Although the number of possible applications of EasyInput is not limited, the tool is mostly used to migrate data, to load month close data, to perform mass transactions based on data collected in MS Excel spreadsheets, as well as for mass creation or changes of master data or reading data from the SAP system.
Data from SAP, data for SAP
In the companies that have integrated IT systems (including SAP), a lot of data are still collected and processed using MS Excel. This is mostly due to the user friendliness and flexibility of the interface of the Microsoft solution as well as licensing issues (not every employee has access to the integrated system).
The integration between MS Excel files and ERP systems often poses many difficulties. Multiple integrated systems cope well with exporting data into MS Office files. However, retrieving data from the workbook is a more complicated matter. Usually, it requires first exporting data from the file into a format readable by the system (a text file, such as a tab-delimited one) and then loading such a file via an integrated system.
As the input data are prepared mostly by people, they often contain errors. This forces running the interface multiple times and catching the incorrect information. This ...