“Computer Guidance Corporation’s commitment to strong internal controls in regard to their cloud-based hosted system solutions and services is evident in this report,” Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
Computer Guidance Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, announced today the successful completion of a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability and Confidentiality that provides assurance that controls specific to managed hosted services were suitably designed and operated effectively during the period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. 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 December 19, 2014. The auditors’ opinion provides assurance to users of Computer Guidance Corporation’s Cloud-based Hosted eCMS ERP 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.
“Computer Guidance Corporation’s commitment to strong internal controls in regard to their cloud-based hosted system solutions and services is evident in this report,” stated Mark Eich, Partner In Charge of Information Security Services, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP. “The successful completion of this audit is a testament to CGC’s integrity, accountability, and its commitment to its clients and its customers can be confident that controls described within the report are accurately depicted and were operating as represented during the engagement period.”
The audit reviewed several processes and procedures that have been implemented by Computer Guidance to proactively manage the technical environment that hosts the eCMS system, including the relationship with Avnet and associated data centers.
“This accomplishment demonstrates our continued commitment year after year to conform to best practices in support of our customers’ technology solution and services needs.” stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “We will continue making such investments such as 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. As a result of this audit, we are also to provide our customers with greater insights into our controls, procedures and systems for our hosting solution.”
About SOC 2
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has developed the SOC 2 report based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentially and Processing Integrity for service organizations. The SOC 2 report includes the AICPA's predefined criteria for industry best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes related to security, availability, confidentiality, privacy, and processing integrity for demonstrating a strong system of internal controls. It is a report by an independent accounting and auditing firm on management's description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. For more information regarding SOC 2 please visit http://www.aicpa.org.
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 a member of JDM Technology Group in January 2014. JDM Technology Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 40,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 250 staff. JDM Technology Group’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, member of the JDM Technology Group.