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Q: Why did your organization get
started with data analysis software?
A: We first adopted data analytics
to facilitate auditing at the Internal
Control Center. We knew that it was
preferable to traditional audits for many
• Reduced time and travel costs for
• More frequent audits
• Faster reporting of results, allowing
timely action to be taken
• Reinforced control environments,
which dissuades reprehensible
actions, unproductiveness and
carelessness at work
Q: Why was CaseWare IDEA your
data analysis software of choice?
A: My coworker was familiar with
the software and knew it had been
successful in other governmental
agencies. Plus there are many benefits
to using IDEA, including that it can
import virtually any type of file, such
as text files, reports in text or PDF
format, Excel and other databases.
It also has functions specifically for
auditors, including join, comparison,
summarization and data stratification.
IDEA is very easy to navigate, especially
when it’s necessary to create several
secondary databases from a main
database. It’s great too that users don’t
need to have specific knowledge of
databases to do this.
Q: What are some interesting things
you can do with your data analytics
A: We can cross reference and
compare data saved in different Navy
CaseWare Analytics recently had the opportunity to speak with Marcelo Barreto Rodrigues (IM), Rear Admiral and General Director of Internal Control Center of Brazil’s Navy, to discuss
the Navy’s use of data analytics. Here’s some of the reasons why he’s an advocate for data analysis tools.