Panel | How automation and intelligence can be applied to Process Control or Internal Controls

Automating controls within SAP Process Controls is becoming more and more of a “must” than a “want” for organizations in terms of risk identification and transparency. SAP Process Control can perform both semi- and fully automated testing of controls that range from application controls (value checks, blank checks, change log checks) to master data controls (identifying empty fields, or fields without specific values) to transactional controls (with the integration of SAP HANA for even more sophisticated analytics). Continuous control monitoring tracks information continuously, providing critical updates and direction on how to react to alerts. Organizations are applying automation and intelligence to their process and internal controls to reduce data errors and manual processes, maximize ERP returns on investment, and reduce compliance costs such as retesting costs for failed controls.

Join this panel discussion for an SAP, consultant, and customer view of how automation within process and internal controls can help organizations more efficiently manage risk.


Emily Damson Eli Lilly and Co
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Emily Damson is the SAP Security and Controls Architect at Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for the SAP GRC Process Control solution at Eli Lilly and Company, and works with a wide range of business partners to automate the performance of SOX, SOD or operational controls across our organizations, reduce manual effort and better identify potential issues within our SAP systems. She also has shared responsibility for the global governance and oversight of the SAP security as it relates to financial functions within Eli Lilly.

James Chiu SAP
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James Chiu (CPA, CISSP) is the solution owner of SAP Audit Management, Process Control, and Risk Management, responsible for solution and product direction and go-to-market activities. He has been involved with audit, risk, and compliance management and software at professional services firms and SAP for over 20 years and has worked closely with customers in a variety of geographies and industries

Susan Zortea Jabil Inc.
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Susan Zortea is Senior Manager of Global Governance at Jabil. She has over 20 years of experience in SAP, in the FICO and GRC modules, with companies including Norsk Hydro, Matthews International, Allegheny Energy, and Jabil.  Her focus has been on successful SAP implementations and Finance projects, including consolidations with IBM Cognos TM1 and Controller, and system integration with BW and Pega, and most recently, the Global Security redesign and governance initiative.

Steve Biskie RSM
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Steve Biskie is a Director at RSM, where he leads the Center of Excellence for Risk Analytics & Automation and is one of RSM's SAP Champions. He has over 25 years of experience spanning all 3 Lines of Defense, and specializes in transforming inefficient and outdated processes and technologies to optimize GRC and audit performance. He has helped organizations from the middle-market to the Fortune 100 implement high-value, sustainable analytics and continuous monitoring programs. He has a passion for using technology to automate mundane, time-consuming tasks to allow organizations to re-focus attention on high-value, thoughtful, and data-informed analysis. Steve is a published author, an internationally-recognized speaker on risk and compliance-related topics, and a six-time IIA All-Star Speaker. He is the author of Surviving an SAP Audit, (SAP Press, 2010), and an expert reviewer for the book Security, Audit, and Control Features: SAP ERP (3rd & 4th Editions). Steve also teaches beginner through advanced SAP auditing courses through the MIS Training Institute, and has traveled to more than 14 countries to share his expertise.