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Are there any SAP Access Control professionals here?

I have searched the Community for SAP GRC and SAP Access Control every day since the new site go-live, and I have yet to find any newly created questions. Is anyone here working in SAP Access Control, or did all the members who used to participate in the GRC discussions drift away after the go live? I had a blog topic in mind, but I am wondering if there is anyone here to read it.

If you work in SAP GRC Access Control, let me know you're here by mentioning what you are working on. At the organization where I work, we recently upgraded from 10.0 SP19 to 10.1 SP12. It was a bigger change than we were expecting for a so-called "technical" upgrade only, and we are sorting through a few unresolved issues, as well as doing the advance user clean-up work for a business roles implementation.

So who else has any Access Control upgrades or exploitation projects underway? Anybody?? Hellooooooo.....

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  • Oct 17, 2016 at 09:26 PM

    I'm an Access Control amateur. Do I count? :-)

    It does seem a little quiet around here. I am following the tag, and there have been a few questions, but not nearly as many as there used to be. I hope people will eventually get used to the new arrangements and find their way back here...

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  • Oct 18, 2016 at 09:46 AM

    what about me? I have used SAP Access Control once when I requested a role :-)

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  • Oct 18, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Madhu and others run a Facebook Page. Might be worth popping over there and giving an update for engaging with the community moving forward?

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  • Oct 19, 2016 at 07:37 AM

    Hi Gretchen

    I'm backing my suspicion. In SCN 2.0 we had the GRC space which covered Access Control, Process Control and Risk Management as they are all part of the GRC component. I noticed my activity feed getting some GRC posts but they are not in under this tag and I think the main issue is the tag is SAP Access Control and not SAP GRC Access Control (marketing dropped GRC from name sometime this year methinks)

    So we have now gone from 1 entry point and space to 22 Tags. I suspect users will post under SAP GRC Access Enforcer as they'll enter GRC and won't see Access Control appear. I have already seen a few in the activity feed

    Also interesting is that these product names are quite inconsistent and some should be merged. Why are we splitting our Firefighter and Compliance Calibrator, etc? Why is Compliance Calibrator name used instead of Access

    Gretchen/Ale/etc - which tags are you moderating? Do you need to be added to all of the others?

    SAP Access Control https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800000796 SAP GRC Access Enforcer for SAP NetWeaver https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800000192 SAP GRC Compliance Calibrator for SAP NetWeaver https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800000672 SAP GRC Firefighter for SAP NetWeaver https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800000195 SAP GRC Role Expert for SAP NetWeaver https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800000196 SAP Access Violation Management by Greenlight https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800006760 SAP GRC Access Approver https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800003830 SAP GRC Access Approver for Android https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67837800100800004877 SAP GRC Access Approver for iPhone https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800003842 SAP GRC Policy Survey https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800003829 SAP GRC Policy Survey for BlackBerry PlayBook https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200615320800003841 SAP GRC Policy Survey for iPad https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67837800100800004921 SAP GRC Policy Survey for Windows tablets https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800005481 SAP GRC Policy Survey mobile app https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800004270 SAP Fiori for SAP HANA Live for SAP solutions for GRC https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800006604 SAP Fiori for SAP solutions for GRC https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800006407 SAP HANA Live for SAP solutions for GRC https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67837800100800005802 SAP HANA Live for SAP solutions for GRC 10.1 https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800006860 SAP Smart Business for SAP solutions for GRC https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=67838200100800006351 SAP Process Control https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800000209 SAP Process Control, starter kit for financial reporting https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800001040 SAP Risk Management https://go.sap.com/community/tag.html?id=01200314690800000217
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    Oct 19, 2016 at 01:25 PM

    Colleen,

    Thanks for all of that information. The problem with aligning the SAP Community metadata with the product brand names is that those names keep changing, and customers call it what they call it. Everyone I know calls these solutions "GRC". They didn't call it "SAP Business Objects GRC" back when that was its brand name, and if the GRC has been dropped, that is unlikely to stop people from calling it "GRC."

    As for the secondary tags, the first four you listed are all obsolete. If "SAP GRC Access Enforcer" is how all the questions are being tagged these days, that is quite unfortunate. To date I am apparently not yet moderating anything. I will moderate the primary tag; I am disinclined to worry about the moving targets of SAP's ever-changing brand names. People searching for help will never find the relevant content if it is tagged with obsolete brand names like Compliance Calibrator, a relic of the 4.0 years, unless that brand name has been brought back from the dead unbeknownst to me.

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    • perhaps this points out why marketing should stop re-badging products?

      Agree a heap of them are obsolete. I'm with Steve - I still use the Virsa names. I wished the primary tag was GRC (fine split to modules Access Control, Process Control and Risk Management) and then allow secondary tabs for sub modules (EAM/FF, RAR/CC, etc)

      Regards

      Colleen

  • Oct 21, 2016 at 05:14 PM

    I'm sure people are slowly just finding there way here. You know how it is - who really likes change?

    In my free time, I work on all kinds of little improvements in our existing A.C. like implementing HR Triggers (Terminations/New Hire), Model After functionality, upgrades etc... It's never hard to find something to do.

    Thanks for the tags!

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      Thank you for responding, Salim!! Finally I have a response from someone other than a Moderator.<happy dance> I would enjoy hearing more about your HR triggers project. We do not plan to utilize that functionality since so many users here are contractors which are not in HR. We do use the Model User functionality and have had some challenges with it, but our users who submit the requests love it.

      I am going to leave this discussion open a little longer to see if we hear from anyone else. I hope you are right and some others will trickle in to the new community.

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    Oct 18, 2016 at 08:19 PM

    Of course you count :)

    So far, three fellow Moderators have weighed in. I don't know if I should laugh or cry. This is pretty sad, y'all, really.

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  • Oct 18, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Hey

    I'm an Access Control observer. I haven't been on a client site in some time so I'm not as active in the tag

    As a side note, I still have post-migration activity to retag a heap of my blogs that belong in Access Controls. I think splitting GRC space into a heap of tags has made it a challenge. Not sure if you are moderating all of the tags? Suggest you search the list of any GRC type product names (even fiori have ones)

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  • Nov 25, 2016 at 04:41 PM

    Finally found my way to the most valuable link of GRC...

    Nice to meet all of you...

    regards

    rakesh ram m

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  • Dec 01, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Hi All,

    In earlier SDN when you used to follow any moderator or topSecurity or GRC, we used to receive mail about those posts in personal mail. Is this functionality not working now.As I'm not receiving any mails from SCN.

    Regards,

    Syed

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