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Caught in the Middle

Using Analytics to Detect Improper Payments

How government contractors and other businesses can use analytics and continuous monitoring to address improper payment risk across the value chain

Improper payments by government and its agencies and departments happen for a variety of reasons, including inadvertent errors, inadequate controls and, in some cases, wilful acts of fraud.

Whatever their cause, improper payments – that is, overpayments, duplicate payments, underpayments, payments made without substantiation, or payments otherwise involving fraud, waste, abuse or errors – are in the government’s crosshairs as never before.

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