Webinar: Basic data analysis concepts

Starts 07 Feb 2023


In this free webinar we illustrate basic data analysis concepts using Arbutus Analyzer and the MS Windows system files.


Starting from a new data set of about 500.000 records available to us all, we create additional fields to compute values based on existing data fields and even add conditions and information to the data using functions.


Next we run some basic data analytics commands such as COUNT, TOTAL and STATISTICS, but also more advanced commands such as CLASSIFY, SUMMARIZE and DUPLICATES.


Based on filters we are able to zoom in on certain records (i.e. identify records of interest) before finishing the webinar with some visualisations.

Arbutus Analyzer Table of MS Windows files


For this webinar we use a unique data set that is -in a way- available to us all and we can already promise some unexpected results from this simple data analysis!


You can follow this analysis along, or try this out yourself later as we provide the analysis procedure (i.e. executable script) to all attendees.


If you want to try all of this for yourself, you can request an Arbutus Analyzer trial license to try it out.

Webinar: Basic data analysis concepts

In this free webinar we illustrate basic data analysis concepts using Arbutus Analyzer and the MS Windows system files.

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About the facilitator

Alain Rousseau

Audit software expert

Alain Rousseau is the driving force behind Sepia Solutions and has focussed on audit software tools since 2007. He has implemented data analysis tools (Arbutus Analyzer and ACL) and audit management tools (PAWS and Pentana Audit) at dozens of audit departments.

With an education and background that is both technical (industrial engineer) and business (MBA), Alain is the ideal interface between business users and software developers. His in-depth understanding of the software packages and a firm understanding of the audit profession also makes him an excellent trainer and consultant for these software packages.

Through Sepia Solutions, Alain has sponsored and worked with the IIA since 2010 and participated in various events. As part of the IIA’s Master Class Internal Audit Essentials, he recently wrote a paper discussing the effect of audit software on meeting the IIA’s IPPF standards.

Finally,  Alain tells us he hopes to be the catalyst for your next data analysis project or your implementation of audit management software.