SAP GRC


What is SAP GRC?

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is a vital set of functions for enterprises to maintain secure and audit-friendly environments while being more confident in their actions. For SAP customers, SAP GRC can mean a set of GRC products provided by SAP itself or the GRC activities and technologies related to SAP systems.

What is SAP GRC?

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is a vital set of functions for enterprises to maintain secure and audit-friendly environments while being more confident in their actions. For SAP customers, SAP GRC can mean a set of GRC products provided by SAP itself or the GRC activities and technologies related to SAP systems.

GRC is growing in importance with rapidly changing regulations that create new compliance challenges. Security and financial risks are also on the rise as companies adopt more cloud technologies, enact bring-your-own-device policies, and enable remote workers in greater numbers.

SAP GRC tools are available to help with areas of risk management, process control, financial compliance, threat detection, identity management, privacy governance, and more. SAP partners and other vendors that provide GRC solutions and consulting services include Appsian Security, Fastpath, and Soterion.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • Take inventory of your GRC processes and automate wherever possible. In our most recent GRC State of the Market research, successful GRC organizations are focused on automation to streamline processes. To do this, processes being automated need to be repeatable and effective. Before investing in GRC automation technology, it’s best to get processes in line. Many companies are automating the process of keeping track of who makes changes to the SAP systems.
  • Digital transformation offers the opportunity to rethink GRC processes. If your company is implementing new software such as SAP S/4HANA, it’s smart to use that project as a catalyst to examine key GRC processes and find out how they can be improved. For example, HP set up a new GRC system during its SAP S/4HANA migration, including rethinking its user access processes and segregation of duties (SoD) ruleset. In the past HP relied on a homegrown tool for access control but implemented SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control as a component of its SAP S/4HANA migration.
  • Determine the present and future state of remote work at your company, and how that impacts risk and security. Many companies have gone more remote in the past two years. For GRC groups, this provides more challenges for user access and opens companies up to more cyber threats. Map out your remote working landscape and determine what processes and tools you have in place to reduce risk.

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    Stericycle’s Project Monarch has successfully transformed over 500 business system processes to a harmonized landscape of just over 50 within four core applications. This has helped reduce customer invoicing from days/weeks/months to seconds/minutes/hours; shorten financial closes from over 28 days to less than a week; and drive management of indirect spend from less than 10%…
  2. How Ingevity automated GRC processes to better manage elevated access risks

    Ingevity Corporation, a large public chemicals manufacturer, was faced with manually managing elevated access and meeting compliance requirements for internal financial auditing controls. The organization needed to ease the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) burden on it SAP security team and overhaul its GRC processes. Attend this session to learn how Ingevity implemented elevated access…
  3. Case Study: How Jabil is Transforming SAP Governance using Robotic Process Automation

    As part of the maturing the governance processes at Jabil, the company leverages several automation techniques to reduce manual tasks and streamline repetitive activities. The governance team leveraged robotic process automation (RPA) technology and the use of standard web services to automate various activities. This session shares specific examples of how RPA and web services…
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  5. GRC for SAP S/4HANA and Cloud Applications Research Report

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    Access the latest insights GRC strategies, as well as the required actions for organizations using, or planning to use, SAP S/4HANA or any cloud-based applications. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
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