Surviving an SAP Audit


Author: Steve Biskie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592292530
Category: Auditing
Page: 299
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This book is designed to help SAP project managers, implementation teams, administrators, and users learn how to "think like an auditor" so they can be better-prepared for an internal or external audit of their SAP system. It provides practical, proven advice for preparing an audit roadmap for the system as a whole, and drills down into specific domains (applications, components, and business processes) to provide expert guidance on the most common audit objectives for those areas. No team facing an SAP system audit should be without it!"Think Like an Auditor"Get practical advice from an experienced SAP auditor on how to train your team to look at the audit roadmap from the auditor's perspective, and address weaknesses and "gotchas" before they happen.Bulletproof Your Implementation and Enhancement/Upgrade ProcessLearn how to ensure the effective design and implementation of controls for new SAP implementations, as well as the SAP upgrade and enhancement process, one of the biggest sources of audit problems.Get Hands-on with Specific DomainsUnderstand the audit objectives at the application and component level, including SAP Basis, ERP Financials, MM, SD, and more.Audit Roadmap for General Controls in SAPMaster the nuances of the major general controls in SAP, and the source of many audit issues: change management, segregation of duties, and emergency changes.Audit Tips and ToolsFind answers on special issues and situations, audit tools available for SAP systems, third-party programs and services, and more.

Implementing SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance


Author: Asokkumar Christian,D. Rajen Iyer,Atul Sudhalkar
Publisher: SAP PRESS
ISBN: 9781592298815
Category: Computers
Page: 712
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• Effectively implement and configure the entire GRC 10.0 suite• Proactively manage regulatory change, meet business needs, and direct corporate compliance• Quickly identify and manage risk with a single unified view of your entire GRC process• Written for GRC 10.0 and 10.1Learn how to navigate the wild waters and changing tides of corporate compliance and governance. With this comprehensive guide to SAP's GRC suite, develop a strategy that is both reactive and adaptive to regulatory pressures, changing corporate policies, and unanticipated risk. Written for GRC consultants, project managers, and analysts, this book will explore the core components of the GRC module-Access Control, Process Control, Global Trade Services, and Risk Management-and their implementation. Plot your course for a successful GRC implementation.The Building Blocks of GRCFilled with best practices and practical scenarios, learn how to configure and implement the necessary dimensions, master data, and rules setup for each component.Business Process AlignmentReview the regulations that can impact a business and explore the SAP tools that can support compliance.Streamlined GRC IntegrationExplore the unique implementation and configuration processes for each component and learn how to operate these resources side by side.Role ManagementEnsure that your users are reducing risk with appropriate role management and monitoring. Monitoring and ReportingDesign a monitoring schedule that supports your business with clear monitoring rules with the help of Process Control and Continuous Control Monitoring.

Beginner`s Guide to SAP Security and Authorizations


Author: Tracy Juran
Publisher: Espresso Tutorials GmbH
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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SAP has a wide range of built-in functionality to meet various security requirements, including network protection, data protection, and SAP authorizations. This book will focus on the application of SAP authorizations and how user access can be limited by transaction codes, organizational levels, field values, etc. Explore the basic architecture of SAP Security and Authorizations, including user master records, roles, profiles, authorization object classes, authorization objects, and authorization fields. Dive into how to create user profiles and assign roles. Get tips on leveraging the profile generator transaction, PFCG. Obtain valuable tools and tables for identifying user master records and role and authorization information. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, the author brings readers new to SAP Security and Authorizations up to speed. - Basic architecture of SAP Security and Authorizations - GRC Access Control introduction - User profile creation and role assignments - Common security and authorization pain point troubleshooting

