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The purpose of this page is to clarify the understanding related to the Indirect Entity-Level Controls and how to assign it to your created organization or organizations.


Indirect entity-level controls(IELCs) are a class of controls that relate to general management practices and overall corporate governance.

They can be associated to


-Control environment;

-Control activity;

-Information and Communication;

-Risk assessment;

Main features

  • They can be assigned to one or more organizations.
  • They exist in a higher level in the organization than process-oriented control activities and often relate to all organization either directly or indirectly.
  • These controls are often qualitative in nature and can be tested or assessed.
  • IELCs are associated with an indirect entity-level control group and assigned to an organization or organizations.

How to create it

First, make sure that your user have the appropriate authorization to create it.

Navigate to Master Data → Activities and Processes and open Indirect Entity-Level Controls option.

Select the option → Create → Indirect Entity-Level Control Group→ Indirect Entity-Level Control.

Check that you have options to include:

  • Regulations (see more about regulation on Regulations), on the Regulation tab.
  • Operation Frequency, that can be: Annual, As needed, Continual, Monthly, Quarterly.(This will depend on your business usage).
  • Test plans, to to determine if the control is operating effectively. 

Assign to an Organization

Inside your relevant Organization, navigate to the IELC tab.

Make sure the date for the assignment is correct. It should be the start of the compliance year.

Regulations tab:

*If system is not allowing you to remove the regulation from the central IELC, apply note 2183185.

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Related Content 

Related Documents 

SAP Help Indirect Entity-Level Controls.

SAP Help Entity-Level Control Hierarchy

Related Notes Size

2183185 - Deletion of regulation assigned to Central Indirect Entity Level Control is not allowed, If control is assigned locally to organization

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