Can you take an existing automated process and retrofit the necessary controls features?

Common challenges and Issues:

  • Integrated nature of automated systems make it difficult to implement system controls once the design is complete.
  • The related business process has been embedded and the organization is naturally resistant to change.
  • How do you align risk and controls into a system that has already been implemented?

How we can support you:

Due to the interrelated and connected nature of ERP system functionality, post implementation controls are traditionally more difficult to implement. The potential need for controls related change to the configuration and the affect this will have on work processes means that changes are rarely only a technical issue. However, there is still a lot of standard systems controls functionality that can be implemented that is relatively easy to utilize and should minimize the direct impact on the end user.  Knowing what the system control features are and how to best implement them while reducing the impact on system enabled processes is critical.

Milton Alexander professionals have comprehensive experience of the system control settings and change management experience to facilitate organizational acceptance and ownership of the necessary changes.  Milton Alexander’s ERP and systems compliance methodology has been proven through multiple SOX and ERP controls engagements. The standard industry frameworks such as COBIT, COSO and GTAG are referenced in defining common organization wide solutions.
The methodology is based on a philosophy where the controls design optimizes the effectiveness of the solution while minimizing the potential burden. Related tasks include the control design, testing and implementation, together with the associated controls acceptance/ownership activities. The latter utilize control self assessment techniques – which in turn assure the acceptance and the resulting ongoing controls compliance.