SAP S/4HANA Transformation - Addressing compliance through focus on controls, security, and cybersecurity

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Transforming Risk into Confidence podcast series


In this episode, Holly Marrs joins Bob Clark to talk about the planning process and steps to take in an SAP S/4HANA transformation that will help you address and integrate controls, security, and cybersecurity to reduce and manage risk during your transformation in an efficient and cost-conscious manner.

We discuss the following questions:

0:51 - In a S4/HANA transformation, what is important to think about with regard to design, controls, security and GRC?

3:10 - What should you know about the new user interface, Fiori?

4:17 - How should you think about GRC as you're going through your design?

5:26 - What are some ways to gain improvements using S/4 and the configuration?

6:48 - What are some of the capabilities you could implement with process control to help get continued assurance?

7:58 - How do the options within moving to the cloud impact cybersecurity?

10:10 - What does a company need to think about in terms of resourcing and planning from a controls and security in GRC perspective?

11:56 - What does it mean to be agile in terms of an implementation?

13:30 - What can go wrong when security and controls are not taken into account in the beginning?

15:30 - What are the key takeaways when looking to embark on a transformation?

About our moderator

Based in Philadelphia, Bob Clark is PwC’s Digital Risk Solution Market Leader and leads the development of tools, methodologies, marketing and training for governance, risk and compliance solutions across large business applications across platforms such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Workday and other business enabling applications. Bob leads our efforts in developing and implementing risk and control based analytics and solutions to help clients proactively manage business and technology risks and compliance.


About our guest

Holly Marrs is a Principal in our US SAP Security, Controls, and Analytics practice. She has over 15 years of experience in SAP implementations, security and controls design and SOX 404 Compliance. Her experience and projects include SAP S/4HANA security and controls optimization, SAP S/4HANA security role redesign, SAP implementation support, SAP GRC Access Control, Process Control and Risk Management implementations, as well as various IT audit and SOX projects.  Holly holds CISA and CISRC certifications in Texas and she holds a BS in Business from Louisiana State University.

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