Japs-Olson Completes Successful Service Organization Controls 2 Type 2 Audit
MINNEAPOLIS—November 5, 2013—Japs-Olson Co., a leading provider of commercial printing and direct mail services, announced the successful completion of a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit. The audit covers the company’s direct mail production and commercial printing services for the period March 1, 2013, to Aug. 31, 2013, and assures that controls were suitably designed and operating effectively.
Grant Thorton LLP issued the unqualified opinion on Oct. 18, assuring Japs-Olson’s clients that the controls meet or exceed the prescribed criteria for the Security and Confidentiality principles as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The criteria included a review of Japs-Olson’s policies, procedures and processes as well as testing of related controls to ensure that confidential client information was handled appropriately while in Japs-Olson’s possession.
“Our customers have expressed to us the importance of security and confidentiality when handling their sensitive data,” said Michael Beddor, CEO of Japs-Olson. “By achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, we have not only demonstrated that the design of our process is effective, but have proven it through extensive, independent testing.”
The SOC 2 meets the needs of a broad range of users that need information and assurance about the controls at a service organization.
According to Chris Peddicord, Japs-Olson director of enterprise technology and compliance, “Japs-Olson is committed to meeting and exceeding customers’ detailed security and confidentiality requirements. The SOC 2 Type 2 provides a framework that has become a widely accepted standard and a means to demonstrate our ongoing security commitment to our customers.”
About Japs-Olson Co.
Japs-Olson Co., founded in 1907, has been at the forefront of the commercial printing and direct mail production industry for over 100 years. Based in Minneapolis, it is one of the nation’s 10 largest commercial printing and direct mail production firms thanks to its highly skilled work force and ongoing investment in equipment and technology. Japs-Olson is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company, a charter member of the PIM Great Printer Environmental Initiative, and holds the Forest Stewardship Council Certification.