SAP Insights: March 2020

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SAP Insights: March 2020

"From Data & Analytics, to Security & Privacy, to Business Process Optimization and Risk & Compliance, we have you covered!



Upgrading to GRC 12: A Race Against Time!

It seems as if we are in a constant race against time to ensure our software stays within the mainstream maintenance window – most notable as of late is the sunsetting of SAP ERP (ECC) 6.0. While organizations may be at varying steps on their S/4HANA journey, we encourage them to not lose sight of their GRC application reaching the end of its mainstream maintenance December 31 of this year.
Although still a few months out, organizations who are running Access Control, Process Control or Risk Management 10.x should be planning to upgrade to GRC 12 right now. For more information on how Protiviti can help your organization, email [email protected]

ASUG Webinars

Interested in expanding your knowledge in SAP® BusinessObjects™, SAP S/4HANA®, SAP GRC / Controls and more? Register for one or more of ASUG's upcoming April webcasts. Must be a member to register.
  • SAP BOBJ Web Intelligence 4.3 Overview
  • Report for SAP S/4HANA
  • Overcoming Challenges with RPA
  • Think Tank: SAP Security
  • Extend Your BPC Planning with SAC
  • Moving to Suite on HANA
  • SAP S/4HANA Financial Consolidation
  • Predictive Maintenance Using ML
  • Using SAP Process Control MCP
  • Using SAP Process Control MCP
  • Security Patch Day 2020
  • SAP Analytics Cloud Content Overview
  • Digital Transformation and SAP S/4HANA
  • And More!



Leading Practices for a Well-Maintained SAP BusinessObjects System

Managing the SAP BusinessObjects (BOBJ) environment is important to keeping systems healthy and stable. Without a stable environment, the business will be at risk of more system outages, resulting in delayed reporting. While supporting BOBJ environments for multiple clients, Protiviti Consultant Doug Mrsich, implemented both in-house and third-party solutions for auditing.
Read Doug's blog to see what he learned from his implementations.

Working Remotely? Microsoft Teams Can Help!

These days we are finding ourselves in a new remote working environment. While working remotely may seem ideal to most people, staying engaged with colleagues and effectively collaborating with your teams can be challenging.

Microsoft Teams is a great tool to help you and your colleagues stay connected and working together without feeling remote.

If your looking to quickly ramp up a work from home program, you will find this blog and our upcoming webinar valuable!


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Data Analytics Solution Helps Pharmaceutical Giant Focus on Improving Clinical Trials and Saving Lives

For one global biopharmaceutical company, the ability to access vital data when and where it’s needed can affect more than just performance — it can impact the ability to save lives. This industry leader develops, manufactures and distributes breakthrough medical therapies to treat patients with serious and life-threatening medical conditions. The company conducts clinical trials to better understand the effectiveness of pharmaceutical and medical treatments.

The company partnered with Protiviti to improve its data management and analytics processes. It wanted to reduce unnecessary manual effort and gain traceability and a comprehensive view of critical data.

The new data management, analytics and reporting solution gives the company better visibility into its inventory throughout the clinical trials cycle. The improved visibility into the company’s clinical trial supply process directly impacts patient safety, providing the company with better tracking and less waste of clinical trial medications and a more efficient clinical trial process overall.



Protiviti's Enterprise Resilience Webinar Series

Register Today!

We’re facing an unprecedented challenge – but we aren’t facing it alone. We believe there is tremendous value to be gained in sharing and learning from diverse perspectives. These Protiviti and Robert Half webinars provide you with an opportunity to prioritize your conversations, gain confidence in your own plans and increase your organization’s resilience.

With this webinar series, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply real-time lessons learned as the COVID-19 unfolds
  • Respond to the crisis smartly and swiftly
  • Design and implement better practices to withstand disruptions

All live webinars will have CPE credit available for qualified participants.

Our registration page will be continually updated with newly scheduled events so bookmark the page and check back often for more informative sessions including SAP specific sessions coming soon on SAP Security, Risk Management and Process Controls, and SAP Analytics Cloud Planning.



Utilizing Robotic Process Automation for Compliance

The use of new technology continues to be a big focus for Protiviti’s SAP Ecosystem solution in 2020. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are poised to help our clients make dramatic shifts in performance, shareholder value and business development over the next several years. The ultimate goal is to eventually get to cognitive automation, where software brings automation to information-intensive processes, but basic process automation can be incorporated by most organizations right now. Many businesses are starting to introduce these basic process automations into their routine tasks in order to cut costs, reduce human error, and gain speed/efficiency. The impact of COVID-19 may speed up this effort as companies look to automation and its associated efficiencies. Tools such as UiPath, Blue Prism, Microsoft Power Automate, or SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation using Leonardo can help SAP business users by automating repetitive tasks like extracting data from tables in SAP, or even entering data such as invoices.