This area is, or has been underestimated until now and, although it is important for the client, for some reason not enough importance has been placed on it. However, many responsible people in charge would like to be assured that every final output from SAP is correct indeed. They often have to sign documents without being able to check them. This situation occurs especially when the solution is rolled out to another country, irrespective of the local legislation or the project implementation „ is only done“ somehow but without a responsible approach.
What we focus on in an audit:
- How SAP supports the operation of an company
- How effective are set up licenses
- How effectively SAP system is operated
- How to proceed correctly when system upgrading to a higher version
- how is the migration prepared
- How to work effectively with the users (training, testing, support)
Risks due to an improper implementation:
- Information leakage
- Single point of failure
- Poor quality data
- Loss / Lowering the property value
- Loss of intellectual property
- Loss of competitive advantage
- Loss of customer’s confidence
- Failure to comply with legal requirements (the inability of the system to trace the necessary and accurate information for control bodies, or audit, failure to maintain the required information in the system during the required time, etc.).
When those managers understand this, they will realize that each of these potential risks/failures has its own financial value. Thus it would be appropriate to check if there is/is not a danger of the above mentioned risks for his /their company. In case there is such a danger it would be necessary to eliminate it immediately or to reduce it at least. We always ask about a given problem and try to get to the original cause of the problem.