Pentana | Internal Audit and Risk Management Software
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The Audit Universe In Focus

The number one selling audit automation application

A complete risk-based audit automation solution delivers performance and agility.

  • Thousands of hours of auditors’ time saved each year
  • Increased accuracy of audit reports and management information
  • The audit process is easier to control and manage
  • Stronger management of SOX compliance
  • Improved quality control: “priceless”
  • Rapid implementation and deployment delivers rapid benefits realisation
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Trusted and Used by Over 450 Clients Worldwide

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Pentana is an enterprise software product that leverages Ideagen’s compliance and risk management portfolio, expertise and technology base to propagate a “three lines of defence” culture in your organisation. Extensive automation as well as mobile and flexible working capabilities transform the audit business processes, propagating best practice and delivering productivity improvements and cashable savings.

Ken Ebbage

Managing Director of
Audit Solutions at Ideagen

How Pentana Works

Pentana is a software product that offers a complete solution for risk-based auditing leveraging Ideagen’s enterprise GRC expertise and technology base to deliver ambitious organisational governance objectives and high operational performance.

Audit teams in regulated businesses need visibility of current and emerging risks in all areas of the organisation in order to manage these risks, ensure compliance and prevent failures while at the same time connecting business strategy to operational performance and facilitating stakeholder participation.

Pentana generates a “three lines of defence” environment that drives compliance and delivers real time insights into the organisation’s risk profile and the status of management and financial controls.

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Pentana is flexible, customisable and user-friendly. For this reason I would recommend it to my peers.

— Caroline Griffiths
Senior Manager at Global Audit Corporate &
Professional Practice, Heineken



For more than two decades, Pentana has delivered agility and productivity to internal auditors in many industries the world over:

  • Automation and consistency
  • Productivity and control
  • Prevention of problems
  • Improved data, management information and business intelligence

Flexible Deployment

Pentana can be installed on premise or delivered as a hosted service

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Features and Capabilities

  • Integrated, ready to use risk and control framework
  • Easy reporting on historical audits to inform future work
  • Define your own terminology
  • Increased visibility of audit progress, risk levels and control coverage
  • Quality driven throughout the audit process and audit team
  • Comprehensive control management
  • Supports the implementation of a consistent auditing methodology
  • Reduced wastage and duplication of effort
  • Central library for Risks, Controls and Tests
  • Vastly reduce administration overheads of audit manager
  • Complete audit management from planning and execution through to reporting

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Whether managing a small department or global consultancy firm, making correct planning decisions and efficient utilisation of staff is critical to the success of any business function.

A highly flexible, visual resource scheduling system to drive efficiencies and maximise revenue

Define and organisation structure with any number of levels

This flexible structure enables the easy analysis and summarisation of risk assessments to show which audits or reviews would give the optimum risk coverage

Link auditable entities with an number of processes

Create quick reports in various popular formats

Audit Reports and complex Audit Committee reports can be produced using Word or Excel

Anticipate and Prevent Problems and Failures

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At the heart of Pentana is the definition of the audit or risk universe

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Eliminate reliance on a small number of experts

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Reduce legal and regulatory risks and eliminate problems and failures before they take hold

Staff are guided through a complete risk and control testing methodology with libraries of content covering common risk areas. Processes, risks, controls and tests are automatically cross referenced and work can be documented either in rich text fields within the database or in attachments with hyperlinks to documented issues. Multi-item selection enables fast re-assignment of work, or completion of similar tests.

Pentana Disclose

Pentana Disclose consists of the Pentana Disclose UK package and the Pentana Disclose International package.

Pentana Disclose International includes requirements for accounting under both full IFRS and EU adopted IFRS.

Pentana Disclose UK includes checklists relating to IFRS for UK companies, old UK GAAP and FRS 102. These include all the relevant legislation requirements. The UK GAAP checklists (both for old and new UK GAAP) currently also incorporate the requirements for companies, LLP’s, academy trusts, charities, further and higher education establishments and housing associations.

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