Shared Master Data Management with SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control

  • by Jitan Batra, Senior Developer for SAP Access Control and Process Control, SAP Labs India, Pvt. Ltd.
  • February 13, 2015
SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control have common master data elements that are consumed by both applications. Jitan Batra explains how the architectural shift back to ABAP for SAP Access Control 10.0 not only allows SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control to coexist in the same system, but also allows sharing of common master data elements to produce a much more tightly integrated solution.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article you will learn how to:

  • Retrieve mitigation controls if their relationship is broken
  • Check the effectiveness of a control before consuming it in SAP Access Control
Key Concept

The architectural change to ABAP as a technology for SAP Access Control 10.0 from SAP Access Control 5.3 allows the coexistence of SAP Access Control 10.0 and SAP Process Control 10.0 in the same system. SAP Access Control, SAP Process Control, and Risk Management are contained in one ABAP add-on called GRCFND_A. HR-relevant functions for SAP Access Control (formerly HR RTA) and SAP Process Control-related functions are contained in the plug-in add-on GRCPIERP. Non-HR functions are contained in GRCPINW.

Supporting internal and external audits is sometimes seen as a requirement that does not result in revenue generation. Therefore, these necessary tasks often do not receive the required attention and resources. As a result, time, money, and resources are lost in ineffective processes. Before the release of version 10.0 of SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control, you had no option other than to create separate master data. Their integration was limited and time-consuming. Version 10.0 of SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control combined these two applications in the same ABAP stack. This integration of technology and common master data results in a significant reduction of the implementation cost.

SAP Access Control and SAP Process Control configuration and customizing are transported using the standard ABAP transport system. You can activate the SAP Access Control, SAP Process Control, and Risk Management modules in the same system and share common master data elements between them to produce a much more tightly integrated solution.

Jitan Batra

Jitan Batra is a senior developer for SAP Access Control and is currently working in SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd. in development support for SAP Process Control. He has different certifications, including SAP Access Control 10.0, ISEB, and ISTQB. He was the development implementation partner for GRC Access Control 10.0 at Daimler APAC, which was the first deployment of the product in APJ and globally. He has also conducted public batch trainings for the SAP Access Control 10.0 course.

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