GRC: Case study: How Mars successfully completed a global SAP security redesign with SAP Access Control and built a security “playbook” to guide the project

  • by Donna Kowalick, Mars
  • March 10, 2019
Learn how Mars revamped its SAP security, minimized segregation of duties (SoD) risk, and increased efficiencies around access provisioning.

Learn how Mars, a US-based confectionary and food company, revamped its SAP security, minimized segregation of duties (SoD) risk, and increased efficiencies around access provisioning. Walk through the redesign of the company’s SAP landscape and the creation of task-based roles that are free of SoD risks and follow a standard naming convention. Hear how Mars implemented SAP Access Control to monitor risks and automate the user provisioning processes to maintain a clean SAP environment for its 15,000 users and dozens of decentralized units around the world, and how the company:

  • Constructed a playbook to guide the rapid rollout of its new and improved security design to dozens of sites globally
  • Defined the overall project scope and addressed and resolved its existing SAP environment considerations
  • Handled issues associated with standardized role architecture, standardized role naming convention, task-based role definitions, and the creation of risk-free template roles

Donna Kowalick

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