Video: Imperial Brands Cuts Costs, Boosts Security with Role-based Access Redesign

Video: Imperial Brands Cuts Costs, Boosts Security with Role-based Access Redesign

Imperial Brands, one of the largest tobacco products companies in the world, saw an opportunity to reduce fraud risk and third-party IT costs by closing a gap in its segregation of duties (SoD) compliance. The gap become apparent when its auditors reported discrepancies between the company’s SoD audits and the SoD results coming from external audit. The company decided to update its processes and SoD ruleset to improve transparency of its reporting. 

The SoD update revealed that its existing role-based access design was outdated as well, so it undertook a redesign of its role-based access profiles to avoid a conflict with the new SoD ruleset. Imperial Brands used the data analysis provided by SAP Access Control to identify unused or infrequently used transaction codes (T codes). The company trimmed the number of T codes and ensured task roles aligned to SoD functions defined in its ruleset. 

Learn how Imperial Brands reduced costs, improved security, and enhanced accountability through its role-based access redesign project.  

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