Auditing and GRC Automation in SAP


Author: Maxim Chuprunov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642353029
Category: Computers
Page: 525
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Over the last few years, financial statement scandals, cases of fraud and corruption, data protection violations, and other legal violations have led to numerous liability cases, damages claims, and losses of reputation. As a reaction to these developments, several regulations have been issued: Corporate Governance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, IFRS, Basel II and III, Solvency II and BilMoG, to name just a few. In this book, compliance is understood as the process, mapped not only in an internal control system, that is intended to guarantee conformity with legal requirements but also with internal policies and enterprise objectives (in particular, efficiency and profitability). The current literature primarily confines itself to mapping controls in SAP ERP and auditing SAP systems. Maxim Chuprunov not only addresses this subject but extends the aim of internal controls from legal compliance to include efficiency and profitability and then well beyond, because a basic understanding of the processes involved in IT-supported compliance management processes are not delivered along with the software. Starting with the requirements for compliance (Part I), he not only answers compliance-relevant questions in the form of an audit guide for an SAP ERP system and in the form of risks and control descriptions (Part II), but also shows how to automate the compliance management process based on SAP GRC (Part III). He thus addresses the current need for solutions for implementing an integrated GRC system in an organization, especially focusing on the continuous control monitoring topics. Maxim Chuprunov mainly targets compliance experts, auditors, SAP project managers and consultants responsible for GRC products as readers for his book. They will find indispensable information for their daily work from the first to the last page. In addition, MBA, management information system students as well as senior managers like CIOs and CFOs will find a wealth of valuable information on compliance in the SAP ERP environment, on GRC in general and its implementation in particular.

Internal Audit Handbook

Management with the SAP®-Audit Roadmap
Author: Henning Kagermann,William Kinney,Karlheinz Küting,Claus-Peter Weber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540708872
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 610
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This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the tasks and challenges facing internal audit. It presents the Audit Roadmap, the process model of internal auditing developed at SAP® which describes all stages of an audit. Coverage provides information on issues such as the identification of audit fields, the annual audit planning, the organization and execution of audits as well as reporting and follow-up. The handbook also discusses management-related subjects. Separate chapters are dedicated to special topics like IT or SOX audits.

Implementing Effective IT Governance and IT Management


Author: Gad J. Selig
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9401805288
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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This book is a revised edition of the best selling title Implementing IT Governance (ISBN 978 90 8753 119 5).For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.In all enterprises around the world, the issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning IT more closely with the organization and effectively governing an organization s IT investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations.Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand management, program and project management, IT service management, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management, metrics, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated approach for IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance. This title fills that need in the marketplace and offers readers structured and practical solutions using the best of the best practices available today. The book is divided into two parts, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment:- Leadership, people, organization and strategy,- IT governance, its major component processes and enabling technologies.Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: - the why and what of IT: strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.; - the how of IT: Program/Project Management, IT Service Management (including ITIL); Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing; performance, risk and contingency management (including COBIT, the Balanced Scorecard etc.) and leadership, team management and professional competences.

Continuous Auditing

Theory and Application
Author: David Y. Chan,Victoria Chiu,Miklos A. Vasarhelyi
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787434656
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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Continuous Auditing provides academics and practitioners with a compilation of select continuous auditing design science research, and it provides readers with an understanding of the underlying theoretical concepts of a continuous audit, ideas on how continuous audit can be applied in practice, and what has and has not worked in research.

