4 Steps to Automate Technical Data Export compliance

By Soujanya Madhurapantula.

Best Practices for Automating Electronic Export Control

So at this point, I’m sure you can appreciate the challenges that an end-to-end export control solution has to handle.  Not only must it effectively and carefully track shipments of goods, but also deal with all the technical documents that come with the product throughout the lifecycle of collaboration that you have with the customer or supplier.  The challenge with technical data is that it exists in so many different forms and you can get them from so many different points of access, whether it’s in SAP itself, or within your extranet like SharePoint or cFolders or just plain old email. more “4 Steps to Automate Technical Data Export compliance”

Controlling the Transfer of ITAR-related Technical Data: What will it take?

By Soujanya Madhurapantula.

In the previous post, you’ve seen how we can control the movement of physical products using GTS.  However, any company that deals in ITAR controlled products has associated technical data that they will need to share.  And when these guys are people who are outside the US, or people who are within the US but not US persons, then the technical data transmissions themselves are all considered as exports. more “Controlling the Transfer of ITAR-related Technical Data: What will it take?”

Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems

By Soujanya Madhurapantula.

Let’s start with what a trade management system is, what it does, and what are some of its shortcomings.

What is a Trade Management System

Export control can get pretty messy, especially when you consider how a typical company will be operating according to the rules of multiple jurisdictions at any given time.  Businesses that must comply with Export Control regulations like ITAR often maintain license and distribution information in a central Trade Management System (TMS).  more “Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems”

Industry Spotlight: How does GE Oil & Gas manage operational Information Risk?

By EK Koh.

Many companies need to protect sensitive intellectual property (IP) as they collaborate globally on product designs and across multi-level supply chains. They also need to comply with cross-border export regulations even as they collaborate and share technical data with global customers, partners and employees. more “Industry Spotlight: How does GE Oil & Gas manage operational Information Risk?”

Combining Role-Based Access Control with Attribute-Based Access Control for Export Compliance

By Soujanya Madhurapantula.

Recap: the 2-layer SAP authorization model

In our previous post, we introduced a 2-layer SAP authorisation model: a combination of Role-Based Access Control plus Attribute-Based Access Control. To comply with regulatory mandates such as export control, where access to data is dependent on multiple factors, such as location, nationality and content, it is prudent to augment SAP’s authorization model in order to control access at the data level. more “Combining Role-Based Access Control with Attribute-Based Access Control for Export Compliance”