Houston – April 6, 2010 – Audimation Services, Inc. today announced the launch of an Integration Partner Program and a strategic partnership with Visual Risk IQ to provide customers with rapid implementation and optimization consulting services for IDEA® – Data Analysis Software, training and other resources.
Partners are selected based on specific criteria including technical expertise, product knowledge, and experience providing consulting and customization services. Audimation Services also plans to engage its Integration Partners in soliciting customer feedback to help guide product direction.
"Our customers often ask for recommendations on how to adapt existing tools to improve their audit performance and meet control monitoring objectives," said Carolyn Newman, President, Audimation Services. "Visual Risk IQ's consulting team has a proven track record of helping customers use technology to its fullest extent. There is immense value in calling on experts who have developed an understanding of common business performance and internal control issues, and who know how to leverage available technology to resolve those issues."
Founded in 2006 by Partners Kim Jones and Joe Oringel. Visual Risk IQ is a services and software firm that assists clients in improving business performance and internal controls by leveraging data analysis and continuous controls monitoring technologies. The firm's expertise includes internal controls, audit and technology implementation. Jones is a business-solution architecht, entrepreneur and consultant with more than 30 years experience serving various industries. Oringel is a CPA and CIA with 20 years experience in internal auditing, fraud detection and forensics.
"We established our business at the forefront of the continuous controls monitoring (CCM) movement, which continues to grow as enterprises realize its value in simplifying exception monitoring that may represent errors, compliance issues, or even fraud," said Joe Oringel, Partner, Visual Risk IQ. "By joining Audimation Services' Integration Partner Program, we are extending the value of CCM to enterprises seeking expertise in fully adopting this technology and maximizing their return on investment."
As the first Integration Partnership Program participant, Visual Risk IQ will provide consulting services to IDEA customers such as assistance in understanding and accessing data for import, integrating the use of IDEA into their audit plans, developing custom IDEAScripts and on-the-job training and development for new and even experienced IDEA users. The firm's partners will also be actively involved in the implementation and customization of SymSure for IDEA, a new continuous auditing and monitoring solution developed to address risk and compliance issues across the enterprise.
SymSure for IDEA customers can work with Visual Risk IQ to establish an appropriate scope for CCM and set a program for risk assessment, controls testing, and monitoring required by their organization. Visual Risk IQ's experience with CCM supports examination of transaction details, reporting of exceptions, and documentation of research and outcomes in a way that satisfies business and controls ofjectives.
About Visual Risk IQ
Visual Risk IQ is a services and software firm that helps clients achieve effective results in business performance and internal controls using a combination of deep business experience and cutting-edge technologies including continuous auditing and continuous monitoring tools. Visual Risk IQ provides expertise to codify specialized industry, regulatory, and businiess knowledge to answer important questions about business performance and internal controls. Through data analysis of information contained in disparate internal and external databases, Visual Risk IQ enables rapid identification of errors, compliance issues, or financial fraud. For additional information, visit www.visualriskiq.com.
About Audimation Services, Inc.
Audimation Services, Inc. provides data analysis expertise and technology to accountants, auditors and financial professionals. Through its partnership with CaseWare IDEA Inc., Audimation Services offers the most powerful and complete set of data analysis software available to improve auditing performance and detect fraud. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Houston, the company is recognized for its extensive knowledge in areas such as data analysis, internal and external auditing, financial and operational auditing and fraud detection. For more information about Audimation Services and IDEA products, visit www.audimation.com or call 888-641-2800.
About CaseWare IDEA Inc. CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a privately held software development and marketing company, with offices in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, and distributor partners serving more than 90 countries. CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a subsidiary of CaseWare International Inc., the world leader in business-intelligence software for accountants, auditors and other professionals.
IDEA is a registered trademark of CaseWare International Inc. SymSure is a registered trademark of SymSure Limited.