Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems

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Yusufali F. Musaji, «Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems»
Wiley | ISBN 0471235180 | November 11, 2002 | PDF | 1,9 Mb | 278 pages












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Book Description

* Maps out how to conduct an integrated ERP audit.
* Contains sample audit control guidelines, case studies, and audit plans to help the reader understand difficult concepts and get started with their own audit.



Book Info
Practical guidelines for assessing and managing the risk factors in ERP systems. Provides IT managers a hands-on, practical guide to reducing risk and operating ERP systems effectively. Includes a chapter on minimizing SAP-specific risks.

From the Inside Flap
The late 1990s witnessed a boom in companies investing in multimillion dollar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, comprehensive technologies that increase efficiency and profitability by placing all business transactions under one inclusive system. Yet the benefits of ERP systems come with a larger degree of risk. Supply-chain links to other companies, employee access to a greater amount of business information, and newer extract reporting features likewise introduce new risk factors that must be managed. With most Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations now depending on SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and other ERP systems as key components to their strategic growth, it is critical for companies to reduce risk and ensure that their ERP systems operate at maximum efficiency.

Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems presents a structured methodology designed to automate the drudgery of implementing an ERP system and provides organized approaches to problem-solving by listing, diagramming, and documenting all steps. Approaching ERP systems as an engineering discipline rather than as whims of individual software developers, structured methodologies standardize ERP implementation and maintenance, thereby reducing critical risk factors. IT auditing expert Yusufali Musaji breaks the ERP life cycle into six definitive steps:

* Project definition and requirement analysis
* External design
* Internal design
* Preimplementation
* Implementation
* Postimplementation: evaluating controls and debugging

Musaji walks readers through each step of the ERP process, explaining each component’s significance and thus eliminating sources of confusion and error.

In addition to the structured methodology underlying ERP, Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems explains the complex multilayered structure of data and how access by thousands of users is managed. It maps out how to conduct an integrated ERP audit and contains sample audit tests to help the reader understand difficult concepts. The book concludes with a chapter on SAP architecture, showing the reader how to adopt general techniques to their targeted SAP needs.

The unified nature of an ERP system promises businesses fewer errors, improved speed and efficiency, and more complete access to information. The structured methodology and auditing techniques presented in Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems empowers IS auditors, IT managers, and chief security officers to achieve maximum ERP efficiency at minimum risk.

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Practical guidelines for assessing and managing the risk factors in ERP systems

ERP systems promise revolutionary integration of a business’s transactions–eliminating errors, improving efficiency, and offering employees universal access to information. Without proper implementation and maintenance, however, ERP systems can too easily become the 800-pound gorilla in the room, accomplishing little more than trading one set of problems for another. Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems provides IT managers a hands-on, practical guide to reducing risk and operating ERP systems effectively.

IT auditing expert Yusufali Musaji presents a structured methodology for managing risks in ERP systems and helpful auditing techniques to ensure their effectiveness. This one-of-a-kind instruction:

* Breaks the ERP life cycle into six comprehensible steps
* Explains the complex multilayered structure of data
* Identifies risks to operational efficiency and data integrity
* Maps how to conduct an integrated ERP audit
* Includes a chapter on minimizing SAP-specific risks

IS auditors, IT managers, and chief security officers will find Integrated Auditing of ERP Systems to be an invaluable resource.

About the Author
Yusufali F. Musaji, CGA, CISA, CISSP, is Founder, Director, and President of Ali's N Y Consulting, Inc., an IT and financial consulting firm specializing in computer publishing. Mr. Musaji's experience embraces the full spectrum of financial, orperational, and IT disciplines required of state-of-the-art organizations.

Ash Huq is a Manager in the Deloitte & Touche Enterprise Risk Services group with over eighteen years experience in information systems assessment, implementation, accounting, risk management, and the security and control of SAP R/3 systems. He is a contributing author for this book.