Hallmark Insights Completes SAS 70 Type II Audit

Completion of the SAS 70 type II audit is a significant achievement and differentiates Hallmark Insights from its peers in the incentive services industry.

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To receive an unqualified opinion after our first SAS 70 audit is a significant achievement and differentiates Hallmark Insights from its peers...

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 9, 2010

Hallmark Insights, a business incentive services provider in Minneapolis, announced that it has successfully completed a Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II Audit. The audit was performed by McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and covered Hallmark Insights operational controls and information security in IT and other key areas of its business operations.

The company received an unqualified audit opinion, meaning there were no qualifications identified during the audit that would indicate material weaknesses in their control environment. Steve Sawyer, Security Officer, states, “To receive an unqualified opinion after our first SAS 70 audit is a significant achievement and differentiates Hallmark Insights from its peers by demonstrating the effectiveness of its operational controls.”

Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations, is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A service auditor's examination performed in accordance with SAS No. 70 ("SAS 70 Audit") is widely recognized because it represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities, which often include controls over information technology and related processes.

About Hallmark Insights
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Hallmark Insights, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., provides meaningful, memorable and measurable incentive solutions for health and wellness, employee recognition, sales and consumer programs. Hallmark Insights solutions combine the convenience of Internet shopping with easy-to-use service to promptly deliver personalized awards redeemable for gift cards and gift certificates to more than 350 leading retailers, catalogs, restaurants, travel providers, entertainment companies and more. For more about Hallmark Insights, visit online at http://www.HallmarkInsights.com.

About McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
McGladrey & Pullen LLP (a partner-owned CPA firm) delivers audit and attest services. It operates in an alternative practice structure with RSM McGladrey, a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax, and business consulting services to middle-market businesses. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients’ business needs. Together the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with 7,000 employees in nearly 90 offices. McGladrey & Pullen LLP and RSM McGladrey Inc. are member firms of RSM International, an affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms.

For more information on Hallmark Insights or this article, please contact Lisa Oster @ 612-672-8611.

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