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SAP Security & GRC User Summit 2018 to Showcase Real-World Case Studies of Improving the Security, Compliance and Audit-Readiness of SAP Environments

Premier Industry Event, Hosted by Symmetry, Features Case Studies from GRC Experts at Chep, Hyster-Yale Group, Mine Safety Appliance, Northrop Grumman and Steelcase

Brookfield, Wis. Symmetry, a leader in enterprise application management, hybrid cloud hosting and GRC solutions, today announced the agenda for its third annual SAP Security & GRC User Summit, to be held Oct 17-18, at the Westin O’Hare hotel outside Chicago. Attendance at the annual event doubled last year the previous two years as customers are increasingly looking to secure, automate and simplify the access controls, compliance reporting, and audit-readiness of their mission-critical SAP deployments.

“As many SAP environments migrate to SAP HANA, S/4HANA and the cloud, IT departments continue to struggle with manual processes as well as expensive and complex solutions to maintain proper access controls, reporting and confidence that their SAP environments are audit-ready,” said Scott Goolik, VP of Compliance and Security at Symmetry. “Recognizing that the SAP community turns to peers for counsel and guidance, we started the SAP Security & GRC Summit as an industry forum to exchange ideas, present best practices, and learn from real-world use cases so everyone can benefit from each other’s experience. We look forward to our biggest event ever in terms of attendees and the agenda.”

The SAP Security & GRC Summit is designed for security, risk, compliance, audit and related professionals who oversee and administer SAP environments. Conference content will include solution presentations, demos, panel sessions and GRC experts from enterprise customers providing in-depth case studies to share tips, insights and best practices. Based on surveys from the 2017 event, attendees rated the event 4.8 out of 5 in terms of content, value and overall experience.

“I look forward to attending the SAP Security & GRC User Summit each year because I always come away with new ideas and insight from collaborating with our GRC industry peers in such a hands-on environment. It’s really the only industry event designed around GRC for SAP environments with a focus on customer case studies,” Jon Sigmon, VP of IT, Carlisle Construction Materials.

Key information for the SAP Security & GRC User Summit includes:


  • Wednesday, Oct 17 (ControlPanelGRC® new feature training, Ask the Symmetry Experts Panel, Cocktail Reception and Networking)
  • Thursday, Oct 18 (Customer Case Studies, The Roadmap to Audit-Ready, Roundtable Speaker Q&A)

Where: Westin O’Hare, 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018

Speakers: GRC experts from Chep, Hyster-Yale Group, Mine Safety Appliance, Northrop Grumman, Steelcase and Symmetry

Session Highlights from the Agenda:

  • Road to Innovation – Execution of Annual Recertification through Fiori
  • Accelerating Routine Security Tasks and Simplifying non-SAP SOD Analysis
  • Ensuring Organization-wide Continuous Audit Readiness
  • User Provisioning Deployment in the Field
  • Internal Audit, Compliance & Security Support for a Global Rollout
  • Compliance Automation: Streamlining Your Internal Processes


An industry leader in GRC for SAP environments, Symmetry’s ControlPanelGRC®  software suite is focused on providing a comprehensive compliance automation solution for SAP environments that doesn’t involve a lengthy implementation time or a complicated training program. SAP security and controls consultants ensure that customers’ systems are managed according to industry standards, SAP best practices and auditor recommendations.