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London Aug 12–Avantra, a business process management automation solution for IT functions, aims to help SAP customers by eliminating repetitive SAP processes, enhancing audit compliance, and lowering outages and costs to serve–all while delivering digital transformation.

A SAP licence audit is an annual process that SAP organisations are contractually obligated to undergo, and must supply usage data on request to SAP auditors–end users must confirm that the number of licences bought equals the number of licences deployed and utilised. The aim is to secure SAP’s intellectual property rights and data integrity and to compensate SAP if its services are overused.

To make the SAP audit process seamless and accurate, Avantra has recently released a new introductory guide on SAP audits.

In the guide, Avantra says that if not executed properly, the SAP audit can lead to the risk of divulging mission-critical and sensitive business data.

While the guide breaks down the working process of SAP audits, it also explains the audit policies in SAP HANA.

In this introductory guide, Avantra stresses the role of the SAP Audit Management system in minimising data exposure risks. It’s a fully mobile-enabled, end-to-end SAP audit management solution that provides end users with high-level data controls and allows the audit department to devise and create audit plans, analyse relevant data, record results, and follow up on progress.

While the guide suggests that taking a proactive stance and devising a general framework and company-specific policies can be great for managing SAP auditing, setting up a single-point of contact that can field requests from SAP can also help prevent requests from spiralling out of control.

SAP audits are an expensive and repetitive process that can lead to severe setbacks, data loss, or even monetary losses if system deficiencies aren’t addressed at speed; uninterrupted automated system monitoring can make the audit process accurate and can lower costs.

The Avantra team claims they can offer MSPs (Managed Service Providers) and enterprises unprecedented automation intelligence within their SAP landscape and transform clients’ SAP functions from reactive to proactive with self-healing automated AIOps. Avantra enables SAP teams to swap opaque SAP workflows for high-visibility automated processes, offering a thoroughly auditable centralised ‘single point of truth’ for all data on SAP change.

Avantra says its end-to-end AIOps platform for SAP landscapes offers automatic change tracking and documentation for absolute transparency and audit support. It ensures consistent adherence to security policies and change management every time for a more accurate, consistent, repeatable, and faster SAP audit.

While Avantra’s out-of-the-box comprehensive SAP system monitoring solution is customizable and seamlessly aligns with its customer’s security policies, its pre-configured compliance and audit reports can be easily tailored to meet audit requirements.

Founded in Switzerland in 2000 and headquartered in London, Avantra is a software development company and a cloud-based and on-prem AIOps platform specially developed to help SAP users leverage artificial intelligence to streamline and automate IT processes and turn their companies into self-healing enterprises. Learn more about Avantra by visiting https://www.avantra.com/.

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