DataConsulting April 2012 Newsletter


Welcome everyone to the April edition of the DataConsulting newsletter!

Hopefully you will have all had a chance to grab a few days off over Easter allowing you to recharge your batteries and hopefully consume some chocolate. This edition covers a number of topics, the highlights of which are a feature on the incredibly useful ACL Direct Link which allows seamless access to SAP and a report on the successful London ACL User Group which continues to go from strength to strength.

I hope you enjoy our newsletter. If at any time you would like to meet up to discuss your data analytics strategy then please don’t hesitate to ask – and I always get the coffee!

Best Regards,


DataConsulting AX Implementation Services

When considering the move to ACL AuditExchange (AX), many organisations need an experienced technical partner to assist them with the implementation. We can provide your organisation with the support for your chosen solution, taking you from the planning stage right through to the post-implementation training.

Spotlight on ACL Direct Link

Manage Controls and Gain Easier Access to SAP Data

Systems don’t control themselves. If you have SAP ERP, do you know which controls are on and which are working? Are you able to access the data to conduct more comprehensive data analysis for your audit?

Risk Intelligence and the Emerging Role of Internal Audit

Steve Biskie, ACL’s Customer Solutions Director, discusses how the role of internal audit and risk intelligence.

As the business management landscape shifts from a focus on recession survival tactics to growth strategies for economic recovery, the roles of internal audit and the chief audit executive (CAE) continue to grow.

Risk acumen is at the core of internal audit’s transformation. CAEs and their teams are now being asked to expand their more traditional assurance and consulting roles, and apply their business insights and audit expertise in key organization-wide initiatives, particularly those pertaining to fraud and risk management.

ACFE European Fraud Conference

At the end of March DataConsulting attended the ACFE Fraud Conference in London, exhibiting alongside ACL. The two day conference saw speakers from across Europe and further afield sharing experience and thoughts about Fraud.

ACL London User Group

On 12th March DataConsulting attended the ACL London User Group meeting kindly hosted by Deloitte at their New Street Square offices. The User Group offers ACL users the opportunity to share experiences (good and bad) with their peers.

Value for Money workshop at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

DataConsulting and 123Consulting, the days sponsors, provided insight into data analytics and process modelling, their respective areas of expertise, which gave the delegates food for thought about what could actually be achieved.

Upcoming ACL Bootcamp

Exercise 7: Raising the Bar with Variable Substitution

This advanced level workout will show you how to streamline your scripts by using variable substitutions. Learn how variable substitution helps make your scripts easier to manage, read and understand.

Thursday, April 26 – 7:00pm GMT (45 minutes) –

Upcoming Events and ACL Open Enrolment Courses

ACL 182 Concepts and Practices London, April 23rd-25th, 2012 –

ACL Bootcamp Webinar Series – Exercise 7: Raising the Bar with Variable Substitution, April 26th, 2012 – 7:00pm GMT –

ACL 182 Concepts and Practices London, June 11th-13th, 2012 –


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