Deloitte Announces Its SAP-Qualified Implementation Service for SAP(R) Access Control Rapid-Deployment Solution

Preconfigured solution deployed, cost-effectively, streamlines the implementation process for customers

Apr 25, 2013, 10:36 ET from Deloitte

NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte today announced its implementation service for the SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution has been qualified by SAP. The solution combines SAP software and content with services from Deloitte for a preconfigured solution to help reduce risks and enable clients to achieve benefits efficiently. Deloitte installs the SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution with predetermined time, cost and service scope, helping companies to streamline their governance, risk and compliance (GRC) processes.

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"The challenge many companies face in their foray into the GRC arena is integrating aging legacy systems with new technologies," said Fiona Williams, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and SAP alliance leader for GRC, security and controls. "Along with SAP, we've worked to help reduce this barrier and decrease the technology transition period. Deloitte's intimate understanding of the solution allowed us to develop a host of enhanced functionality that includes accelerated, cost-effective deployment options, content extensions, and industry-tailored solutions. With our SAP-qualified implementation service for the SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution, customers now have a tried-and-tested, low-cost way to help address their pressing GRC demands. At the same time, the modular approach of the rapid-deployment solution gives them the full flexibility to add new features as needs evolve."

SAP rapid-deployment solutions are ready-to-use combinations of best-in-class software, preconfigured content and predefined services. They are specifically tailored to industries or line-of-business needs, all at a fixed price with fixed implementation time. Moreover, SAP rapid-deployment solutions offer a quick, cost-effective method for standardizing processes and adopting the latest innovations in mobility and in-memory analytics with fewer migration risks. The average timeframe for a typical deployment is less than 90 days, which helps customers to lower the cost of implementation and speed time to value, while retaining the flexibility to extend the solution wherever needed.

Deloitte's implementation service for the SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution leverages SAP's rapid-deployment methodology and content. This further extends Deloitte's capabilities, resources and proficiency for SAP solutions. SAP rapid-deployment solutions allow alliance partners to extend their SAP coverage beyond the SAP ERP application into new areas such as line-of-business and industry-specific solutions or innovation areas. They enable alliance partners to approach dormant accounts with a modular, yet integrated solution. Deloitte's service will assist clients in executing GRC initiatives by featuring predefined compliance and provisioning processes with standardized implementation services, helping organizations to get access control processes up and running in a predetermined time and scope.

Deloitte completed training on the SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution prior to the company's marketplace launch. The Deloitte network of compliance and industry specialists have developed tailored "GRC Industry Content Packages" geared to provide specific industries and clients with relevant, up-to-date and cost-effective compliance configurations that can be delivered with the base SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution.

"Rapid-deployment solutions are fast becoming the new norm in how SAP and its alliance partners deliver value at high speed to our customers," said Steven Birdsall, senior vice president and general manager, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. "They address all areas of the SAP solutions portfolio, enabling our alliance partners to immediately hit the sweet spots of the market. Together with our alliance partners, we help customers adopt new innovations quickly and easily, reduce implementation time and cost, grow sustainably and predicatively, ultimately to run better with SAP solutions."

The SAP Access Control rapid-deployment solution provides an accelerated first step to bring GRC processes online by providing standardized settings and processes that work across industries and companies for managing visibility and automating user access, as well as managing intermittent and emergency changes.  The SAP rapid-deployment solution, coupled with Deloitte's implementation services, allows these access control processes to be brought online in a shortened timeframe, delivering benefits to organizations while additional, more advanced features are ramped up.

An integrated approach to GRC is essential to breaking down functional, process and technology silos and achieving better recognition, understanding and prioritization of risks. User provisioning and managing access to, and overall security of, various applications are the cornerstone of an effective GRC program. Deloitte assists clients in fulfilling a myriad of regulatory, legal and contractual requirements in support of defined business objectives.

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