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2019 CaseWare IDEA® User of Excellence Award Winner Selected

 

HOUSTON – June 26, 2019 – Audimation Services, Inc., has selected Leslie Kirsch, CFE, CISA, CIDA, Director, Central Analytics with WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) as the recipient of the 2019 U.S. IDEA User of Excellence Award. She is being recognized for her longstanding use of data analytics to help both clients and peers apply technology to increase efficiency, identify fraud and explore data from different perspectives. Read Full Article

 

University of Mississippi Masters Students Gain Hands-On Experience Using Data Analytics Through Participation in the IDEA® Academic Partnership

 

HOUSTON – April 24, 2019 – Approximately 210 masters students are using CaseWare IDEA® data analytics software to prepare and reconcile data, perform various audit tests and report their findings. Students work in project groups to share their knowledge and continue building their proficiency in applying data analytics to identify fraud & risk. Read Full Article

 

IDEA 10.4 Increases Audit Quality & Consistency by Integrating with Accounting Packages & Enhanced Data Visualization

 

HOUSTON – December 13, 2018 – Audimation Services, the top data analytics technology and services company in the U.S., today announced the availability of CaseWare IDEA® 10.4, which simplifies the process of importing data from widely-used accounting packages and CaseWare Working Papers, plus improved data visualization and user interoperability. Read Full Article

 

2018 IDEA® User of Excellence Award Winner Selected

 

HOUSTON – June 15, 2018 – Audimation Services, Inc., has selected Jennifer Girard, Senior Auditor with the American Red Cross as the recipient of the 2018 U.S. IDEA® User of Excellence Award. She is being recognized for using data analytics to help the organization ensure that generous donations are used to help victims of a disaster. Read Full Article

 

Classroom Collaboration at University of Missouri - St. Louis

 

Graduate students at the University of Missouri - St. Louis are developing their own data analytics mini-cases including creating analytic tests, working with raw data and identifying errors as participants of the IDEA Academic Partnership. See how classroom instruction is helping future auditors and accountants build their data analytics skills through hands-on learning assignments. Read Full Article

 

Virginia Tech Students Gain Confidence Using Data Analytics

 

Fear is a great motivator – one that prepares us for life decision-making and builds our confidence. Approximately 50 Virginia Tech students taking an Information Systems Audit and Control course were invited to step outside of their comfort zone and use a data analytics tool to perform a mock audit engagement. Read Full Article

 

Kathryn Horton with Daszkal Bolton Receives 2017 US IDEA® User of Excellence Award

 

HOUSTON – August 8, 2017 – Audimation Services, Inc., the sole U.S. distributor of CaseWare IDEA® have selected Kathryn Horton, Audit Supervisor at Daszkal Bolton LLP, as the recipient of the 2017 U.S. IDEA® User of Excellence Award. She is being recognized for her innovative use of IDEA to streamline audit processes, identify fraudulent activity, analyze big data and expand the use of data analytics throughout the firm. Read Full Article

 

Scott Jones Joins Integration Partnership Program to Help Professionals Start & Sustain Their Use of Data Analytics

 

HOUSTON – August 8, 2017 – Key Performance Initiatives, Inc. co-founder Scott Jones has joined the Integration Partnership Program to help professionals start, develop and sustain their use of data analytics to conduct more efficient and effective audits. Read Full Article

 

University of Virginia Joins IDEA® Academic Partnership

 

HOUSTON – April 3, 2017 – University of Virginia graduate students in the McIntire School of Commerce are learning to apply data analytics techniques to extract meaningful insights and identify potential risks by participating in the IDEA Academic Partnership. Read Full Article

 

Advancing Next-Gen Accounting & Audit Professionals

 

Nothing reinforces learning like experience. Recent graduates seeking entry-level positions with the struggling U.S. job market fare better if they can demonstrate mastery of technology used by other professionals in their industry. Yet many higher education institutions lack the resources and budget to purchase professional-grade software for student use. Read Full Article

 

McGraw-Hill Education Teams Up with IDEA Academic Partnership

 

