SAP Access Control

Why SAP Access Control?

Because the software lets you move beyond manual processes for managing access risk. SAP Access Control can help you automatically detect, remediate, and ultimately prevent access risk violations, regardless of industry or business size. Get real-time visibility into your current risk position, and confidently reduce unauthorised access, fraud, and the cost of compliance.


Purchase options

Available either On Premise (client hosted – perpetual license) or via Cloud for Access Control (SAP hosted – subscription license).


Solution Insight:
Winterhawk spoke to Sarma Adithe, Chief Product Owner
Access Governance, SAP

Access Governance is important because of the complexity of the landscape that customers operate; it’s not easy to manage access across applications seamlessly. The business owners should able to focus on running their business rather having to resolve their own access which is technical in nature.

Click the thumbnails to read Winterhawk’s How to Build a Business Case for SAP Access Control and History of SAP Solutions: Access Control.

Features of SAP Access Control

  • Automatically detect and remediate access risk violations across SAP and non-SAP systems
  • Embed compliance checks and mandatory risk mitigation into business processes
  • Empower users with self-service, workflow-driven access requests and approvals
  • Automate reviews of user access, role authorisations, risk violations, and control assignments
  • Efficiently manage super-user access controls with a centralised, closed-loop process
  • Create a comprehensive audit trail of user and role-based access control activities

Automate access control and enforce governance with ease

Streamline the process of managing and validating user access to applications and data with SAP Access Control. This access governance software automates user provisioning and can help you certify access, embed preventative policy checks, and monitor reviews of emergency access activities – all with minimal support from IT.

Functional Capabilities

  • Access risk analysis: Accurately identify and remediate SoD and critical access violations with embedded risk analysis
  • User access management: Automate user access assignments across SAP and non-SAP systems
  • Role-based access control: Define and maintain compliant roles in business-friendly terms and language

Technical Capabilities

  • Periodic certifications of authorisations: Conduct periodic user-access reviews and ensure SoD mitigations are effective on a regular basis.
  • Emergency access management: Temporarily grant super-user status with “firefighter” login IDs – in a controlled, auditable environment.

Winterhawk Insight

Winterhawk SAP

Steve Hewison, CEO


When I first saw Access Control, it was a rather clunky product but much needed to address the big regulatory requirement of its time, Sarbanes Oxley. It has matured through numerous iterations into the market-leading solution it is today. The solution fits perfectly for upper mid-size through to large enterprise organisations seeking to control sensitive access as well as guard against and monitor for segregation of duties conflicts. There are tens of thousands of companies around the world who now use SAP Access Control, many of whom Winterhawk supports via managed services or expert on-demand services. Over the years we’ve built accelerators to significantly speed up the deployment process – it used to be a 5-6 month project but with experience and automation of tasks, we’re now typically completing implementations in just 10 weeks. A first line of defence doesn’t have to be slow or expensive to protect your organisation.


Implementation of SAP GRC Access Control can be as quick as 10 weeks by leveraging Winterhawk’s Rapid Deployment Services (RDS), enabling fast, efficient roll-out at a lowered cost.

Using Winterhawk’s cost-effective and best practice RDS approach, you can plan for a GRC go-live in less than 3 months from when the project commences. Click here to find out more.


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