These are projects posted by the students of Dr. Gove Allen at Brigham Young University. These students have taken one semester-long course on VBA and generally have had no prior programming experience

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pricing Monitor

Executive Summary:

This tool automates the verification of pricing for each of Company X’s (name changed) 300,000 clients. Company X is a large publicly traded technology firm with a local office. In the past, about once a year an audit team would postpone their normal work to look for pricing discrepancies among the rates they were billing clients. Each time they did this they found multiple errors that had been losing the company money. This tool automates part of the pricing audit process by checking the client pricing rates against eight user determined price tolerances. It then emails questionable client ID numbers to the audit department for further examination and sends a texts the Internal Audit Senior Manager with the number of problem accounts. Rather than being checked once a year, if needs be, prices can now easily be checked multiple times a day. Pricing errors won’t go unnoticed for extended periods of time and the company won’t under bill clients.

To download the spreadsheet click here.

To read the full write-up of this project click here.

NOTE: The email and text addresses from the code have been removed to protect the privacy of those this program was designed for. As such, the program will not send emails or texts without modifying the code to include addresses and phone numbers.

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