Simplify segregation of duties in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Do you break into a cold sweat when you hear the auditors are coming? Even when you’ve done your due diligence? I’ve been there. It isn’t a matter of compliance, it’s the thought of compiling the segregation of duties (SoD) data to prove it. It’s the sound of projects coming to a screeching halt while you shift your focus.

That’s why I headed straight to QSoftware’s education session at Collaborate 19.1 I heard they had a JD Edwards-compatible product that allowed users to conduct an SoD audit quickly and easily. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Automate analytics for audits

QCloud Audit As A Service is a self-serve, cloud-based reporting tool that analyzes complex JD Edwards security data for you. Think of the tedious hours it typically takes to manually identify SoD and format results. Now imagine spending a half hour on setup, then walking away! Go to lunch, hop on a few conference calls, and wait for the email notification to tell you your report is complete.

After a one-time review and selection of conflicts from a complete list of preset rules, audit requests are simple. Just log in to QCloud Audit and initiate a request. The audit analysis and reports can be generated overnight and will be ready for you to review by morning. A simple user interface even makes resolution and mitigation faster. How's that for business process improvement?

Lower the cost of SoD in IT

As a security practice manager at ERP Suites, I work with a wide range of customers in a variety of industries with dynamic compliance requirements. I was excited to see QCloud Audit has the flexibility to support them all. Complex disbursement requirements, system resource complications related to archival, even the most complex SOD/SOX processes are not out of scope.

QCloud Audit supports:

  • Corporate SoD —providing separate IT SoD confirmation results
  • Private corporation SoD — providing SoD analysis without the need for in-depth user knowledge

After 13 years administering SoD and user access reviews—including master data and critical application access—I am looking forward to these game-changing features:

  • Self-service audit requests
  • Cloud-based processing
  • Completion automation
  • Online review, rejection, and mitigations
  • Audit reporting

The time-saving potential for myself and my customers will undoubtedly lower costs. With QCloud Audit, there is also:

  • No specialized on-prem software
  • No hardware/software management and licensing
  • No need for technical training

Find relief from time-consuming manual checks and compliance challenges. Consider this best-in-class segregation of duties tool.

1 Leatherman, Jennifer, Mike Ward. “JD Edwards Security Audit in the Cloud – Be Prepared for the Auditors!” Education session, Collaborate 19, San Antonio, TX, April 10, 2019.



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About the Authors:

Tess Scott

Tess Scott

Tess has been designing, modeling and implementing JD Edwards security for more than 20 years. Her expertise extends to disaster recovery, iSeries management and programming, EnterpriseOne administration, and project management. At the helm of ERP Suites' JD Edwards Security Practice, she submerses herself in new technologies to help customers protect their businesses.


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