The Business Case for Compliance Automation

Imagine you process orders for a company that uses no automation. When customers call to order, you enter their orders in a primitive spreadsheet, tally totals with a calculator, contact the shipping department and credit card processor to authorize the […]

How to Stop Worrying About SAP Security

Most companies see SAP security through one of two lenses: paranoia and denial. Those in denial generally don’t fully understand what SAP security is or why it’s necessary. They assume the work they put into vetting employees obviates the need […]

How to Reduce SOD Conflict For SOX Compliance

Mitigating controls are a great way to reduce SOD conflict risks. Still, if you are not careful, you can mitigate yourself out of compliance. It’s not enough to assign a compensating control to a risk and call it a day. […]

Emergency Access Management: How Firefighters Could Burn Your Audit

In firefighting, users are given a higher level of access in SAP, either to fix something or perform a task that goes outside their normal duties. Normally, SAP user provisioning and role management restricts users to their job tasks. If […]

Accelerating an SAP Security Redesign

Executing an SAP security redesign is like fixing up a house. If the structure is sound, it makes sense to work with what you have — patch up the roof, knock out a wall here, add a room there, and […]

Be the champion of your next SAP Audit

It’s easy to think of your SAP auditor as the bad guy. An SAP security audit can feel like just another battle in an endless war against an unbeatable opponent. From documentation issues to Segregation of Duties (SOD) conflicts, to […]

Expert Insight: What is SAP Security?

SAP security is the set of tools and processes that controls what users can access inside an SAP landscape. Your SAP hosting environment contains lots of confidential information (such as financial records) and sensitive procedures (such as paying inventory) that […]

How SAP Transport Management Can Help Your Bottom Line

Updating an app or installing a new program on a personal device is easy — at most, it requires a few clicks, and often the process is handled automatically. But in an SAP® landscape, the process is much more complex. […]

Pain-free SAP GRC Access Control: Carlisle & ControlPanelGRC

I can tell a lot about how a new client handles governance, risk and compliance (GRC) by saying one word: audit. If I see despair or grim resignation, they’re using old, document-centric processes. Their team spends hundreds of hours gathering documents […]

3 SAP HANA Security Best Practices

Security is a key aspect of any technology, and should never be an afterthought. SAP HANA security best practices require the same focus on authentication, integrity of the data being fed into the database, and control of user access within […]

About Ben Uher, Client Manager of Security & Controls

Ben Uher manages the SAP Security and Controls Practice at Symmetry where he leads a team of permanent Consultants in delivering SAP Security and GRC offerings to global organizations. His deep knowledge in everything SAP Security and GRC related has come from the opportunity to work with over 150 Organizations running SAP throughout various cycles of their implementations. Variation in industry, sector and size has provided a breadth of opportunity and experience in almost every facet of SAP technology spanning HANA, Fiori, ERP, BW/BI, HCM and SCM amongst others. Most importantly, Ben is driven based on results and continually strives to provide exceptional support for the organizations that rely on him and his team as trusted advisers for SAP Security and GRC support.
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