Fortifying Data Protection with NextLabs: Insights from Four Industry Leaders

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  1. Configure and Implement the Proper Internal Controls Up Front for an Easier Audit

    Having to go back and change your SAP system or your related business processes to deal with audit concerns takes time away from your daily operations and results in unnecessary distractions. By configuring your SAP system appropriately and designing your related business processes to effectively address your business risks, you can save significant effort. This…...…

  2. How to Protect Your Data from Today’s Biggest Cybersecurity Threats: Q&A on Managing Security in Your SAP Landscape

    Modern enterprises are facing a perfect storm of increasingly sophisticated technology, changing regulations, and cybersecurity attacks that are rapidly growing in their scale, scope, and speed. In today’s technology landscape, cloud and mobile connectivity to SAP systems demand more than just network firewalls and perimeters to effectively protect your applications, and auditors and compliance managers…...…

  3. Take Advantage of Automated Controls for Continuous Monitoring and Compliance Testing

    Learn how the different options for control automation included in the automated control framework in SAP BusinessObjects Process Control 3.0 turn tedious and error-prone manual tests into a repeatable automated process. Key Concept A centralized and automated approach to continuous control monitoring and testing of effectiveness can considerably reduce effort, cost, and reliance on external…...…

  4. Part 2: Implementing Security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes with the Information Design Tool

    Learn how to implement security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes using the Information Design Tool security editor. Also learn how to assign the created profiles to specific users or groups of users. Finally, watch the accompanying demo video to learn how to use the security editor to create different security profiles. Key Concept The security editor…...…

  5. Avoid Audit Problems by Building Controls as Part of Your Implementation Life Cycle

    /GRCTo have an efficient and effective control design process, certain risk and control activities need to occur during the implementation process. These activities reduce the potential for audit issues and minimize future rework. By following this strategy you significantly increase the likelihood of having a successful implementation and a pain-free audit. Key Concept Controls are…...…

  6. Properly Manage Your GRC Initiatives with Standardization, Optimization, and Automation

    Effective controls ensure that a company complies with regulatory requirements, but they should also be cost effective. Standardization, optimization, and automation can improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of compliance. Key Concept CFOs frown on the idea of reducing the number of controls in a process. However, having many controls does not necessarily yield all the…...…

  7. Develop an Effective SAP Automated Controls Benchmarking Strategy

    Discover requirements and guidance on how auditors should conduct their audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.

  8. Implementing Security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes with the Information Design Tool

    Learn how to implement security in SAP BusinessObjects Universes using the Information Design Tool security editor. Also, learn how to assign the created profiles to specific users or groups of users.  This content is for Basic Access, SAPinsider Monthly Subscription, SAPinsider Annual Subscription, and SAPinsider Premium Annual Subscription members only.Log In Join Now

  9. 8 Steps to Document Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

    As an operational specialist, you might not have as much experience documenting internal controls as your counterparts in finance. The author of this article provides a step-by-step approach for the operational side of the business and explains the differences among the different types of controls. Public companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…...…

  10. How to Build a Strong Security and Compliance Foundation for Your SAP Landscape

    While most successful cyberattacks are carried out on a company’s application layer, many security departments see the SAP application layer as a “black box,” and its security as the responsibility of their Basis or SAP application colleagues or of a service provider, making the security of this layer a blind spot within many organizations. Compounding…