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October
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2019

Enabling Successful SAP S/4HANA Migrations

SAP S/4HANA is getting a lot of discussion these days. Control is key for a successful S/4HANA Migration. There are several ways Security Weaver can help.  Below is a simple outline of some areas where Security Weaver can help organizations reduce the risks associated with migrating to SAP S/4HANA and ensure they are always in control and meet compliance requirements before, during, and after migrating to SAP S/4HANA.

Licensing costs: Don’t be surprised by what it will ultimately cost to run SAP S/4HANA. Changes to indirect licensing can be trivial or material. Don’t be surprised by what it will cost you this year, next year, or the year after you move from counting indirect users to counting different document types. In addition to changes for how indirect access is licensed, many companies are also considering moving from activity-based licensing to access based licensing. What will that cost you? Click here to learn more.

User access risks: Whether doing a green field, brown field, or blue field migration, with thousands of new transaction codes and different tables, get the SAP S/4HANA matrix you need to understand your user access risks for your new SAP platform. Security Weaver is continually updating its Segregation of Duties (SoD) ruleset and has one that can help you manage SAP S/4HANA risks.  Click here to learn more.

User transaction history and RFC calls: When migrating to SAP S/4HANA, know what to test, who should test particular areas of SAP S/4HANA, and, equally important, know what doesn’t need attention and who shouldn’t be assigned to test something. At Security Weaver, we call this building a Goldilocks test plan – a test plan that does not test too much nor does it test too little. A Goldilocks test plan also ensures the right block of testing is assigned to the right tester. Further, knowing what integrations exist and are active in your current ERP and knowing if your ERP integrations are working as expected after cutting over to S/4HANA is a critical success factor for any migration project. Click here to learn more.

Business and technical role management: With the thousands of new transaction codes in SAP S/4HANA as well as the many table changes, inevitably roles will need to be resigned. But, how can organizations redesign roles efficiently and effectively so that the right access is provided to the right users? Security Weaver offers multiple capabilities to help companies accelerate and control their role design projects. Click here to learn more.

Streamline migration testing: Moving to SAP S/4HANA, means new roles and modifying existing roles. Once a new role is created or an existing role is modified, it needs to be tested, but testing takes time and is often not done properly by those assigned to test roles. When roles are not properly tested, they often fail to provide the access required. However, without clear test documentation, it is hard to know where the testing process failed and how to improve it and who to hold accountable. Security Weaver automates test documentation and even automates some testing activities, consequently, it ensures new roles are properly and efficiently tested. Click here to learn more.

Quickly resolve authorization incidents: With new transaction codes, new tables, new roles, and modified roles, the move to S/4HANA might impact users. Streamline resolving access related incidents by automatically creating help tickets, standardizing data collection, and simplifying research. Click here to learn more.

Eliminate password reset requests: Why have your staff distracted during one of the most important projects they will undertake this year? Moving to SAP S/4HANA requires diligent attention and daily interruptions by users who have forgotten their password hinder this. Instead implement a self-service tool that eliminates password reset requests. Click here to learn more.

There are other areas where Security Weaver can help. If you would like to talk with a Security Weaver consultant on these or other strategies and tactics for ensuring a successful move to S/4HANA, contact us today.  Click here to request an advisory session for migrating to S/4HANA.

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