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How to Manage Your ERP Security Like a Boss

Posted by Mark Polino on 03/15/2017

At the very least, once a year you really ought to review the security measures you have in place for your ERP solution. We would suggest quarterly reviews if possible. When reviewing quarter-end stats, managers and auditors need to be assured that users and administrators are working with secure systems. Let’s review the top 5 quarter-end security concerns for ERP solutions:

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Power User vs. Super User, Who Can Protect GP?

Posted by Mark Polino on 03/09/2017

If you must have a Power User, create a Super User instead. We’ve written about minimizing the ‘sa’ user in the past, and about how to setup users without Being ‘sa’. That’s a great start for improving security. The next step is to address Power Users. In Dynamics GP, Power User isn’t a role in the traditional sense. The Power User role simply skips the security check.

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NetSuite Security & Audit Field Manual

Posted by Madeline Sills on 03/07/2017

We are very excited to announce that three of our own—Andy Snook, Mark Polino, and Zach Wear—recently published a book, NetSuite Security & Audit Field Manual. Their goal with this book was to help people to looking to understand application security within NetSuite.  Most security books are either heavy on theory or narrowly application focused. This book tackles key security and audit principles and provides help to apply those principles to NetSuite.

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What Drives User License Types in Dynamics 365 for Operations?

Posted by Dennis Christiansen on 03/02/2017


As more companies look to make the move from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations, we thought the time was right for a primer on the differences between User License types in the two systems.

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SAP Compliant User Provisioning: Streamline and Secure

Posted by Jayden Weinschenk on 02/28/2017

In SAP, user provisioning is normally reserved for system administrators, those few, special people with access to transaction SU01. From this one transaction, the User Maintenance screen, an administrator has the ability to create, edit and delete user access.  Normally, these special users live in IT, but that’s not a requirement. Users with access to transaction SU01 can be from any department across the SAP system.  This siloing of user provisioning creates a disconnect between business process owners and the access they, and their employees, need. This can make access changes a long process, resulting in inefficiencies across the platform, as well as increasing the likelihood of fraudulent activity and preventable mistakes.

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