Arbutus Analyzer

- Established 20+ years ago
- Trusted in 60+ Countries
- Dedicated to Analytics

Arbutus Analyzer stands as a robust data analytics tool meticulously designed to empower users in gaining insights from their data while identifying omissions or errors. With the capability to harness data from virtually any source, Arbutus has a proven track record in assisting audit, accounting, finance professionals, and organizations at large in utilizing their data comprehensively, facilitating better business insights at unprecedented speeds.

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Why choose Arbutus

Arbutus is a dedicated data analytics tool, that combines the best functionality within the Data Analytics market under a single, cost-effective product.

Arbutus is suitable for any industry and for any size team, including single users, and is a credible replacement for Caseware IDEA, ACL, and Alteryx, as well as offering a natural upgrade to Microsoft's "free" products.

Utilising a user-friendly approach that will be familiar to Excel users, Arbutus combines advanced analytics features and power, with better deployability across the team through its choice of multiple usage approaches.

Flexible Training and Licencing Options (no minimum licences)

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What Sets Arbutus Apart:


Multiple interaction methods, including “drag and drop”, cater to user preferences, encouraging adoption across the entire team.

Analytics Power:

Optimised for modern multicore processors, and direct reading of delimited files ensures superior performance.

Flexible Licensing Options:

With no-minimum licence requirements and a mix of licence types, our licencing options have you covered.

ACL Compatibility:

Arbutus is fully compatible with existing ACL projects, enabling a seamless switch to Arbutus.

How can I benefit from using Arbutus:

Internal Audit
  • Analyse 100% of transactions
  • Identify error trends and root causes
  • Efficient testing with up to near time / real time frequency
  • Delivery of Continuous Assurance tests
Data Quality
  • Confirm the correct format of data records
  • Identify and quantify data errors
  • Identify error trends and root cause analysis
  • Create remedial workflows to correct errors
Fraud Prevention / Detection
  • Identify unusual transactions / transaction patterns
  • Search for known (fraud) data patterns
  • Real-time / Near-time fraud detection
  • “Normalizing” addresses for advanced data matching
  • Automate reconciliations and release staff to higher value tasks
  • Perform typical External Audit tests in advance of the audit
  • Automate manual controls
  • Perform advanced duplicate payment tests before the payment is made
  • Identification of key words i.e. Expenses description
  • Automated SOx Testing
  • Automating IT General Computer controls
  • Analyse firewall / activity logs and alerts
  • Segregation of Duty checks
  • Generate control reports
  • KPI Adherence / Reporting
  • Automate manual controls
  • Identify unusual transactions and transaction trends
  • Create remedial workflows

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Frequently asked questions

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Data Security:

Arbutus does not access or host client data; instead, it is installed on-premise or within your cloud environment, ensuring complete control over your data and who can access it.

Arbutus SmartApps

Get a Headstart Driving Your Analytics Results

Designed for users at all levels. SmartApps are Arbutus procedures (scripts) that are part of the standard Arbutus Analyzer installation. There are 70 SmartApps, and they execute widely-used audit analytics in the following business areas:

Data Connectors

Arbutus includes an ever expanding suite of data connectors to allow direct access to popular data sources including Databases, Cloud Sources and Application Data.

Specialist SAP connectors are also available.

Some of the connectors available, include:

Integration with PowerBI, Python and R

To enhance analytics functionality, Arbutus plays nicely with other analytics software packages.

Python and R commands can be initiated from within Arbutus to provide that extra dimension to your analytics.

Arbutus has a dedicated PowerBI connector providing a direct data feed to the organisation’s PowerBI dashboards and reporting mechanisms.

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For inquiries or consultations, contact our team via or +44 1332 505 901.. Or contact us using the form below.

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