Overview of Audit and Control Management Server
Applies to: Audit and Control Management Server 2013
Summary: Learn about Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server (ACM) 2013 and how to plan for its installation.
Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server 2013 automates internal control over business-critical spreadsheets and Access databases through system-wide monitoring and reporting of changes. Audit and Control Management Server automates key controls including the following: cell level auditing, version control, change control, security, data integrity, segregation of duties, and reporting.
If you have "mission-critical" Excel workbooks or Access databases in your organization, these spreadsheet and database administration tools can help you reduce the risk. Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server provides powerful change management features for Excel and Access files, and it is complemented by Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013, which provides inventory and analysis features, designed to help you reduce the risk associated with using tools developed by end-users in Excel and Access.
Audit and Control Management (ACM) Server requires server license(s) for each instance of the running software. It also requires user licenses which are licensed through SharePoint Enterprise Client Access Licenses (ECAL) for each user who modifies a document that is monitored by the ACM Server.
Please consult with your Microsoft licensing specialist for details.