Published: 01 April 2019
Analyst(s): Audit Research Team
As audit departments explore and deploy technology to improve their work’s quality and efficiency, many audit leaders seek to understand how their departments can use and select different automation tools. This research explains benefits and use cases and provides guidance on tool selection.
Benefits of Automation
Considerations for Adopting Automation
Automation and Advanced Analytics Use Cases
Table 1: Automation and Advanced Analytics Use Cases for Audit
Selecting Methods for Automation and Advanced Analytics
Automation Value Assessment
Table 2: Automation Value Assessment Considerations and Metrics
Tool Selection Assessment
Table 3: Tool Selection Assessment
Recommended by the Authors
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