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SAP was built for customising...so were Data Disclose and Data Redact

Oct 31, 2018 5:55:37 AM


SAP: ERP off the shelf

Why has SAP been so successful for so long? Because they designed a massively powerful – and scalable – ERP system, which could be installed from the same CDs/DVDs/Files (delete as appropriate depending on your age) at almost any organisation in the world. From there it could be quickly/slowly/glacially (delete as appropriate depending on your industry/project scope etc) tailored to fit a very wide variety of business processes, just by making settings in the IMG. No need for custom code or tables in the database unless you really wanted to bring your own processes to the system, and even that wasn’t too hard to do. 

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Approaching SAP HCM data in the shadow of GDPR

Jul 11, 2018 1:09:40 PM

After my last piece about data removal, I’ve had a lot of conversations about HCM data removal, and so I decided to delve a little deeper into SAP HCM data and what the GDPR may mean there.

Current, previous and potential future employee data is a really interesting area for data privacy.


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Welcoming in the GDPR

May 25, 2018 12:30:00 AM

The end of the world as we know it...or not

So, I woke up this morning and still had two arms and legs, and a desperate need for a coffee. The world didn’t end (or if it did, you wouldn’t be reading this anyway so a small factual inaccuracy won’t matter). Things have changed – but I think it’s been a gradual shift of mindset and prioritisation of data privacy and all that surrounds it. With any gradual change, you have to take a step back to actually see how much things have changed.


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GDPR in SAP: Redact rather than Archive?

Jul 13, 2017 10:02:00 AM

How widely will companies provide the Right to be Forgotten? Will this be commonplace in SAP systems? Will companies decide to delete data in SAP anyway, simply to lessen their liability?

This is clearly a story still unfolding. SAP by its very nature doesn’t make deletion of data easy. The data and processes of different departments are so intertwined that there are dependencies everywhere.