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Accelerate the Value of Your GRC Upgrade Project

Drive Greater Value, Simplify Workflows, and Streamline SoD Rule Maintenance with an Upgrade Acceleration Program

by Stephen DuBravac

October 1, 2013

For those companies considering a new GRC architecture, an upgrade acceleration program can be a key facet of a successful project. Read this article to learn about Security Weaver’s upgrade acceleration program which features tools that protect IT staff from distractions during and after the upgrade; identify budget recovery opportunities; remove unnecessary work; help validate policies, rule sets, and workflows; and more.

 

 

As governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) technologies continue to mature, organizations are increasingly pressured to upgrade their legacy GRC systems. But for some companies, upgrade projects may be a challenge. Fortunately, SAP-certified solution providers like Security Weaver offer programs to accelerate the value of GRC.

What to Look for in an Effective Upgrade Acceleration Program

For those companies considering a new GRC architecture, an upgrade acceleration program can be a key facet of a successful project. According to Grant Small, Managing Director, ERP Control Specialists, “The best programs accelerate the value of upgrading legacy GRC platforms by protecting IT staff from distractions during and after the upgrade, identifying budget recovery opportunities, helping to remove unnecessary work, and streamlining policies, rule sets, and workflow validation activities.” Additionally, effective upgrade acceleration programs, like Security Weaver’s program, help companies throughout the upgrade in a number of ways.  They enable SAP compliance teams to:

  • Collaborate with seasoned experts and create a customized upgrade blueprint. Blueprinting identifies project risks, the most appropriate productivity improvement opportunities, and any potential compliance issues. Role redesign requirements are also considered.
  • Gain immediate relief from tedious password reset requests so administrators and IT support teams can avoid distractions during the upgrade project. 
  • Drive down support costs through improved license management. Improved, data-driven allocation of SAP user licenses enables recurring cost savings and can highlight the project’s value to the business. 
  • Validate workflows. An architecture upgrade can mean a change in technical dependencies, which in turn may break workflows and automated alerts. An upgrade acceleration program can validate your automated controls, expected transaction outcomes, workflows, alerts, and impacted SAP processes, so issues are identified early on.
  • Visualize progress and effectively manage the upgrade project. Accelerating a GRC upgrade requires understanding the project’s progress. Features like ready-for-mobile management dashboards can help keep individuals on the project aligned and accountable while simultaneously keeping management informed.
  • Streamline segregation of duties (SoD) rule maintenance efforts. After the upgrade, maintaining SoD rules should be easier. As part of its upgrade program, Security Weaver offers an ABAP module that integrates with any ABAP-based SoD rule matrix to enhance reporting with automated discovery and evaluation of an enterprise’s custom transaction codes.
  • Partner with world-class development resources. Since every upgrade is unique, being able to partner with an organization that understands new GRC architectures and can develop custom solutions will have a dramatic impact on the long-term success of the project.
Removing Your Barriers to a Successful Project

By using an effective upgrade acceleration program for GRC architecture upgrades, companies can ensure a timely, successful project — no matter the size or scope. Security Weaver’s upgrade acceleration program features tools that protect IT staff from distractions during and after the upgrade; identify budget recovery opportunities; remove unnecessary work; help validate policies, rule sets, and workflows; and more.

Security Weaver also offers a range of SAP-certified products. Over the last decade, our solutions have proven to be beneficial for both large and small SAP environments. Security Weaver has been a pioneer in using in-memory database techniques to optimize performance and an ABAP-based architecture to ensure high usability and low total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.SecurityWeaver.com

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Stephen DuBravac
Stephen DuBravac

Executive Vice President
Security Weaver



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