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SAP Business ByDesign SOC 1 (ISAE 3402) Audit Report 2021 H2

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’s data centers St. Leon–Rot (Germany) and Newtown Square (USA), as well as in the co-location Frankfurt (Germany), Sydney (Australia) and Shanghai (China).

SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP offering for mid-market companies and subsidiaries, powered by SAP HANA®. With SAP Business ByDesign, organizations can manage their entire business with a single cloud ERP solution. It is suited for upper midmarket 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 travel 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. 

SOC 1 reports specifically address service organizations internal control over financial reporting and controls specified by the service provider. The SOC 1 reports are intended solely for the information and use of existing user entities (for ex. Existing 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.18, a new guidance that the auditors use to conduct a SOC 1 engagement. SOC 1 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 SOC 1 Type 2 also includes the operating effectiveness of controls for a dedicated period of time.

SAP Business ByDesign has regularly prepared SOC 1 Type 2 audit reports by an independent 3rd party accountant. This version of the report covers the audit period 1. May 2021 to 31. October 2021, the locations St. Leon–Rot (Germany) and Newtown Square (USA), as well as in the co-location Frankfurt (Germany), Sydney (Australia) and Shanghai (China).

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.

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