Published: 06 January 2019
Analyst(s): Finance Research Team
CALs and corporate controllers want to use data analytics to enable SOX compliance and value-added work from their teams responsible for ICFR. This research explores how to build the foundation for using data analytics in your SOX program.
Importance of Data Analytics and Visualization in SOX
Opportunities for Using Data Analytics and Visualization in SOX
Current Use of Data Analytics and Visualization Tools
5 Key Principals to Ensure Successful Adoption of Data Analytics in SOX
1. Adopt a Phased Implementation Approach
2. Leverage Existing Analytics and Visualization Tools Already in Use
3. Develop the Necessary Skills to Get the Best Return on Analytics Investments
The Business Challenger
The Data Scientist
4. Assess and Communicate Analytics Impact to SOX Process Owners and New Stakeholders
5. Embed Data Analytics in SOX Processes to Increase the Adoption Rate
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