Innowera Control Panel

Innowera Control Panel enables Responsible and Controlled deployment

Data Governance

  • Prevent inaccurate mass data uploads.

  • Control field level data quality using configuration and check tables.

 

Access Control

Responsibly deploy mass processing tool. Easily and accurately implement your mass data upload policies and procedures.

Nervous about giving SAP mass data management tool to your users?

 

 

 

  • What if user created 100,000 materials?
    By Mistake!

  • What if user creates 5K employee records with wrong data?
    Oops!

  • What if 50 users logged in with mass processing tool at same time during month end?
    Finance cannot log in! - closing impact!

  • What if mass update created thousands of SAP workflow triggers?
    SAP server response extremely slow!

Watch how Control Panel works


Why Innowera Control Panel?

Most mass processing tools comply with SAP security automatically. However, this may not be enough as SAP security assignment hardly considers power of mass processing tool and related use cases. For example, when they gave PA30 to maintain employee records, they did not presume that user will create or change hundreds of records in minutes and possibly damage the data in large scale in no time. There are many other possible negative outcomes without the proper governance and control over mass processing tool. The scenarios listed above are just some of them (and they are real).

If you are considering to provide a mass processing solution for your SAP users, there must be a proactive and centralized damage control solution to ensure that you can deploy the tool with confidence. Innowera's Control Panel provides the necessary level of governance and control, allowing you to put your worries and concerns to rest and reap the benefit of the larger scale deployment of Process Runner.

Innowera Control Panel puts powerful control in your hand so you can manage how Process Runner is being used (or not used) within your enterprise. The web-based centralized interface enables real-time control and monitoring so you can instantly define and implement mass processing usage policies across Users, Systems, Schedules and Processes - all without changing SAP security or impacting anything else. See a short video on this page to learn more.

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Governance
within SAP
Security

Implement Process Runner usage restrictions without changing SAP security. While Process Runner automatically ensures that SAP user security is honored, Innowera Control Panel allows narrowing down this access without changing the user's role in SAP. Innowera Control Panel provides an easy and dynamic way to create a subset of user's SAP access that is centrally implemented.


Global Actions

Innowera Control Panel facilitates implementing critical Process Runner usage policies with ease. Shut down or stop Process Runner usage across all the systems or users with a click of a button. Another scenario is where it can provide working access to Process Runner users but prevents running processes in SAP. Such centralized control over global actions could be useful during cut overs and rehearsals where Process Runner usage is quickly and centrally controlled by IT/Admin as desired.


Control over
Users & Systems

Block access to SAP systems, users or processes as desired Innowera Control Panel. Provides for blanket as well as granular control of how Process Runner is being used. For example allow only selected users to login to a particular instance to execute only selected transactions and BAPIs.


Live Usage
Status and
Actions

Web interface provides a graphical view of who is using Process Runner and what they are doing. IT/Admin can even force a user to log off from Process Runner or block him/her from using Process Runner permanently. If required, all Process Runner users can be logged off from Process Runner with a single click.


Integration

Innowera Control Panel is fully integrated with Process Runner for seamless functioning. Innowera Control Panel changes are immediately reflected on all Process Runner Designer and Run Only users. No log offs or restarts are required.


 

Data Governance

Stop mass upload tool from loading invalid data to your SAP system.

Mass processing tools are great at loading data quickly, but what if you're loading the wrong data? Are you looking to control the data being loaded beyond the standard control and configuration provided by SAP?

Ensuring data quality and integrity is imperative to any organization. Innowera's Data Governance layer of Control Panel allows field level validation as data is being uploaded to SAP. You are able to implement business rules on each field to validate, control, or prevent what goes into your SAP system. You're even able to use configuration tables or validate your data against live SAP data, allowing you to easily and dynamically control complex data quality validation rules on your input data.


Innowera Data Governance provides a way to:

  • Increase accuracy of data

  • Ensure your data is compliant with specific centrally controlled business rules required by your organization.

  • Detect, flag and prevent duplication based on wild cards and extensive configuration table driven rules to ensure that you are not loading duplicate data.

  • Improve the quality of your data, prevent bad or dirty data being loaded in your SAP system

  • Maximize your informed decisions

  • Provides an extra level of consistency and confidence that your data is accurate.

How does this work?

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Designer: This is the super user who will define the data governance business rules centrally in Data Governance layer of Innowera Control Panel and apply those rules to the field level in Process Runner:

  • Set up business Rules centrally in the Data Governance layer of the Control Panel.

  • If desired, rules can consume configuration, check or controlled tables stored in SQL, Oracle or other databases. Driving business rules via parameters stored in database table(s) provides flexibility in configuring and simplifies on-going maintenance of such rules.

  • Even SAP tables or views can be used in the rule using Innowera Live Query.

  • Apply rules directly on the field level in Process Runner. Rules can be configured to be applied automatically as well. Once centrally stored rules are associated with field, they are executed every time user runs the process - ensuring that each individual data element meets the standard you set in these rules.

  • A Rule can control if a specific value that is being loaded into SAP field can be allowed or not. A rule can also stop a data load, or suppressing only records that do not meet data standards applied. Additionally you also have complete control over what message is displayed to the end user.



End User: This is the end user/business who is uploading or downloading between Excel and SAP (or another Innowera supported source). This user usually focuses on Excel data and presses a button on Innowera tab in Excel to upload the data into SAP.

  • Executes upload to SAP normally (through Process Runner/Excel). Data Governance layer of Innowera Control Panel will check the data of each field against the mapped rule.

  • Business users receive a message in Excel if there is an error. If everything is correct and compliant as per applicable business rules, clean data loads in SAP and success message is returned to end user in Excel.

Use Configuration or Check Tables:

Using configuration tables to drive the data governance rule's logic provide ultimate flexibility and simplicity. Values stored in these tables can be used in building the rule and defining the outcome. Change the outcome of the rules on the fly by simply changing values in these tables. Performance is automatically optimized. Finer controls are offered on how the data retrieval is performed from various source.

Data Governance layer support two broad sources of the data tables:

Database Table Live SAP Table/View
Maintain validation or check table in standard database table stored in Microsoft SQL (or other supported database type) and use them in your data governance rule. Use data from live SAP table or view. You can use SAP configuration tables or any other table, you can even apply filter and get only relevant records from SAP. Use these tables and views to drive the data governance rules for ultimate real-time validation for your upload. SAP access is always based on the end user's SAP security profile.

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