ACL (software company)

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ACL Services Ltd.
Industry Computer software
Continuous auditing
Continuous monitoring
Governance, risk management, and compliance
Founded 1987
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Products ACL GRC, ACL Analytics Exchange, ACL Analytics, ACL Direct Link for SAP ERP, Consulting Services, Training, Support Services, Turnkey solutions for: Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption; T&E Expense Fraud; Purchasing Card Fraud; Audit and Financial Control

ACL Services Ltd. is a company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that provides data analytics, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) software, and consulting services in risk and audit management. ACL stands for "Audit Control Language". [1][2][3] Their flagship analytics products have been referred to as one of "the most widely used" data extraction tools.[4] In September 2012, the company named Laurie Schultz its new Chief Executive Officer.[5]

In 2016, ACL was named one of British Columbia's Top Employers and one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.[6]


ACL data analytics is a data extraction and analysis software used for fraud detection & prevention, and risk management. By sampling large data sets, ACL data analysis software is used to find irregularities or patterns in transactions that could indicate control weaknesses or fraud.

In 2011, ACL expanded into the electronic work papers market with the acquisition of[7] The acquisition signaled the shift by the company towards a cloud, SaaS model.[8] The cloud-based platform does not rely on third-party vendors and is hosted on Amazon's infrastructure.[9]

ACL also acquired digital design firm Artletic LLC in 2015.[10]


  1. ^ "ACL Data Analytics:: Company Overview". Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ Morton, Brian (30 October 2012). "Minerva: ACL’s new CEO sees great value in helping women get back on their financial feet". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Survey Roundup: Risk Culture, Data Threats". The Wall Street Journal. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ Baker, Neil (August 2009). "Software Trend Spotting". Internal Auditor. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Fineberg, Seth (6 September 2012). "Laurie Schultz named CEO of ACL". Accounting Today. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top Employer: ACL Services Ltd.". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  7. ^ Fineberg, Seth (12 December 2011). "ACL Services Acquires". Accounting Today. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Bennett, Nelson (4 December 2012). "Laurie Schultz: Class struggle". Business in Vancouver. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "ACL transitions to cloud for broader global reach | GRC & Fraud Software Journal". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  10. ^ "ACL Invests in GRC Software Usability with Acquisition of Design Firm Artletic". ACL. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2017-03-02. 

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