Working Papers

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CaseWare Working Papers is highly flexible engagement software that provides you with everything you would expect from an assurance and reporting tool plus much, much more!

Using Working Papers' real time updates, full annotation capabilities, task management and powerful version control at the document, cell and account level. Electronic review has never been easier. From the financial statement, you can drill-down through the supporting schedules and documents all the way to the detailed data. You can plan, perform and review your entire engagement on screen, completely eliminating paper.

Document Management System

Using state-of-the-art object component architecture, Working Papers can be easily integrated with other software tools. With its powerful document management system, you can organize all documents related to each engagement in one controlled area – whether documents are created with Working Papers or with other software applications such as CaseWare IDEA, Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF and scanned documents.

Trial Balance, Write-Up, Financial Statements and More

The core of Working Papers' database system is a highly flexible trial balance with a detailed general ledger system. With point and click reading of native files from most accounting software packages, data can be directly imported into the trial balance. You can also choose to import general ledger data for detailed analysis.

Working Papers' built-in drag and drop mapping system allows you to assign your clients' accounts to your firm’s standard map numbers quickly. By assigning these map numbers, all other properties of an account, such as lead sheet, ratio class, tax codes, etc. are automatically completed. This enables the automatic export of tax information to your tax software. As the map numbers are common to all clients and independent of the client's chart of accounts, firm standardization is facilitated and the speed and accuracy with which you can complete the engagement is significantly increased.

Working Papers includes a revolutionary report writer which takes any type of document or working paper, including client ready financial statements, to top-notch publishing quality. Real-time linkages to any account properties and amounts in Working Papers are incorporated. Adjust a journal entry and it immediately updates any amount, and includes applicable text in any document you've constructed, be it a materiality guideline form, audit procedures and questionnaires, client representation letter or a comprehensive financial statement. The report writer's "smart technology" supports full object-oriented decision logic to automate formatting, rounding, diagnostics, account amounts, text, account balances and information from other documents, and even financial statement notes depending on your preferences.

Built for Today's Demanding Requirements

  • Issues Management:

    Issues can be created and assigned to any document in the client file. Using issues management allows users to track and control further work that needs to be done on any or all portions of the file.

  • Version Control - History and Milestones:

    Working Papers has two tools to make controlling and reviewing changes to the information in your client file easier and more efficient:

    History Events – you can set Working Papers to record a history event whenever specific events occur in your client file.

    Milestones – a milestone differs from a history event in that the history event records details of the action, such as time and date, while a milestone is a recording of the content of the document at that point in time.

  • Archiving Your Client File:

    This process allows you to clear unwanted documents, issues and annotation from a client file. The Archive wizard automates the process of file clean up at the completion of the engagement, prior to performing year-end close. Archiving the file clears any issues not set to archive; deletes any document where the Archive checkbox has not been selected; deletes all annotation references to documents that have been deleted as part of the Archive process and, optionally, clears History or Milestones from the file.

Multiple Ways to Connect - Work in the Environment of Choice

Incorporating a multi-user database system, Working Papers can be installed over a local area network, centrally in your office or at a client location, with many users sharing one engagement file. Working Papers is designed to let you work in the environment of choice. Robust document and record locking means that all your input is secure, updated and maintained within the entire organization. With our "sign-in, sign-out" and "check-in, check-out" features, engagement documents, including specific adjustments, can be worked on with disconnected computers and then reassembled. Of course, all this technology can be used together providing unlimited ways for you to work with Working Papers.

Built for the future

Working Papers is ready for your future needs now! For real time integration, any component of Working Papers can be directly used and accessed with any other software product and language. Organizations are using this powerful object model to enhance existing applications with Working Paper features. With our built-in support for scripting, HTML, XML and powerful browser type interfaces, components can be easily added to the core software. We have incorporated this technology in our latest optional assurance and financial components using workflow interfaces. Working Papers supports import of data tagged with XBRL and the new XBRL-GL standards which will revolutionize the way information is exchanged and used. We also include specific enhancements to generate an XBRL document, such as the financial statement, from an existing engagement with ease. Finally, with this leading technology, you can integrate Working Papers with CaseWare IDEA to provide a unique, comprehensive assurance, analysis and reporting engagement tool set, available only from CaseWare.


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