SAP INSIGHTS: OCTOBER 2020

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SAP INSIGHTS: OCTOBER 2020

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

REPORT

Central Finance and Improving the Financial Close Benchmark Report

Pressure to speed the delivery of business insight continues to put pressure on financial organizations to accelerate their accounting close and reporting cycles. SAP’s S/4HANA in-memory technology, and Universal Journal architecture, carries potential to dramatically shift both the closing process as well as the access to live operational information in reporting and analysis environments. This report, sponsored by Protiviti, examines changes in SAP users’ approaches to financial data and closing processes, and benchmark strategies and results across the market.

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CLIENT STORY

National Vision Enhances SAP Business Planning and Consolidation with SAP Analytics Cloud 

National Vision, a leader in the U.S. optical industry, is a retailer that has seen tremendous growth since it was founded in 1990. National Vision turned to their long-standing partner, Protiviti, to extend the capabilities of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, their full financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting tool, with SAP Analytics Cloud Planning.

National Vision
 

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BLOGS

Upgrading to SAP GRC 12: Down to the Wire 

We are just weeks away from the SAP GRC application reaching the end of its mainstream maintenance on December 31 of this year. Organizations who are running Access Control, Process Control or Risk Management 10.x should be upgrading to GRC 12 now; otherwise, the consequences for not upgrading could include entering the extended maintenance period or customer-specific maintenance.

As a reminder, after the maintenance period ends, companies will not be able to log support incidents for the 10.x versions, however, but will still be able to search the SAP Support Portal to find existing issues and solutions.

If you are interested in discussing this topic further, please contact us directly.


The Power of Hybrid Analytics

As part of a typical business intelligence program, organizations are bound to take advantage of multiple systems. One system may provide exceptional reporting capabilities. Another may provide best-in-class dashboarding. The challenge is understanding where and how to access multiple systems in a business intelligence landscape. This is where hybrid analytics becomes necessary.

Hybrid analytics is an architecture that combines business intelligence systems that are both on-premise with those that are cloud based. Because analytics can be developed through multiple business intelligence platforms and stored in different locations, discovery of useful analytics can be difficult. The hybrid analytics system removes the need to remember where a report or visualization is stored.

 

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Governing SAP Applications with Cloud Identity Access Governance

Previously, we wrote about Cloud Identity Access Governance (IAG) based on the latest news coming out of a recent SAPinsider event. In this post, we would like to provide an update on the solution and clarify two editions we think are important to understand.

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Enrich SAP Analytics Cloud with Microsoft’s Excel Plug-In

As a relatively new SAP analytics tool, the features SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) offers are ever-evolving to benefit the end user. Earlier this year, SAP introduced an Excel add-in that allows companies to integrate their SAC analytic and planning models with Excel and explore data insights in the familiar spreadsheet tool. In this blog, we’ll look at how this new plug-in works and explain why it makes clients’ lives easier.

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WEBINAR

Effectively Manage Enterprise Risk in Today's Connected Technology Ecosystem Thu, Nov 12 | 11am ET

In today’s world of interconnected business applications, succeeding at managing and controlling enterprise security is a must. Although past approaches for managing risk around access and segregation of duties are still relevant, evolutions in robotic process automation, data privacy, cybersecurity, and shadow IT require a different focus than general IT control reviews. A strong enterprise security program takes a holistic approach to mitigating risk by considering how technology, people, and processes can work together to address threats both inside and outside of your business. So, how can you instill confidence in your executive team that the enterprise security controls they have deployed will be effective?

Join this webinar and learn how to:

  • Apply the people+process+technology equation to create a strong framework for your enterprise security strategy
  • Convince leadership that the security framework you are proposing will be effective
  • Empower employees to take control of enterprise security with more awareness of threats and methods that all users can follow to mitigate risk.

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CONFERENCES

 

New Date! Nov 17-19, 2020 

Join SAPinsider's Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Summit featuring a two-day LIVE experience Nov 17-19, on-demand access to over 40 actionable roadmap, case study, collaboration and solution sessions, plus the ability to engage with a targeted ecosystem of technology partners.

Protiviti is a Gold Sponsor and will present live speaking sessions and conduct several roundtables and demonstrations in our booth!

Protiviti Live Sessions:

  • Data Readiness and Preparation for Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation - Nov 17 | 1:00 pm ET
  • Enabling Business Transformation with SAP S/4HANA - Nov 18 | 10:00 am ET

Virtual Roundtables and Demonstrations:

  • National Vision Enhances SAP BPC with SAP Analytics Cloud - Nov 17 | 12:00 pm ET
  • SAP Analytics Cloud Demonstration - Nov 17 | 12:30 pm ET
  • Enabling SAP Fiori to Improve the Way You Work - Nov 18 | 12:00 pm ET
  • SAP Fiori Demonstration - Nov 18 | 12:30 pm ET
  • Achieving Real Business Value with SAP S/4HANA - Nov 19 |12:00 pm ET
  • Ask the Expert: Data Readiness - Nov 19 | 12:30 pm ET

If you would like to register for one or all of our roundtables or demo, please RSVP with your selections.

Register today for a complimentary pass to live and on-demand sessions!

 

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