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SOX Compliance and Audit Tools for SAP

Comprehensive Audit Solutions for SAP

If you’re an SAP user, you know all about the complicated and costly risks associated with your company’s access analyzation and its monitoring of segregation of duties (SoD).

Fastpath does too.

That’s why our software has been specifically designed with user-friendly effectiveness in mind. From comprehensive audit solutions that automate and simplify risk analysis to the efficient managing of SoD and SOX compliance, Fastpath Assure® allows you to worry less about the grind of internal controls and financial reporting so you can focus on the most important aspect of your business...its success.

If you are looking for an alternative to SAP GRC, look no further.

Segregation of Duties & Sensitive Access Analysis

The SoD module in Fastpath Assure analyzes SAP user access reporting existing risks in your environment.

Undetected conflicts and risks are a company’s worst internal nightmares. That is why an effective segregation of duties (SoD) within users’ access is vital to its health.

Fastpath Assure includes both SoD, and Access Review modules to maintain this segregation and review access to sensitive transactions. By reviewing, analyzing, and alerting you to any potential conflicting duties within your internal controls, these Assure modules ensure access among users is kept at the bare minimum, keeping your company safe from critical access mistakes that could allow undetected fraud and errors.

FEATURES

  • Analyzes and ensures the segregation of your company’s duties by user, role, transaction code and authorization object - protecting your business from costly internal conflicts that could rise to deficiencies
  • Out-of-the-box report templates for reviewing sensitive access areas saves you from the tedious, time-consuming chore of creating your own templates
  • Makes it easy to see security conflicts within and across roles, ensuring you won’t miss any potential problems that could cost your company time, money, and reputation
  • Mitigating controls that are simple to review and sign-off, preventing the unnecessary confusion of not knowing whether an analysis has been performed
  • Eliminates the frustration of limited format delivery by giving you the ability to schedule reports through a variety of formats (Excel, PDF, etc.)
  • Helps keep your company safe from governmental hassle, material weaknesses, and keeps the auditors out of your office by helping you achieve Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance regulations in SAP

Critical Access

SAP Sensitive access

User Access Management with Automatic Conflict Analysis

The Fastpath Assure module, Identity Manager, automates user provisioning from request through approval and implementation without the need for IT.

You wouldn’t just give anyone access to your bank account, so why run the risk of authorizing the wrong users to your company’s sensitive information and transactions?

The Identity Manager module automates the time-consuming process of figuring out who can be authorized to do what, while eliminating the need for IT to manually implement. It also eliminates the hassle of running requests by hand through your various authorizing managers and provides them the necessary SoD analysis to empower those reviews. With the ability to enforce authorization based on department, role, or even risk level, Identity Manager can immediately grant access to the appropriate individuals while saving your company significant time and money.

FEATURES

  • Request user creation and role assignments to instantly report on an individual’s level of authorization
  • With the SoD module integration, you’ll see all SoD risks identified within specific requests and approvals
  • Multi-level management approval structures so you won’t have to spend time manually seeking and documenting authorizations from outside the system
  • User Restriction allows you to eliminate the risk of users approving their own requests, saving you from the worry of potentially costly and time-draining conflicts of interest
  • Comprehensive reporting on requests and approvals gives you a global view of all requests and approvals – you’ll have everything you need to know in one simple user interface
  • Helps keep your company safe from governmental hassle, material weaknesses, and keeps the auditors out of your office by helping you achieve Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance regulations in SAP

User Role Assignment

SAP Role Management

Track changes to your SAP Data to Recognize Potential Errors and Fraud

The Audit Trail module in Fastpath Assure continuously monitors activity in SAP, reporting critical changes, with when, who, and before and after values.

Information is the lifeblood of a company and you need to know who’s accessing and changing the data in your SAP system.

The Audit Trail module lets you track your company’s critical points of data, giving you the power to catch issues such as mistakes and fraud as they happen so you can save your business both time and money. No matter what the level of transaction, the Audit Trail module will act as the gold standard to maintaining your SAP security.

FEATURES

  • Track all changes made directly to SAP databases – you’ll know what happens, when it happens. Of course, you will only want to track fields that are critical to your business.
  • Standard Audit Trail templates make implementation of the software quick and easy, saving you time and giving you an immediate boost in ROI.
  • Superior performance and reporting that helps keep your company running smoothly.
  • Customizable report schedules (daily, weekly, monthly) that can be sent via Excel or PDF attachment provide the flexibility you need to keep moving forward.

Data Changes Report 

SAP Data Changes

Custom SoD Rule Set Designed by Certified Internal Auditors

The Fastpath Assure Segregation of Duties (SoD) module assesses user access in SAP based on a customizable out of the box ruleset.

To create a segregation of duties that effectively protects your company from fraud, mistakes, and misstatements, you need a solid ruleset as its backbone. So, what goes into establishing a compliant rule set? Simple, the comprehension of the pertinent laws, regulations, and best practices that secure the many facets of business.

Okay, maybe it’s not that simple.

But that’s where the Fastpath Assure SoD module establishes value. Built by certified internal and external auditors, the SoD module boasts a proprietary rule set built specifically for SAP and includes over 100 conflicts out-of-the-box. Because no two businesses are the same it is a completely customizable tool, so you’ll have the ability to add and adjust the ruleset to fit your specific business, industry, and any regulations it adheres to, enabling you to develop an SoD that keeps your applications secure.

