Source:- ACL Blog Author Phil Lim
A patch release for Analytics 11.4, ACL Analysis Apps for SAP, Project Manager updates, and SOX reporting templates.
The Product Pulse is ACL’s regular blog series on product & ecosystem updates.
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We just released a patch 11.4.2: in addition to several bug fixes, the new version also has a performance boost to ODBC imports.
In our previous Product Pulse, we mentioned that the Analysis Apps for SAP have been released in ScriptHub. Here’s a slightly deeper dive into what you need to know about them:
One of the coolest analytics is the “Document/Baseline/Entry Date Comparison”. In this analytic, we look at the timing of invoices – sometimes invoices will sit on managers desks for a while, or be rushed through the purchasing process. Highlighting cases where there is an unusual pattern between the invoice’s document date, the date that the invoice is entered in the system, and the baseline date can be a great indicator of an attempt to circumvent controls.
But also, did you know you don’t have to use the analytics that have been built at all? The data import and preparation build nice tables for you to do your own analysis. We create a generic transactions table, a vendor table, and a users table.
Have you had success in implementing the Analysis Apps for SAP? If you’re having trouble, reach out to me directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see what I can do to help. Also, I’d love to hear stories of how you’re using the scripts we’ve built!
We’ve added to the ACL Analytics Scripting Online course in the Academy detailed instructions on how to
download the internet do use ScriptHub.
The unit includes an interactive activity that takes you through creating a running-total using a ScriptHub script. It’s in the Academy under ACL Analytics Scripting Online > What’s ACL ScriptHub.
First, we’d like to invite our audience to join us in a moment of respect for former US representative Mike Oxley who passed away recently – his legacy continues to live on.
We’ve also released a set of new Reports Manager templates to help with your SOX reporting needs:
You’ll find them in Reports Manager if you Browse > Projects > SOX Reports. Ignore the reports with “Detail” in the name – they’re used when you drill through the main report. Don’t forget that to modify them, you’ll need to copy them for your use.
Protip: Combine these reports together in a dashboard tab like I have to look like a Rockstar.