Transforming security and controls during the transition to SAP S/4HANA

An SAP S/4HANA migration can drive efficiencies and simplify processes for faster outcomes – learn how best in class companies are using “smart controls” to unlock full ERP value.

SAP’s next-generation business suite, SAP S/4HANA, enables digital transformation with its faster, simplified business processes driven by digital technologies.

But organizations that neglect to factor security and controls into their ERP implementation or migration plans invite risk as the upgrade likely has cascading impact on business processes and systems. They also miss the opportunity to institute smarter governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) practices than they have today.

In fact, the transition to SAP S/4HANA is the perfect time to transform security and controls programs as long as organizations keep the following considerations in mind:

  • A robust data migration methodology is necessary due to the complexity, amount of data, and number of stakeholders involved in implementation
  • SAP S/4HANA introduces additional security attributes that must be addressed by application security and access controls
  • GRC technology solutions will require updates and rules changes
  • SAP S/4HANA’s new database model and simplified process model will impact IT and business process controls

Whether your organization is transitioning to SAP S/4HANA within the next 12 months or over the next several years, our paper offers several steps you can take now to leverage the opportunities presented by an SAP S/4HANA implementation.