Addressing a common challenge for management and for internal audit

A recent article in Computer Business Review referred to a study that surveyed some thousands of CFOs, CIOs and other business executives and professionals about their biggest management information challenge. The number one challenge was identified as the ability to carry out self-service reporting, followed closely by “the ability to pull together and analyze information [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Addressing a common challenge for management and for internal audit

What is Human Analytics?

“In its simplest of forms, surveys or questionnaires are forms of human analytics. But the possibilities of solving significant problems and adding strategic value are endless with human analytics.” Marketing litters our vernacular with pleonasms used for describing the process of examining data, and sometimes the more you read the more confusing it becomes. For [...]

By | July 9th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on What is Human Analytics?

Plan for action and then act

The headline in a recent CFO article reads “Internal auditors who incorporate data analytics will reap the benefits of real-time risk management”. The article goes on to refer to a PricewaterhouseCoopers State of the Profession Survey which highlights the gap between widespread agreement on the importance of using data analytics in audit and risk management [...]

By | December 19th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Plan for action and then act

ACL Launches ACL™ Analytics 10; Powerful Analysis Software Enables Data-Driven GRC Management

Software Tool Makes Big Data Analysis More Accessible to Users Across the Organization VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013 - ACL announced today the release of ACL™ Analytics version 10 (formerly known as ACL™ Desktop), a powerful, cost effective solution that can analyze any data source. It allows a broad group of users, including risk, compliance, audit, [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|News Releases|Comments Off on ACL Launches ACL™ Analytics 10; Powerful Analysis Software Enables Data-Driven GRC Management

Continuous Monitoring: No longer a tool for just audit and compliance professionals

Today’s posting comes from Constantine Gart, a Product Marketing Associate with ACL, who is currently overseeing the upcoming launch of version 4 of ACL’s Analytics Exchange. Leveraging continuous monitoring technology to improve day-to-day productivity is a practice no longer limited to just audit and compliance professionals—continuous monitoring is gaining serious traction in cyber security. A [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Continuous Monitoring: No longer a tool for just audit and compliance professionals