For many enterprises, SAP systems are an essential part of their corporate IT infrastructure. SAP solutions remain an important element of the Line of Business (LoB) infrastructure of many organizations, but other vendors’ solutions, particularly Oracle, are growing in prominence. For example, many large SAP customer organizations manage one or multiple Oracle ERP instances as a result of Merger and Acquisitions activity. Managing access entitlements including roles, but also SoD (Segregation of Duties) rules, firefighter access, and other aspects around identity, access, and security is essential for protecting these business-critical applications.
For the successful implementation of adequate controls, it is essential that all LoB systems are covered by an effective solution for managing risks, and within that for managing access control and SoD controls and implementing adequate Access Governance.
This report provides an overview of the market for Access Control Tools for business application environments that are based on applications of multiple vendors but including SAP solutions such as traditional SAP ECC environments. The focus is on environments also involving SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, other SAP cloud applications and the need for support of other Line of Business (LoB) applications.
We examine the market segment, vendors, product functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to providing solutions that increase security in these business application environments for SAP and other LoB applications, by restricting access, controlling break-glass access, and related capabilities.