IT Audits

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IT systems form a backbone of an organization especially with their ability to bring business to standstill.
We can help you in evaluating your IT systems from a risk and efficiency perspective.
•  Our evaluation techniques help you understand whether The systems are setup according to business requirements
•  Interfacing systems communicate right data in the right manner
•  Application security, database, change management controls are documented and maintained appropriately
•  SOD controls are maintained and managed effectively
•  Appropriate documentation is maintained for each system
•  System architecture documentation is maintained and updated as a living document
•  Further, we also help draft your organization’s Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery plan.
While this is a mandatory requirement on SOX compliance for relevant organisations, this becomes very helpful in understanding the appropriateness and reliability of IT systems. Companies maintaining a regular system of IT Audits are less likely to encounter IT related frauds.
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Gradient M as Management Partner for SAP Implementation:

  1. We can be your third-party auditor/consultant to do -ongoing audit during implementation by your service provider
  2. We will partner with you to ensure your SAP implementation project is led to success.
  3. We work with your business teams and your implementation partners to ensure Business requirements are conveyed and documented appropriately, they are understood by the consulting team in the same sense as communicated by the business.
  4. Deliverables will be signed off with service provider are as per business requirements, statutory requirements. Management Reporting is enhanced and optimized
While companies engage implementation partners, they fail to take onboard professionals who can challenge the consulting team enough. Our consultants help you bridge that important gap.
Our Management Partnership approach, overall will ensure that you have better control on the Program , which can be steered to success.
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Operational & Contract Audits

For Clients who already have ongoing outsourcing relationships, it is good to take stock of existing Contract, assess Vendor performance vs deliverables, check if contract structure suits for future and suggest remedial measures.
Also, in the case of ongoing contracts, we can also provide oversight to improve compliance levels and suggest changes in contract itself. We can also produce reports comparing your current contract costs with industry benchmarks and how new platforms, technologies could impact to optimize costs and need for relevant contract structures.
At an operational level, we could do a Delivery Maturity assessment in line with best practices, KPIs and guide your teams to improve to industry standard level of Delivery Maturity.