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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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