We are auditors, scientists and developers who are convinced that today's auditing will not make it into the future.
We believe that Professionals will only make a difference if they are able to apply and communicate simple data science.
We collect and make expert knowledge understandable for everyone.
We develop simple solutions that analyze SAP data fully automated and to the point.
We inspire and empower professionals in their work with data.
We at zapliance respect and care for each other. Our overall team goal is to empower professionals to create value based on data and our knowledge-based products. We work with passion and enjoy our work. The following statements serve as guidelines for our daily work.
At the beginning there was the experience in a BIG4 company. Recurring manual activities in the audit of SAP quickly revealed the necessity of an automated solution that "only" has to read out data and relate it to audit-specific data. Unfortunately one was alone with such innovative thoughts in a BIG4 society on far corridor.
Universities as a suitable place for innovations. In 2010, it was possible to win a research project funded by the BMBF for 3 years, because research also requires resources and means. The Financial Process Mining Algorithm was developed at the University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Markus Nüttgens) and is still in use today.
Bringing research results to market maturity. After the project, the question arose as to whether it should remain purely academic, or whether the findings should be transferred to a higher degree of maturity. It was agreed that the digitization of the revision was relevant and interesting, and had potential.
Conclusions based on past audits. From 2016, the CAI innovation project was supported by a grant from the Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank (IFB) as part of the PROFI innovation support programme (Programme for Innovation). The goal is a self-learning system that combines the knowledge of past audits into an artificial intelligence.
The product zap Audit achieves sustainable market maturity. The digitalization of auditing now stands on a stable foundation.
zap Audit is being expanded more and more and is now helping auditors, internal auditors and specialist departments around the world to transform their SAP data into knowledge and improve their organization.
The product zap Cash for Cash Recovery Projects is born and our customers start to find cash in their SAP data. Data transforms to money.
In a limited special offer on the Corona crisis, we are making zap Audit available free of charge.
zap Cash is being professionalized and equipped with intelligent methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning. With zap Data, individual analyses can be built on the data treasure of zap Audit.
The future of auditing will be decided in the tension field between automated analyses and the professional auditors interpreting them on the basis of their experience and professional knowledge. In the final analysis, the writing on the wall for the auditing profession reads: "Digitize or Die".
The Nordakademie is a private university based in Hamburg and offering dual study courses.
Prof. Dr. Nick Gehrke, a tax accountant, provides support to zapliance with knowhow on auditing in general and data analytics and predictive analytics in particular.
The Virtual Accounting Worlds research project was carried out at the University of Hamburg.
HITeC e.V. and Prof. Dr. Markus Nüttgens from the University of Hamburg provide support to zapliance on research and development and arrange for incorporation of the research results in academic teaching.
The University of Emden-Leer is a practice-oriented university in the North-West of Germany.
Prof. Dr. Frank Rump supports zapliance with knowhow on software and algorithm development.
In recent years we have successfully supported more than 40 students with our know-how in their projects and examinations.