DataConsulting February 2012 Newsletter


We’ve got a great newsletter for you this month, packed full of business assurance news and tips.

As this edition is going out on Valentine’s Day, many of us will be indulging in romantic nights out with our loved ones. But don’t be tempted to try and slip the bill in on your expenses because we know that all alert auditors will be on the lookout for such items on February 14th! And of course the smart auditors will be using their data analytics tools to make this an easy task.

This month, our product spotlight is on ACL AX Core. If you have ever wondered about the benefits of progressing to the server platform, have a look at the article from Ben Hawley. You would be surprised about how good it can be even for a small team. You can also find out about how to sign up for a trial of ACL Acerno, the Excel Add-on for ACL.

There is also the latest on Data Governance from DataConsulting’s Ian Anderson, some great resources for using data analytics in a manufacturing organisation, some thoughts from Peter Millar on fraud prevention, and the latest events that we are at which we are presenting and attending.

Best Regards,


Spotlight on AX Core

Great for small teams to enterprise-wide

AX Core is at the heart of the AuditExchange, providing increased speed, security and automation to your audit analytics. Find out more about how you can make your audit engagements more productive with AX Core and what it can do for your organisation.

ACL Acerno Trial

90-day trial available

Regular readers of our newsletter will have already heard a lot about the new ACL add-on for Microsoft Excel, ACL Acerno. Now we are pleased to be able to offer a 90-day trial of Acerno, to really get a feel for what it can do for you.

Data Governance Series – Part 2

As was alluded to in the introduction, we all know where to go when our computer breaks or when our overtime isn’t paid. But what happens when we have questions about our data? Open up the phone book and I expect most organisations don’t have a data contact. So why do we need one? Doesn’t IT deal with data?

ACL Resources for Manufacturing

Articles and Analytics

Spreadsheets holding you back? ACL offers your organisation the opportunity to move away from a reliance on IT, to reclaim ownership of business data to develop robust and reusable reporting.

Fraud Prevention

Detection or prevention?

Peter Millar asserts that rules, penalties and whistle-blowers are not sufficient in winning the fight against fraud. Prevention must be a key component.

ACL Impact Awards

Results are in for the ACL Impact Awards! Now in their 14th year, the Impact Awards are open to ACL users from around the globe, recognising excellence within a variety of categories. ACL’s panel of judges enjoyed reading all of the stories on how our entrants used ACL technology to positively impact their organisations.

Upcoming Events and ACL Open Enrolment Courses

ACL Bootcamp Webinar Series – Exercise 5: Power Lifting Report Files, Thursday February 16th, 2012 –

Dudley MBC VfM (Value for Money) One Day Seminar March 29th, 2012 – for more info

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

ACL London User Group Contact us to find out more about the London User Group meetings – about the London User Group


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