Ideagen, has released the latest version of its market leading, risk-based audit automation software which comprises a substantially enhanced user experience and new features to support browser-based risk management.
Ideagen Pentana version 5 provides web access to audit findings, custom fields and user defined views to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assurance processes.
Building on the Web Actions feature introduced in 4.2, Pentana 5.0 brings several more important end user tools to the browser interface including Web Risks, Web Findings and Web Views.
User experience improvements include improved performance when producing reports, multi lingual pick lists to let users see UI and system messages in their own language and a new look and feel to bring it in line with other Ideagen federated products.
Ken Ebbage, Ideagen’s Head of Products, said: “Ideagen Pentana is trusted and used by over 450 clients worldwide and offers a complete solution for risk-based auditing.
“The product leverages Ideagen’s enterprise risk management expertise and technology base to deliver ambitious organisational governance objectives and high operational performance.
“In version 5, we have built in a host of improvements with the end user experience in mind but perhaps the most important innovation in the latest version of the software is the ability to manage and assess entity risks and controls via a web browser. This enables business user departments to have a simple interface to self-assess their own risk registers without having to load the full software – which is invaluable for SOX and other internal control applications.”
Ideagen Pentana v5 will be supplied as a free upgrade to Ideagen’s existing supported client base, including those who upgrade from the company’s legacy Pentana Audit Work System (PAWS).
With the latest release, Ideagen has federated Pentana with other products in its portfolio such as Q-Pulse.