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
Laurie Schultz, President and CEO
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, Canada that provides data analytics, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) software, and consulting services in risk and audit management.[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]


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.

ACL GRC is a cloud-based audit workflow, risk management, and compliance management software solution.

In 2011, ACL expanded into the electronic work papers market with the acquisition of[6] The acquisition signaled the shift by the company towards the SaaS model.[7]

In May 2013, ACL launched ACL GRC, a cloud-based risk assessment, project and results management solution that replaced ACL Workpapers.[8] The product is available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, and the software is hosted from data centers across North America, the European Union, or Asia.

In September 2014, ACL released new versions of its flagship analytics software, ACL Analytics 11, and continuous monitoring solution, ACL Analytics Exchange 5. The new features of these solutions allow audit, risk management and compliance professionals to place their work in an executive context for senior management.[9]


  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. ^ Fineberg, Seth (12 December 2011). "ACL Services Acquires". Accounting Today. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Bennett, Nelson (4 December 2012). "Laurie Schultz: Class struggle". Business in Vancouver. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "ACL Launches Data-Driven, Cloud-Based GRC Solution". Compliance Week. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "ACL Releases ACL Analytics 11 and ACL Analytics Exchange 5". CPA Practice Advisor. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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