More than just a perofrmance boost. ACL™ Analytics Exchange server-based software offers data analytics sustainability through team play, knowledge management and standardisation.
ACL™ Analytics Exchange – Overview
The industry leader’s server version further enhances the opportunities offered by the desktop software: it processes data efficiently and automatically via apps directly on the server. Results and documentation are then shared within the team via an authorisation concept – simply via the web browser, with no need to install analytics software. Drill-down to detailed data and state-of-the-art visualisations are deciding factors for convenience and usability.
For business users
View results, filter, and create visualisations – all in a web browser without installing analytics software.
For Excel™ users
If the data volumes are within limits, the results can be made available in Microsoft Excel™ at any time.
For ACL™ specialists
Users of ACL™ AN can naturally access all data and results in the format of the analytics software for further analysis.
Users can access easy-to-start predefined analyses here. User-friendly parameter inputs are also possible.
You can view the data records in detail, including all attributes, in the web client. Simply hide or display fields at the click of a button.
Details are great – but snappy visualisations help identify patterns. Easily create attractive graphics including drill-downs in the web client. This makes interpreting the results much easier.
FIltering and formatting
Web browsers were not developed for data analytics – but ACL™ AX makes the work as comfortable as possible for you – for example through conditional formattings and simple filter options.
Import various data formats
In addition to the general ODBC interface, ACL™ Analytics also offers predefined connectors for many data sources. These range from all ODBC-enabled data sources, Microsoft Excel™ or Access™, PDF, CSV MongoDB and Oracle through to Salesforce, Hive, Amazon Redshift, DynamoDB, Spark, SQL Server, Teradata, Impala, Google BigQuery, Drill, Couchbase and Cassandra.
Extensive analytics functions
Filtering, condensing or matching data records, fuzzy duplicate searches, phonetic matches or Benford analyses – these are just a few examples of what ACL™ can offer you. Incorporating R or Python (e.g. for predictive analytics or the interface to Tableau) is of course also included.
While the ACL™ desktop solution is a great tool, we now prefer the server version in almost all application scenarios. Technical reasons include the improved performance and central, fail-safe and redundancy-free data storage, along with data protection and data security aspects. From an organisational perspective, you can avoid isolated solutions and situations where losing your only analytics expert brings all data analytics activities to a sudden halt (knowledge retention/knowledge management).
Central data storage combined with a user and authorisation concept supports data protection requirements within your company.
250 gigabytes of data * 10 analyses or auditors distributed on external hard drives? These times are a thing of the past. Work centrally within a team with no redundancies.
With ACL™ AX you avoid the black-box effect: File user documentation in a central location so it’s visible to all.
A server will perform work faster and more easily than a notebook. Plus, your work computer is not blocked by processor-intensive tasks.
Are you the specialist who designs the analyses? Make them available to your colleagues as simple, user-friendly apps. That way, your colleagues can concentrate on the results.
Naturally, you can implement Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) or Continuous Auditing (CA) projects accurately and professionally using an established client/server solution.