Implementing IT Governance - A Pocket Guide


Author: Gad J. Selig
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9087538170
Category: Education
Page: 210
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The issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning information technology more closely with an organization and effectively governing an organization s Information Technology (IT) investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations. Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand (portfolio investment) management, program and project management, IT service management and delivery, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management and metrics, like the balanced scorecard, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance approach. This new title fills that need in the marketplace and gives readers a structured and practical solutions using the best of the best principles available today. The book is divided into nine chapters, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment - leadership and proactive people and change agents, flexible and scalable processes and enabling technology. Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: demand management and alignment (the why and what of IT strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.); execution management (includes the how - Program/Project Management, IT Service Management and Delivery with IT Infrastructure Library {ITIL} and Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing); performance, risk and contingency management (e.g. includes COBIT, the balanced scorecard and other metrics and controls); and leadership, teams and people skills. Endorsements 'Selig has brought together his years of practical experience and his academic training to produce a valuable resource on how to successfully manage IT. He uses IT governance as the focal point for executing best practices to create alignment between IT and the business. In today s marketplace, where no organization can compete effectively without alignment, this book can become the executive handbook for IT management'Christine V. Bullen, Senior Lecturer, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology 'Dr. Selig has written an extremely comprehensive book on IT Governance. It is so comprehensive that today's IT leader need look at few other sources to ensure that they have nailed what it takes to lead a world-class IT organization. It provides details, yet serves as a easily reference-able road-map for today's busy IT executives it's a great desktop companion!'Stu Werner, Executive Vice President and CIO, Li & Fong, U.S.A. 'Dr. Selig s book on this topic is a great resource for all IT practitioners and brings together every critical aspect relating to IT governance. This book lays out a roadmap to executing within a solid governance model. It looks at all aspects of establishing, marinating, growing and sustaining an IT ecosystem. The combination of case studies and disciplined approaches to building well structured processes, committed leaders and change agents will help the board, executive management and most of all, CIO s and IT professionals think through what has worked, what can work and how to deployIT governance successfully. I very much enjoyed reading the chapters. I think you have a great book and I look forward to reading it when it comes out'Dick LeFave, CIO, Sprint Nextel 'In an era when strong IT governance is an increasingly critical component of visionary business and technology leadership, Dr Selig's book provides a welcome compendium of successful practices. Experienced leaders will find it a valuable reference, while early-career managers will appreciate the clear, actionable framework for developing high-quality, sustainable governance models of their own'Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate 'Dr Selig's book is a well thought out and comprehensive reference guide on the successful governance of IT in context of the larger business. It successfully combines practical check lists and governance models with real world insights in an easy to read format.The book is organized into logical sections that make it easy to find topics of relevance. This book will be useful when setting up a new governance model or challenging and improving what is in place today. It is written in a format that allows the reader to stand back from the detail and look a the bigger picture, recognizing that an integrated approach to IT governance is critical to the overall health of a successful business.Dr Selig has captured this complex topic in a way that will prove a valuable reference for all levels of Executives and managers that are involved in IT governance' Nicholas Willcox, Director IT, Unilever Americas 'Dr. Selig s blend of executive IT and senior level business experience in major companies combined with many years of teaching experience and research effort have enabled him to create a unique book that blends many different components and perspectives on IT Governance into a single framework. Written for senior and aspiring IT and business leaders, his book draws upon practical experience, research, and best practices as well as the collective wisdom of the many senior IT leaders he has interacted with in teaching IT Governance. A five star rating!'James R. Shea, Director, Syracuse University, Center for Business Information Technologies 'Dr. Selig has created a veritable IT Governance Encyclopedia for the 21st century IT executive. If something isn t covered here, you probably don t need to know it'Peter Schay, Executive VP, The Advisory Council

Discover SAP ERP Financials


Author: Manish Patel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592294299
Category: Computers
Page: 604
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Discover what SAP ERP Financials is and whether it s right for your business Improve your financial processes and save money with this powerful software Explore the major modules and their application for financial processes You know that business financials are an essential part of every business, large or small, but do you how SAP ERP Financials can make it easier? From basic accounting and complex financial audits to reporting, SAP ERP Financials offers vast, diverse and customizable solutions. This title offers a very detailed, reader-friendly reference that will give you an in-depth overview of the key components of SAP ERP Financials. Perfect for new users, decision-makers, and power users, with this title you will learn how to improve your efficiency in key financial areas, including profitability analysis, financial supply chain management, cost-accounting, and more. Updated for SAP ERP 6.0, EhP 5 and 6 with an expanded focus on real world scenarios and practical case-studies.

The SAP Project

More Than a Survival Guide
Author: Gerald Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781592299492
Category: Computers
Page: 450
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Suitable as a reference before starting your next SAP implementation project, this title comes with a preview of what to expect, what questions to ask, and when to take which steps. It also includes: Project requirements; SAP implementation method; Logistical tasks; System integration and contracting; Project planning; and, Work stream model.

