learn and dab


Even if the topic data analysis is mostly technical, our training offers much more than just learning clicks in specialized software such as ACL ™. In addition to the accurate handling, it is important for us that you -.e.g. in our SAP® training courses – also gain knowledge about the underlying data and the processes that generate it. As SAP® specialists, we are predestined here. But even with interdisciplinary topics such as internal control system, risk or audit management, the underlying processes and their best possible integration into your work processes are of great importance. This is reflected in the three themes that we occupy in the training area:




Data analysis with ACL™

For over 20 years, the software ACL ™ Analytics has helped users analyze large volumes of data.

We at dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung GmbH have been developing solutions for and with ACL ™ for almost 15 years; Our first certification as an ACL ™ trainer took place in 2005. We gladly pass on this experience to you in the form of continuing education courses in various extension levels.

ACL™ Analytics User

This training covers all important basic functions and is your starting point for successful data analysis. You’ll learn about the power of ACL ™ and how data analysis projects are built. Data is imported, validated and analyzed independently. Numerous exercises on training data allow you to put your skills into practice.

ACL™ Analytics Expert

Participants get to know the full functionality of the software. It repeats basic functions, applies methods for advanced analysis topics, and provides insight into the automation of analysis using the ACL ™ scripting language.

ACL™ Analytics Designer

This is a training for ACL ™ experts who want to automate and standardize their evaluations. All essentials for scripting with ACL ™ are shown and implemented in a workshop with numerous programming examples.


We analyze data from SAP® for 90% of our customers.

In addition, we also have predefined solutions for this in our software portfolio. In other words, we have been working with SAP® data for many years; Our trainers and consultants know hundreds of SAP® tables and fields inside out. They not only have the knowledge about data structures, but also about the relevant processes that generate these data, as well as the awareness which questions are valuable from a risk-oriented point of view. We gladly pass this on to you in the form of our SAP® data analysis training:

Analyst for SAP® Processes I

SAP® basics are taught and important transaction codes, tables and fields in the processes P2P and O2C are shown.

Both the processes and the underlying data model are key facts of the training. SAP® training data will be provided, which will be the basis for audit related workshops.

Analyst für SAP Prozesse II

On the basis of SAP® Processes I, additional workshops will address more complex issues based on SAP® data. In this advanced training, intermodal issues (from Procurement to Accounts Payable) and data-viewing scenarios (such as Change Table Topics) are discussed.


Data analysis is just a part of IKS and Riskmanagement.

If you’re interested in what an integrated solution can look like, from audit management to controlling and auditing the internal control system, to operating continous control monitoring, including enterprise risk management, then this ACL ™ GRC-based workshop is suitable for you.


How can you plan audit projects and work them out based on standardized checklists or audit plans? What opportunities can be found in a modern, integrated environment to document Findings and track recommendations and actions? How can the audited units be involved in this process?

Internal Controlsystem

What can an integration of aspects of the ICS (ICS) look like? Which controls can be automated in what form, and are there ways to check the execution of controls, e.g. in the form of cockpits for risk owners or auditors? How can self-assessments be carried out in such a way that it is not necessary to consolidate page by page Excel files afterwards?

Continuous Auditing

How do you best handle results from data analytics? Is it possible, on the one hand, to separate the second and the third line of defense, but on the other hand to create an optional integrated view on the subject of continuous monitoring? How are results from data analysis shared with the department?

… and much more

Is the content of our Integrated Risk Management workshop using the example of ACL ™ GRC. Even if you do not use the tool directly, you can get inspiration for your own, e.g. intranet-based solution.


Our trainers have years of experience in the field of training and the interdisciplinary topics of data analysis, SAP® processes and data structures, internal control system as well as risk and audit management. For more than 14 years we have been training companies of all sizes in the international environment of dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung GmbH. In-house training courses directly with customers in Germany and abroad, and open training courses throughout Germany are part of our offer.


Training content is important. But also the frame conditions.

With dab: Training we offer you not only the best content but also a lot of flexibility and other advantages:

DAB Europe is your professional partner for big data analytics and data analysis.

Learn and dab

In slang, dab can be a highly concentrated marijuana extract, a type of hip-hop dance, or touching the ground with your foot while you ride a bicycle.

Doing any of these actions is called dabbing, and yes, you could feasibly do all three at once—not that we recommend it.

Where does dab come from?

Dab, in its regular use, is a noun or verb referring to light taps or strokes, but it has taken on a number of slang senses.

In the marijuana community, dabbing refers to a more intense form of consuming marijuana. It involves a person smoking hash oil burned with butane, resulting in nearly straight THC—and a very intense high. These cannabis extracts are referred to as dabs.

Though the ability to create dabs goes back for decades, dabbing only started catching on in the 2010s, at which point it got the slang name dabbing, based on how one dabs an amount of concentrate to smoke it. There is a serious concern that dabbing is far more dangerous than conventional pot smoking.

Dabbing also became a type of hip-hop dance in the 2010s. It originated in Atlanta, Georgia. The dance move involves extending one arm up and out while the other arm, parallel, covers at the elbow pit.

Dabbing was popularized by members of the Quality Control label, particularly Migos, whose 2015 song (later updated to “Look at My Dab”) brought the dance to a wider audience. Credit also goes to Skippa Da Flippa’s 2014 “How Fast.”

Dabbing went viral after Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton dabbed in the end zone in 2015. The dance went on to be performed by everyone from actor Betty White to kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

As for how the dance got dubbed dabbing, performer Bow Wow claims that the moves are supposed to replicate covering one’s mouth from the coughing fits that happen after one ingests a hash dab.

Then there’s the cyclist’s dabbing, which refers to the action of quickly putting your foot on the ground while you ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or mountain bike for balance. This version originates at least by the 1980s but tends to be cycling jargon.

How is dab used in real life?

People may dab to dance or to celebrate an accomplishment or win. Because hip-hop dabbing became so widespread in the mid-2010s, it’s sometimes mentioned as another example of appropriating Black culture. As a result in part, dabbing is often called out as something that is not cool, though it used to be.

Hash dabbing, on the other hand, is still highly sought after by its fans, and has become more popular as marijuana has become more legalized. If there’s one thing anyone needs to know about this version of dabbing, though, it’s that it is intense.

If you hear bicyclists talk about dabbing, all they mean is putting their feet on the ground while they ride. It is based on the idea of dab, or to lightly tap. It usually happens when someone is about to fall off their bike as a way of catching themselves. It may incur a penalty in cycling-based competitions.

More examples of dab:

“Experts are coming forward, however, to urge caution when creating and using dabs, as there are some dangers that come along with it.”
—Gina M. Florio, Bustle, August 2016

This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.

Dab definition, to pat or tap gently, as with something soft or moist: The child dabbed his eyes with the handkerchief. See more.