The Trusted Tool for Data Analysis

Expand Your Audit Analytics Landscape

Data Analytics is changing the game for audit, accounting and finance professionals globally.  So, when you’re analyzing data for any audit, whether you want to detect fraud, or identify anomalies, trends or patterns, you need a solution that helps you deliver high-quality audits every single time. 


IDEA® Data Analysis Software is a comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use data analysis solution designed by audit experts. With a modern, intuitive interface and advanced analytical functionalities, IDEA accelerates data analytics, provides a more user-friendly experience and enables deeper insights in a timely, cost-effective manner for more informed business decisions.



Adopt IDEA and...


Easily import information from any data source


Read-only access protects source data integrity


Use 100+ audit functions for a robust analysis


Visually pinpoint patterns, trends and outliers


A clear audit trail allows for repeatable analysis


Import Data From Any Source

Our superior file conversion capabilities ensure that you can easily import data from PDF, Excel, CSV, 50+ Accounting Packages (Quickbooks, Sage, Xero, etc.), Caseware Working Papers, Python and lots more.


Guaranteed Data Integrity

Analyze 100% of your data with confidence as IDEA protects source data with a read-only access. 


An Audit Trail you can Trust

Project Overview helps you stay on top of your audit by graphically presenting all the tasks completed during the analysis. You can also take advantage of the clear, immutable audit trail for repeatable analysis.




Powerful Analytics for Every Audit

Take your audit analytics experience to the next level with our all-in-one analytics capabilities for every audit need. 

  • Deliver key insights using 100+ Audit Functions including Benford’s Law, Advanced Fuzzy Duplicate, Gap Detection, etc.
  • Automate manual, repetitive tests with Task Scheduler 
  • Accelerate analysis with SmartAnalyzer, our robust platform that hosts a growing library of smart audit apps with prebuilt workflows and audit-specific tests
  • Advanced Analytics with our continuation hub, IDEA Lab that offers powerful plugins leveraging latest technologies like Python and Machine Learning



Report Like Never Before

  • Visually pinpoint patterns, trends and outliers with our powerful dashboards
  • With ODBC functionality, you can easily export results from IDEA into third party applications such as Excel, Tableau, PowerBi, Qlik Sense, etc for further insights
  • Smooth integration with Caseware Working Papers ensures easy transfer of GL and Subledger data from engagements to IDEA and return the results generated to the appropriate engagement folder
  • Publish IDEA database in a readable format and share your observations directly from the software in a click with teams that do not use IDEA
  • Using Cloud Share, securely access, store and share project data, from IDEA and other external sources, with your team members and clients on Caseware Cloud. 

More about Cloud Share

Stay Ahead of the Curve

IDEA users also get access to a wealth of resources for success. You can take advantage of Passport, our all-in-one user portal and all-year-round training and tech support.

Training Near Me

Ready to Try IDEA?