Symmetry Corporation Attains SAS 70 Type II Certification for SAP Managed Services

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Symmetry Corporation Successfully Completes SAS 70 Type II Audit for SAP Outsourcing Services; Auditor's Report Finds No Control Exceptions

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Passing a SAS 70 Type II Certification audit with no reported exceptions reflects the high quality of Symmetry’s services and the professionalism and commitment of our staff.

Symmetry Corporation, an SAP® certified hosting partner and industry leader in outsourced SAP administration and SAP security services today announced that it has successfully attained SAS 70 Type II certification.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), is an internationally recognized auditing standard which discloses the control processes a service organization uses to handle its clients' critical data.

“Passing our SAS 70 Type II Certification audit with no reported exceptions is an achievement we’re proud of and one that reflects the high quality of Symmetry’s services and the professionalism and commitment of our staff,” said Frank Powell, Chief Operating Officer.

“Simply having a SAS 70 report doesn’t imply perfect controls. Organizations reviewing potential service providers need to do their due diligence and check the auditor’s report for exceptions,” said Powell.

Symmetry’s SAP Basis outsourcing services are delivered from a Center of Excellence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their Basis engineers manage clients’ critical business systems remotely and have access to sometimes sensitive data. For this reason Symmetry’s controls are designed to:

  •     Ensure secure physical access to Symmetry’s corporate offices.
  •     Maintain the integrity of Symmetry’s internal IT systems.
  •     Provide secure access and communications to Symmetry’s client base.
  •     Regularly review role based security access rights to both client and internal systems.
  •     Maintain an audit trail for change requests and issue resolution.

Demand for SAS 70 certified service providers has increased since the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. External auditors often require publicly traded organizations to show SAS 70 certification reports for outsourced service providers. Although not a requirement, the certification also provides peace of mind for privately held organizations.

“For many organizations SAS 70 certification is a mark of service quality,” said Frank Powell, Chief Operating Officer at Symmetry. “It shows that we have well thought out control processes in place to protect our clients and have been through a rigorous audit of those controls.”

About Symmetry Corporation
Symmetry Corporation, an SAP hosting partner, provides technical managed services, security administration and project consulting for SAP® customers in the U.S. and around the world. Based at Symmetry’s Center of Excellence in Milwaukee, Wis., our large staff has extensive experience in Basis, SAP NetWeaver® and SAP security consulting. With a proven methodology for delivering SAP technical managed services, Symmetry delivers flexible, high-quality solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership and enable high-performing, secure, stable SAP environments. For more information, go to http://www.sym-corp.com.

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