Focused on the day-to-day concerns of the business, management often feels too busy to ask if they’re getting all they can from their SAP investment. Companies will invest millions in an enterprise solution that’s supposed to streamline processes, introduce efficiencies, and simplify reporting. Then, after the dust settles, the same leaders are wondering what they got for the (substantial) money. Why are there still so many manual functions? Why is information no more reliable than before? Why are there costly disruptions and audit findings?
We help maximize the investment in SAP to drive system integrity and establish the trust you need to successfully operate. PwC helps you evaluate your SAP landscape for the future to:
PwC has had a group focused exclusively on SAP security, controls, GRC, and cybersecurity solutions since the mid-1990s. Since 2014, PwC has positioned itself as a leading S/4HANA partner. We are focused on driving operational efficiency, system protection, and compliance excellence through integrating risk, process and technology platforms. As an SAP Platinum Partner, we bring our approach, experience and proprietary accelerators to help our clients address the security, operational and compliance challenges throughout the S/4HANA business transformation journey.
Challenges defining security and governance, risk, and compliance strategies and a lack of guiding principles during the implementation cause pain points for end users and decrease productivity during the Sustain phase. Whether it is during the implementation, or post go-live, we at PwC help our clients with:
With the introduction of S/4HANA, traditional application level security concepts remain in place; however, additional complexities are introduced via the need for HANA database level security for end users, security around new interface options such as Fiori, security controls around changing business processes, and new vectors for cyber security risks.
As your business and IT landscapes transform, security, controls, and risk management functions must adapt to ensure your critical assets are protected and compliance requirements are met in the new SAP landscape. Through the collaborative design of security and controls, our integration methodology sets the stage for day 1 compliance. Some of the ways in which we accomplish this are through helping companies:
PwC’s S/4HANA controls methodology focuses on delivering a cost effective, appropriately controlled solution, placing emphasis on:
Global trade gives access to foreign markets and creates important growth opportunities for companies; however, international trade is subject to complex and constantly evolving regulations, from both the US and foreign entities. While companies face increasing pressure from protectionist measures, misconduct and violations are much more frequent leading to penalties, reputational damage and loss of market share. Additionally, operational efficiency and cost savings are at risk due to ever-changing tariff laws and a reliance on the work of third-party brokers.
With different focuses and shared missions, C-suite executives need to have conversations with their Boards about the impact of these changing US trade, tariff, sanctions, and export control policies and regulations on their company’s overall business strategy, plans, operations, and controls.
Our team partners with our clients to gain insight into the impact of changing trade policy and regulation on their business and helps identify opportunities for policy consulting, compliance & risk mitigation, and strategic business planning.
With the introduction of S/4HANA, PwC helps clients extend their GRC solutions to automate access & manage risk in an increasingly complex SAP landscape, including SOD and critical actions monitoring for Fiori and other cloud applications. Our team focuses on helping our clients harness the value from their GRC investment with S/4HANA.
PwC helps clients identify risks earlier and more effectively through impactful analysis and enhancements to the current control environment that will help mitigate and monitor ongoing risks, as well as manage the cost of compliance.
PwC brings a unique combination of SAP risk and controls expertise along with technology accelerators to help clients plan and execute mergers and acquisitions. We work alongside our clients throughout the deal decision and execution process to help assess risks as the risk profile changes.
Principal, Cyber, Risk and Regulatory, PwC US
Partner, Cyber, Risk and Regulatory, PwC US