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GRC Tuesdays: Does the Super Bowl Need SOX?

Here we go again. Deflated footballs. A major compliance failure. Management deniability. Mysterious circumstances. Loss of public confidence. Blatant wrongdoing.

A few years ago, the business world addressed this type of problem with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the rigor of PCAOB Audit Standard 5. (more…)

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2014 – What a Year for GRC at SAP

 Is it 2015 already!?! Wow, how time flies. The SAP governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) team is already off to a fast start for 2015. Given this, I thought I’d use this week’s GRC Tuesday blog to reflect on 2014 as well as look forward into 2015. (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Drinking Our Own Champagne….

by Jan Gardiner, CPA, GRC Solution Management, SAP

Dog Food or Champagne?

As promised in my last blog “Right Under My Nose,” I wanted to follow up on the other winner of the 2014 GRC Value Award presented by GRC 20/20. In case you didn’t guess, it was none other than SAP!

Before I get to that, have you ever wondered about how the expression “eating our own dog food” began? Or for that matter, how champagne became the substitute for dog food? (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Making the Business Case for GRC

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP

I was in a meeting this week discussing with some colleagues how clients build a business case for acquiring governance, risk, and compliance solutions.

Many GRC professionals accept the concept of GRC, but struggle to justify the initiative, the investment, and the cultural changes required.  (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Redefining the Role of Internal Audit: Part Two

by Bruce McCuaig, GRC Product Marketing, SAP

In my last blog, Redefining the Role of Internal Audit: Avoiding Redundancy, I outlined the dangers auditors face if they don’t innovate and adapt to today’s technological advances. I also proposed that internal auditors should respond with a paradigm shift—from being in the auditing business to being in the knowledge business.

What would this new role for internal auditors look like? Let me suggest another definition:

The role of Internal Auditors is to create, interpret, and disseminate as widely as possible reliable, fact-based knowledge on the status of risks and controls that impact business performance. (more…)

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