McGraw-Hill Education has announced a new collaboration with the IDEA Academic Partnership to incorporate data analytics software and resources into three auditing publications to help give college and university students professional experience and develop critical thinking skills. McGraw-Hill Education's partnership with Audimation Services is a continued effort to strategically align with companies who focus on advancing education through technology. Read Full Article

 

Expert Data Importing Services Available

 

“Data acquisition and preparation is a time-consuming part of the analysis process,” said Phyllis Eriksen, Manager of Products & Software Support. “We have combined the techniques and processes that have yielded positive results for our clients and brought them to market as a turnkey service designed to save hours of effort. Our goal is to eliminate the inherent time and frustration of importing challenging files so professionals can focus on more value-add tasks.” Read Full Article

 

University of Georgia Students Compare Data Analytics & Spreadsheets

 

HOUSTON – November 9, 2016 – Students attending the University of Georgia recently completed an IT audit exercise using Microsoft® Excel and CaseWare IDEA® to compare attributes of both products including speed, ease of use and functionality. Read Full Article

 

Gonzaga University Joins IDEA Academic Partnership

 

HOUSTON – July 6, 2016 – Gonzaga University has joined the IDEA Academic Partnership to offer students the opportunity to learn hands-on data analytics techniques used by professionals to identify internal control weaknesses and anomalies within data. Read Full Article

 

Erin Baker with University of Texas System Receives 2016 US IDEA® User of Excellence Award

 

HOUSTON – May 16, 2016 – CaseWare Analytics and Audimation Services, Inc. have selected Erin Baker, Data Analytics Program Manager with the University of Texas (UT) System internal audit team as the recipient of the 2016 U.S. IDEA® User of Excellence Award. Read Full Article

 

University at Buffalo - School of Management Receives CaseWare IDEA Donation

 

HOUSTON – April 4, 2016 – The University at Buffalo School of Management has accepted an in-kind software donation from the IDEA Academic Partnership to help teach more than 320 students techniques for using data analytics to identify internal control weaknesses and anomalies within data, and improve business processes, such as profitability. Read Full Article

 

Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Expands and Standardizes Use of Data Analytics

 

HOUSTON – October 28, 2015 – Top Ten CPA firm Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) has recently expanded its use of CaseWare IDEA® as part of a firm-wide initiative to increase the integration of data analysis into the firm’s audit process. Read Full Article

 

Alexander Muina with the University of Miami Receives 2015 IDEA® User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – July 8, 2015 – CaseWare Analytics and Audimation Services, Inc. have selected Alexander Muina, Assistant Director for IT Audits with the University of Miami Office of Audit and Advisory Services, as the recipient of the 2015 U.S. IDEA® User of Excellence Award. He is being recognized for effectively using CaseWare IDEA to achieve organizational goals and involve department leaders in the process of strengthening controls. Read Full Article

 

Timothy Smith with LPL Financial Receives 2014 IDEA User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – April 22, 2014 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Timothy (Tim) Smith, Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit with LPL Financial, as the recipient of the 2014 IDEA User of Excellence Award. He is being recognized for using IDEA® Data Analysis software in innovative ways to streamline procedures, decipher large and complex data sets, and apply analytics to improve financial reporting. Read Full Article

 

DHS Inspector General to Award Sole Source Contract to Audimation Services

 

Houston – December 12, 2013 – The Office of the Inspector General at DHS has decided to award a sole source contract to Audimation Services, Inc., of Houston, TX, to continue providing software licenses and maintenance support that enables the IG’s office to run its IDEA software. Read Full Article

 

Students Attending the College of New Jersey Get Hands-On Audit Experience with Donation from the IDEA Academic Partnership

 

Houston - October 23, 2013 - Students taking Auditing Theory & Practice at The College of New Jersey will gain valuable experience using CaseWare IDEA® to import, analyze and review data as part of an audit simulation project thanks to an in-kind software donation from the IDEA Academic Partnership. Read Full Article

 

Paul Soos Receives 2013 IDEA User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – September 19, 2013 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Paul Soos, Manager of Anti-Fraud & AP Recovery Services for CBIZ Risk & Advisory Services, LLC (NYSE: CBZ), as the recipient of the 2013 IDEA User of Excellence Award. He is being recognized for using CaseWare IDEA® in innovative ways to proactively search for fraud, and for sharing his knowledge with others. Read Full Article