Internal Audit

Efficiency Through Automation
Author: David Coderre
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470392423
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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Internal Audit: Efficiency Through Automation teaches state-of-the-art computer-aided audit techniques, with practical guidelines on how to get much needed data, overcome organizational roadblocks, build data analysis skills, as well as address Continuous Auditing issues. Chapter 1 CAATTs History, Chapter 2 Audit Technology, Chapter 3 Continuous Auditing, Chapter 4 CAATTs Benefits and Opportunities, Chapter 5 CAATTs for Broader Scoped Audits, Chapter 6 Data Access and Testing, Chapter 7 Developing CAATT Capabilities, Chapter 8 Challenges for Audit,

Auditing and GRC Automation in SAP


Author: Maxim Chuprunov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642353029
Category: Computers
Page: 525
View: 2713

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Over the last few years, financial statement scandals, cases of fraud and corruption, data protection violations, and other legal violations have led to numerous liability cases, damages claims, and losses of reputation. As a reaction to these developments, several regulations have been issued: Corporate Governance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, IFRS, Basel II and III, Solvency II and BilMoG, to name just a few. In this book, compliance is understood as the process, mapped not only in an internal control system, that is intended to guarantee conformity with legal requirements but also with internal policies and enterprise objectives (in particular, efficiency and profitability). The current literature primarily confines itself to mapping controls in SAP ERP and auditing SAP systems. Maxim Chuprunov not only addresses this subject but extends the aim of internal controls from legal compliance to include efficiency and profitability and then well beyond, because a basic understanding of the processes involved in IT-supported compliance management processes are not delivered along with the software. Starting with the requirements for compliance (Part I), he not only answers compliance-relevant questions in the form of an audit guide for an SAP ERP system and in the form of risks and control descriptions (Part II), but also shows how to automate the compliance management process based on SAP GRC (Part III). He thus addresses the current need for solutions for implementing an integrated GRC system in an organization, especially focusing on the continuous control monitoring topics. Maxim Chuprunov mainly targets compliance experts, auditors, SAP project managers and consultants responsible for GRC products as readers for his book. They will find indispensable information for their daily work from the first to the last page. In addition, MBA, management information system students as well as senior managers like CIOs and CFOs will find a wealth of valuable information on compliance in the SAP ERP environment, on GRC in general and its implementation in particular.

Leading Change


Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422186431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

100 Things You Should Know about Authorizations in SAP


Author: Massimo Manara,Andrea Cavalleri
Publisher: SAP PRESS
ISBN: 9781592294060
Category: Computers
Page: 346
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Provides 100 little-known time-saving tips and tricks Features detailed instructions and guiding screenshots Presents practical, expert advice for system administrators Work smarter with authorizations! Have you ever had an unauthorized user access something in your system that you could have sworn was off limits? Here you go: SAP PRESS equips you with 100 Things that unlock the secrets of managing your security and authorizations in SAP. With this book, users of all levels will: Save time With the shortcuts and workarounds provided, you ll learn how to complete your daily authorizations and security tasks faster and more elegantly. Learn quickly Full of screenshots and instructions, this book will help you pick up new tips and tricks in no time, such as implementing effective auditing practices and better security. Develop new skills You ll discover new ways of doing your work and find yourself saying, I wish I d known how to do this a long time ago! Tip 93: You can increase your authorizations governance by revalidating your roles! At least once a year, authorizations administrators have to perform a roles revalidation to confi rm that the roles content is still correct.This tip will help you avoid the common technical errors and teach you how to prepare and document the role reporting to revalidate roles for the business. Find out more on page 309!

Introduction to Information Systems

Enabling and Transforming Business
Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Casey G. Cegielski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470473525
Category: Computers
Page: 528
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Information technology professionals will gain invaluable information with this updated resource on how to connect concepts to key business areas. These areas include accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. The new edition provides concise and accessible coverage of core IT topics. Do It Yourself activities show them how to apply the information on the job. Technology professionals will then be able to discover how critical IT is to each functional area and every business.