Analysis Apps

Pre-built data analytics scripts that measure risk or detect control gaps.

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Designed for teams looking to accelerate their risk and control monitoring analytics programs.

Analysis apps are bundled sets of analytic scripts. Analysis Apps are suites of pre-built analytics tools that are ready-to-implement. They address needs in particular process, risk, or compliance areas.

Researched and curated by ACL for your industry, analysis apps also allow for easy integration with Results to help you interpret your data through visualizations. Filter, sort, highlight data, and create charts to uncover the story behind your data!

Analysis Apps by Content Suite

Banking & Lending

ACL’s content helps increase the value you bring to your organization by providing a lens on emerging risk while staying on top of the latest regulatory requirements. It’s a platform for you to intelligently manage and execute on your strategic agenda. No matter if you’re a bank or credit union, we’ve curated content toolkits to facilitate cross-collaboration between your three lines of defense. In no time, they’ll be speaking one common language and using a common taxonomy.

  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) monitoring in banking is a critical activity that can span a series of fraud schemes and fraudulent activity from bank employees and customers alike. Since banking is a highly regulated industry, there are a multitude of external compliance requirements that banks must adhere to in the combat against ACH fraudulent and criminal activity. ACL is here to help! To get you running we've got some great scripts on auditing various controls throughout the banking process. Get started today!
  • Anti-money Laundering (AML) detection in banking is a critical activity that can span a series of fraud schemes and fraudulent activity from bank employees and customers alike. Since banking is a highly regulated industry, there are a multitude of external compliance requirements that banks must adhere to in the combat against fraudulent and criminal AML activity. ACL is here to help! To get you running we've got some great analytic scripts on auditing various controls throughout the banking process. Get started today!
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Governments & Higher Education

As a GRC professional, you’re constantly challenged to do more with less. Whether you’re assuring regulatory compliance, managing your organization's evolving risk landscape or protecting against fraud, waste and abuse, we can help. Drawing on decades of experience working with hundreds of governments and educational institutions, ACL is positioned to help you achieve your GRC goals. The toolkits below include an integrated library of standards and regulations and resources to help make your job easier.

  • The Do Not Pay Improper Payments Analysis Apps includes pre-built scripts, sample data, and an implementation guide for data analytics specialized in detecting Do Not Pay improper payments.
  • The Medicare/Medicaid Improper Payments Analysis Apps includes pre-built scripts, sample data, and an implementation guide for data analytics specialized in detecting Medicare/Medicaid improper payments.
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families. SNAP fraud occurs when benefits are exchanged for cash, when ineligible persons fraudulently obtain benefits, or when retailers participate in trafficking or lie to participate in the program. In a review done in 2017, the USDA Office of the Inspector General found retail discrepancies totaling more than $84 million in 2016. As the U.S. spends more than $70 billion in SNAP benefits annually, any form of SNAP fraud creates drain on resources which prevent people who are in need from receiving assistance. ACL can help you detect fraud with our analytic scripts.
  • Unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to those in need, but much like the other entitlements programs run by the US government, unfortunately a huge controls gap exists which leads to large losses for the public sector. In the case of UI, we are talking about $5.4 billion in overpayments for the fiscal year of 2014 alone!! It is estimated that $1.5 billion of this was due to fraud schemes where criminals abused the loopholes within the broad and vast UI system. ACL is here to help! To get you running we've got some great analytic scripts to audit various controls throughout the UI process.
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Financial Control Monitoring

Our Financial Controls Monitoring suite of premium analysis apps allows you to automate assessment of risk in your critical SAP® ERP processes. The hard stuff is already done for you: We ask the questions that uncover material risk, and connect to the right data—to provide 100% coverage, serving up the oversight you need to investigate, track, trend, and report. This suite of apps continuously monitors your transactional data with little human intervention. These pre-built process controls can be spun up at a fraction of the cost, time, and effort of traditional ERP process controls. For more information, see our Product Sheets for Audit or Finance Teams.

