Independent Audit Assures SumTotal Customers that Operational Processes and Controls Meet High Standards of Security and Reliability
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SumTotal Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMT), the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced it has achieved Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 Type II Certification by SAS 70 CPA, an independent service auditor. The resulting Independent Service Auditor’s Report concluded that SumTotal On Demand has instituted the effective operational controls within five key areas including control environment, risk assessment, monitoring, control activities and information and communication systems.
SAS 70 has become the industry standard for service providers to demonstrate they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their customers, and SumTotal On Demand achieved the certification with an esteemed Type II report. Because clients can take advantage of SumTotal On Demand’s control policies and procedures, they often have to implement fewer controls within their own accounting and IT infrastructure. The SAS 70 certification also eliminates the need for clients to individually audit SumTotal’s On Demand operations at their own time and expense.
“SumTotal is pleased to have achieved SAS 70 Type II Certification with no exceptions,” said Ravi Balwada, Vice President of On Demand Operations at SumTotal Systems. “The certification reinforces our commitment to delivering only the best quality business practices to our clients, who entrust us to manage their mission critical applications.”
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Matt Lafata, HRchitect