiene & Health] | [Gothenburg]

  • 3.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 04:31
    I'm Gérald Bonnin, working as Process & Project Specialist in Finance for Siemens area South West Europe.
    I'm mainly involve in financial projects but as will by connection in other SAP module such as CO, MM and SD.
    I'm a Winshuttle user from around 15 years.
    Engage to Digitalization, process optimisation, highly interested by Lean Six Sigma and RPA.
    Working in and with SAP is my  job day-life for 18 years.
    Always motivated by idea and innovation. Working for improvement and new solutions.
    Be seeing you.

    Gerald Bonnin | Financial Process & Project Specialist
    Siemens SAS | France
    All comments are my own and do not reflect my company idea or policy. They cannot engage my company in any reason.

  • 4.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-26-2018 17:10
    Good Day fellow WinShutte Users!

    I work in the greater Atlanta area in the information technology space.  SAP ECC  FICO (and FICA) and now Oracle is my background.  I am a Sr Business Analyst  and WS is an integral part of process enhancement, problem resolution and project implementations (data conversion).

    This is a great platform to share knowledge, thanks WS team!  I hope to hear from the group soon about your success stories!

    Many thanks!

    Valerie Murphy | BAIII
    Doosan Information & Communications America Co., Ltd. | [City] | (470) 345-9391

  • 5.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 02:48

    ​Hi, I am John and we use WS Studio now for approx. 1 year for projects and BAU tasks.

    ECC areas OTC/PTP & MD.

    John van Schuppen | MD specialist
    JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS Export NL B.V. | [City] |

  • 6.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-14-2018 09:29
    I am Debi.  I have been using Winshuttle for about 12 years.  I love it!

    Debi Levier | Master Data Lead

  • 7.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 03:04
    ​Hi all,

    My name is Erkan Kopuz, working with Winshuttle for over 7 years (probably around 9 or 10 years). Since I've seen Winshuttle from the beginning they have grown to a very great product. I use the tool for ETL purposes and to support our data governance model with Winshuttle foundation. I am working as an application engineer and Winshuttle makes my job very easy. The foundation tool, where you are able to create forms, is very easy to use and also for advanced users where you are able to create own custom forms with java, HTML and CSS.
    At the moment we use the forms to create and change materials, vendors and customers. Within the material, not only the material is being created, but the material is extended to multiple plants and the purchase info record, sourcelist, material determination, batch search strategy, packaging instructions, control cycles, additional storage locations, prices (pricelists) and bill of material is created if applicable (all within a minute!). With this we have been able to reduce the number of fields what the user needs to enter if they have to create these data objects manually and obviously this saves to many time. The duration of the creation of the material went from an average of 8 to 10 weeks to a maximum of 8 days. To me it is a continuous process of making improvements to your business processes and Winshuttle forms. Above is what we currently have, but there many more improvements in the pipeline.
    Also we are in transition to replace all LSMW with Winshuttle scripts/templates. Using sharepoint we are able to create a site of templates where the business is able to download these templates. Working like this gives you a nice overview and full control of the available scripts and templates, without having to worry users are changes scripts of templates.
    Thanks for the read, I'll hope we can share knowledge here and also learn from each other. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (even development questions) or remarks.

    Erkan Kopuz | Data Application Engineer
    Royal Wessanen nv | [City] | +31 06 10 07 17 12

  • 8.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 05:37
    ​Hi folks, I'm Douglas from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and I've been working with SAP since 2003 and doing mass uploads using various means (including LSMW) since at least 2006. We've been using Winshuttle Studio for just under a year now, (received the training in October 2017). Our team mainly deals with plant maintenance and we've found Winshuttle to be a useful tool in both transaction and query aspects of Winshuttle Studio.

    The query part of Studio is particularly good, I've had access to SE16 for years but it's not the most user friendly and a bit cumbersome. One of the things I particular like about it is the ability to use it to help analyse what's going on in the SAP system. There's a long standing issue that we've had on-going for a year now, and it's only thanks to Query that I've been able to establish exactly what's happening. Sure you can essentially do the same thing with SE16 but Winshuttle Studio just makes it far easier.

    The one gripe I have with Winshuttle Studio is the fact we're unable to do a mixed Transaction/Query chain script, it's either a transaction only chain script or query only chain script. Adding the ability to do both in the same chain script would make the chain scripts just so much better.

