How to choose the right application scenario for zap Audit?

zap Audit is flexible to use. Choose between in-house and external data processing as well as different devices.

You are now at the beginning of the following process:


Since it is possible to execute each phase separately from the other, you can use different hardware for data extraction (3), data processing (4) and the professional judgement (5). This could be useful, for example, if you ...:

  • Want to examine data of subsidiaries in other countries
  • Want to examine data of your client (e.g. if you are an accounting or consulting company)
  • Want to keep costs in check (e.g. use high-end hardware for data processing phase only)

zap Audit automates complex data analysis procedures which would take months if you want to create the same results manually. For this zap Audit needs a lot of computing power for large data sets, especially while in the data processing phase (3). zap Audit is scalable for many users. But more parallel usage will require advanced hardware.

Furthermore, zapliance can be installed and run from external disk or USB stick without admin privileges. All these aspects make zap Audit very flexible to use but make it harder for you to choose the right implementation scenario. So, ask yourself:

  • Will the data be processed in-house or externally?
  • Are sufficient hardware resources available? (read guide)

In most cases this ends in one of the following scenarios.

Scenarios for internal audit

zap Audit on your hardware (most common scenario)


zap Audit as a Service


Scenarios for accounting and consulting companies

zap Audit @ Your client


zap Audit on your hardware


zap Audit as a Service