Winshuttle Governance

Why use it?

Centralized visibility and control over the Winshuttle deployment and SAP environment

Winshuttle User Governance enables companies to share files and best practices across business units, and it addresses specific requirements for controls and audit trails to meet SOX and corporate governance policies.

User Governance activity dashboard

What can it do?

Governance, risk, and compliance best practices require complete traceability of data entered into and data downloaded from SAP. User Governance provides the ideal integration and control point between Winshuttle, SAP, and Microsoft products. User Governance works with IT systems already in place in most companies and offers the following capabilities:

  • Added governance and control for the interaction of Winshuttle products with the SAP Business Suite
  • Unified repository for shuttle, query, and data files that promotes best practices
  • Standard and advanced workflows for managing business processes
  • Centralized licensing and administration of Winshuttle products
User Governance administration

How does it work?

User Governance provides additional governance and control via the SharePoint platform, which delivers native integration to Microsoft technologies including Active Directory, Excel, and Access. User Governance can be deployed to a new or an existing SharePoint environment. The minimum requirement is Windows SharePoint Services, which is the basic version of SharePoint freely available for Windows Server.

Winshuttle User Governance


Can User Governance be deployed without SharePoint?

    User Governance is built on the SharePoint foundation and therefore requires a SharePoint environment. However, Windows SharePoint Services, which is freely available for Windows Server is adequate for deploying User Governance.

What is the impact on SAP of installing User Governance?

    User Governance is separate from SAP. Clients handle all communication to and from SAP as they also do with the node-locked versions of Transaction and Query. User Governance can be deployed without any modifications to SAP.

What is the format of the audit logs?

    All User Governance audit reports can be viewed in a browser or they can be exported to Excel spreadsheets.

Are multi-step approval workflows possible?

    The standard User Governance workflows support one-step approval processes. These workflows can be decoupled and replaced by custom workflows that include multi-step approvals and/or facilitate multiple data contributors.

How does User Governance affect SAP performance?

    User Governance is a completely separate environment without any direct communications with SAP. Hence, deploying User Governance has no direct impact on the SAP system. In fact, by allowing IT to create usage policies for Winshuttle users, User Governance can help minimize the load on the SAP system during peak hours of operation.

Key features of User Governance