Mention the words compliance audit to an SAP administrator, and he will likely cringe at the prospect of the time and effort involved in ensuring the SAP system is compliant with regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley.
For Steelcase, a firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich., that manufactures and sells office furniture and office environments around the globe, the demands of compliance auditing for its expanding SAP environment grew beyond the cringe factor. The company found relief in ControlPanelGRC — a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) application from Symmetry.
Steelcase, an SAP user for a number of years, has seen the company’s SAP landscape grow in size and complexity. What began with one SAP ERP Central Component instance and SAP Business Warehouse now includes a diverse assortment of systems, and as the company acquired companies, it implemented SAP systems in all of them, according to Jacquie Dutcher, Steelcase consulting IT security, risk and compliance analyst.