GDPR and SAP Customers.

Do you understand the implications of GDPR in relation to your current SAP landscape and future use of SAP?

What is GDPR?

The European Commissions’ regulation for data protection rules have been updated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with legislation that came into force on 25th May 2018 to all EU countries.

GDPR compliance represents the biggest shake up of data protection law in over 20 years. It had a massive effect on UK organisations and introduced greater regulation, control and governance over personal data.

The data protection rules have created a harmonised framework and present a multitude of new compliance obligations around new consent rules, enhanced privacy rights of individuals, demands for privacy impact assessments to understand risk, and ‘privacy by design’ for all business operations and processes. New obligations for data transparency have also been introduced for confidentially breaches and new rights against the use of personal data with the right to be forgotten and data portability. As a result, we face far stricter rules for capturing, storing, processing and managing data.

Data Breaches will be Costly

Consequences of mishandling personal data will potentially lead to non-complying organisations facing fines of up to 4 percent of their global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher.

Requirements and practices to protect sensitive data are defined and they bring big challenges – making it even more crucial for organisations to get their SAP landscape in order.

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As we at itelligence started this journey it got me thinking about the benefits that good data governance relating to personal information could bring an organisation

David Milburn, Principal Consultant

Your SAP Systems Hold Personal Data!

All SAP systems such as SAP ERP, Business Intelligence (BI), CRM, HCM and other SAP applications need to be included in your GDPR project. In order to comply, you will need a focused approach to managing, owning and processing data.

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GDPR Challenges for SAP ERP Customers

Learn more about the potential impact of GDPR on your organisation.

GDPR for SAP BusinessObjects Customers

With SAP BusinessObjects, it’s important that you understand which reports and universes access personal data in order to comply with the new legislation.

How SAP GRC can help with GDPR

SAP’s GRC suite can automate many of the processes involved and accelerate your organisation’s GDPR readiness.

Implementing Effective Data Mapping

In this webinar we discuss techniques of discovery & mapping potential GDPR related data and how SAP technologies can support customers.

Managing the Information Lifecycle

You need to be able to provide evidence that you are able to manage personal data throughout its entire lifecycle. This means being able to block, archive and ultimately delete personal data held within your systems.

Monitoring GDPR Risk with SAP Information Steward

With SAP Information Steward you can gain insight into how PII data is processed within your DWH and SAP BI systems.

How itelligence can help you on your Data Compliance Journey

There is a lot of complexity and confusion about GDPR. As a trusted SAP advisor and full-service provider of SAP applications and analytics solutions, itelligence can provide clarity of thought and straightforward actions on what you should consider when embarking on your data compliance journey.

GDPR is important with huge implications. In the context of a wider data management and information lifecycle management strategy, we can highlight the practical steps you can take now to minimise the risk in your SAP systems. No single solution can address all of GDPR’s requirements but there are specialised SAP solutions that can present a comprehensive platform to managing risk within SAP and non-SAP systems.

itelligence has a number of pre-packaged risk management solutions and accelerators, developed from our global knowledge pool and supported by strong partnerships with leading GRC providers. Complemented by our data lifecycle methodology (Map, Monitor and Manage) we can help you to mitigate risk as you closely align to GDPR.

itelligence can help you on your Data Compliance Journey

itelligence can provide clarity of thought on what you should consider when embarking on your data compliance journey.

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Addressing GDPR from a BI and Analytics Perspective

The Impact of GDPR Compliance on SAP BusinessObjects Customers.

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SAP Information Lifecycle Management

A key requirement of GDPR is the ‘right to be forgotten’ and data portability involving the identification, blocking, deletion and archival of sensitive data.

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itelligence GDPR Accelerators Using SAP Information Steward & SAP PowerDesigner

We have developed methods to enable customers to find, catalogue, analyse and understand the lifecycle of data within an enterprise data warehousing and SAP BusinessObjects landscape.

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NOTE: Information in this webpage in no way guarantees that SAP customers will achieve GDPR compliance. It is the customer’s responsibility to adopt measures that the customer deems appropriate to achieve GDPR compliance. The purpose of this content is not to provide legal advice or exhaustive information but rather to create awareness of the implications of the rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you have any questions about the issues raised or if specific advice is needed, please consult your legal advisor.

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