FEATURES

  • A customizable, out-of-the-box ruleset vetted with major audit firms, that allows you to easily design effective segregation of duties.
  • Makes it easy to see security conflicts within and across roles, ensuring you won’t miss any potential problems that could cost your company time, money and reputation.
  • Mitigating controls that are simple to review and sign-off on, preventing the unnecessary and time-consuming confusion of not knowing whether or not an analysis for a department has been performed.
  • Eliminates the frustration of limited format delivery by giving you the ability to schedule reports through a variety of formats (Excel, PDF, etc.).
  • Helps keep your company safe from governmental hassle, material weaknesses, and keeps the auditors out of your office by helping you achieve Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance regulations in SAP.

Conflict Editor

AX Conflict Ruleset

Approval Workflows and "Firefighter Access" to Automate Security for Temporary or Emergency Access

The Identity Manager module in Fastpath Assure now includes SAP Emergency Access, which improves access requests in SAP with start and end date automation.

You never know what’s right around the corner, and when urgent short-term projects suddenly pop up, you’ll often need to grant emergency or temporary access to certain users that normally wouldn’t be allowed.

Of course, you don’t want to start throwing around new roles and powers like candy.

It is crucial to limit the additional access time such temporary users have to maintain SAP security. With the Identity Manager module and Emergency Access feature, you’ll be able to automate the process of temporary access provisioning (who gets access and for how long) through easy-to-create customizable workflows and access-expiration scheduling.

FEATURES

  • Apply emergency/temporary-access time limits so you know who can do what and for how long.
  • Request user creation and role assignments to instantly report on an individual’s level of authorization.
  • Use Emergency Access to track all that the user does (TCode usage) while they have the increased access, which also requires an "approver" to review and then approve what the user did (TCode usage) while having the expanded access.
  • Easily schedule the start and end dates for users granted temporary access – no one gains access for longer than desired.
  • Flexible approval settings (user to user, user to group, group to user, group to group, role to user) allow you to save time by letting you select who can grant who additional access, as well as who can "approve" the actions the temporary users took during their expanded access.
  • User Restriction and designated Approvers allow you to eliminate the risk of users approving their own requests, or approving the audit log of their actions, saving you from the worry of potentially costly and time-draining conflicts of interest.
  • Temporary "Self-Service" access to fix issues on the fly, including an audit log of the activity.
  • Comprehensive reporting on requests and approvals gives you a global view of all requests, approvals, and activity taken during the emergency/temporary access – you’ll know everything you need to know in one simple user interface.
  • Helps keep your company safe from governmental hassle, material weaknesses, and keeps the auditors out of your office by helping you achieve Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and other compliance regulations in SAP.

Emergency Access

SAP Emergency Access screen

Access Scheduling

SAP Emergency access

What Is the Cost of Your Risk?

Fastpath Assure uses SAP transaction data to quantify the financial exposure of segregation of duties conflicts in your SAP environment. Giving a value to your risk conflicts. This valuation helps auditors focus in on key areas based on monetary impact to the organization. Fastpath presents the data by conflict or by user and provides dynamic drill-downs reporting into the transactional detail.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Focus access and conflict analysis based on financial exposure
  • Easy, standardized implementation
  • Reduce SoD Audit time by up to 80%

Risk Visualization

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Enhance your SAP GRC Investment

 

Custom Codes

How does custom SAP code impact your risk? The Assure Custom Code Analyzer scans all custom programs in your SAP environment and identifies the objects used to ensure completeness and accuracy of your ruleset. The Analyzer then shows you what needs to be updated in your SoD ruleset to reflect these custom transactions. Additionally, just being able to catalog all of these called objects for management and the auditors will transform internal controls and auditor reliance.

Custom Code Review

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Quantification

SAP GRC tells you where you have risk, but what is the inherent cost of that risk? Fastpath Assure uses SAP transactions to quantify the financial exposure of segregation of duties conflicts in your SAP environment. This valuation helps management prioritize remediation efforts on key areas based on monetary impact to the organization. Fastpath presents the data by conflict or by user and provides dynamic drill-down reporting into the transactional detail.

Risk Visualization

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Cross Platform

Is SAP the only software your business uses? With Fastpath Assure you can analyze access and segregation of duties across your other in scope applications. Fastpath Assure includes connectors and rulesets for Oracle, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, ZenDesk, Jira, and easily connects to custom and home-grown systems using Fastpath Universal APIs.

Multiple Application Security

SAP Cross Platform

SAP Custom Code Checker & Analysis

Looking for Access Control and Continuous Change Management of ITGCs for SAP? There are several ways to deal with the inclusion of customizations in your ruleset. The most common and effective is a continuous change management process (or Systems Development Lifecycle) that includes identifying customizations and cataloging their purpose and function prior to them being transported into your production environment. But what can you do if this ship has already sailed? Read More

Use SAP Access Controls to Prevent Fraud - Know the 5 Ws

Regardless of your company size, multiple people in various roles are using the system to enter and obtain information. However, that does not mean they all need access to the same information. In fact, it is in the company’s best interest to limit access to users to help prevent fraudulent activity. SAP Access Controls can prevent this type of fraud by providing everyone with the minimum rights they need to do their work, and nothing more.

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Segregation of Duties - Video

SoD isn’t just for big companies. It’s an important control point for preventing errors, misstatements, and fraud in any size firm. Watch the video to explore the importance of segregation of duties and options available for implementing SoD in SAP. Read More
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