Difference between Perpetual and Subscription based licence
The perpetual license gives you the opportunity to own the license without it expiring and provides you with a lower cost of yearly maintenance by paying 20% of the total license cost as yearly maintenance fee whiles the subscription gives you access to the software on yearly renewal basis, so it means the license will expire when you do not renew the license.
What happens if I do not pay Annual Maintenance Fee for Perpetual License?
You can use the license as long as you want however, you will not get update or support if you do not pay the Annual Maintenance Fee (AMC).
What if I did not pay AMC for 2 years and I decide to pay in the 3rd year?
You will need to pay accumulatively all the years in arrears till the current date before you will be qualified for upgrades or support.
Is the software able to create dashboards?
Currently no, however, the software is able to interface with other BI tools such as PowerBI to achieve same results. But its able to create graphs
Does the software keep history of my work?
Yes, Arbutus has a log file that keeps history of your work.
What Programming language is used for scripting in arbutus?
Arbutus has its own or custom language
Do users need log in credentials to access the software?
You don't need login credentials for desktop version as you will only need activation code. But the server version uses Active Directory to login to the server.
Can the system change anything in my database or file?
One unique feature of Analyzer is Read only capability meaning - It only reads data from the source and you can't make any changes to it.
What can Arbutus Analyzer be used for?
Arbutus can be used for audit analytic automation, fraud detection, Continuous Monitoring etc
Which departments / Organisations can use Arbutus?
Banking: Internal Audit, Internal Control, E-Banking, Reconciliation, Other sectors such as Insurance, Manufacturing, Government Sector: Internal Audit
What advantage do Arbutus have over other analytic program?
Fastest audit analytic software available.
User friendly interface.
Very easy to use.
Costs less than the competition.
Reliable support locally and Internationally
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Can Arbutus Analyzer be connected to any Database system?
Yes, it can be connected to all form of database system that are ODBC Complaint.
ODBC: Open Database Connectivity is an API in every windows machine that allows users to connect to data sources.
What are the names of databases that Arbutus can be connected to?
Can Arbutus Analyzer be used for real time analytics?
Yes, it is near real time.
What size of data can Arbutus Analyzer import?
It has unlimited size capability; the only limitation is when your machine does not have space to accommodate the imported data.
What is the system requirement for Analyzer installation?
Arbutus Client software will run on any PC configuration using Windows 7 or later, with any amount of memory and disk. Arbutus Desktop version will mostly recommend an i5 or i7 level processor (or equivalent), with at least 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard disk space.
Can Arbutus Analyzer alter any data in a database when connected to any database?
No. It only read data from your database and do not altered any part of your data.
Can Arbutus Analyzer be used to automate task?
Yes, you can automate task by writing script
What level of experience is needed for any user to script task using Arbutus Analyzer?
Arbutus scripting is very easy to learn however, we provide 3 days Arbutus Foundation Training, 3 days Intermediate and 3 days Advance Training and that will be enough for the user to write their own scripts.
What are the various version for Arbutus Analyzer?
Arbutus Server and Arbutus Desktop Version
Is there an online community when using Arbutus analytic solution?
Yes. Arbutus has a large community that supports client 24/7.
Can Arbutus Analyzer integrate to any other data visualization tools?
Yes, you can integrate the Analyzer to any softwares e.g. For most data visualization software such as PowerBI,Tableau etc
Is Arbutus a cloud solution?
No. Arbutus is an on-premise application and does not store data in the cloud.
Do you have a Web version?
There is a web interface for users of the Arbutus Windows Server called WebConnect that allows users to:
Run reports on the server
Review results on the server
Is there a login system or can I just use it?
Arbutus Server has a login interface using the Active Directory.
How secure is Analyzer?
Analyzer is very secure. When connecting to your database, it uses read-only access hence, the integrity of your data is assured. It also allows you lock your scripts to prevent editing and it also allows you to input passwords when connecting to your data sources.
Does Analyzer have visualisations?
Yes, Analyzer can output your results in graphs.
Can Analyzer send me alerts or reports via email?
Yes. Analyzer can send your results via emails
Can Analyzer schedule Arbutus to automatically run and send me results?
Yes, Arbutus can be scheduled to run at any specific time and results sent by email.
Who are the typical users of Pentana Audit?
Audit, Compliance and Risk
What is Pentana Audit used for.
Pentana Audit is an audit, compliance and risk management software that enables users to plan their audit, perform risk assessment, document audit findings, track audit issues and also generate report such as audit report.
Does Pentana support Offline Working?
Yes, Audit can be conducted in areas with no internet connectivity and automatically synced when reconnected
What are the competitive features of Pentana from other analytical solution?