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Prevent Business Process Risks from Threatening High Value SAP Transactions

Strengthen Access Controls to Limit the Financial Impact of Fraud, Theft & policy Violations

On average, 5% of an organization’s yearly revenue is lost to insiders performing unauthorized activity.

SAP transactions can be a haven for fraud, theft, and error. Unfortunately, the gaps in SAP’s controls can result in suspicious activity going undetected until it’s too late.

The current approach of using manual controls and performing periodic audits only uncovers risk in hindsight. To limit the financial impact of risk, dynamic controls and real-time visibility are required.

Organizations are turning to solutions that deliver fine-grained, data-centric control and provide actionable insights into user behavior. With a myriad of transactions taking place in real-time, focusing your risk management strategies on data – rather than static roles and permissions is critical.

Key Causes of Risk

SAP’s static, roles-based security controls can pose limitations that force compromise between security and business policies. Unable to fully address risk with static controls, business owners will forego desired access policies or be forced to rely on manual processes to mitigate risk.
While editing or altering some low-risk data fields can be harmless, repeated edits can jeopardize the integrity of a financial transaction. SAP’s native application controls don’t allow organizations to limit or block access based on the monetary value of the transaction – resulting in a drastic increase in business risk. Once access to a transaction is granted, there is no way to manage or monitor what changes are made to various fields.
Organizations are overly reliant on manual controls to mitigate business risks. When you cannot address risk with automated controls, someone must manually gather, review, and address any potential violations. This process is slow, diverts time from regular duties, and can lead to violations being missed.
Uncovering business risks often rely on manual and time-consuming audits and reports. Since it can take weeks to months to complete an audit, malicious activity can go undetected between review cycles. Furthermore, the immense amount of manual effort involved can limit the scope of a review, potentially allowing risk to remain hidden.

How Appsian Reduces Risk

Appsian enables SAP customers to achieve greater control and visibility over the sensitive data most vulnerable to risk. Using fine-grained, attribute-based controls; along with granular data access & usage analytics – organizations can proactively combat the risks that are often found only in hindsight. Thus, preventing financial losses in real-time.

Key Appsian Features

Rate-Limiting Controls

Organizations can limit the financial risk of specific transactions by using rate-limiting controls. Appsian allows you to cap the monetary value of a transaction, set limits on how many times a field can be changed, or set percent variance controls on field-value changes.

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Fine-Grained, Adaptive Policy

Key Appsian Features

Data-Centric Policies

Appsian allows you to restrict access to sensitive data and transactions if the context is suspicious. For example: user attributes, data attributes, activity type, IP address, user location, time of day, amount of money transacted, the number of transactions, user activity trends, and segregation of duty.

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Granular Real-Time Visibility

Key Appsian Features

Real-Time Analytics

Using Appsian’s Real-Time Analytics, you can detect, measure, and monitor business risks. Actionable insights help you identify malicious activity and enable faster decision making if the integrity of a transaction is in question.

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Rate-Limiting Controls

Key Appsian Features

Eliminate Manual Risk Management Audits

Appsian’s Real-Time Analytics allows organizations to eliminate most of the time-consuming work of auditing business processes in search of fraudulent activity. Using the analytics dashboard, audit teams can view transaction detail to quickly identify suspicious activity and immediately begin the remediation processes. With Appsian, your teams can spend more time actively preventing risks vs. manually trying to uncover them via audit.

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Rate-Limiting Controls

Key Appsian Features

Rate-Limiting Controls

Organizations can limit the financial risk of specific transactions by using rate-limiting controls. Appsian allows you to cap the monetary value of a transaction, set limits on how many times a field can be changed, or set percent variance controls on field-value changes.

Learn More

Data-Centric Policies

Appsian allows you to restrict access to sensitive data and transactions if the context is suspicious. For example, user attributes, data attributes, activity type, IP address, user location, time of day, amount of money transacted, the number of transactions, user activity trends, and segregation of duty.

Learn More

Real-Time Analytics

Using Appsian’s Real-Time Analytics, you can detect, measure, and monitor business risks. Actionable insights help you identify malicious activity and enable faster decision making if the integrity of a transaction is in question.

Learn More

Eliminate Manual Risk Management Audits

Appsian’s Real-Time Analytics allows organizations to eliminate most of the time-consuming work of auditing business processes in search of fraudulent activity. Using the analytics dashboard, audit teams can view transaction detail to quickly identify suspicious activity and immediately begin the remediation processes. With Appsian, your teams can spend more time actively preventing risks vs. manually trying to uncover them via audit.

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Additional Resources

Looking for more in-depth information? Review our resources on data security, compliance, threat protection and more.

Data Sheet

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Appsian is Trusted by

Report to the Nations 2018: Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
https://www.acfe.com/report-to-the-nations/2018/
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