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SAP improvement to end need for separate password

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November 16, 2016 – Texas State University faculty, staff, and student employees will find logging in to SAP a little bit easier after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Next week, during the holiday, the IT Division’s Technology Resources unit will upgrade the SAP financial and human resources system. Part of that upgrade will end the long-standing practice of having a different SAP password to access services.

“We are happy the recent SAP Technology updates allow us to bring this simplification to campus,” said Mark Hughes, associate vice president of Technology Resources.

Starting Nov. 28, anyone accessing the SAP system will log into SAP services using the same NetID and password they use to log in to other Texas State services. The change also ends the SAP requirement to change passwords every 90 days as NetID passwords only need to be changed once a year.

The SAP service improvements will include other changes as well. Windows computer users of the SAP GUI software will see a new version called SAP Business Client on their desktops, for example. Look for more information about the SAP Business Client, and other changes tied to this software upgrade, in direct emails to users next week.

Learn more about SAP and ways to access it at Texas State. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IT Assistance Center.