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I recently had a meeting with a group of CIOs about monitoring users in the cloud. Here's my take-away.

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Don't overlook all of the functions of SAP T-Code ST03N. Some of them can be very useful for classifying users to SAP license types according to their de-facto behavior.

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Xpandion creates “behavior-based profiling” for business applications. Sounds impressive, huh? However, do you know what it means, exactly?

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“How Many Times?”

We, and our partners, often ask ourselves that very question after hearing case after case of employee fraud being committed at an enterprise. How many times will these companies endure suspicious activity by their employees before they get the right tool to send them alerts about it? How much money will they lose before they understand that there is a certain amount of usage data that cannot be monitored manually?

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The Gate Keeper for SAP Licensing

Who’s in charge of SAP licensing in your organization? Is it you? A dedicated Licensing Manager (aka Software Asset Manager, aka SAM)? Maybe it’s the IT manager or the CIO? Someone is doing this job, because each year, many vendors including SAP, conduct software licensing audits and someone is providing the reports. It's not an easy task, things fall through the cracks, and even the most minor mistake or oversight can be embarrassing, or ahem… illegal. We’ll explain how you can avoid an unpleasant situation and ensure software compliance.

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How you can maintain GRC compliance if you have users with dangerous SAP_ALL

(This is the short version of an article regarding the pervasive SAP_ALL Authorization Profile. Download the full article including examples and screenshots here).

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(This is the short version of an article regarding the most popular T-Code used to analyze SAP Authorizations. Download the full SUIM article including examples and screenshots).

When it comes to SAP audit time, auditors will direct security administrators to run a set of reports on User Information System using SAP Transaction, or T-Code, “SUIM”. This allows them to inquire on users’ SAP authorization data and sensitive objects.

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