Three Key Areas Where Retailers Need to Protect SAP Systems
Retail and technology have become almost parallel entities in today’s business domain. Technology and, just as important, data, were important even before the Internet fully emerged. Retailers were always keen on running their Big Box stores more efficiently, and leveraging data to better understand their customers.
When the Internet exploded, and subsequently morphed into mobile shopping via tablets and smartphones, retailers of all sizes began to leverage technology such as SAP to run highly complex operations that joined physical and online storefront processes such as inventory controls, order fulfillment, sales, pricing, customer service and returns.
Because of SAP’s vast amount of code and data, this also means retailers have constantly been weary of security threats – from both internal and external audiences. In fact, there are roughly 320 million lines of code in SAP’s Business Suite alone. What’s more, they’ve also struggled to remain in compliance with changing regulatory expectations.