Governance, Risk & Compliance

Increased regulation, and significant technology and business transformation holds ramification for GRC teams and strategy. Content in this category targets risk, audit, and compliance leaders and their teams. We will explore best practices from process perspective, but also delve into how organizations are using both SAP and third-party solutions to manage risk, user access, security, data protection and privacy and support their overall controls environment. Explore best practices, and case studies that will help your organization improve their current compliance initiative, apply leading edge technology, and get greater visibility into the key risks and vulnerabilities that impact your organization.


  1. GRC for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud Applications Research Report

    Reading time: 1 mins

  2. Managing the Identity Life Cycle in Hybrid SAP Environments

    Managing the Identity Life Cycle in Hybrid SAP Environments

    Reading time: 13 mins

  3. firefighter

    Brighthouse Financial Accelerates User Provisioning Cycles

    Reading time: 4 mins


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    Reading time: 4 mins

    Before integrating Saviynt’s Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solution and SAP Access Control, Brighthouse Financial ran an entirely manual user provisioning process using an access request feature in SharePoint. This case study explains how the Fortune 500 company improved their user provisioning processes for SAP products with SAP Access Control and then implemented Saviynt’s IGA…
  2. Use Change Documents for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Testing

    Reading time: 10 mins

    The time for Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 testing is now. Find out how to leverage existing hidden system resources in R/3 to help fulfill some of the crucial Sarbanes-Oxley Act mandates. Key Concept For compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, many public companies have taken a two-phased approach to assess the effectiveness of…...…
  3. Audits and Regulatory Reviews — Will Your SAP Project Make the Grade?

    Reading time: 2 mins

    The regulatory environment is not going away anytime soon. Recent corporate scandals have combined with public outcry over issues like privacy to create a business environment of heightened scrutiny. Your business, from the topmost layers of management oversight to the inner workings of your business processes, is subject to examination, and the neurocenter of your…...…
  4. mySAP ERP Travel Management: Improve Your Control of Travel Planning and Expenses

    Reading time: 12 mins

    /FinancialsCompliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has prompted many organizations to analyze their existing internal travel and expenses controls to reduce risk. Learn how the latest version of mySAP ERP Travel Management automates business processes for travel policy enforcement and streamlines time-consuming administrative tasks. Key Concept MySAP ERP Travel Management supports the standard SAP Business Workflow…...…
  5. Transaction Manager Supports Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Managing financial transactions with the right balance of functionality, flexibility, security, and efficiency is the ultimate goal of today’s competitive economy. An infrastructure that facilitates straight-through processing (STP) can best support these goals and provide the transparency that Sarbanes-Oxley compliance demands. SAP provides that infrastructure with Transaction Manager, a component of Treasury and Risk Management…....…
  6. Improve Your Bad Debts Risk Reporting

    Reading time: 11 mins

    SAP’s reserve for bad debt functionality can help you make more accurate A/R reports. This little-known functionality helps you to automatically transfer bad debts to special reconciliation accounts and post provisions for bad debts. In addition, it’s easy to configure. Key Concept Posting the reserve for bad debts consists of two steps. The first step…...…
  7. Statutory Requirements Compliance: Are You Ready for China?

    Reading time: 19 mins

    Prior to rolling out an R/3 system to China, a company needs to answer the question, “What statutory compliances does China require and how do I make sure the R/3 FI/CO implementation meets these requirements?” The author shares her experience from consulting on a dozen China rollouts in multiple industries, including two in 2004. She…...…
  8. Back Up Your T512W Table to Prevent Payroll Disaster

    Reading time: 10 mins

    A variety of configuration processes may result in unwanted changes to your T512W table, the core table of your SAP R/3 Payroll system. Two standard SAP programs could prevent headaches by giving you the ability to restore previous configurations of your T512W table. Key Concept The SAP Payroll system uses wage types to permanently or…...…
  9. Improve HR Authorization Audits with the “Display User Assignments” Report

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Report RHUSERRELATIONS allows you to audit not only traditional roles assigned to a given user ID, but also structural access and even organizational relationships that can affect structural security for a user. No other standard report in R/3 combines both traditional and structural HR security in one format. HR security is becoming more complex as…...…
  10. Stay Compliant with

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Export control processes can bog exporters down with endless amounts of documentation. Automating these processes improves efficiencies, saving companies both time and money. SAP’s Global Trade Services (GTS) helps automate export controls. Key Concept The Compliance Management component of the SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) system allows global firms to move away from the costly…...…