FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (May 16, 2005)
"CCI Controls Pass SAS-70 Audit"
Novato, CA - CCI, a Marin-based managed services company today announced that their internal controls passed a Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS-70) audit.
"CCI was not required to undergo an SAS-70 audit but we felt that it was the right thing to do," said Debra Delaney, CCI's President and CEO. "The audit covers critical items such as security, data storage, programming, administration and financial practices. The Audit Report should enable our clients to validate the decision to partner with us, and it often means that their companies will not need to audit us as part of their own compliance efforts."
SAS-70 is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A SAS-70 audit or service auditor's examination is widely recognized, because it represents that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control activities, which generally include controls over information technology and related processes. In today's global economy, service organizations or service providers must demonstrate that they have adequate controls and safeguards when they host or process data belonging to their clients. In addition, the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act make SAS-70 audit reports even more important to the process of reporting on effective internal controls at service organizations.
An outside auditing firm (Moss-Adams LLC Accounting & Consulting), hired by CCI for this purpose, conducted a comprehensive SAS-70 audit. The audit included an assessment of CCI systems, processes and managed services to ensure compliance with all Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The result was a SAS-70 Audit Report, which indicates that CCI's controls passed the audit without issue.
Founded in 1983, CCI brings over 20 years of experience to client projects, including a wealth of best practice knowledge. CCI's suite of software and professional service offerings - combined with experience and technology - help companies streamline sales and marketing programs, including sales incentives, spiffs, rebates, co-op, market development funds (MDF), brand and awareness campaigns, demand and lead generation, lead distribution, POS and ROI calculation.
CCI's unique combination of over 20 years of hands-on channel and trade promotion experience, customizable managed service solutions and professional services makes CCI the best strategic partner for companies that sell through direct and indirect channels. As the only company of its kind that can deliver this mix of offerings, CCI enhances communication and increases the return on investment (ROI) and measurability of sales and marketing programs, enabling clearer communication with internal and external sales and marketing channels for mutual success.