In our digital world, the security of company data is of crucial importance. When moving to SAP S/4HANA, companies should therefore not only implement the latest ERP technology, but also take a close look at their authorization structure. After all, a redesign of authorizations during the SAP S/4HANA implementation makes a significant contribution to increasing IT security.



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Authorized access to data

When companies are about to move to SAP S/4HANA, a redesign of authorizations ensures that only authorized users can access sensitive company data. A clear and effective authorization structure can close potential security gaps and minimize the risk of data loss or unauthorized access.


Outdated or insufficient authorizations in SAP S/4HANA can lead to a variety of security risks. These include data leaks, unauthorized access, fraud and violations of compliance guidelines. Without proper authorization management, sensitive company data is at risk, which can result in serious financial and legal consequences.


Clean up the authorization structure

Authorization concepts that are not up to date or grant users excessive access rights in SAP S/4HANA represent potential security breaches and provide a gateway for unauthorized users to gain access to sensitive data and jeopardize the integrity of the systems. These risks can be significantly minimized with a thorough review and clean-up of the authorization structure.


SAP S/4HANA offers a range of new security functions and technologies that help to improve IT security. Examples include improved authentication mechanisms, enhanced encryption functions, fine-grained access controls and integrated security analyses.


Meeting compliance requirements

Authorization management in SAP S/4HANA also plays a crucial role in meeting compliance requirements and data protection regulations. By implementing role-based access controls and monitoring authorization changes, companies can ensure that they act in accordance with applicable regulations and adequately protect sensitive data.


Determine the status quo of authorizations

In order to identify and eliminate security gaps, companies should carry out a thorough inventory of their current authorizations. In this way, authorization errors, excessive access rights and potential security risks can be identified and eliminated.


An optimized authorization structure also has a positive impact on operational efficiency and productivity. It ensures that employees only have access to the data and functions they need to perform their tasks. The result is more efficient workflows, a lower risk of errors and improved company performance.


Conclusion: Minimize risks, increase productivity

In summary, a redesign of authorizations is crucial when implementing SAP S/4HANA in order to increase the IT security of companies. By reviewing, adapting and updating their authorization structure, organizations are able to minimize potential security risks, ensure the integrity of their systems and increase productivity.


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