SAP Risk Management


What is SAP Risk Management?

Risk management for a business isn’t just about identifying and eliminating areas of risk. For many organizations, it’s also about making decisions on acceptable levels of risk and establishing hierarchies of risk — what needs to be immediately dealt with and what can wait. Keeping track of all organizational risk in a centralized way makes it easier for companies to analyze risk impacts — this type of centralization is often enabled by technology. SAP Risk Management is one risk management tool within the SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) suite that supports risk identification, assessment, analysis, and monitoring.

What is SAP Risk Management?

Risk management for a business isn’t just about identifying and eliminating areas of risk. For many organizations, it’s also about making decisions on acceptable levels of risk and establishing hierarchies of risk — what needs to be immediately dealt with and what can wait. Keeping track of all organizational risk in a centralized way makes it easier for companies to analyze risk impacts — this type of centralization is often enabled by technology. SAP Risk Management is one risk management tool within the SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) suite that supports risk identification, assessment, analysis, and monitoring.

Risk management tools like SAP Risk Management often provide better visibility into organizational risk and bring together various types of risk into a single place for monitoring. Risk management solutions may include the following features, among others:

  • Risk strategy and planning
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk monitoring
  • Dashboards and graphical views
  • Real-time and automated risk monitoring
  • Guided workflows to enforce governance rules

There are many sources of risk in an organization, and some vendors provide solutions to address various risk elements. For example, Appsian Security offers tools that bolster risk monitoring around financial transactions. Fastpath offers risk management solutions that focus on multiple areas of risk, including segregation of duties, regulatory compliance, and access risk. RSM’s toolset provides process automation around risk management.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • Risk events are rising, compounding the need for better risk monitoring and anticipation. Legacy tools and business models don’t typically offer the capabilities needed to properly manage risk in a centralized place. To fix this, companies are now including risk management as part of their digital transformation activities, implementing intelligent technologies and robotic process automation to help improve risk management and other GRC functions.
  • GRC teams are stretched, according to our latest research on the state of the GRC market. The most successful organizations are taking pressure off GRC professionals with automation. You should look to automate risk management wherever possible — it’s best for repeatable processes. Risk management tools that automate risk monitoring and reporting reduce manual labor for GRC staff and free them up to do more strategy and planning.
  • You can improve risk strategy and decision making across the entire company, from operations through audit, with risk-aware, risk-adjusted management. You should work toward this goal with strategies such as risk training for line-of-business users and by creating an interdisciplinary risk management committee.

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    Published: 07/July/2023

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    As the technological capabilities that organizations have access to expand, so do the potential cybersecurity threats within those new opportunities. One area of particular concern is quantum computing. As its capabilities have advanced, experts now see potential for systemic cybersecurity risk. To help companies stem the tide of new risks, Deloitte has partnered with the…
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    Published: 12/May/2023

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    Event-driven business processes are becoming more relevant, and there is a great wave of interest in this topic in the SAP ecosystem. The event-enabled nature of the SAP S/4HANA ERP system, coupled with its sibling Business Technology Platform, enables enterprises to use and develop responsive applications rapidly to seamlessly to take advantage of this new…
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    Third-Party Risk Is Major Concern for Organizations

    Data breaches often result from attackers gaining access to poorly secured third parties as a path to breach their primary target. Unfortunately, many companies have little visibility into or control over third parties that connect to their systems. To counter these risks, organizations should implement a third-party risk management program, advises Parham Eftekhari, senior vice…
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    As security professionals are all too aware, cyber threats have become dramatically more visible to many organizations in the last couple of years. And risks have proliferated across the enterprise. Gabriele Fiata, head of enterprise risk management and innovation at SAP, recently sat down with SAPinsider to share his thoughts on the common mistakes that…
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    A growing landscape of laptops and smartphones, widespread internet access, and remote workforces throughout the world have increased the need for risk and identity management and has changed how security models should operate. Continuing to focus on only two dimensions, the “Who” (users and user groups) and the “What” (roles and authorizations), leaves organizations vulnerable…
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    With an increase in malicious cyber activity, organizations are racing to secure their mission-critical applications powered by SAP. An increase in exploitable vulnerabilities means your essential applications, the data running through them, and your operations as a whole are at risk. In this session, we will highlight the current risks organizations are facing and share…
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    Increasing Threats Highlight the Need for Robust Enterprise Risk Management

    Published: 28/May/2021

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    In the face of challenging micro and macro events, companies need to be able to anticipate and better manage risks that impact their core business objectives. Additionally, legacy business models and IT landscapes don’t contain all of the capabilities necessary to manage risk across the entire enterprise. For example, intelligent technologies like robotic process automation…
  9. How to Manage Enterprise Risk in Remote and Digital Environments

    Published: 05/May/2021

    Reading time: 12 mins

    As organizations migrate to SAP S/4HANA as part of their digital transformation effort, they should prioritize governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has developed a Three Lines Model to help with that journey. First-line roles include operation and support functions; second-line roles encompass corporate risk, compliance, and quality assurance functions;…
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    Published: 14/January/2021

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    There are many unforeseen risks that can impact your business. How do you manage and develop strategies to better understand and manage your risk portfolios? How can you prepare for unforeseen risks before it is too late? This track helps you refine your overall strategy and explore key solutions and technologies that can support you in…