This is how to ensure a smooth migration of your SAP authorizations while simultaneously reducing your security risks

Motiv_es_SAST-SGM_72dpi_1612One of the biggest challenges that any customer faces when migrating or redesigning their SAP authorizations is ensuring the continuity of their normal business operations. As a result, IT units are often wary of curtailing user rights – so as to avoid conflicts with business departments that would result from increased testing workloads or more frequent error messages.

With SAST Safe Go-Live Management, these problems are now a thing of the past.

In the long term, avoiding the trouble of setting up proper authorization management almost always leads to authorizations ‘piling up’ – and this necessarily leads to an elevated level of authorization risk. Due to concerns about interruptions to their day-to-day business, companies often postpone tackling this problem until auditors flag the deficiencies in this setup.

The Safe Go-Live Management (SGM) module in the SAST SUITE prevents any disruptions to your normal business operations during an authorization redesign. Not least because in the event of an unforeseen error situation, our self-service feature gives your end users the capacity to quickly and independently extend their authorizations – but only as far as the status quo before the Migration.

This workflow naturally offers full auditability and also takes your compliance policies into account. In the event of a fallback situation of this kind, your SAP admins are informed automatically by email. Thanks to the integrated authorization trace access, errors can be analyzed and resolved within a matter of minutes – removing the need to consult with the end user:

Benefits for your users
The production process started can proceed immediately and without disruption – users do not have to wait for the problem to be fixed. And there’s no time pressure on your admins for analyzing and resolving these problems. Last but not least, user-friendly authorization migration also improves end user satisfaction – and likewise project acceptance.

SAST Safe Go-Live Management benefits at a glance
– Rollout of precise authorizations with matching roles at the press of a button
– Significantly shorter projects involving a new conceptual model or redesign
– Considerable reduction in the organizational workload
– Lower project costs
– Smooth authorization migration with zero impact on your day-to-day business

From our practical experience, we know just how quickly critical incidents can be brought about by your own members of staff – whether through ignorance or intentionally. Talk to us to find out how we can work with you to identify the perfect Security & Compliance project methodology for your company:

Steffen Maltig
Head of SAST Authorization Management at AKQUINET