CaseWare IDEA

Whether you’re an auditor, accountant or finance professional, data analysis is a challenge. Compiling information from numerous sources and in a wide array of formats is time-consuming, and increases the risk of errors. Luckily there’s CaseWare IDEA®, a comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use data analysis tool that quickly analyzes 100% of your data, guarantees data integrity and speeds your analysis, paving the way to faster, more effective audits.

CaseWare IDEA will allow you to:

  • Import all of your records including spreadsheets, and exported data from databases, accounting programs, ERP systems and T&E applications in formats such as PDFs, plain text (.txt), print-report (.prn), ODBC and SAP.
  • Protect the integrity of your data by allowing read-only access to your source data.
  • Access 100+ common audit functions including Benford’s Law, Fuzzy Duplicate, Gap Detection, Summarization, Stratification, Sampling and more.
  • Discover and Visualize your data to create charts and field statistics so you can quickly visually pinpoint patterns, trends and outliers.
  • Record every step of your analysis so you have a clear audit trail and can repeat the process for future analyses.
  • Offer additional resources through our Passport gateway including IDEA add-ons, webinars, IDEAScript Vault, forums, Support Portal and more.
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Smart Analyzer

IDEA SmartAnalyzer is a collection of queries and tasks that can be used on every audit engagement to improve audit quality and consistency. IDEA SmartAnalyzer offers an extensive set of routines for the analysis of general ledger, accounts receivable, inventory, fixed assets and accounts payable transactions.

Easy To Use, Easy To Implement

1. Data import

2. Select the desired routines

3. Review and report results

4. Get started now with these routines

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LATEST RELEASE – 10.4 (March 2019)

Delivering More Integrations, Visualizations & Supporting Features

IDEA 10.4 Enhancements – The Roundup

For more detailed information on Version 10.4, read this link.

Integration is enhance in 10.4

Seamless Integrations

  • Obtain data from 55+ accounting packages (CAP feature)
  • New: IDEA and CaseWare Working Papers integration
  • Free audit scripts from to Passport
  • Improved Python integration


Visualisations are improved. More & better graphsImproved Visualizations

  • More charts available and an improved user experience
  • Open Database Connectivity Driver (OBDC) lets users import to third-party applications such as Tableau, Power BI etc.
  • Upgraded support for 4K monitors


Supporting Features

  • Improved data archiving
  • Transport Layer Security 1.2 (TLS) support for IDEA Server
  • Identifies potential non-compliant General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) risks within your data


Are you an External Auditor? You might be interested in this…

The latest update of IDEA 10.4.1 now includes the exciting CaseWare Accounting Package (CAP). This tool transforms the performance of your audit team by allowing you to obtain data from just about any accounting package and imports the General Ledger and Trial Balance tables directly into IDEA. Managing your client’s data from multiple systems is quick, and the data is standardized. This means increased capacity to drive a better audit. Please note this add-on is only compatible with IDEA 10.4.1.

Click here to read the latest blog: “The Best Way to Import Accounting Package Data Into IDEA“.

And coming soon (features in development)…

Our team is always driving new enhancements to our solution to deliver even more capabilities.

  • Outliers Detection algorithms allow you to discover outliers created by our team of data scientists who drive the Machine Learning capabilities features
  • Exceptional Exceptions, a new mechanism that scores each transaction based on risk – generated by SmartAnalyzer
  • Internal Audit SmartAnalyzer Apps, a series of prewritten tests that determine the health of controls in key financial accounts.



SAP® is an extremely efficient, potent and multi-faceted enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. However, business process and application controls can deteriorate over time due to change in regulations, business practices or employee attrition, and as such, this ever changing landscape can present unforeseen risks. The ongoing analysis of core data systems can prevent threats and address risks at an early stage.

The extraction of SAP data is simplified allowing for easy review and analysis. SmartExporter resolves many common issues associated with transferring SAP data outside of the software’s environment such as security, data capacity and timing of data downloads. Once you configure the data request by defining the tables, fields and filters, you can save it as a favorite and reuse in the future.

Convenient Analysis

The data request is not generated in SAP®, but on your local hard-drive or enterprise server. Data requests are scheduled for immediate download or for a specific time during off-peak business hours and saved for repeat use. Output formats include IMD (IDEA), CSV, Access, TXT, AIS, and files formatted according to the default data structure.

Safe and Secure

SmartExporter is compatible with existing SAP® access privileges. Therefore, the SAP tables for which you do not have access rights within the ERP, will not be accessible through this solution. The original SAP® data cannot be edited as the SmartExporter solution produces read-only content. All actions can be traced at any time, as they are recorded by a unique ID. This ensures maximum transparency.

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