“We will continue making such investments such as The SAS70 Type II/SSAE No.16 Audit and now the SOC 2 Type II Audit to assure that our cloud-based, hosted ERP solution and managed hosting services meet these standards." Mike Bihlmeier, President
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies, the leading developer of financial and project management software solutions for architecture, engineering and construction companies, today announced the successful completion of a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy that provides assurance that controls specific to managed hosted services were suitably designed and operated effectively during the period from January 1, 2013 to September 20, 2013. The engagement was performed based on the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Audit.
The completion of the SOC engagement resulted in the issuance of an unqualified opinion by the audit firm, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP as of January 2014. The auditors’ opinion provides assurance to users of Computer Guidance Corporation’s Hosted eCMS Solution that, as a result of rigorous testing, controls related to the security and availability of systems and protection of data were in compliance with design for the engagement period based on control objectives defined by management.
“As customers contract with Computer Guidance Corporation for its Hosted eCMS solution and services, they can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during the engagement period.” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “Several processes and procedures have been implemented by Computer Guidance to proactively manage the technical environment that hosts the eCMS system, including the relationship with Avnet.”
“This accomplishment demonstrates our commitment to conform to best practices in support of our customers’ needs.” stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “We will continue making such investments such as The SAS70 Type II/SSAE No.16 Audit and now the SOC 2 Type II Audit to assure that our solutions and customer service offerings are backed by sound business processes, effective internal controls and high standards of data security.”
About Computer Guidance Corporation
Computer Guidance is the software development expert for construction enterprise resource planning solutions. In business since 1981, Computer Guidance has provided its customers with construction financial and project management applications supported by industry-leading business intelligence and analytics applications and advanced productivity tools. Computer Guidance is a premier business partner of IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for both its cloud-based, hosted and on-premise solutions. Hundreds of commercial contractors have implemented Computer Guidance ERP achieving quantifiable benefits year after year. Many Computer Guidance customers are represented among the Engineering News-Record Top 50, 400 and 600 and the On-Site Top 40. Computer Guidance’s construction software expertise has led the Associated General Contractors of America to select Computer Guidance’s solutions as the ERP solution of choice for its members. eCMS has also been acknowledged by the CFMA IT Survey, ranking its job cost, accounting and payroll applications as the number one software for commercial contractors. In 2013, Computer Guidance received a silver Contractor’s Choice award from Roads & Bridges magazine recognizing eCMS as one of the most widely implemented ERP solutions among its readership.
Computer Guidance Corporation became part of the Explorer Software Group of companies in January 2014. Explorer Software Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 25,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 250 staff. Explorer's core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service, coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers.
For additional information, visit http://www.computerguidance.com or call 888.361.4551.
eCMS is a registered trademark of Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies.