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Companies run different types of audits to maintain checks and balances on different essential aspects of organization. The main purpose of any audit is to ensure that the each business area complies with applicable regulations and works in conjunction with corporate policies. Audits are inherently complex in nature as they entail the careful examination of a variety of different business processes.
As a common practice, management typically lists instructions that must be followed during the execution of an audit. Documentation of these audit management procedures allow auditors to remain well-informed about on-going activities with minimal confusion. These audit management procedures serve as a guideline for auditors, employees, and other stakeholders. Audit management procedures provide the basis for a sound audit by offering straightforward, measurable steps for achieving specific audit objectives.
MasterControl Audit is a complete web-based application that presents all authorized users with a shared repository that can be accessed from anywhere across the globe. This online platform enables users to securely store and access all audit related documentation without any violation or external intrusion from unwanted visitors. Audit management procedures can be easily developed by auditors and reviewed and approved by the respective stakeholders through the web-based portal. Afterwards, these procedures can be published and made available to any authorized user for audit execution.
An important aspect of audit management procedures is to identify different touch points within various stages of the audit. Since such audits designed to cater to large-scale organizations require the division of audit activities among various departments, MasterControl Audit allows the audit process to be separated into different phases such as planning, analysis, testing, execution, and so forth. Auditors can examine the audit activities and identify any issues to develop appropriate corrective actions without any difficulty.
MasterControl Audit is designed to accommodate users in conducting flawless audit programs with ease. The software system's advanced tracking capabilities help trace issues and identify risks that may potentially impact the system. Management can prioritize these risks and develop contingency plans to overcome the severity of these risks. The documented audit management procedures administered through the MasterControl Audit system helps decision makers to be better prepared in managing, controlling, and altogether eliminating risks from the system.
As companies manufacture and market goods, their main focus is to produce cost effective products so that profit margin always remain high. One way to ensure that the resources in the system are properly allocated is to constantly monitor the procedures executed within the system. An efficient system, firstly, adheres strictly to documented procedures. The next step is gauging the efficiency of the documented procedures. Perhaps there may be a more cost-effective method for performing a procedure that is overlooked by the system in its current state. MasterControl Audit measures the efficiency of audit procedures and presents an effective means of reporting by which management can take all the audit findings into consideration by generating different reports and observe the efficiency of each process and business area. As the audit management procedures are aligned with the company's objectives, executives can assess the weaknesses in processes and develop methods that cost-effectively enhance the processes.
The latest standards in regulatory business practices stress the importance of ISO and FDA guidelines. Without adherence to these regulatory policies, it is nearly impossible to continue to conduct business in international markets. Most business savvy companies understand the necessity to comply with these regulations, which is why the audits conducted within any organization are also based upon the stated rules as per these regulatory authorities.
MasterControl Audit also helps auditors sketch out an audit management procedure that considers the latest rules and regulations drafted by the leading regulatory bodies, such as FDA and ISO. Therefore, management can be assured of not only basing their business on the latest globally accepted policies but also evaluating internal processes in accordance with such regulations. Initially, many companies may find it difficult to alter business activities to be able to adhere to these regulations. However, in the long-run, attaining and maintaining compliance allows companies to consistently manufacture goods without wasting valuable resources.
For more information about audit management procedures or which audit software solution from MasterControl is right for your company, please don't hesitate to contact aMasterControl representative