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Blog | Oct 14, 2016

Going Above and Beyond: An Example of a Happy SAP Compliance Client

Posted by Judy Thompson

The Background: SAP Security Best Practice

SAP Best Practices for SAP Security encourage the PRODUCTION systems to keep only Security roles that are used for executing job duties in that system. SAP Roles that are provided during an ‘Upgrade’ or a new installation are to be copied and re-named with the customer’s naming convention.

SAP's recommendation is to copy the standard roles into your own name space and make modifications to the copies as needed”

The standard roles need only exist in the DEV system. This would be the ‘BASE’ to copy the Standard roles needed by the Business, and re-name those roles and modify them to the business needs. This also would be a ‘START’ since later on customized roles can be created based on the usage for a group of users over a period of time.

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Blog | Sep 29, 2016

Key Takeaways from SAP TechEd 2016

Posted by Judy Thompson

SAP TechEd 2016 recently occurred from September 19 – 23 and I had the pleasure of attending the event’s 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. As mentioned in my previous blog post, SAP TechEd is known for being extremely informative and all-around educational. This year in particular did not disappoint!

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Blog | Apr 28, 2016

Take Advantage of This Tool for a SAP SOX Audit Compliance Issue.

Posted by Judy Thompson

Have you ever run up against a SAP Sox Audit Compliance issue? Working closely with both external and internal auditors to identify areas in SAP Security needing compliance can be time consuming and daunting. Documenting the procedures, controls and policies are important for the company that is being audited and is a substantial effort for both functional and technical SAP resources.

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Blog | Mar 2, 2016

SAP Security – How to Completely Change Maintaining Multiple Locations

Posted by Judy Thompson


The ‘enabler’ role provides tighter controls for the organizational units from Company Codes, Sales Organizations, Plants, Ship to, and any other configured Organizational level within the Corporate SAP configurations.

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