If you’re like most CIOs, CISOs or internal auditors that work in a company that has implemented SAP, every day you have to contend with overloaded terms like “Profile,” “Authorization Role” and “Authorization Object” and quotes such as “This person can't access the company code because he doesn’t have BUKRS in his profile.” Don’t worry. You’re not the only one who feels like they speak a different language. Keep reading.
Beyond just grasping the meaning of the terms themselves, SAP Authorization concepts and processes can be very complex, and not knowing how to work with the information can get in the way of effectively interacting with outsourced consultants and understanding what to request from them.
Using this quick guide will simplify the SAP Authorizations Concept. It was first published in 2010 and the response we’ve had to it up until now has been overwhelming. Keep it on your desktop or print it out for fast, easy reference whenever you need it.