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Business processes and technology change at a rapid pace. In the context of change, internal controls over financial reporting, regulatory requirements (e.g., SOX), internal and external auditors, and fraud risk put increased pressure on corporations to ensure ERP systems are secure and access control risks are managed in the context of a dynamic business environment. Segregation of duties (SoD), inherited rights, critical and super user access, and changes to roles are too much for today’s organization to manage adequately in manual processes. A global security and asset protection organization used to manually manage their access control testing in their SAP environments. To address this challenge, they found a solution in ERP Maestro that was not only cost effective, but also enabled them to achieve their goals of efficiency, effectiveness, and agility. GRC 20/20 has evaluated and verified the use of ERP Maestro at this organization and confirms that the ERP Maestro subscription service has achieved measurable value across the elements of GRC efficiency, effectiveness, and agility. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized ERP Maestro with a 2014 GRC Value Award in the domain of Identity & Access Management.

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A Global Security & Asset Protection Organization’s Approach to Access Management

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Business processes and technology change at a rapid pace. In the context of change, internal controls over financial reporting, regulatory requirements (e.g., SOX), internal and external auditors, and fraud risk put increased pressure on corporations to ensure ERP systems are secure and access control risks are managed in the context of a dynamic business environment. Segregation of duties (SoD), inherited rights, critical and super user access, and changes to roles are too much for today’s organization to manage adequately in manual processes. A global security and asset protection organization used to manually manage their access control testing in their SAP environments. To address this challenge, they found a solution in ERP Maestro that was not only cost effective, but also enabled them to achieve their goals of efficiency, effectiveness, and agility. GRC 20/20 has evaluated and verified the use of ERP Maestro at this organization and confirms that the ERP Maestro subscription service has achieved measurable value across the elements of GRC efficiency, effectiveness, and agility. In this context, GRC 20/20 has recognized ERP Maestro with a 2014 GRC Value Award in the domain of Identity & Access Management.

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  1. Growing Need for Automated Access Controls & Segregation of Duties
  2. How a Security Organization Achieved Value in Access Management
    • The Situation
    • The Value of ERP Maestro at this Global Security Organization
      • Identity & Access Efficiency Value
      • Identity & Access Effectiveness Value
      • Identity & Access Agility Value
  3. GRC 20/20’s Final Perspective
  4. About GRC 20/20 Research, LLC
  5. Research Methodology

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rasmussenMichael Rasmussen – The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 23+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” — being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.

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