GRC: Case study: How Mars transitioned to a new SAP security architecture and access governance model

  • by Sarah Wechsler, Mars
  • Cesar Coronado, Mars
  • March 1, 2019
See how Mars transitioned its largest SAP user population to a new global security architecture and governance process.

See how Mars — a global confectionary, food, and pet care company — transitioned its largest SAP user population to a new global security architecture and governance process, including the key checkpoints to ensure a smooth transition from project to steady state, key QA activities performed on user and role assignment, training and knowledge transfer performed to ensure a sustainable model going forward, and definition of a robust governance process to ensure key efforts remained in place going forward. You will learn: 

  • The phases of the security redesign and the key tasks performed to ensure proper security role maintenance and user assignment, including the company’s focus on defining key principles/standards for governance model
  • How the company utilized key cutover activities to support a smooth go-live with minimal impact to the business
  • Governance principles and knowledge sharing techniques the team leveraged to help ensure a sustainable future model
  • Key takeaways and lessons learned from a 4+ year global SAP security rollout, and the next steps in Mars’ journey

Sarah Wechsler

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Cesar Coronado

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