The difficulty for your Audit team begins with the unique security traits and relevance of an SAP landscape to the business. These systems are business-critical, highly customized, and as complex as the business processes they support. Without proper training, your auditor will struggle to find weaknesses and provide meaningful recommendations to help improve your SAP security and compliance level.
These challenges only compound when you consider that most organizations have very small auditing departments. This means their Audit team relies on third-party vendors and other departments to report on SAP risks. However, these outside parties aren’t always familiar with your data and business processes, let alone the risk exposure of your unique SAP landscape. Their guidance tends to be generic, when what you really need is information specific to the criticality of your SAP systems.
Even when Audit does get good advice, they may not be able to understand it. The world of SAP is filled with its own complex jargon, and without proper training, your Audit team can’t contextualize what they’re hearing. This limits their ability to prioritize threats, set benchmarks, or create effective plans based on audit findings — all of which puts your business at risk.