Expert Q&A: Best Practices for Continuous Control Monitoring

Many SAP users are simplifying and automating continuous control monitoring (CCM) to manage their GRC environment. Marie-Luise Wagener-Kirchner, Vice President of Governance, Compliance and Digital Services at SAP, recently sat down with SAPinsider to share best practices for CCM.

Wagener-Kirchner has been involved in the SAP ecosystem for approximately 20 years, always with a focus on audit controls and security. In her current role she is responsible for internal and external reporting, governance around reporting guidelines and policies, and for the GRC systems and the automated internal controls at SAP.

In the following video she explains how customers are utilizing CCM in innovative ways, what components make up a good control setup for successful monitoring, and common pitfalls that organizations should watch out for.

First, says Wagener-Kirchner, you need to understand where the control comes from, what makes a good control, and be able to identify inherent risk in your business processes.

Watch the video to learn more.



Marie-Luise Wagener-Kirchner Vice President, Governance, Compliance & Digital Services - Global Risk & Assurance Services, SAP SE
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Marie-Luise Wagener-Kirchner has more than 20 years of SAP experience in auditing, consulting, training, and architecture for various releases and SAP solutions. She worked for seven years in the consulting area as a senior SAP auditor and as a consultant with clients from multiple industries, for five years as the global SAP security and compliance architect for a worldwide manufacturing company, and for three years as the EMEA GRC practice head. Marie joined SAP SE in 2015 as vice president for global GRC.