United States

Developing a comprehensive patch management program

Thursday June 16, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
From Advisory Institute

KPMG Advisory Institute


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Effective SAP Patch Management is the key to system stability and security and recently the volume of SAP patches has increased substantially and companies are struggling to identify, assess and implement these patches on a timely basis. Some organizations find the task so daunting that they have given up installing patches altogether.

The failure to keep up with patches increases the risk of unexpected system downtime and performance degradation and can leave an organization exposed to cyber attack. In order to help mitigate these risks, organizations that run SAP need to have a comprehensive, dependable, and cost-effective patch management process.

The presentation addresses the following:

  • The challenges that SAP customers face including helping clients determine which patches and security notes should be applied to their environment
  • An air-tight patch management governance framework that can be leveraged to address these challenges through the utilization of SAP Solution Manager
  • A methodology designed to help organizations optimize the people, process, and technology used in patch management
  • KPMG’s SAP Patch Management Roadmap

Todd V. Babione

Managing Director, Advisory, KPMG LLP

Richard J. Benda

Manager, Advisory, KPMG LLP