SAP users look to software suppliers to help with fast-approaching GDPR

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SAP users are revisiting security concerns with respect to the cloud delivery of business software as the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) hoves into view.

According to research from the UK and Ireland SAP User Group, 86% of users do not fully understand the implications of the GDPR in relation to their SAP estate, and their future use of SAP.

The survey also found that of those SAP users concerned about security, 64% said they have similar concerns for other applications. Off those SAP users that cited greater concerns about compliance, half said they had experienced a similar increase in compliance concerns for other enterprise applications.

Just over half (51%) of users said they had greater concerns concerning the compliance of their SAP usage than they did 12 months ago. Some 53% of users said the emergence and growing use of cloud computing had increased their compliance difficulties, and 57% said the same regarding workforce mobility.

Just under half (49%) said they had greater concerns regarding the security of their SAP landscape than they did one year ago.

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