Focal Point Data Risk, a risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of services, and Symmetry, an enterprise application management, hybrid-cloud hosting and GRC software solutions provider, recently announced a partnership focused on providing security and GRC solutions for enterprise SAP IT environments.

Focal Point services span cyber-security, data privacy and analytics, identity governance and access management, hands-on security training, ERP advisory, and internal audit services. The new partnership enables Focal Point to include Symmetry’s ControlPanelGRC software suite into its growing portfolio of risk-management solutions and services for enterprise customers to secure and manage their SAP environments.

An SAP partner since 2005, Symmetry provides deep expertise in SAP application management and is certified in SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA Operations. The company’s ControlPanelGRC is a powerful yet simple GRC platform that automates compliance and audit-relevant tasks achieving dramatic time and cost savings in the process. Its capabilities address the major areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at every level for SAP environments, including those in heavily regulated industries. ControlPanelGRC is built, implemented, and supported by SAP technology and compliance subject-matter experts, who have years of experience in deploying, managing, and auditing this mission critical environment.

“Security and compliance challenges continue to escalate exponentially and risk mitigation is now a top priority for virtually every large organization,” said Symmetry CEO Pete Stevenson. “Our partnership with Focal Point brings proven solutions to enterprises struggling with security and compliance complexities within their SAP environments.”

“Focal Point is known for helping clients to audit smarter.  We believe that the combination of smart audit and GRC technology will help our clients save money, while still solving their biggest compliance challenges.” said Focal Point Data Risk CEO Yong-Gon Chon. “We look forward to a prosperous partnership with Symmetry that helps our clients struggling with staffing, budget and skills shortages through smarter automation as the migration to the cloud continues to explode.”