 

BKM Sowan Horan Joins Integration Partner Program

 

Houston – May 20, 2013 – Audimation Services, Inc. today announced the addition of BKM Sowan Horan, a full-service accounting firm specializing in data acquisition, analysis and automation services, to the Integration Partner Program. Read Full Article

 

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Joins IDEA Academic Partnership

 

Houston - September 5, 2012 - The University Wisconsin – Eau Claire has joined the IDEA Academic Partnership and received a network license of CaseWare IDEA® – Data Analysis Software to help accounting and finance students gain a competitive edge by working with the same technology used by accountants, auditors and financial professionals. Read Full Article

 

It Makes a Difference: Reflections from a Decade of Teaching IDEA

 

Typically when you ask a college student why they are there, they’ll tell you it’s to get an education. The truth is they are there to get a degree so they can find a job once they graduate. So why not help students do both…and maybe even get a little further ahead than the competition? Read Full Article

 

Eastern Michigan University Receives $75,000 Software Donation from IDEA Academic Partnership

 

Houston – November 14, 2012 – Eastern Michigan University has joined the IDEA Academic Partnership and received a network license of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software to help accounting and finance students gain a competitive edge by working with the same technology used by accountants, auditors, and financial professionals. Read Full Article

 

Matt Sondermann with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Receives 2012 IDEA User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – September 4, 2012 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Matt Sondermann, IT Internal Audit Manager with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., as the recipient of the 2012 IDEA User of Excellence Award. He is being recognized for using IDEA® – Data Analysis Software in resourceful ways to save time, meet regulatory requirements and take a proactive approach to improve internal controls at the corporate level. Read Full Article

 

University of Massachusetts Boston Joins IDEA Academic Partnership

 

Houston - May 3, 2012 - The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) has joined the IDEA Academic Partnership and received a network license of CaseWare IDEA® – Data Analysis Software to help business students gain a competitive edge by working with the same technology used by accounts, auditors and financial professionals. Read Full Article

 

West Virginia University Adds CaseWare IDEA® into AIS Courses

 

Houston - July 25, 2013 - West Virginia University, an active member of the IDEA Academic Partnership, has received a site license of CaseWare IDEA® to incorporate professional-grade data analytics into its Accounting Information Systems (AIS) courses. The in-kind software donation, valued at $77,700, will accommodate approximately 175 graduate and undergraduate students throughout the year. Additionally, the university will receive $19,400 in in-kind support and maintenance for the second year of use. Read Full Article

 

Texas A&M University Receives $78,000 Donation from IDEA Academic Partnership

 

Houston - March 6, 2012 - Texas A&M Mays Business School has joined the IDEA Academic Partnership and received a network license of IDEA® – Data Analysis Software to help business students gain a competitive edge by working with the same technology used by accounts, auditors and financial professionals. Read Full Article

 

Integration Partnership Program Expands IDEAScript Development and Automation Services for Health Care and Construction Industries

 

Houston – Nov 8, 2011 Audimation Services, Inc. today announced the addition of Chris Peters, CFE, MBA, with GPS Consultants, LLC to the Integration Partnership Program to provide customers with custom IDEAScript development, automation and data analysis consulting services for CaseWare IDEA®. Read Full Article

 

Mark Mayberry Receives 2011 IDEA® User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – Sept. 14, 2011 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Mark Mayberry, IT Senior Business Systems Analyst with BDO USA, LLP, as the recipient of the 2011 IDEA User of Excellence Award. He was selected for using IDEA in innovative ways to help clients maintain business continuity, uncover fraud, and most importantly, sharing his knowledge with others. Read Full Article

 

Audimation Services, Inc. Announces Leslie Townsend as Recipient of 2010 IDEA® User of Excellence Award

 

Houston – May 11, 2010 – Audimation Services, Inc. has selected Leslie Townsend, Senior Director of Corporate Internal Audit at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA as the recipient of the 2010 IDEA User of Excellence Award. Read Full Article

 


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