Man standing with digital tablet in office.Have you ever wished that the risk report you just received (at best on a slide deck by e-mail, at worse a printed paper version) was actually actionable so that you could drill-down in it and – even better – that it was always up-to-date so you didn’t have to wonder how many times the data had been “massaged” before it reached you?

Well, good news, this is exactly what SAP Fiori for SAP solutions for GRC does!

But, let’s roll back one minute, first things first: have you heard of SAP Fiori?

SAP Fiori – New and Improved User Experience

In a nutshell, SAP Fiori is the new user experience of SAP software. Using modern design principles, SAP Fiori provides a role-based experience across all lines of business and tasks.

A great advantage of SAP Fiori is that it also enables a holistic and consistent experience throughout multiple devices. In essence, you can start working on your desktop, continue on your tablet when you jump into a taxi, and finish what you started on your smartphone while having a coffee just before your meeting.

Leveraging this technology and applying it to risk management resulted in this SAP Fiori for SAP solutions for GRC application that I mentioned above.

So you may be asking: Why is this better than a classical report?

  • It gives you complete risk information
  • It’s interactive
  • It’s continuously up-to-date

Indeed, as an executive, you always have access to the very latest assessments and progress statuses, so you don’t have to worry that you’re making a decision based on outdated information and that the risk profile may have already changed. You can start by displaying the consolidated view and then decide to drill-down further if something catches your eye.

But also, this application is actionable, meaning that you can contact other stakeholders directly from its interface and the behaviour of the application will adapt to the device you’re using. For instance, you have the option to call the risk or response owners if you’re using a smartphone.

Another feature that I personally find very compelling is the ability to display the risks on a world map. Now, you may think this is a gadget, and to some extent you’re right, it’s not a compulsory requirement. But if you’re traveling to another location or, even better, if you’re about to carry an audit on a specific site, being able to simply select this location on a map and have all its risks automatically displayed can help you arrive prepared for your audit mission with the latest risk information in mind. Or at the tip of your fingers of course.

Doesn’t that sound exciting to you?

Come Experience SAP Fiori at GRC 2015 at SAPinsider Las Vegas

There’s much more, because this app does many other tricks that I would love to discuss and show you. So, if you’re attending SAPinsider GRC2015 in Las Vegas (March 17-20), please do come and see me in the GRC Labs. And make sure you attend the dedicated session delivered by SAP’s GRC product management colleagues on Wednesday 18th from 2:45: “A detailed look at the new risk report application in SAP GRC”.

I look forward to discussing this with you!

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