KMPG Chooses IDEA as a Global Software Tool

Ottawa, ON – September 2004 – CaseWare IDEA Inc., the developer and global marketer of IDEA, the leading data analysis software for auditors, accountants and financial managers, announced that it has been chosen as the successful vendor in a recent selection process conducted by KPMG International. CaseWare IDEA Inc. will supply an initial 6,000 IDEA 2004 licenses to be used by client service professionals in KPMG member firms around the world. 


KPMG member firms are leading providers of audit, tax and advisory services. KPMG firms respond to clients’ complex business challenges with consistent methodologies and common tools across industry sectors and national boundaries. 


“IDEA is a great product with a terrific team behind it. We are pleased that KPMG has chosen IDEA as a global tool,” said Bob Cuthbertson, Chief Operating Officer of CaseWare IDEA Inc. “We look forward to further collaboration with KPMG, providing support and maintenance as part of this contract.” 


IDEA allows users to read, display, analyze, manipulate, sample or extract from data files from almost any source – mainframe to PC, including reports printed to a file. IDEA is recognized as the global standard against which other data analysis tools are measured, offering a unique blend of ease of use and powerful functionality. 


The contract reinforces IDEA’s dominant market position as a data analysis tool, used by major accounting firms, federal, provincial, state and local governments, corporate internal auditors, financial managers and analysts across all business segments.


About CaseWare International Inc. 


CaseWare International Inc. is the world leader in business intelligence software for accountants, auditors and professionals. CaseWare products, including CaseWare Working Papers and CaseWare Time enable users in over 60 countries to conduct their business with unparalleled ease and efficiency. 

About CaseWare IDEA Inc. 


CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a privately held software development and marketing company, with offices in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, and distributor partners around the world. CaseWare IDEA Inc. is a subsidiary of CaseWare International Inc., the world leader in business intelligence software for accountants, auditors and other professionals.