LSMW (Legacy System Migration Workbench):
SAP provides a technical tool known as the Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) to assist with data migration during initial implementation. LSMW is also used by some SAP customers to make mass changes to master data and perform mass data (transactional) updates. LSMW is considered a very technical and comparatively complex tool, requiring skilled resources with developer authorizations.
Innowera Process Runner:
Innowera Process Runner is an automation software tool that allows you to upload and download information between SAP and Excel – without writing a single line of code. Process Runner is simply much easier to use, with more functionality than any other SAP data integration tool, resulting in increased business user productivity without requiring developer or DBA resources or time-consuming system transports.
Advantages of Process Runner over LSMW:
Process Runner is simply much easier to use, with more functionality than any other SAP data integration tool, resulting in increased business user productivity without requiring developer or DBA resources or time-consuming system transports. Apart from ease-of-use, Process Runner has many advantages over these standard tools. Some of the benefits include:
Process Runner can record almost ANY standard or custom SAP transaction, resulting in much more functional breadth than the LSMW batch recorder. LSMW usually cannot record and playback Enjoy and transactions that involves new Control Framework technology.
Innowera Process Runner can automate the loading of data for both and header and multiple line item detail records for transactions that have variable line items (e.g. Purchase Orders, or Invoices). LSMW does not natively support variable line items and to do so would require complex programming.
Process Runner does not use or require system transports. For example, a process can be recorded in the development system, tested, and then immediately the same recording can be run on the production (or any other) system. The same recording works on any SAP system that the user has access to (however, user authorizations are always system-specific).
Process Runner is integrated with Excel and does not require any special file format. LSMW requires an explicit tab/comma delimited format only.
Process Runner Data Extract functionality allows a user to download data from ANY SAP table or view directly to Excel, a text file, or other data sources (including Oracle, Sybase, Access, MS SQL).
Process Runner automatically saves the SAP messages that are returned during the data load and embeds the messages in the data file. This technique provides immediate audit trail feedback for all transactions, and the convenience of correcting and reprocessing records with errors by running the recording again for only the error records.
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