SOC reporting can build your credibility – but it doesn't have to build stress throughout your organization

Independent System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting can give your clients peace of mind – but going through the process, whether for the first time or year after year, can be a challenge. We can help.  

When you’re managing the day-to-day activities in your business, it can be hard to carve out time for SOC reporting – even though the end product is key to maintaining current customers and gaining new business. Our team understands the specific challenges in your industry and takes the time to get to know your organization. Every business is different, so we create a customized SOC examination plan that works best for your needs. 

Without the right assistance, SOC reporting can add extra weight to your already busy teams

Your resources are likely strained from managing your business – so the extra time, effort, and disruption it takes to gather evidence for a SOC examination can be challenging. And if you’re issuing multiple SOC reports and other related reports (such as PCI, HITRUST, or ISO), duplicating the work can create audit fatigue and frustration for your organization.  

No matter what type of SOC report you’re issuing, working with the right CPA firm can positively influence your timeline and deliverables.

Working with a collaborative SOC service team like Crowe can help make SOC examinations easier and less disruptive and can provide the quality and timeliness of SOC reporting that your customers and prospects are seeking.  

When it comes to SOC reporting, the advantages the advantages significantly outweigh the challenges

While SOC reporting requires an investment by your organization, it does pay off – enabling your business to meet customer vendor management requirements as well as audit and regulatory requirements. Most importantly, it can help build trust with your customers and build the credibility you need to attract new customers. 

Our team of specialists has deep expertise in SOC reporting, uses the latest technology, and has extensive experience across multiple industries. We know SOC reporting is not one-size-fits-all, so we customize our SOC services to your organizational needs.  

We know timeliness and hitting deadlines is an essential part of this process, which is why we build our plan to cover those unexpected challenges to help deliver on time. 

Our team can help minimize disruption and make SOC reporting easier on your team

We have extensive experience with multiple types of SOC reports: 

SOC 1
Service organization’s report on internal controls that affect the user entities’ financial reporting (internal control over financial reporting or (ICFR)) process or SOX 404 key controls.
SOC 1
SOC 2
Service organization’s report on the security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, or privacy of information processed by a system in accordance with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Trust Services Criteria categories.
SOC 2
SOC 2+
Service organization’s SOC 2 report, which also addresses controls under an additional, industry-recognized framework selected by the service organization.
SOC 2+
SOC 3
Scope and supporting examination procedures are the same as that for SOC 2, but the report deliverable is more streamlined and designed for general use. This report can be more widely distributed than a SOC 2 report.
SOC 3
SOC for Cybersecurity
Independent examination of an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program and effectiveness of controls within that program.
SOC for Cybersecurity
Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP)
Specific procedures completed and reported on by an independent auditor on subject matter defined by you.
Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP)

Wondering which SOC report is right for your organization?

Our SOC reporting guide can help you decide.

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Our team is here to help make SOC reporting an easier, lighter lift for your organization 

With extensive experience in SOC reporting across a variety of industries, our teams have the expertise you need to create an on-time, comprehensive SOC report. Our ability to look broadly at all your organization’s reporting needs and provide multiple solutions helps reduce audit fatigue, minimize disruptions, and restore valuable time. Plus, Crowe Secure Information Exchange gives you a simple, secure, and streamlined way to communicate during your Crowe engagement. 

Contact our team today to see how we can build a custom SOC reporting plan for your business.  

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