Cologne, 13 September 2017: Integrated consultancy and auditing firm Rödl & Partner and dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung GmbH have agreed exclusive cooperation in the field of auditing. The cooperation aims to further drive the digitalisation of auditing processes. Rödl & Partner and also dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung will contribute their respective know-how in the fields of data analytics, annual audits and SAP in order to develop the Analytics4Audit application platform. Analytics4Audit aims to improve the efficiency of data analytics within auditing and ensure systematic use of the information in clients’ accounting systems. “The cooperation with dab is an ideal fit for our digitalisation strategy”, explained Martin Wambach, Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner with responsibility for Auditing. “As a mid-sized German company with outstanding competence in data analytics automation, dab represents a strong partner for us to continue this strategy. We will be able to offer our clients, who number among the world’s leading mid-sized companies, sustainable, cutting-edge solutions.” “As an innovative consultancy and auditing firm, Rödl & Partner knows first-hand the potential offered by data analytics within auditing”, added Stefan Wenig, who along with Martin Riedl is one of dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung GmbH’s two Managing Directors. “This cooperation will enable us significantly to expand our know-how and our solution portfolio in the field of auditing. It also ties in perfectly with our strategy of supporting German SMEs with integrated data analytics solutions via our subsidiary dab:Mittelstand GmbH.” Founded in 2004, dab’s vision aims to make data analytics a natural and integral part of companies’ processes. Based in Lower Bavaria, the firm is a leading provider of data analytics software and services. The essence of its business is the analysis of structured data, primarily – but not exclusively – from SAP. Its innovative software solutions enable customers to access large data volumes easily and to convert these quickly and automatically into reliable, in-depth knowledge.