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 reports.

What IDEA offers


Powerful & Insightful

Analyse your data with over 100 industry-specific routines, providing deep insights.


Integration with Working Papers

IDEA CloudShare

A collaborative team environment where your team can share, store and obtain files securely.


CaseWare Cloud Platform

Flexible Licensing Model

Self manage your licenses by activating, renewing and redeploying a license with one authorisation code .


Risk-based sample model

Apply a risk based sample model and prioritise areas with elevated risks.


Working Papers Import Usability Enhancement

Importing your data from Working Papers is simple and intuitive, allowing the user to select enagement files to import.


Easy Data Importation

Simply import data from virtually any Accounting packagings.

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                                                                           Introducing IDEA 11.1

The newly released IDEA 11.1 delivers more freedom, apps and functionality. What’s new:

  • Access to an array of new apps – included Exceptional Exceptions to help identify fraud
  • More licensing freedom and flexibility with Network Licence Server
  • Tools to automate basic processes for optimal efficiency.
Download Brochure – 11.1 What’s New
Download Brochure – Exceptional Exceptions
To easily upgrade, contact your account manager: sales@caseware.com.au

Click here to view the IDEA 11 Release Webinar
Download Brochure – IDEA 11: Benefits of Licensing
Download Brochure – IDEA 11: CloudShare
Download Brochure – IDEA Product Brochure 
Download Brochure – Smart Exporter
Or to find out more, sign up to our product demo
Hear about why more customers are choosing IDEA over Excel

Other CaseWare Products

Analytics for External Auditors – an ebook publication with detailed information and guidance on using IDEA for an external audit.

This publication is designed to enhance the service external auditors can provide to their clients, either as part of a consulting service or as part of a standardised Audit. Within the publication, we provide not only the IDEA techniques needed to perform the audit Analytics, but also detailed information of the relevance to the audit of each of the Data Analytics reports it refers to, and best practice advice on how to interpret the results.

A 280-page guide to audit analytics specifically for External Auditors. This essential guide provides guidance and best practices for:

  • Obtaining and preparing the right data needed for an audit.
  • How to apply Data Analytics (specifically showing examples using CaseWare IDEA) to the following business processes:
      • General Ledger
      • Revenue Assurance
      • Accounts Receivable
      • Account Payable
      • Payroll
      • Fixed Assets
      • Inventory
      • VAT

Download a 38 page ‘preview’ of this publication here. The preview shows the table of contents and extracts from chapter contents.


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

Download our Smart Analyzer brochure
SmartExporter for SAP data

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.

Download our SAP SmartExporter brochure