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There are numerous things to consider when pulling the plug on legacy SAP systems. [shutterstock: 264387446, Lolostock]

There are numerous things to consider when pulling the plug on legacy SAP systems. [shutterstock: 264387446, Lolostock]

Shutting Down Legacy SAP Systems

Legacy SAP system shutdowns are becoming more and more important as a result of the transition from the Business Suite to S/4. Data must be extracted from a legacy system but it is important that this data can be used as required. Specifically developed standard solutions offer numerous advantages.

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GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR: A Practical Example For Data Discovery In SAP

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. The recent launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. Silwood Technology has also provided E-3 Magazine with a working example of data discovery in SAP that can be found below.

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SAP custom code is the perfect environment for Cross Site Scripting, one of the most common forms of attack on enterprise data security. [Shutterstock: 510869788, Profit_Image]

SAP custom code is the perfect environment for Cross Site Scripting, one of the most common forms of attack on enterprise data security. [Shutterstock: 510869788, Profit_Image]

What the C-Suite Should Know About Cross Site Scripting

Cross site scripting isn't just about defacing web properties and creating a nuisance, it's a serious threat to data security. This is why companies should pay more attention to it.

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Custom code offers great opportunity to tailor SAP systems to a company's requirements. However, with opportunity, there also comes risk. [shutterstock: 625920362, StockPhotosLV]

Custom code offers great opportunity to tailor SAP systems to a company's requirements. However, with opportunity, there also comes risk. [shutterstock: 625920362, StockPhotosLV]

Tracking Risks in Custom Code

At Trumpf, an interruption to its SAP system could have serious consequences. This is why the mechanical engineering company, located in southwestern Germany, takes a targeted approach to ensuring seamless system operations. One approach is to use the Virtual Forge CodeProfiler, which identifies risks in custom Abap code.

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