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Data Quality Workshop | Houston, TX

Event Start Date: 12/15/2016 9:30 AM Event End Date: 12/15/2016 3:30 PM

There are currently 14 spaces left.
Cost per place: $150.00

*Discounted price adjustment based on condensed workshop time.

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM CT
CPE: 6 Hours

Data analytics tools help you bring in data from various systems, sources and formats into a single tool for analysis; however, the output is only as good as the input. Data preparation is a critical step in the analysis process, one that can be time consuming without proper instruction and guidance.

Join us for a one-day, hands-on Data Quality Workshop where you will learn how to:

  • Apply proven techniques for cleansing, normalizing and interrogating data
  • Isolate invalid data prior to analysis to save time and effort
  • Use the IDEA Import Assistant to import data from various sources and file types into IDEA
  • Perform data profiling to assess data quality and focus on high-risk areas

Whether you are new to IDEA, or need a refresher course, this workshop will help build your data preparation skills and prepare you for additional hands-on instruction offered in our IDEA Public Training courses.

Our expert instructor will walk you through the steps to import, cleanse, format and profile data to extract maximum value and deliver meaningful insights. Attendees will return to work with a better understanding of how to improve data quality, including testing the data for accuracy, timeliness, relevance and completeness.

Previous attendees of this workshop have said:

“This course has given me more ideas on how to look at the data when I first start to review it.”
“Great variety of examples, it really helped to get comfortable with a lot of the analysis functions.”
Course Level Basic
Length One day (6 CPE)
Delivery Method Group Live Event
Event Time 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Prerequisities Workshop attendees are encouraged to attend our one-hour Getting Started with IDEA webcast to become familiar with IDEA’s basic features and functions.
Location Audimation Services Inc.
1250 Wood Branch Park Dr, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77079

Bring a laptop with IDEA Version 9 or 10 already installed, if you need assistance contact the

Note: Payment is due before the course. Occasionally it is necessary for Audimation Services to cancel a scheduled course. If a course is cancelled, the prepaid tuition can be: 1) refunded; 2) applied to another course for the same or 3) a substituted colleague.

  • Individuals tasked with selecting or standardizing a data analysis solution
  • New or beginner-level data analytics users who need direction and guidance to get started
  • Existing users who need a refresher for using IDEA

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Our goal is to bring IDEA Workshop's to cities across the US so that we can be sure our future and current users understand the fundamentals of IDEA. Host companies enable us to conduct workshops at affordable prices. As a host company, you earn two complimentary seats (a $400 value) to the workshop – and are able to experience the workshop from the comfort of your own facilities.

  • The workshop is geared toward class sizes of 10 to 35, with each attendee needing access to a proper work surface.
  • Let us know if you are interested! Email detailing your facilities.
  • Once we’ve received your host interest form, we will contact you to determine if your facilities are a good match for a host site and, hopefully, set a date for the workshop.
  • The workshop is posted online and advertised to our users and prospects. Feel free to share the workshop and registration information with your colleagues and contacts.
  • Please note that we need a minimum of 30 days lead time to properly setup and market the workshop.
  • The host company receives two free seats to the training!

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Hands down, IDEA is easier to use than other analytics tools. To fully maximize your use of IDEA and for faster implementation, we recommend new and experienced users take advantage of our many training opportunities. Our courses are offered throughout the U.S. and online for all levels of users (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Many will even earn NASBA CPE credit and help you work toward CaseWare Analytics IDEA Certification.

The best thing about our training - our first-class instructors. We've been working with IDEA for over 20 years - we know the product inside and out. Our instructors are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) and Certified IDEA Data Analysts (CIDA) with experience working in the trenches of accounting, audit and finance. Plus, they make learning fun…now that’s worth signing up for!

Solutions Development Testimonial Quotation Marks

I learned A TON! I am very excited to start applying the new concepts I learned to projects at the office and to also share my knowledge with co-workers.