Business transformation … Enabled by SAP S/4HANA

Why security and controls should not be an afterthought

Target group: CIOs, CFOs, internal control team, risk managers, CISOs, SAP security

By 2027, businesses must switch to SAP S/4HANA if they want to continue using an SAP system. Businesses are looking to SAP S/4HANA to provide improved operational functions, such as access across multiple devices with an enhanced user experience and customer-friendly design, and a simplified data model allowing businesses to process high volumes of data as well as embedded analytics allowing for real-time business analysis.

Security and controls play a vital part in these transformations. Main reasons include:

- Unauthorised access to sensitive data which could lead to significant fines

- Design and architectural flaws

- Too little focus on automation and preventive controls

- Expanded attack surface.

Key takeaways

How to embed security and controls from the very beginning

How fixing issues after go-live can cost up to five times more than doing it during the implementation project.