Using Report Miner for compliance programs and audit support
Many firms in regulated industries have found that Report Miner is an indispensable tool for the necessary compliance step of identifying and reviewing all changes prior to approving the change and promoting a report to production. Using Report Miner, the review team can easily and quickly identify and document all report file changes which should allow them to more easily determine that the appropriate sections of the report were modified as well as proving the added assurance that no unexpected changes have been introduced.
For example, when the change request is only to modify a logo file and Report Miner shows changes to report formulas in the report, questions should be raised.
Since the Report Difference reporting shows “before” and “after” information, it becomes much easier to review all changes, including all formulas changes.