    Douglas Cripps |
    Welsh Water | [City] |

  • 9.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 06:35
    Hello!  Very excited about having this community, thanks for setting up! :) I have been using and supporting Transaction for many years with a couple companies, mostly with FICO.

    Jamie Borja | SAP BSA IT
    Bloomin Brands, Inc. Tampa, FL

  • 10.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 07:32

    My name is Douwe Engels and im using WinStudio now for approxomately 6 months Eriks, a company in which we manage 5 million records. My tasks are mass changes in the products anf finance area and the periodic controls of products in SAP. Im trying to pick up and learn as much as possible. This summer we stepped over from "Connect" to "Foundation" and this gave some minor problems and there arent any colleagues available to help me out with that so really like the idea of helping (if possible) get some help of some colleagues of another company!

    Hope to talk to you guys soon :)

    Douwe Engels | Master Data Manager | ERIKS | Alkmaar | Netherlands

  • 11.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 09:28
    ​Hello All,

    I work for an Engineering company with complex processes. Have been using Winshuttle since a little over a year - used it for master data creation for a recent implementation. We have been using SAP since the last 20 years.

    Look forward to sharing and learning new stuff from this forum.


    Meeta Baliga | BSA
    MTS Systems Corporation -MN

  • 12.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 09:46
    ​Hi, I'm Sue.
    I work for Northern Safety Co., Inc.  We have been using Winshuttle for a couple of years now and have created many efficiencies and continue to find areas we can improve upon.  We are using Studio in Finance, SD, MM and include Order Entry, Pricing, Material updates, Partner Relationships and the list goes on.  I'm happy to answer questions you may have and happy to participate in discussions.  Looking forward to this Community!

    Sue Riddell | Senior SAP Systems Analyst
    Northern Safety Co., Inc. | Frankfort, NY 13340 | (315) 793-4900 Ext. 2130

  • 13.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 11:11
    ​Hi y'all!  What a great platform for helping each other - thanks Winshuttle!

    I've been using Winshuttle (WS) for approx. 4 years and every day I learn something new about this tool.  I develop/create and maintain 25 composer solutions with more new solution requests on the horizon.

    We currently have solutions for everything from Plant and Material creation and extensions to Authorization for Expenditure (AFE's) and FICO forms such as GL, Cost Centers and Profit Centers.  We use WS Query fairly often and we have WS Transaction, but its not used as much.  Personally, I struggle with Query (I don't really use Transaction myself) so I'm always open to any training or expertise anyone has!!!

    I look forward to learning from all of you and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

    Dawn D. Downour | Business Process Management Lead
    HollyFrontier Corporation | Dallas, TX | 214-871-3811

  • 14.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 16:16
    Hi folks, Todd Kim here - I've been an independent SAP consultant since 2001 and WinShuttle user since 2007.

    Todd Kim | Data Lead

  • 15.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-12-2018 17:08
    ​Good afternoon everyone,
    Been using WS for about 6 months for a PRA implementation. All scripts thus far have been transaction scripts but looking to expand into query for DO as well as expand into other business areas.
    My favorite discovery for WS thus far is the excel nested scripts feature. This allows our team to seamlessly switch between scripts in a predefined list and all scripts are linked back to the foundation server for execution.
    Looking forward to engaging with others on this site.

    Chris Cox | Business Analyst
    Continental Resources, Inc. |

  • 16.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 03:21

    My name is Heikki Heinonen and work as SAP-Specialist in Saint-Gobain Finland Oy.
    I have been using Winshuttle many years mostly in projects, like merging
    companies to S-G Finland and uploaded data with transaction/studio from Non-SAP to SAP etc.
    Created scripts and uploaded data with Winshuttle all around system... Customers, vendors, materials, BOMs, conditions..
    or where ever mass maintenance was needed.
    See you later!

    Heikki Heinonen | SAP-Specialist
    Saint-Gobain Finland Oy | [Helsinki]

  • 17.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 05:06

    My name is Aryan van der Louw work preparator at Shin-Etsu PVC B.V..

    We have been using SAP since 2003 were it was hastely introduced (in a few months time) becouse our ERP system stopped beeing supported.
    This means data was lost or was uploaded missing data and this needs to be fixed and we intend to use Winshuttle for updating.

