EnCrisp Releases Version 2.1 of Enhanced GRC Methodology Offering Additional Cost Savings and Efficiency Gains for SAP® Security Management and Compliance

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New release of EnCURE methodology integrates technologies such as AppliCon Solutions APM, SAP GRC (VIRSA) and SAP Solution Manager enhancing risk reduction, cost savings and fast ROI.

Combined emphasis on upfront security design efficiencies and automated security testing and change management embedded in the version 2.1 release of EnCrisp LLC's Enterprise Controls Utilization and Risk Elimination (EnCURE™) methodology now doubles cost-savings and efficiencies for corporate users of SAP and their security teams globally. The company today announced that it has integrated strategic partner Applicon Solution's Authorization Process Manager (APM) into its proprietary SAP Security and compliance design integration methodology for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). EnCURE integrates best aspects of SAP GRC solution (VIRSA), complements security testing, change management with APM and leverages SAP's unique Solution Manager Platform for quality management of SAP projects from day one.

The enhanced EnCURE methodology improves and speeds up all aspects of SAP Security and compliance life-cycle from inception, design, testing and change management post go-live through enhanced processes and work-flow enabling global collaboration. It guarantees that security issues fixed during compliance projects remain fixed, eliminating inefficient and costly, seemingly never-ending firefighting fixes. Within EnCURE, APM helps remove risks caused by inaccurate and "rubber-stamp" testing of SAP security authorization errors and provides faster go-live cycles and SLA's. All company's using SAP that are interested in introducing much needed cost savings in their security and compliance programs can also benefit tremendously from EnCURE's integrated approach of leveraging technology enablers such as SAP Solution Manager throughout the security design and compliance cycle without having to purchase additional software to manage and version control design documents for the project ensuring quality and success throughout all phases of GRC life-cycle.

The process of SAP Authorization design, the "who can do what and when", is highly complex, usually undertaken by staff with finite resources and under significant time pressures. Compliance issues identified and remediated using technologies such as SAP GRC solutions (VIRSA) are often fixed by security design refinements and changes. However testing of these authorization changes at all levels has proved to be a weak link in efficient and compliant SAP design. The testing process often blocks the security design and compliance process and potentially becomes a bottleneck. In the face of increased complexity of authorizations within SAP security design, EnCURE's embedded technology integration between APM and SAP GRC solutions provides repetitive and assured processes for 100% guaranteed testing of authorizations and thereby provide complete compliance assurance. Enhanced testing and change management is the driver for greater risk reduction, as well as cost savings and efficiency gains in the authorization process.

"With the integration of APM, SAP GRC (VIRSA) toolset and SAP's Solution Manager, EnCURE's SAP security and compliance design methodology delivers significant additional cost savings and efficiencies to our global clients. Authorization teams are able to cut error work time by more than 50% and security design and testing life-cycles can observe improvements from days to hours and minutes in many instances," commented EnCrisp CEO Bhavesh C. Bhagat. "As more business processes get supported through SAP they need to be secured through SAP as well and this very significant positive change in security and compliance process time increases guarantee of success for SAP security compliance, and enables global collaboration that our clients require. This is another example of how EnCrisp strives to continually lead at forefront of innovative GRC solution integration and delivery, and in times of increasing cost pressures globally, we are helping our customers achieve the last ounce of cost efficiency from intelligent usage of technology, methodology and process."

The EnCURE methodology platform is based on a 'business-driven' security and controls design architecture and leverages many complementary technical enablers. This unique approach to Security makes EnCrisp one of the leading and probably the only firm globally to combine best-in-class SAP technical expertise, including programming, coupled with financial and audit depth at the CFO and controller level. This level of skills and execution integration keeps SAP compliance and security at forefront during any phase of SAP projects life-cycle, resulting in timely completion with a 'Zero Defect' Go-Live scenarios. Many SAP customers know that when it comes to SAP security and compliance, they need turn only to one trusted partner of choice globally - EnCrisp.

About EnCrisp LLC

EnCrisp® is an SAP Global Security Alliance partner and global leader in designing and implementing leading-edge SAP GRC solutions with a "business-driven" approach to improve SAP security, automate audit risk assessments and eliminate inefficiencies. Its multi-disciplinary consulting approach has established the firm as a benchmark in the industry - a preferred one-stop shop for internal controls compliance solutions for security design, audits, controls design, testing and corporate governance. Private, public and governmental entities of all sizes benefit from EnCrisp's corporate governance, internal controls, security design, training and risk management solutions. For more information visit http://www.EnCrisp.com or contact info@encrisp.com

About AppliCon Solutions A/S
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, AppliCon Solutions is part of the AppliCon Group. AppliCon Solutions specializes in creative software solutions for improving implementation and maintenance of SAP solutions. With more than 200 employees and offices in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK, we deliver ready-to-use software products to SAP® customers around the world. AppliCon Solutions is an SAP Software Partner and its Authorization Process Manager® is an SAP® Certified Integration. For more information visit http://www.appliconsolutions.com

SAP, and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. Authorization Process Manager is a registered trademark of the AppliCon Solutions in Denmark and several other countries. EnCrisp and EnCURE are registered trademarks of EnCrisp LLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other EnCrisp product names and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of EnCrisp LLC or EnCrisp Pvt. Ltd. in India. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only.

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