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New Version of SmartExporter Reduces Size of SAP® Data Volumes for Export

Version 3.0 . Includes Ability to Define Joins Within Data Requests, Full Integration with IDEA®, Authorization Enhancements, Flexible Configuration of Export Directory and Flagging Favorites

Houston – June 7, 2012 – Audimation Services, Inc. today announced the availability of SmartExporter 2012 R1, Version 3.0, which includes new features and improvements designed to further simplify the extraction of SAP® data for review and analysis.

SmartExporter resolves many common issues associated with transferring SAP data outside the software’s environment, such as security, data capacity and timing of data downloads. Developed by Audicon GmbH, an SAP Certified Partner, SmartExporter significantly reduces or eliminates the need for IT involvement to obtain data sets from SAP. Configured data requests can be saved as "Favorites" for repeat use.

The new version reduces the size of SAP data volumes by enabling users to join data tables within SmartExporter during the data request process. With this feature, users can limit the data requested to the exact size and type of data required for analysis. Since the data is prepared beforehand, analysis can begin immediately after the data is received. Users can also define joins for pool and cluster tables, such as the BSEG table. There are two types of joins available: Inner Join and Left Outer Join. The Inner Join processes every record within the first table to check for common elements, and if there is a match in the second table, the record will be extracted to the result table. Using either a Left Outer Join or Inner Join, users can define a 1-to-many relation.

"When talking with our customers about the challenges they encounter in their analysis and accounting work, getting the right data from disparate systems is always mentioned as a top issue," said Carolyn Newman, president, Audimation Services. "With this new version of SmartExporter, users don’t have to spend additional time to prepare data or perform joins to combine data for analysis objectives. Our customers will also appreciate the automatic integration with IDEA and other new enhancements that make it even easier to extract SAP data."

Integration with IDEA® – Data Analysis Software is done automatically during the installation process of SmartExporter Version 3.0 to easily combine the use of these tools. The SmartExporter SAP Components have been enhanced to configure more complex and detailed authorizations at the table level to include details such as a company code or by fiscal year.

Version 3.0 also offers flexible configuration of the export directory so when multiple users are accessing the SAP system to extract data at the same time, SmartExporter can configure and control access to different servers.

Notable enhancements in Version 3.0 include the ability to flag favorites using the date and size of the saved favorite. This makes it easier to manage favorites and distinguish between originals and copies. Favorites are now flagged with colored bullets, making it easier to share and distribute data requests across time zones. Version 3.0 includes additional support for SAP platforms including EHP5 data types. Placing a data request in the queue is also simplified with support of CSV with header file formats and a calendar is included in the "Place Data Request in Queue" dialog, making it easier to pick a desired download date. Additionally, it provides the option to run an online license via a proxy server if the online license is blocked by a firewall.

Try SmartExporter Starter Edition Free

The SmartExporter Starter Edition is suitable for accessing SAP systems offline, but has fewer functions than the full version. For example, it cannot save favorites for data requests. However, it enables the user to connect to SAP data dictionaries, select tables, filter tables and fields, create an online data request, select an output file format and much more. For a side-by-side comparison of the Starter Edition and the full version of Smart Exporter, click here.

To download the free Starter Edition visit http://www.audimation.com/smartexporter.cfm.

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.

IDEA is a registered trademark of CaseWare International Inc.

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