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October 25, 2017
Q: I have a file with sales transaction information and I want to find out how many customers we only had one sale to. What’s the best way to do this in IDEA? A: You can do this several different ways in IDEA. The first is to perform a summary, an extraction and finally a join. If we use your... Read More »
October 20, 2017
Once upon a time, money services businesses (MSBs) could be lax about diligently fulfilling anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. Regulators were much more interested in the banking sector, and focused their attention on cracking down on the failures of those businesses. But times are changing... Read More »
October 17, 2017
Fraud is unfortunately a constant fixture in news and media today. Here is a quick rundown of some recent stories that have drawn our attention. United Kingdom Three former executives with retail giant Tesco are currently on trial for fraud by false accounting and fraud by abuse of position. The... Read More »
October 11, 2017
Customer risk ratings (CRR) was a hot topic at the ACAMS Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference that garnered many discussions both in and out of the plenary session. As mentioned in my blog about the keynote session, a customer rating based on one category, such as country, is not adequate. Two... Read More »
October 5, 2017
Kronos is a leader in Workforce Management solutions that enable tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. CaseWare Analytics recently interviewed Bistra Dimitrova, MBA, CIA, CRMA and Manager... Read More »
October 3, 2017
Anti-money laundering (AML) compliance in the gaming sector was once again a hot topic during the recent ACAMS Annual AML and Financial Crime Conference. During the keynote session, it was noted that compliance in the industry has improved significantly, with an increasing number of suspicious... Read More »
September 28, 2017
Q: I want to create an IDEAScript that I can reuse; however, I don’t know anything about scripting and don’t have time to learn. A: Within IDEA you can create a script and reuse it without having to make any changes to it, so long as you follow a few rules. Let’s take a scenario where you receive... Read More »
September 26, 2017
This week I am at the ACAMS 16th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference and the event is offering a wealth of tips for those concerned about combatting money laundering. While Fred Kaplan, author of the Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, delivered a keynote address that was a... Read More »
September 21, 2017
Q: What are the different ways I can create an IDEAScript? A: There are multiple ways to do this in IDEA. The first and probably most obvious is to go to the Macros ribbon and select IDEAScript. This will bring up the IDEAScripting editor. From there you can start to create your script (you can... Read More »
September 19, 2017
When it comes to purchasing cards (P-Cards), there will always be employees who will unintentionally misuse the card or purposefully try to conceal personal purchases. Here are some recent stories about P-Cards being used to purchase everything from lawnmowers and jewelry to televisions and doggy... Read More »

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