Welcome to the Christmas edition of the DataConsulting newsletter! DataConsulting is a UK ACL Channel Partner 100% focused on the ACL needs of the UK market whether it relates to Software, Training or Consultancy.
This month’s edition focuses in part on ACL’s expanding product portfolio which sees in 2013 them extending from their core data analytics products into Working Paper and Risk solutions. 2013 will also see the arrival of the eagerly expected version 10 of their most established product ACL Desktop as well as AX4.
If you have some quiet time over the holiday period I would strongly recommend entering the ACL Impact Award which allows you to show off the fruits of your ACL labours. It would be great to have a winner from the UK and if that were the case I promise to take them out for lunch to celebrate. The details of the ACL Impact Awards can be found here
If you would like to further enhance your ACL credentials then we will be running Introductory and Advanced courses in February as well as also allowing you the chance to sit for the ACDA qualification.
I hope you enjoy our newsletter and look forward to catching up with you in 2013.
Best wishes to you and your families for Christmas and New Year,
Make Audits More Productive
ACL™ Workpapers eliminates the headaches associated with most cumbersome generic-built content management software, and complex traditional on-premise audit management systems. With ACL Workpapers, everything is managed for you. There is no software to install, servers to buy, or implementation projects. A comprehensive set of controls are in place that guarantee your data is protected. Bottom line; ACL Workpapers is pioneering purpose-built, all-in-one cloud-based audit management with a philosophy of simplicity, elegance and value.
With ACL Workpapers, Traina & Associates Streamlines Workflow to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs
“What began as a search for a simple tool that would automate the audit tracking process concluded with the adoption of a full-fledged audit management solution. The flexibility of ACL Workpapers really astounded us.”
Lisa Traina, CPA, CITP, CGMA, President, Traina & Associates
Straight Talk Improves Workflow Management Efficiency by 30% with ACL Workpapers
“The ability to share internal audit workpapers and findings with clients and the external audit team is critical to the success of a project.”
Sergiu Cernautan, CPA, CISA, Principal, Straight Talk Consulting Solutions
How to shift from ‘common practices’ to ‘best practices’
By Dan Zitting, CPA, CISA, CITP Vice President, Product Management & Design, ACL Services
As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter, DataConsulting is now responsible for ACL Certified Training Courses in the UK. Using our deep expertise in all things ACL, we are committed to enabling all ACL customers to get the most out of their investment in ACL. Our experience shows that the most common cause for data analytics adoption ‘failing’ lies in the education of users. Reliance on one skilled individual, poor documentation of procedures, or a lack of ‘buy-in’ from the wider team are all potential factors. We believe that by providing more opportunities to access ACL Certified Training courses, you can enjoy a better success rate from your data analytics practices.
We are even offering a special 3 for 2 promotional offer on our first two Open Enrolment sessions next year!
Q&A with Rita Cochell of Logitech: From Analytics to Workpapers
FCPA: Practical Steps to Stay in Control
ACL Customer Story: Howdens Joinery Co.
Closing the Analysis Gaps: Introducing ACL Importer
Assurance and the SAP Environment
…And to finish off the newsletter and the year, we have prepared a Christmas inspired mini-quiz. Let’s see how well you do.
ACL Impact Award Submission Deadline – January 14th 2013 – Enter now
ACL 105: Foundations of ACL – Concepts and Practices – London, February 04-05, 2013 – Get a quote
ACL 302: Advanced ACL Concepts and Techniques: Scripts – London, February 06-07, 2013 – Get a quote
ACL 901: ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) Examination – London, February 08, 2013 – Get a quote
ACL 105: Foundations of ACL – Concepts and Practices – London, May 13-14, 2013 – Get a quote
ACL 302: Advanced ACL Concepts and Techniques: Scripts – London, May 15-16, 2013 – Get a quote
ACL 901: ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) Examination – London, May 17, 2013 – Get a quote
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