Unique Capabilities

Designed by auditors for auditors, IDEA offers some unique features and functionality not found in other data analysis tools. With IDEA, you can lower your cost of analysis, add more quality to your work and meet the new professional requirements regarding fraud and internal controls. What makes IDEA stand apart from the rest?

Support

When you buy IDEA, you get the support and expertise of Sama Audit. We offer unlimited IDEA Help Desk support, plus free online support, tutorials and resources to get you started quickly.

Ease of Use

Time and again, customers who have used other analytics tools tell us how easy IDEA was for them to learn. The Windows-like interface comes with wizards for key functions, bubble help, HTML-based help functions and simple installation. It takes minimal training to get started. You’ll garner results in less time for greater ROI. You’ll rely less on IT resources. Usage will spread to additional projects or departments because of the increased adoption rate by staff. And, more importantly, IDEA is less likely to become dreaded shelf ware.

Ease of Use

  • Flexible licensing from single users to site licenses, plus scalable to grow with your organization
  • Accepts data from virtually any source – spreadsheets, print reports, PDFs, text files, ERPs and more!
  • Fast PDF imports with Report Reader – up to 500 characters within a single field
  • Unlimited file size capabilities
  • Split screen capabilities to open and view multiple files at the same time
  • Ability to add “editable” text fields to type notes
  • Compatible with latest version of Microsoft Office, including Excel import and export capabilities and the ability to import multiple sheets from a single workbook
  • Easily create full populations by appending files or joining files based on a common column of data

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