Using Microsoft Dynamics GP to Improve Preparation for an Audit: Four Approaches

A major topic of discussion at the GPUG Summit 2008 last week was how to prepare for audits.  Here are some of the highlights:

1. Going paperless, streamlining processes

Creating a paperless office isn't just about going green. It's about streamlining processes, cutting costs, and ensuring that all your paperwork is in order when it comes time for an audit. At a breakout session on Monday at the GPUG Summit 2008, Peri Lynn Silkwood of Altec, Inc. described how its Doc-Link add-on gives GP users the tools to electronically capture documents, streamline them into the workflow, route and distribute them, and ultimately, when needed, retrieve them off the desktop.

"Instead of the time-consuming process of documents going through an office," Silkwood explained du


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Audit Approach to GP10

If anyone is interested I have created a set of programs to analyze the GP10 system reports and create a suite of reports that highlight items of interest to auditors - Users with Privileged Access, etc.

My reports also analyze potential segregation of duties issues in the Purchase to Pay and Sales to Cash processes.

The value add of my approach is that it takes only a couple of days to analyze the massive amounts of data contained in the system reports.

This will be of interest to internal and external auditors doing an application controls security review for SOX and other audits.