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SAP GRC For Dummies

SAP GRC For Dummies

Denise Vu Broady, Holly A. Roland

ISBN: 978-0-470-33317-4

May 2008

342 pages

In Stock



Governance, risk, and compliance—these three big letters can add up to one giant headache. But GRC doesn't have to be a boil on your corporate behind. SAP GRC For Dummies untangles the web of regulations that confronts your company and introduces you to software solutions the not only keep you in compliance, but also make your whole enterprise stronger.

This completely practical guide starts with a big-picture look and GRC and explains how it can help your organization grow. You'll find out why these regulations were enacted; what you can do to ensure compliance; and how compliance can help you prevent fraud, bolster your corporate image, and envision and execute the best possible corporate strategy. This all-business handbook will help you:

  • Understand the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Control access effectively
  • Color your company a greener shade of green
  • Source or sell goods internationally
  • Keep your employees safe and healthy
  • Ensure that data is kept secret and private
  • Manage information flow in all directions
  • Enhance your public image through sustainability reporting
  • Use GRC as the basis for a powerful new corporate strategy

Complete with enlightening lists of best practices for successful GRC implementation and conducting global trade, this book also puts you in touch with thought leadership Web sights where you can deepen your understanding of GRC-based business strategies. You can't avoid dealing with GRC, but you can make the most of it with a little help from SAP GRC For Dummies.


Part I: Governance, Risk, and Compliance Demystified.

Chapter 1: The ABCs of GRC.

Chapter 2: Risky Business: Turning Risks into Opportunities.

Chapter 3: Governance: GRC in Action.

Part II: Diving into GRC.

Chapter 4: How Sarbanes and Oxley Changed Our Lives.

Chapter 5: Fraud, Negligence, and Entropy: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It.

Chapter 6: Access Control and the Role of Roles.

Chapter 7: Taking Steps toward Better Internal Controls.

Chapter 8: It’s a Small World: Effectively Managing Global Trade.

Part III: Going Green.

Chapter 9: Making Your Company Environmentally Friendly.

Chapter 10: Keeping Employees Healthy and Safe.

Chapter 11: Making Your Business Processes Environmentally Friendly.

Chapter 12: Making Your Products Environmentally Friendly.

Part IV: Managing the Flow of Information.

Chapter 13: Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Chapter 14: IT GRC.

Chapter 15: Turning On the Lights with GRC and CPM.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Top Ten GRC Strategies.

Chapter 17: Ten Best Practices in Global Trade.

Chapter 18: Ten Groups of GRC Thought Leadership Resources.