SAP GRC For Dummies

  • 6h 4m
  • Denise Vu Broady, Holly A. Roland
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

See how SAP can help you stay inside the lines

Find out how GRC solutions provide a new paradigm for better business

Governance, risk, and compliance — the big three that can add up to one giant headache. But they don't have to be a pain! This book demystifies the many regulations that confront companies so you can think about your whole GRC strategy, not just one project. Then it shows you software solutions and best practices that keep you in compliance while helping you find ways to make your enterprise stronger and more responsive.

Discover how to:

  • Understand the impact of regulations beyond Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Navigate the complex waters of global trade
  • Effectively govern risk and financial compliance
  • Make your company environmentally friendly
  • Envision and execute risk-adjusted strategies

About the Authors

Denise Vu Broady: Denise is SAP’s VP of Strategic Applications. She runs the SAP CFO Center of Excellence, a cross-solution team responsible for enabling customers to use SAP technology and products to transform the Office of the CFO. She has business development responsibility for the entire CFO portfolio of solutions, including Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC); Enterprise Performance Management (EPM); and Spend Optimization. Denise has over 11 years of SAP-related experience. At SAP she has specialized in bringing new products to market; Denise played a central role in the launch of xApps, NetWeaver, Payroll Change Management, GRC and EPM. She came to SAP via the acquisition of TopTier where she was Product Manager. Earlier in her career, Denise gained hands-on SAP experience as a consultant on multiple R/2 and R/3 technical and functional projects. Denise has a BS in Management Science and Marketing from Virginia Tech and resides in New York City.

Holly A. Roland: Holly is the vice president of marketing for SAP’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) business unit. In this role, she is responsible for product strategy and marketing for SAP’s GRC products. Holly created the industry-leading executive advisory board for GRC, composed of customers, partners, and SAP executives, which facilitates collaboration among business executives and industry leaders to identify common GRC challenges, develop GRC best practices, and conceive of supporting technology solutions. Holly was instrumental in the integration of Virsa Systems and the successful design and execution of SAP’s GRC product launch in 2006. She publishes articles and serves as an expert speaker for international events and forums on GRC topics. Holly has more than 15 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting, regulatory compliance, business analytics, and enterprise software marketing and development. Prior to joining SAP, she led product strategy, marketing, and product management operations at Virsa Systems, Oracle Corporation, Hyperion Solutions, and Movaris. Holly also served as a public accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she audited large public companies and provided business consulting. Holly graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a BS in Commerce. She is based in SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The ABCs of GRC
  • Risky Business: Turning Risks into Opportunities
  • Governance: GRC in Action
  • How Sarbanes and Oxley Changed Our Lives
  • Fraud, Negligence, and Entropy: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
  • Access Control and the Role of Roles
  • Taking Steps toward Better Internal Controls
  • It's a Small World: Effectively Managing Global Trade
  • Making Your Company Environmentally Friendly
  • Keeping Employees Healthy and Safe
  • Making Your Business Processes Environmentally Friendly
  • Making Your Products Environmentally Friendly
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • IT GRC
  • Turning On the Lights with GRC and CPM
  • Top Ten GRC Strategies
  • Ten Best Practices in Global Trade
  • Ten Groups of GRC Thought Leadership Resources