  • Sampling or manually cross-matching purchase orders (POs) with invoices simply doesn’t provide adequate risk oversight over this material process. Assess 100% of your payables dataset to know with certainty whether your requisitions and vendor billing processes are healthy and accurate. For more information, see the Accounts Payable Essentials PDF.
  • How quickly receivables are paid directly affects your cash flow, and properly balanced cash flow is essential for stability. The faster you can identify and collect outstanding receivables, the faster the cash can be spent to meet payroll and other expenses, pursue expansion and investment goals, or enhance company profits. For more information, see the Accounts Receivable Essentials PDF.
  • The outflow of money in various payment formats to your vendors can often get overlooked, resulting in a popular way for unscrupulous employees to cash in. Ensure your cash disbursement controls are working properly, and identify waste, misappropriation of funds or human error. For more information, see the Cash Disbursements Essentials PDF.
  • Monitor your asset management cycles—from addition to depreciation—to mitigate critical risks (such as not knowing what assets you have and where), ensure your depreciation is accurate, and manage the transfer and disposal of PPE. For more information, see the Fixed Asset Management Essentials PDF.
  • Journal entries are the backbone of any organization’s accounting system and hold financial and non-financial data. Knowing how each journal entry is being posted to the general ledger is critical for insight into the heart of your financial system. For more information, see the General Journal Analysis Essentials PDF.
  • There is significant risk around the management of your workforce—monitor your master employee file to mitigate those risks. For more information, see the Human Resources Management Essentials PDF.
  • Track purchasing patterns and trends to monitor the adherence of company policies, keep expenses low, and illuminate problematic sub-processes. For more information, see the Purchase Order Management Essentials PDF.
  • The cost of salaries for employees accounts for a significant portion of operating expenses in any organization. Knowing that those employees listed on their payroll are valid and are being paid the right amount is critical to keeping operating costs in check. For more information, see the Salaries and Payroll Essentials PDF.
  • Detailed sales analysis is important as it provides management with accurate information on actual sales to improve profit margins. Detailed analysis helps companies compile a sales strategy and know which products are or not selling, and at what margin. For more information, see the Sales Analysis Essentials PDF.
  • Improper Segregation of Duties (SoD) is a leading cause of fraud and SoD is a key component of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance. Identify potentially costly SoD issues across both Purchase-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes. For more information, see the Segregation of Duties Essentials PDF.
  • Alleviate inventory management risks by testing for theft, loss, leakage, churn and lifecycle. Transactional data may reveal vendors with persistent quality issues, or locations with stale inventory or excessive leakage or returns. For more information, see the Stock and Inventory Management Essentials PDF.
  • Comprehensive data aggregation and reporting enables continuous improvement across all T&E activities. Eliminate the headache of multiple review and remediation systems and consolidate with one comprehensive system that makes your team work smarter and helps you get a handle on T&E waste and abuse. For more information, see the T&E Essentials PDF.
  • Ensure that your vendors are approved and have been vetted for compliance against your organization’s vendor management take-on / registration process. For more information, see the Vendor Management Essentials PDF.
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Subscription Value

It’s a challenge to understand where risk may exist in material processes across your organization. With literally hundreds of frameworks and even more requirements, where do you even begin to determine the most recent industry framework to use and the most effective controls to implement to illuminate your risks? What you need is a simple way to apply best practice analytics or implement common industry frameworks (i.e., COSO, COBIT).

With ACL’s Subscription Value Suite, we can help you get off the ground faster. Draw on the experience of ACL and our vast community of users to leverage proven tools and industry-rich knowledge you won’t find anywhere else. Find ready-to-use regulatory standards and frameworks, pre-built analytic scripts and more. There’s no easier path to helping your organization instantly drive performance and make the right strategic decisions.

  • ACL Academy is an online training resource complete with courses, video tutorials, and certification programs designed to help you leverage the entire ACL platform. Included at no extra cost for our subscription users, Academy delivers tangible results and increases the skill-set of ACL users to effectively use our software.

    From the novice user to the proficient and advanced user, Academy provides context-driven scenario-based learning designed to quickly develop your skills. Take a look at all the courses we offer at the ACL Academy Course Catalog.
  • A catalog of risk scenarios and tests collected from ACL initiatives worldwide. Categorized by process and industry and designed to enable organizations to measure and monitor process integrity. The Inspirations Library is a collaborative effort where ACL users can browse, contribute, and comment to spark ideas. Take a look through our Inspiration Library and get inspired!
  • ScriptHub is a groing collection of ACL scripts currently solving more than 160 commonly asked "how to" questions, with new content being added regularly. ScriptHub contains a variety of different scripts grouped into 4 categories: Code snippets, Import, Preparation, and Analysis scripts. ACL users can create and share code. Check out all the scripts available in our ScriptHub Catalog.
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Risk & Control Frameworks

  • AGA® Subrecipient Risk Assessment Monitoring Tool 2009 Framework
  • CFPB Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) 2013 Framework
  • COBIT® 5 Risk & Control Framework
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Standards & Regulations

  • AICPA Trust Security Criteria 2016 - SSAE 16/18 SOC 2
  • AICPA Trust Security Criteria 2017 - SSAE 16/18 SOC 2
  • Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks - 12 CFR 229 (FRB Regulation CC)
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