Tokyo — Major consulting company ABeam Consulting, Ltd. and SAP Japan Co., Ltd. announced today that they have agreed to collaborate in providing solutions and services to support the configuration, sustainable operation, and evaluation of internal control by businesses. The main collaborative activities will be provision of solutions for J-SOX compliance, construction of demonstration environments, as well as joint proposals to customers on the sales front.
ABeam Consulting is to develop the ABeam ICMS Solution Pack for SAP. This package will incorporate SAP’s internal control management tools, in the form of templates for all types of business, into the Abeam ICMS Solution Pack (Note 1), which ABeam has developed independently as an integrated solution for internal control configuration. Meanwhile, SAP Japan will provide ABeam Consulting with its latest product information and training services regarding internal control. From now on, the two companies plan to utilize the new solution to make joint proposals to businesses that have already introduced SAP solutions and are considering J-SOX compliance, and businesses that intend to set up systems for internal control. The new solution will be made available after practical guidelines for internal control configuration have been published, taking into account all of the relevant requirements.