This year, our leading experts came together to address some of the most game-changing topics in the SAP space. Here are Protiviti’s most popular SAP insights from 2022 as you look ahead to the new year. By and large, these topics will remain important for your success in 2023. Read our top five most-read pieces below.
By: Eric Wojcik and Jacintha Anandaraj
An SAP BW/4HANA migration is a significant investment for any organization. With several migration options available, selecting the right one will reduce project risk, streamline the timeline and can even eliminate long-standing technical debt. This client case study frames the considerations that led to a successful methodology selection and upgrade. Our client had a mission-critical environment that served an extended service network user base and long-standing technical debt they were looking to resolve.
By: Lei Xu and Tyler Chan
In today’s business environment, SAP customers are seeking to bring on-premises technologies to the cloud to gain competitive advantage. SAP Business Warehouse (BW) often comes into discussion, given that SAP will end maintenance and support for BW 7.5 in 2027 and 2030, respectively. With these deadlines approaching, it is important to understand how to bring SAP BW to the public cloud with SAP DWC.
By: Sajib Biswas
Organizations want to unlock the full potential of S/4HANA and SAP cloud solutions yet often neglect GRC maintenance and operations. For example, updating the Segregation of Duties ruleset to support S/4HANA transactions including Fiori apps or running risk analyses on HANA users. For many, having an in-house GRC administration team dedicated to these types of activities is not feasible. However, an outsourced managed services team can provide value by driving efficiency through specialized skillsets.
By: Mithilesh Kotwal
Where many Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) have historically perceived cybersecurity as IT’s responsibility, they are now seeing the benefit of developing their own measures to secure the finance function. As a result, these leaders are automating process controls to improve reporting accuracy and strengthen cybersecurity for finance. Businesses are at risk when CFOs disregard finance-specific vulnerabilities, however, they do not have to go it alone.
By: Chris Hanson
As more organizations look to transform their businesses leveraging SAP’s S/4HANA and other SAP applications, it is key to consider the people side of the transformation. From a resourcing perspective there are several unique challenges that business transformation projects bring to an organization. In this post, we will look at a few of these challenges in detail and provide alternatives as well as specific recommendations to optimize staffing and overcome these challenges.