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SAP and sale system interface

  • 1.  SAP and sale system interface

    Posted 12 Feb, 2020 05:07
    Hi,

    Any common issues/findings when auditing interface controls between SAP and an in-housed sale system? Or any area need to be highly focused on?
    Your experience sharing/suggestions are really appreciated.

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    Diep Ho
    IT Internal Auditor
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  • 2.  RE: SAP and sale system interface

    Posted 12 Feb, 2020 12:50
    Hi Diep - The key when auditing the interfaces is to show how you are comfortable that the data exchange is complete, accurate, valid and properly secured. The idea is create a quick matrix and define some control & security considerations that cover each of these aspects, including understanding any reconciliation activities that management might have in place for issue resolution.

    There are few areas you may want to understand, document and evaluate:
    • Type of interface used (e.g. iDoc or RFC) and configuration for error messages and frequency (batch or real-time).
    • Data transferred inbound/outbound (e.g. sales order, pricing info, and so on).
    • Restricted access to change data at source, target and during data transfer.
    • Manual controls in-place to monitor completeness/accuracy of data transfer.
    • Data validation and checks rules embedded in the data connection.
    • Any SAP custom configuration or data tables developed for the interface.
    • Change management activities over the interface (e.g. normal transport)
    • Any specific regulatory concerns over the interface data (e.g. GDPR for customer info)
    Hope this helps,
    Mostafa

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    Mostafa El-Ghazaly
    Founder
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  • 3.  RE: SAP and sale system interface

    Posted 14 Feb, 2020 01:12
    @Mostafa El-Ghazaly, thank you for input. Well appreciated.

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    Diep Ho
    IT Internal Auditor
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  • 4.  RE: SAP and sale system interface

    Posted 14 Feb, 2020 06:35
    Absolutely! and as you go through you exercise, if you have any one-off questions, feel free to reach out!

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    Mostafa El-Ghazaly
    Founder
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