Granting The Right Authorizations to Your Users

Hypothetical situation - say you’re the authorization manager – either a SAP authorization manager or a general authorization manager and you need to grant authorizations to users. Now this isnt really your actual job but it was delegated to you by someone who said, "Hey, you can grant authorizations to users, it’s really not that complicated". In fact, it is really quite simple; technically it is just to add the right authorization to the user. Now, say someone is filling out paperwork requesting the authorization for MM01 (to create materials) – you would search for one authorization role that includes this activity (out of 50 possible options) and grant it. That’s it, right? Good job?!
No, not really. Let me show you the correct way to grant authorizations.

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Preparing For SAP Audits

This How To Guide is a bit different than most document you have seen in the past, because we feel there isn’t anything better than hearing from actual customers. This is a collection of select tips, tricks, and advice that have been gathered from our customers who continuously pass one licensing audit after the next, and are well prepared at all times. These customers are continuously checking their licensing status and constantly optimizing it according to changes that occur at their companies.

SAP audits can be time-consuming and a drain on your resources. If you are not prepared, you can spend weeks combing through the data. Once you have completed all the data mining and prepare your report, do you know what risks you have or have identified risks you didn’t know existed? If you follow these tips from our actual customers, you will be one step closer in preparation for your next audit.

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5 Little-Known Facts About SAP Licensing

Although they are spending millions of dollars, many SAP customers do not really know what licenses they actually have, what licenses they really need, and what they don’t.

SAP is one of the most expensive software systems in the market, yet many organizations still treat their SAP licensing like a black box; they see it in terms of input and output without any knowledge of how it works. We were shocked to find some customers that felt that their SAP licensing was an invincible force that they were powerless against.

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GRC Compliance: Offense or Defense?

When it comes to handling GRC conflicts, is it better to use an alerting tool or a simulation tool? They both manage conflicts, but one is predictive and the other happens after the fact. Well, there is no one solution; the key is to use them in combination to promise a peaceful process and clean GRC audit report.

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What Every SAP Security Manager Should Know

If you’re in the SAP Security field you should know that with a complex application like SAP, it is really not sufficient to only secure the communication and only prevent people from logging in from external IPs. The “big money” lies in the data: an employee who commits fraud or sells sensitive customer data to the outside can generate a huge financial loss for the company, not to mention possible law suits and negative impact from bad PR.

Using ProfileTailor Dynamics for SAP Security you can:

  • Monitor user activity and pinpoint suspicious and sensitive actions
  • Get alerts about irregular activity that could potentially lead to fraud
  • Prevent risks before they happen by identifying unused sensitive authorizations and eliminating them
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Driving campaigns with data science

By employing data science, sales teams can make predictions that are accurate enough to reach out to the right customers with the right messaging. To achieve this, you need two things: access to data that shows what your customers are doing across all channels, and the right methodology to analyze that data and deliver actionable recommendations.
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Marketing effectiveness – are there too many cooks in your kitchen?

Staying on top of all the moving pieces that accompany marketing, planning, and management can be extremely challenging—especially if you lack clear line-of-sight to staff, budgets, priorities, or time lines. Learn how you can overcome this hurdle, and provide the real-time information needed for planning and executing effective marketing programs.
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How CPQ software can help you grow your business

Innovation and acquisitions result in more product variety, more options, and more customizations—all of which can make your products more attractive to your customers. But this variety can also be difficult for your sales reps—especially recent hires—to effectively sell. Manufacturers who sell customizable products are quickly discovering that using a configure-price-quote (CPQ) system can simplify this complexity and streamline the selling process. Read to find out more.
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Product Overview

Introducing Swiftype Enterprise Search

Swiftype Enterprise Search is an easy way for companies to index content across internal cloud data sources and make it accessible from anywhere, on any device. In a single search, your employees can pull any information relevant to the task at hand.

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How Microsoft Got Performance Reviews Right

Microsoft, long known for using stack ranking and ratings eliminated both in 2013.

It’s new performance management is based on more timely feedback to align employee objectives with company goals.

In this resource, you’ll learn how Microsoft evolved its annual appraisals to better drive performance, and how you can adopt a modern performance system similar to Microsoft’s.

  • How Microsoft uses check-ins to develop employees
  • What the company uses to determine compensation now that ratings are eliminated
  • How you can implement a performance management system similar to what Microsoft uses
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Negotiate The Possibilities with SAP

Believe it or not, SAP wants you to be its customer. Moreover, SAP wants you to be a satisfied customer so that your company will purchase other SAP management solutions in the future. If you have always assumed that negotiating SAP contracts is impossible (as impossible as negotiating contracts with a bank, utility provider, cell phone operator), then assume again.
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5 Misconceptions about SAP Authorizations

The brief mentions some very naive statements we’ve heard during our experience in the field. The following quotes are definitely myths, and we highly suggest that you familiarize yourself with them in case you hear them too.
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Migrating Enterprise Applications to Microsoft Azure

Migrating applications is a subject that can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned IT professional. Stories of poorly executed migrations abound, and they often cost businesses dearly in terms of time and money. As organizations consider migrating applications out of their own data centers and into the cloud, the level of anxiety can grow exponentially.

However, moving an enterprise application to the cloud doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. By following some simple guidelines, you can easily determine the best strategy for migrating your applications and taking maximum advantage of the cloud.

This white paper examines the most common application migration issues and offers guidance on how to manage them.

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