ERP for Project-based Cos. Addresses Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

By: Thomas R. Cutler

This being understood, the listing below provides a further review of ERP pertinent capabilities as they may be applied to Sarbanes-Oxley:

  • Controlled System Access
  • Data access user
  • Assigned security
  • Controlled administration 
    • Administrative responsibility
    • Workflow
  • Traceability
  • Notifications
  • Audit Trail
  • Additional Auditability
  • Software Change Management and Control

Sarbanes-Oxley compliance is a business responsibility. This responsibility is audited for conformance to the business processes defined by the business to ensure that there are no overlapping responsibilities.

Most of these requirements are met solely by the business definition and enforcement of its own standard operating procedures and the managed control of responsibility.

In some cases, as stated above, the business application software ( can play a major role in facilitating the execution of this compliance requirement. It in combination with the facilities in the database (in both ORACLE and SQL Server) software and business procedures that an organization chooses to deploy make for a powerful solution to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Visibility Corporation () is a leading developer and supplier of business software solutions designed for the unique needs of project-based, engineer-to-order and to-order manufacturers. Visibility's Enterprise Application solutions help midsize manufacturers of complex products operate their businesses effectively.  Visibility has an extensive customer base throughout North America and Europe and has the strongest representation of ERP among complex manufacturers. is an integrated ERP solution and more. Offering unparalleled functionality and integrated workflow, this browser-based solution cost effectively delivers the power of .NET-based Web services for use with either a Microsoft SQL Serverâ„¢ or Oracle? database. Conducting business any place, any time, any where is a reality, deployable with unprecedented flexibility.


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