    My primary workplace in SAP is the PM module.
    Currently working on the Maintenance planning (IP41)
    Cleaning up PM orders ect.
    Changing and adding equipment data in SAP.

    I usually do not get allot of hands on time with Winshuttle so I tend to scour the net for al the info. I need to automate a transaction.

    Aryan Louw |
    Shin-Etsu International Europe B.V. | [Pernis / Hoogvliet] |

  • 18.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 07:22
    Edited by Denis Dupere 09-13-2018 07:23


    I am working with Winshuttle-Transaction for about 6 years, creating scripts and Excel templates for Canada Post Master Data group, mostly Payroll and HR transactions for over 50 000 employees.

     (Winshuttle Transaction Version 6 to 10.7) in a SAP ERP 6.0 PR1/SR0)

    Denis Dupere | [HR Analyst Master
    Data Group]
    Canada Post Corporation | [Ottawa Canada|

  • 19.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 09:24
    ​Greetings to All,  I have been working with Winshuttle for 10+ years and I am excited to join the discussions!

    Randall Tupper | senior project analyst
    Kohler Company | [City] | 9206987335

  • 20.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 09:27
    Hi, I'm Jennifer. I've been using Winshuttle for about 2 years, mostly for MM but we're now branching out into some mass invoice creations.

    Jennifer Roberts | Tenders & Pricing Team Leader
    B. Braun Medical Limited

  • 21.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 13:57

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Brad and I work for The Mosaic Company in Tampa Florida.  We have been using Winshuttle at Mosaic for 2 years but I have used Winshuttle at prior employers for another 2-3 years.  We are using Studio with SAP 750. We currently use Winshuttle for JE's, all kinds of master data loads, fixed assets (saving tons of time here!), AP loads/changes, transportation, etc.  I look forward to helping who I can and getting help from other guru's on the boards. 

    Brad Barton | Financial Systems Manager
    The Mosaic Company | Tampa, FL | 813-284-1780

  • 22.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 18:04
    Hey Everyone!

    My name is Charles and I've been working at Winshuttle for almost 9 years now in a variety of technical roles.  Currently I'm on the product team and am looking forward to seeing all the good discussions and ideas that come from this site!

    Charles Howard | Product Owner
    Winshuttle North America | 4255276628

  • 23.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-13-2018 20:42
    ​Jeremie Dippel here, from Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee, WI.

    I've been using Winshuttle for 5+ years, though I tend to be stuck more on the 'administrator' side of things rather than the more fun 'developer' side.  I also lead a local Wug here in Wisconsin.

    I look forward to seeing how this new Community plays out, as well as seeing how it can be used to better communicate with local Wug members.

    Jeremie Dippel [Designation]
    Project Engineer @ Rockwell Automation
    Wisconsin Local Wug Leader
    I'm your huckleberry.

  • 24.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-18-2018 16:18

    I work for Sysmex America, in Lincolnshire, IL.  We have a couple Foundation Forms and Workflows, but primarily I am involved with the Transaction scripts.

    I think the community is a great idea to share ideas and learn from others.

    Robert Hanhart | SAP Manager
    Sysmex America, Inc. | [City] | (224) 543-9614

  • 25.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-14-2018 00:46



    I'm Nadezda Goncharyuk from Russia / St. Petersburg, and I have been working in retail. i work with SAP for 4 years and I'm working with Winshuttle approximaly for 2years and WS Studio 11.4 ( 32 bit) since the spring of this year.

    I'm creating and changes master data for materials and other areas: vendors, customers, planning, inforecords, material groups. I create scripts and upload data. I'm trying to learn and try to do something new.

    Obviously, Winshuttle is a very useful and convenient tool for mass changes in SAP (downloading Excel spreadsheets, speed of load), we were able to improve the efficiency and correctness of the master data.

    I often use Winshuttle Transaction, but to control SAP data I prefer to use SQVI, I didn't study well the Winshuttle Query and now, it seems to me, it is more limited in use, but maybe I'm wrong and the reason is my lack of knowledge in Winshuttle

    I would like to learn how we can download and receive data from tables that are not supported in JOIN.

    A great idea to help in the work, communicate directly with colleagues. I will be glad if my knowledge will be useful for someone.


    Winshuttle, thanks!

