As part of our Ask the Auditor programme, we recently spoke with Paul Callan, retired Senior Auditor for a large West Country county council about his recent efforts to save a local in-patient care hospice and how IDEA Data Analysis was vital in scrutinising the financial data published by a local NHS Clinical Commission Group.
IDEA Data Analysis has, for many years, offered users the ability to use Gap Detection to test for gaps in date sequences based on dates falling on working or weekend days. This has been one of the more invaluable ways that IDEA helps to identify issues with data completeness and integrity. That said, the…Read More
Join is one of the most powerful capabilities within IDEA Data Analysis Software as it provides an easy to use and flexible way to combine multiple databases into a single dataset. It is used mainly for two reasons: Combining fields from two databases into a single database for analysis. For testing data which matches…Read More
Data about your organization can be a powerful tool, and internal auditors are increasingly taking advantage of a variety of technologies like IDEA Data Analysis to incorporate data analytics in their audits. Yet, the use of data analytics can easily go awry if the insights that they bring to the decision-making process are not properly…Read More