Use Cases of SmartSOX for SAP Systems

SmartSOX for SAP is an easy-to-use solution for auditing all SOX controls for SAP ECC and S/4HANA.

Every modern business is seeking smarter ways to manage unforeseen changes and risks while staying ahead of compliance requirements. That’s where SmartSOX comes in – an automated audit reporting solution designed to simplify compliance and amplify efficiency.

Designing your own Controls

Although most auditing companies are giving specific guidance on SOX and IT controls, you might want to expand on the initial guidance and extend the areas of the system you would like to audit.

This is where Control Designer comes into play; using a simple User Interface you can modify or add new SOX Controls in your arsenal. You can also select if Compliance Monitor will actively look for any system changes in these objects in order to notify the respective Control Owner and the responsible user or user group.

Moreover, SmartSOX is coming included with an initial predefined-best practice set of controls as a best practice, that will help you get started with the application.

How did SmartSOX empower a global quick-service restaurant powerhouse?

Control Designer is especially useful in large corporations when there are very different needs in term of IT controls per Country, State or even per Business Area. The ability to customize and tailor the IT controls and the audit process is especially useful in organizations with multiple sources of risks and with a continuous changes and improvements in their enterprise systems.

Keeping systems in compliance

With SmartSOX Compliance Monitor, you’re not just kept in the loop – you’re in control. Control Owners gain full visibility into IT system changes with proactive alerts that keep you informed in detail. Simultaneously, a comprehensive audit trail is constructed, furnishing you with the documentation you need for compliance.

How did a global telecoms company achieve SOX compliance?

After you have configured your Controls in the Control Designer, any suspicious change in the sensitive system objects will be directly reported to the control owner. For example, any change in the configuration table of tax calculation; any VAT changes in a specific area or country; any changes in the custom pricing program; your responsible users will be immediately notified.

Compliance monitor seamlessly integrates with your existing SAP ECC or S4 environment and attaches to the standard SAP™ workflow so that the process owners can investigate any possible risks caused by new developments or direct system changes.

Focusing on the changes that matter the most

SmartSOX for SAP has a unique and ambitious goal; to save both your auditors and your organization in general, valuable time and precious resources during the audit process. This is taking place very simply by selecting the most appropriate audit sample; narrowing down the audit effort to the areas that are most probable to introduce or have introduced risks during this period.

Our commitment to simplifying your auditing process is at the core of SmartSOX for SAP. Using the comprehensive and easy-to-use audit report you can access a concise and precise lists of changes that ensure your compliance reporting is on point.

How can you master SOX compliance in a global and diverse business landscape?

If you would like to see more about our innovative solution, book a demo call now and speak to our experienced consultants on how you can greatly simplify and accelerate your audit processes and your compliance testing procedures.