Data analytics

We can help you find the
story hiding in your data.

Data analytics finds the stories hiding in your data.

When most people think of data analytics, they think of dashboards and reports. But data analytics can be so much more. Done right, data analytics helps organizations make better decisions, create strategic advantages and, as a result, achieve their objectives. Whether it is a business intelligence platform to provide transparency into key metrics for executives and managers or a fraud, waste and abuse detection system, data analytics can extract the critical stories lying in your data.

What is your data trying to tell you?
Let's discuss how to start finding the story.

Data analytics services

Consider who benefits

Organizations that want to improve operational performance by providing more transparency into organizational performance for management and key staff

Organizations with complex and/or automated business processes involving accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc.

Organizations that cannot effectively segregate duties to manage their financial risk

Consider the benefits

Design and implement reports and dashboards that help your staff monitor progress against key metrics and help boost organizational performance

Detect transactions that may signal fraud, waste or abuse occurring within the organization and deter future instances of fraud, waste or abuse by current or future employees

Data analytics to make better decisions — Business Intelligence (BI)

What if your organization started thinking beyond standard Excel reports? What if your leaders had a better understanding of the current business environment? Our professionals have the business acumen and technical skills to help you build out a business intelligence platform that will enable your organization to make better decisions.

At AGH, business intelligence is more than a weekly Excel report or dashboard. Business intelligence is about providing actionable data, on demand, in a collaborative platform, so your organization can make better decisions. AGH has experience, ranging from the board level to management, assisting clients with identifying key metrics driving performance, pulling the data underlying those metrics, and providing real-time feedback about the performance on those key metrics through data visualization. Just as important, we have developed a process that is tool agnostic. So whether you're a fan of Tableau, Microsoft's Power BI or even Excel, AGH has a process that can help you maximize the potential of your organization.

Data analytics to detect potential fraud, waste or abuse

What if you knew with more certainty your financial forecasts were more accurate? What if you could take on new projects knowing critical dollars are not leaking out of your organization from fraud, waste or abuse? AGH has developed a process that allows you to tap into our vast accounting and analytics experience.

Between automation, data overload, and leaner accounting staff, it's becoming easier for employees to hide wasteful, and even fraudulent, spending. By implementing a proactive data analytics process to analyze every transaction in your organization, you can better mitigate that risk. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Report to the Nation found that fraud victims who had proactive monitoring in place saw a 60% decrease in the duration of the perpetrated fraud, resulting in a 50% decrease in median loss. This service can serve as a real-time fraud, waste and abuse detection system and as a deterrent to would-be fraudsters in your organization. At the very least, implementing this service provides peace of mind for leadership to know even innocent mistakes are no longer costing the organization.

Meet the team that can help you tap into the power of data analytics

Brian Johnson

Senior Vice President , Technology Services

Brian leads the firm's technology services practice where he helps clients achieve measurable performance improvements through the delivery of specialized, competency-based information systems management, assurance, and advisory services. He has extensive experience in information security, network engineering, and solution development, with recognized specializations in governance, risk, control, and related consulting services.

Brian is a member of ISACA (previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association), the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Section, and APICS (the Association for Operations Management). He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Brian is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a graduate of Wichita State University, where he earned a master's of accountancy and bachelor's in business administration.

Mike Ditch Jr.

Data analytics consultant , Technology Services

Mike is a consultant in the technology services group. He works closely with clients to assist them with various data analytics projects such as data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL); visualization and dashboard creation; and fraud, waste and abuse control testing.

A Topeka native, Mike graduated from Washburn University with bachelor degrees in economics, management and marketing. He then earned his juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law. Mike also earned an MBA in finance and entrpreneurship from Wichita State University.