This book is designed to help SAP project managers, implementation teams, administrators, and users learn how to “think like an auditor” so they can be better-prepared for an internal or external audit of their SAP system. It provides practical, proven advice for preparing an audit roadmap for the system as a whole, and drills down into specific domains (applications, components, and business processes) to provide expert guidance on the most common audit objectives for those areas. No team facing an SAP system audit should be without it!
1 “Think Like an Auditor”
Get practical advice from an experienced SAP auditor on how to train your team to look at the audit roadmap from the auditor’s perspective, and address weaknesses and “gotchas” before they happen.
2 Bulletproof Your Implementation and Enhancement/Upgrade Process
Learn how to ensure the effective design and implementation of controls for new SAP implementations, as well as the SAP upgrade and enhancement process, one of the biggest sources of audit problems.
3 Get Hands-on with Specific Domains
Understand the audit objectives at the application and component level, including SAP Basis, ERP Financials, MM, SD, and more.
4 Audit Roadmap for General Controls in SAP
Master the nuances of the major general controls in SAP, and the source of many audit issues: change management, segregation of duties, and emergency changes.
5 Audit Tips and Tools
Find answers about special issues and situations, audit tools available for SAP systems, third-party programs and services, and more.
- Audit concerns for financial reporting
- Implementation/upgrade controls
- Application-level audit roadmaps
- Basis settings and security
- Change control and transports
- Audit tips and tools
- Best practices and lessons learned