Last month, a group of SAP governance, risk and compliance (GRC) customers engaged in a roundtable discussion regarding their early experiences with the software. All of the customers present at the event said they decided to implement SAP GRC software to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. That changed, however, when they realized that the software made certain compliance-related tasks, such as ensuring segregation of duties, a little bit easier, giving them motivation to rollout additional modules.
Because GRC covers such a broad area of topics that relate to compliance, companies looking to revamp their SAP GRC strategies should look at the three major types of GRC: financial GRC, IT GRC and operational GRC. Doing so can help organizations define what areas they need to focus on when facing shifting compliance regulations, and also help them determine whether they even need SAP GRC software in the first place.
In this special report, get best practices for implementing SAP GRC software and learn how to optimize your GRC strategy by using data governance. Learn how SAP has worked with partners like Novell to solve some of the biggest GRC-related challenges, and get tips on how to use SAP Access Control and Process Control -- SAP's primary GRC solutions that are bundled as part of SAP BusinessObjects.
Building a business case for SAP GRC software
- Does your organization's SAP GRC strategy need software?
The days of using Microsoft SharePoint and spreadsheets for GRC strategy are far from over, but does your organization need to kick it up a notch with GRC software? Learn more about building a business case for GRC software, including building a GRC IT strategy.
- Utilizing SAP Access Control, SAP Process Control for GRC strategy
Two of the most important core GRC solutions from SAP are part of the company's SAP BusinessObjects portfolio: Access Control and Process Control. Learn the pros and cons of both, and how some organizations are using them.
- Aligning SAP GRC technology strategy with shifting compliance requirements
Finding software that can keep up with shifting compliance requirements is a challenging part of SAP GRC technology strategy. Learn more about the role of compliance in GRC strategy, including advice on keeping up with Walmart mandates issues.
- SAP denies Gartner report that its GRC solutions are incomplete
A report from Gartner Research says SAP's GRC suite is missing a reporting component, but SAP claims it's actually one step ahead when it comes to GRC technology.
Best practices in implementing SAP GRC software
- Early SAP GRC customers discuss their experiences
While it's unclear exactly what the federal U.S. government's latest plans are for banks, healthcare and the environment, one thing is certain: more regulation is on the way. As such, it's not surprising that SAP has been pushing its GRC software, most recently in a roundtable discussion on how customers are using the software.
- Optimizing your SAP GRC strategy with data governance
Data governance is nearly as expansive and confusing as governance, risk and compliance (GRC). And like GRC, it comes in overlapping categories with terms that are poorly defined. Learn how to rebuild and optimize SAP GRC with data governance, and learn about how SAP's primary GRC solutions are bundled as part of SAP BusinessObjects.
- SAP and Novell team up to integrate GRC software with IT infrastructure
SAP and Novell's joint GRC technology offering solves some major GRC automation challenges, according to spokespeople from SAP TechEd 2009. Find out how SAP and Novell's integrated GRC technology product works, and learn more about the benefits of using integrated SAP GRC technology.
- New SAP process control and risk management apps ease GRC integration
New versions of process control and risk management software from SAP include embedded business intelligence (BI) software and ease integration with other business apps.
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