The scope of this SOC report includes the SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense solutions as offered for the live productive customer systems that are hosted in SAP SE's data centers St. Leon–Rot, Germany and Newtown Square, USA, as well as in the co-location Sydney, Australia.
SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based ERP for mid-market companies and subsidiaries. With SAP Business ByDesign, organizations can manage their entire business with a single cloud ERP solution. Ideally suited for upper mid-market companies and subsidiaries of large corporations, this complete and integrated Software as a Service (SaaS) suite supports financials, human resources, sales, procurement, customer service, supply chain management, and more.
SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense is a cloud solution offered by SAP which helps companies to manage their business travels from planning to expense reimbursement while staying in compliance with corporate policies. The solution can be accessed via the web, but also supports a wide range of mobile devices.
SOC1 reports specifically address service organizations internal control over financial reporting and controls specified by the service provider. The SOC1 reports are intended solely for the information and use of existing user entities (for ex. Exiting customers of the service organization), their financial statement auditors and management of the service organization. SOC 1 reports are prepared in accordance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No.16, a new guidance that the auditors use to conduct a SOC1 engagement. SOC1 Type 1 covers management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of controls at a specific point in time, whereas a SOC1 Type 2 also includes the operating effectiveness of controls for a dedicated period of time.
SAP Business ByDesign has regularly prepared SOC1 Type 2 audit reports by an independent 3rd party accountant. This version of the report covers the audit period 1. November 2015 to 30. April 2016, the locations St. Leon–Rot, Germany and Newtown Square, USA, as well as in the co-location Sydney, Australia.
The use of these reports is restricted. A copy of this report is available for all SAP Business ByDesign customers who had productive and had financially-relevant systems during the audit period covered by the report.