New Protiviti tool for automated control optimization
I just heard today that Protiviti has a great tool for the SAP environment that should be of tremendous value to IT auditors and others.
I don’t know what they call it and haven’t seen it myself, but what they told me is that you can use it to analyze all your configurable controls. You can see which are turned on, and which are not.
This can be used to:
- Build an inventory of the automated controls you want to test. For example, we would use SAP BusinessObjects Process Control to monitor and test the configurations
- See where additional configurable controls can be turned on, and potentially replace less efficient/effective manual controls
- Get your continuous monitoring/auditing program going
If your company decides to assess and use the tool, I would be interested in hearing about it!