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Audimation Services, Inc. Renews Strategic Partnership with Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA)

ACUA Endorses IDEA as Data Analysis Technology Partner to Help Members Conduct More Efficient and Effective in Internal Audits

Houston – May 3, 2011 – Audimation Services, Inc. and The Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) today announced the renewal of their strategic partnership to provide members with preferred pricing on IDEA® – Data Analysis Software, training and other resources.

Through the partnership, Audimation Services will assist ACUA members with meeting their goals to incorporate innovations in their use of data analysis to identify best practices and emerging issues. As part of the agreement, ACUA has endorsed IDEA as the organization's data analysis technology partner, which entitles Audimation Services to greater visibility at ACUA-hosted events and increased outreach to members.

"With more budget cuts on the horizon for higher education, colleges and universities are particularly vulnerable to fraud schemes and scams," said Carolyn Newman, President, Audimation Services. "ACUA is the leading resource for higher education auditors, and we are fully committed to helping its members win the war against fraud by arming them with industry-standard data analysis technology and best practices."

As part of the agreement, Audimation Services offers ACUA members discounts on IDEA, related components, training and learning events. Audimation Services plans to leverage ACUA's newly-designed Web site to offer members greater access to resources such as an interactive question and answer forum, research, training events and other valuable content. Audimation Services will also increase its communication with ACUA members by hosting live Webcasts, delivering presentations, participating in ACUA conferences, distributing special offers and publishing educational articles in College and University Auditor. As a strategic partner, Audimation Services will have the opportunity to become an Educational Speaker during the ACUA Annual Conference.

"Audimation Services has been a wonderful partner to ACUA, and a partner as well to ACUA members who are IDEA users," said Mary Barnett, ACUA President. "Their product is second to none, and their commitment to customer service is nothing short of legendary. What really stands out to me, though, is how thoroughly they understand ACUA: Our business, our institutions, and our approach to what we do. Thank you, Audimation Services, for another wonderful year together, and we look forward to many more!"

For an online demonstration of IDEA, send an email to [email protected] and include "schedule an ACUA demo" in the subject line.


About ACUA

The Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) is a national professional organization that provides valuable information and resources to help its members improve their organization's risk mitigation efforts, internal control processes, and compliance monitoring systems. Founded in 1958, ACUA offers conferences, publications, online forums and other resources to connect members, and generate new ideas and methods concerning the profession. For more information about ACUA, visit www.acua.org or call 913.895.4620.


About Audimation Services, Inc.


Founded in 1992, Audimation Services, Inc. is a leader in providing data analysis technology to help companies understand their data, assess risks, test controls, and fight fraud. As the sole U.S. distributor of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software, CaseWare™ Monitor and SmartExporter for SAP®, we help our clients maximize their technology investments by providing support, training and other valuable resources. For more information about Audimation Services, 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.


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