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The concept of segregation of duties for SAP and other ERP applications is simple to understand: ensure that a user’s access privileges do not conflict or violate business policies and divide business processes between multiple users to limit the risk of fraud and error. However, the streamlining, managing, and enforcing of segregation of duties is far more complex. These days, organizations are turning to technology to help them automate tedious manual processes and reinforce internal controls—technology like Appsian.
Appsian is a single control point that enforces cross-application SoD rules – allowing auditors and security managers to implement one SoD ruleset and enforce it on multiple applications simultaneously. They can also create rulesets for specific systems or change, activate, or deactivate SoD rules that can influence all systems together or only particular systems. Essentially, ProfileTailor GRC unifies all applications into one “language” so auditors and security managers do not have to try to understand each application’s jargon while giving them complete control over their SoD compliance, helping them comply with SOX regulations.
Ruleset maintenance is a focal point of any SoD implementation. ProfileTailor GRC includes various methods to create and maintain SoD rulesets easily and effectively to maximize the level of control over segregation of duties. For example, auditors can prepare a ruleset, upload it using a built-in mechanism, and then maintain the rules inside the application.
Alternatively, they can create rules in the application and then maintain, download, and upload them to Excel sheets. Further, auditors can lock specific rules for editing while allowing others to be opened. Business units can edit their own ruleset while being able only to view the organization’s global ruleset. Additionally, ProfileTailor GRC comes with a predefined ruleset that is ready for customization so organizations can be up and running almost immediately.
The best way to handle SoD violations is to solve them clearly and quickly. ProfileTailor GRC analyzes user behavior and usage data paired together with vast amounts of hands-on experience in the field of risk assessment to resolve SoD conflicts in just a few seconds. ProfileTailor GRC can audit violation events in real-time because it assesses SoD risks and violations based on users’ actual usage, not only on their given authorizations, and recommends the best solution for solving the violation and up to 5 additional possible solutions
ProfileTailor GRC can be used as a stand-alone solution for streamlining, managing, and enforcing SoD or as part of a suite of compliance products. This means that enforcing an SoD ruleset will influence other workflow processes. For example, provisioning/de-provisioning user accounts, requesting new authorizations and preventing SoD conflicts, opening new user accounts automatically without SoD violations, and business rules for granting or revoking authorization roles.
ProfileTailor GRC is compatible with all leading ERP applications, including SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, and more. It can be installed as an on-premise solution for continuous protection or in the cloud as a continuous inspection solution.
For more information on how ProfileTailor GRC approaches segregation of duties for SAP and Oracle ERPs or to receive a customized demonstration, please go HERE.
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