    Nadezda Goncharyuk | Head of Master Data department
    SOK Retail Int. Oy | [City] | +79218904047

  • 26.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-14-2018 10:07

    I have been using Winshuttle Transaction (v. 10.7) for just under 3 years with a focus in FICO (SAP GUI 740).  Thus far, I have created scripts and Excel templates for JE's, fixed assets, sales orders, cost centers and profit centers.

    I am looking forward to participating in this community. I have no formal training in Winshuttle, and I am interested in learning more about the capabilities of Winshuttle as well as tips and tricks for utilizing the product efficiently.

    Anita Jasso
    Hanesbrands, Inc.

  • 27.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-14-2018 14:51
    ​​Hello. I have been working with SAP since 2001 (currently on ECC 6, EHP 8 on HANA) and have been using Winshuttle Transaction for 10 years.  At PASSHE, we use Transaction for a variety of tasks such as creating/changing master data, doing mass data loads and using it to help us during support pack testing.  Always interested in connecting with other SAP Public Sector customers, especially those using Transaction or Funds Management.

    Christopher Bowling | Director, SAP Financial Management Information Systems
    Pennsylvania State System Of Higher Education | [Harrisburg, PA] | 717.703.5418

  • 28.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-17-2018 05:20
    Hi there.  Think the idea of an online Winshuttle community is a great idea!

    I work for DXC Technology (a merger of CSC and the IT services arm of Hewlett Packard) as an IT Business Consultant.

    A large part of that role is using Transaction to develop new scripts to resolve Production issues, amend existing data or implement new master data and transactional data upload processes. We've used Transaction for a number of data migration projects too. Frequently use Excel VBA to help with the automation of data transformation to bridge the gap between user requirements and Winshuttle scripts.

    Not sure how long I've been using Winshuttle for, but was originally started using TxShuttle in around 2002 and not sure when Winshuttle merged with ADAR, but it's been a while!

    Based in Swansea, UK.

    Andrew Godden, DXC Technology

  • 29.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-17-2018 10:01

    Hello, friends!

    I`m new in Winshuttle using and I really hope for your help in finding possibilities to use of the program for logistics materials purpose ( MB1B/311 for example).

    Perhaps one of you is using Winshuttle for MB1B/311 automation and will be ready to share the program capabilities in this area.


    I hope very much for your help!


    Irina Frolova |
    Philip Morris International | [City] |

  • 30.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-18-2018 09:06
    Edited by Sigrid Kok 09-18-2018 12:29
      |   view attached
    Hi Irina - MB1B can be scripted.  That movement type (311) in my system is between storage locations.  Here are the steps to follow

    (1) Enter all of the information on the first screen, including dates, movement type, etc. and hit enter
    (2) enter the storage location on the screen for the material movements and hit enter
    (3) click the insert button and on line 1, type in the material number and quantity to move between storage locations
    (4) hit enter

    Once the recording is complete, put a loop around around the insert button and material & quantity inputs.

    I'm attaching a simple example I built in Studio 11.2.

    Hope that helps,

    Sigrid Kok
    PSE | Winshuttle North America


  • 31.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-17-2018 10:36
    Hi, My name is Wendy Wakefield and I work for Pratt Industries, Inc. as the SAP Master Data Services Administrator and manage and maintain both the Vendor and Materials Masters for all of our sites.  We have been using Winshuttle Studio for 3 years, but only in a very basic way for extending and mass changes to vendor records and inputting & changing new Material Master and Info Records.

    We are hoping to start learning and utilizing query and linking scripts but like most companies, trying to find the time in our busy schedules is holding up the progress.

    I look forward to interacting with the community.

    Wendy Wakefield | SAP Master Data Svcs Administrator
    Pratt Industries (USA), Inc. | [Conyers, GA] | 6782102081

  • 32.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-21-2018 16:13
    Edited by Leola Scott 09-21-2018 16:20

    I'm Leola and I have been using Winshuttle Transaction for over 5 years. My area of expertise is the Ownership portion of the SAP PRA portal. I have over 15 years of experience with PRA.

    I have used Winshuttle to set up and convert revenue decks for Equinor formerly Statoil and to set up vendor master data.

    Leola Scott | Principal PRA Systems Analyst
    Statoil ASA | TX USA |

  • 33.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-17-2018 10:39
    ​Greetings all,

    I'm Chris Vetter and I work for Westinghouse Electric Company in Minnesota, USA. I have been using WinShuttle Transaction for approximately 2 years. We use it primarily for Material Master maintenance (we utilize PS at our site and PP at other sites) and I'm looking to expand it's usage to other areas/internal projects such as BoM maintenance, projects (sales orders, networks, etc) and manufacturing.

