sap grc solutionsGRC software might have many features, but it really has two main functions: controlling risk and simplifying compliance. These functions are completely interdependent in SAP GRC solutions. A software suite can look powerful on paper, but fail to provide good ROI simply because the output is difficult to understand, or remediation processes are excessively complex.

 

The strength of ControlPanelGRC is its ability to provide not just a set of tools, but a complete GRC solution, backed up by excellent value, extensive automation and total vendor support.

 

  1. ControlPanelGRC Requires Lower Infrastructure Investment Than Other GRC Solutions

     
    Many SAP GRC solutions are costly from both a hardware and software perspective. Installing or upgrading SAP GRC may require new servers, along with additional investments in SAP BW, ABAP and other systems.ControlPanelGRC is a cutting-edge SAP GRC solution that lowers CapEx, eliminating additional environment in your SAP software. It also keeps additional infrastructure costs low — particularly when deployed in a managed cloud

 

  1. ControlPanelGRC Provides Compliance Automation Other SAP GRC Solutions Can’t
     
    When comparing GRC solutions, it’s much easier to calculate initial investments than the costs in labor and productivity. However, in the long run, the cost benefits of compliance automation usually outweigh any difference in initial spend or infrastructure CapEx. The best GRC software will automate any task that can be handled by computer, freeing up your IT department to handle more strategic tasks.ControlPanelGRC leads the pack in compliance automation, from real-time SOD Risk Analysis and reporting to report review and approval workflow. Even traditionally time-consuming SAP security tasks like User Provisioning and Role Management are streamlined, allowing admins to detect and mitigate or remediate risks in change requests in real time. This saves the admin time, and also eliminates future work, since new risks are addressed as soon as they occur.

 

  1. No Other SAP GRC Solutions Come With This Kind of Vendor Support
     
    ControlPanelGRC is designed to be as user-friendly as an SAP GRC solution can possibly be, but many companies may still need some degree of support. They may require training, help resolving ongoing compliance issues or untangling a convoluted security model, or ongoing vendor support.As Symmetry customers, ControlPanelGRC users can benefit from a virtually unlimited array of managed services. Those who want to spin up their own SAP GRC solution can call on us as a resource for training and help. On the other end, we can offer managed SAP GRC, SAP security and cyber security through our SAP Security Complete Plus GRC program, or even run your entire IT landscape as in our managed private cloud.Even if your company is just looking for an SAP GRC solution and doesn’t intend to outsource any IT tasks, this is a substantial benefit. If your SAP admin gets sick or your compliance officer leaves, you’ll have access to a pool of highly-trained consultants, ready to step in immediately. We’ll be able to step in immediately, train new hires and hand the system back to your internal staff, allowing you to completely avoid disruption.

 

To learn more, read our solution brief: ControlPanelGRC®: Enabling 360° Control in SAP Environments

About Scott Goolik - VP, Compliance and Security Services

Scott Goolik is VP of Compliance and Security Services at Symmetry. A recognized expert in the field of SAP security and compliance, Scott has over 20 years of expertise in SAP security and is a regular presenter at SAP industry tradeshows and ASUG events. His experience includes working for one of the Big Four accounting firms and developing auditing tools, including those for segregation of duties (SOD). Scott is also responsible for architecting the ControlPanelGRC® solution which provides audit automation and acceleration of security and control processes.