ACL to Unveil GRC in the Cloud and Analytics Version 10 at Annual Customer Conference

  ACL to Unveil GRC in the Cloud and Analytics Version 10 at Annual Customer

Best Buy's Kathleen Edmund and MGM Resorts' Bob Rudloff Featured as Keynote

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 5, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ACL, the technology
company that is transforming audit and risk management, announced today that
it will unveil a new cloud-based, data-driven GRC solution, as well as the
much-anticipated version 10 of its data analytics offering, during its seventh
annual customer conference, to be hosted in Atlanta on April 28-30. ACL
Connections 2013 is an inclusive, customer-focused event that connects
professionals in audit, finance, risk and compliance with industry leaders and
product experts for a direct exchange of strategies, experiences and ideas.

The ACL Connections 2013 program features two keynotes, four general sessions,
18 concurrent breakout sessions, 14 hours of networking, and a potential for
attendees to earn 39 Continuing Professional Education credits, including
hands-on training. To register, visit

Product Innovation Sessions
ACL product leaders, Dan Zitting, Vice President of Product Development &
Design and Keith Cerny, Vice President of Research & Development, will provide
deep insight into ACL's product development roadmap in a session titled,
"Transforming Audit: ACL's Vision for Integrated, High-Impact Risk Assurance."
Product announcements will include the unveiling of a cloud-based, data-driven
GRC solution featuring risk assessment, project management and a results
manager, as well as version 10 of ACL's industry-standard data analytics
offering. In afternoon hands-on sessions, attendees will have the opportunity
to try ACL products in guided, one-on-one sessions with ACL product engineers.

Industry Learning Sessions
Kathleen Edmund, Chief Ethics Officer of Best Buy will deliver the opening
keynote address on the topic of anti-corruption legislation and Bob Rudloff,
Vice President, Internal Audit of MGM Resorts International will provide
insight on the transformation of Internal Audit into an integral business
function during the closing-day keynote address. The program will also include
a unique session, "The Big 4x4 – 4 Firms, 4 Thought leaders, 4 Topics, 4
Views," featuring executives from Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC.

Other key learning session speakers include:

  oAnn Marie Wick, CPA, CIA, Director, Global Financial Compliance, Johnson
    Controls, Inc.
  oHal Garyn, VP North American Services, The Institute of Internal Auditors
  oRita Cochell, Director of Internal Audit and SOX Compliance, Logitech
  oCharles Segal, MBA, Innovation Manager, Procter and Gamble, Inc.

These industry leaders will share their perspectives and insights on how they
are working to transform audit and risk in today's world.

"Our annual customer conference is a reflection of our vision for transforming
the Audit and Risk professions," said Laurie Schultz, President and CEO of
ACL. "We crafted the content of Connections 2013 to address our two major
contributions to the industry: serving as a catalyst for innovation by
bringing professionals together and showcasing breakthrough new supporting
technology. We plan to make several major product announcements and the
gathering of expertise and perspectives at Connections will make for three
days very well-spent."

The conference grants attendees access to product experts, industry leaders
and customer stories that address key issues relevant to audit, finance, risk
and compliance professionals. The conference will also include ACL training
and networking sessions, as well as awards presentations recognizing ACL
customer achievements.

Event Details:
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta from Sunday, April
28—Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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About ACL
ACL delivers technology solutions that are transforming audit and risk
management. Through a combination of software and expert content, ACL enables
powerful internal controls that identify and mitigate risk, protect profits,
and accelerate performance.

Driven by a desire to expand the horizons of audit and risk management so they
can deliver greater strategic business value, we develop and advocate
technology that strengthens results, simplifies adoption, and improves
usability. ACL's integrated family of products—including our cloud‐based audit
and compliance management solution and flagship data analytics
products—combine all vital components of audit and risk, and are used
seamlessly at all levels of the organization, from the C‐suite to front line
audit and risk professionals and the business managers they interface with.
Enhanced reporting and dashboards provide transparency and business context
that allows organizations to focus on what matters.

And, thanks to 25 years of experience and our consultative approach, we ensure
fast, effective implementation, so customers realize concrete business results
fast at low risk. Our actively engaged community of more than 14,000 customers
around the globe—including 89% of the Fortune 500—tells our story best. Here
are just a few. Visit us online at

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Services Ltd. All other company and product names are trademarks of their
respective owners.


Contact: Jacqui Wilder, Stanton Public Relations & Marketing, +1-646-502-3538,, for ACL
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