    Like others, I've never been formally trained on WinShuttle usage. Mostly self taught. It's nice to know there's a resource for questions and collaboration.

    Best regards,

    Christopher Vetter |
    Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

  • 34.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-18-2018 14:24
    Greetings Forum,
    Karl Nelson here posting from Illinois USA.  I work for a medical products distributor and am a new user to Winshuttle Transaction.

    So far I have written script to Post Goods Issue using VL02N and linked it to second script to that adds data to a custom t-code/tables.
    Am interested to hear from other users ideas and examples about scripts for Post Goods Receipt,  creating STO, releasing and printing delivery docs

  • 35.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-19-2018 11:58
    ​Hi!  I'm Jim and have worked with Winshuttle Transaction since 2006.  My SAP area of expertise is Variant Configuration and have assisted with scripting transactions in several other business areas.

    I'm looking forward to hearing and sharing ideas with the Winshuttle community.


    Jim Ten Hoven
    Project Professional

  • 36.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-25-2018 11:54
    Hello everyone!
    I am Jayasri (Pronounced as JAY-SHREE).
    I am a Solutions Engineer at Winshuttle based in the Chicago area.
    I have previously worked for SAP for several years in development and implementation projects.
    This community looks like a great place to learn from each other and I am excited to be a part of it!


    Jayasri Varyani |
    Winshuttle North America | Greater Chicago Area | 3128521947

  • 37.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-25-2018 11:49
    I currently work with Winshuttle studio and have created several scripts to improve Bill of Material processing along with MM, CM, and VM.

    Looking forward to improving my studio skills and learning more about foundation!

    Isra Azam | Business Systems Analyst
    The Chamberlain Group Inc | [Oakbrook, IL]

  • 38.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-25-2018 12:52
    My name is Vanessa from IDEXX. I have been Developing scripts/queries since early 2016. I started with 10.7 desktop version and am currently using Studio v12. We just completed the install of Foundation and are in the process of the e-learning and soon to be going through onsite training. IDEXX brought Winshuttle in for material master purposes but we have grown to include pricing and well, many other processes across all lines of business. Bringing in Foundation has created a new role for me as the Winshuttle Administrator for IDEXX. I am excited to learn Foundation and all it can do. I can very easily lose myself while building scripts/queries. I think I have found my happy place. If any of you have tips/tricks for someone new to Foundation/Composer, I welcome them with open arms.

    Vanessa Kutasi | Application Analyst II (Winshuttle Administrator)
    Idexx Laboratories, Inc.

  • 39.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-28-2018 05:21

    Norwegian, living in Denmark and working for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy(Wind turbines) I have used Winshuttle for some years,  related to Material master - mass creation and mass updates.

    Ola Geir Soppeland | Master Data Specialist
    Siemens Gamesa A/S | [Brande] |

  • 40.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 09-30-2018 14:11
    Hi Ola,

    nice to see you here as well ;)

    I'm Michael. A German living and working in Denmark for Siemens Gamesa just like Ola. I work within Supply Chain Management and focus on various topics from updating certain material master data, to maintenance of Sales and Purchase orders.

    Michael Kiuntke |
    Siemens Gamesa A/S | [City] |

  • 41.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 10-03-2018 04:43

    ​Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of weal-... Sorry, I got a little carried away there. :-)

    I am an Australian living in the UK, working for Transport for London.  I've been using Winshuttle for about 3 years now.  I mainly work in Finance, but have also written scripts for Procurement and HR.  I mostly control execution of Winshuttle with VBA scripts.


    Mark Tiller | Delivery Enhancement Developer
    Transport for London (TfL) | [City] | 0203 054 4196

  • 42.  RE: Introduce yourself!

    Posted 10-05-2018 03:29
    Hello all,

    My name is Marco Vervoorn and I'm using Winshuttle for almost a year now. My field is Logisitcs/Supply Chain, but is not limited to that (SAP ECC, WM, EWM).  I only use the query part as I need to extract data for analysis and reporting, this is still a challenging thing and am learning every day.

    Marco Vervoorn | DC Process and quality analyst
    Action Non Food B.V. |