optimisation of SAP authorisation management
06/2018 – today
Städtischen Werke Magdeburg GmbH & Co. KG (SWM) is the supply and disposal company for the state capital Magdeburg. As such, they are responsible for supplying several hundred thousand households, businesses and companies with electricity, water, gas and heat
SWM works with an individual role concept for its SAP authorisation management. In increasingly IT-supported business and operational processes, the role concept must be adapted to the current processes.
A well-designed SAP authorisation management does not only focus on denying undesired access. Rather, the focus is on smooth business operations. This means that every employee must have the access needed to perform his or her tasks smoothly. The principle of efficient authorisation management should be: as much as necessary, as little as possible.
Ultimately, however, data protection and the legal protection of the company and its employees also enter into our work. We help SWM with experience and active support in the implementation of their role concept.
As part of a system separation due to a gradual migration to SAP S/4HANA, it was necessary to assign authorisations during the go-live in such a way that the ability to work could be guaranteed from the first day. The functional change, the number of users and the changes to authorisation objects did not allow this step to be fully developed and tested during the migration project. Therefore, a start was made with far-reaching authorisations and comprehensive logging, which was the basis for optimising the SAP authorisation management in the ongoing operation, which we actively accompany.