The scope of this SOC report includes the SAP S/4HANA Cloud as offered in the data centers in St. Leon–Rot / Germany; the data center in Sterling / US, and the data center in Sydney 2 / Australia.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is intended to offer a quarterly innovation cycle so customers can take advantage of ongoing innovation with minimal disruption. In addition, SAP HANA Cloud Platform aims to serve as an extension platform and agility layer for the cloud edition. This way, customers and partners will be able to build specific capabilities extending the scope of SAP S/4HANA Cloud by either integrating non-SAP products or building their own innovations. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, enterprises can now participate in the digital economy with a suite that intends to bring together the simplicity of the cloud and the value of instant insight across industries, business functions and networks, and granular data sets.
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 S/4HANA has regularly prepared SOC1 Type 2 audit reports by an independent 3rd party accountant. This version of the report covers the audit period 1. May 2015 to 31. October 2015, the locations in St. Leon–Rot / Germany; the data center in Sterling / US, and the data center in Sydney 2 / Australia.
The use of these reports is restricted. A copy of this report is available for all SAP S/4HANA customers who had productive and had financially-relevant systems during the audit period covered by the report.