After years of using an SAP system, companies generally find that SAP authorizations have sprung up all over the place. Neither user departments nor IT units have a clear overview. Moreover, authorizations that once made sense no longer fit a corporate organization that has changed and moved on.
These days, there are also many new compliance requirements – such as the need for strict functional separation to be reflected in SAP authorizations too.
A lack of transparency about SAP authorizations also makes it difficult to keep track of which SAP licenses are assigned to which SAP users. In many cases, expensive “Professional User” licenses are allocated. But since no one knows the potential to optimize the SAP license landscape, nothing is done about it.
Data protection officers, IT security units and audit teams frequently call for excess SAP authorizations to be rolled back. Yet corporate departments shy away from defining their need for SAP authorizations on a need-to-know basis. Fearing exorbitant costs, they avoid, reject or simply never complete redesign projects.
We review your SAP authorizations and reveal any weaknesses. We propose alternative solutions and help you find the target scenario that suits you best. We handle the administration of SAP authorizations and SAP users during day-to-day operation and ensure constant adherence to all compliance requirements.
We validate your SAP users. Do they have the right SAP licenses? Given their individual use of the SAP system, would a less expensive license be sufficient? What SAP licenses can your company use? We give you all the support you need at every phase of the SAP license optimization and SAP license audit process.
We use predefined Nagarro best-practice roles and intelligent tools when designing and testing SAP roles. This approach reduces the cost of redesigns for the user departments. Our best-practice approach has delivered outstanding results for many customers as they redesigned their SAP authorization landscape.
We use the following proprietary and partner-developed tools in the context of SAP authorizations:
ComplianceNow: Nagarro tools in the ComplianceNow Suite for monitoring SAP authorizations, e.g. to analyze risks inherent in SAP authorizations. For more information, please visit our ComplianceNow page.
XAMS Suite: Use of the XAMS Suite from our partner Xiting in projects to redesign SAP authorizations.
International experience – In more than ten countries
Competent consultants – Cooperation between equals
Knowledge leaders – Authorization concepts for S/4HANA
Reliable tools – Making good use of automation
What our Authorization Experts have to say
We asked one of our people how important authorization systems are to today’s companies.
“A good authorizations concept is crucial to enable high-quality processes. To my mind, this potential still tends to be underestimated.”
Gabriele Ernst, Senior Consultant SAP Authorizations
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Nagarro ES is a leading German IT full service provider for critical business applications and complex ERP landscapes in the digital transformation. As part of the Nagarro Group, Nagarro ES is one of the most powerful and innovative SAP partners for German midsize companies and major international clients.