Select An Auditing Tool That Works Even Without Network
For many industries, auditing is not a desk activity, it needs to be done ‘on the job’, or ‘in the field’. Auditors often need to travel to audit sites located in remote areas to conduct audits. Despite the emergence of remote auditing trends post the Covid-19 global pandemic, site visits are still required when remote auditing is not an option. It is during these remote audit site visits that auditors need robust support. Carrying paper-based audit documents, clipboards and checksheets only adds to the complexity and worries of auditors.
Auditors need to keep track of and follow the audit schedule, evaluate documents and reports for that audit site, collect evidence for any non-conformances, generate audit reports, and keep track of the corrective and preventive actions taken regarding the issues raised in the audit. Automation helps auditors perform all these auditing tasks with relative ease as auditors are no longer required to carry manual documents.
Moving from paper-based audits to fully automated audit management systems has made its mark in how audits are being conducted. Businesses need a solution which not only makes it easier for auditors to conduct audits but also answer the need for audit support on the go.
Large manufacturing, storage sites or farming locations can often be located at a considerable distance from the built up areas. When auditors visit these sites, the first challenge that poses risks to successful audit completion is an unreliable or total lack of network coverage. Earlier audit management systems required a running internet connection for auditors to perform audit tasks such as data entry or evidence collection.
A robust platform-independent cloud-based compliance audit management system addresses this problem with a simple yet effective solution. Audit management systems can now run on mobile devices that run on iOS or Android platforms. These devices make it easy to have all the information you need, whether that is the current compliance audit checklist and evidence, or previous audits, non-conformances or other site information. Robust audit platforms therefore must be able to operate offline so that data and evidence can be collected whenever network coverage is not available.
Once the device is back into adequate network coverage, the changes made since last online can be synced to the cloud. This ensures the auditing process can continue uninterrupted without any glitches due to network coverage. Auditors and site management can relax and perform their audit tasks without worrying about network coverage.
Benefits of an offline audit management system:
- Saves audit time and helps conduct value-added audits.
- Increases business productivity by replacing manual check-sheets and printed reports with real-time data collection.
- Minimises risk of data loss due to network issues.
- Enhance the reliability of audit reports by reducing manual errors to complete checklists.
- Strengthen business governance, operational efficiency, and business performance.
Offline audits prove increasingly valuable across industries such as manufacturing, retail, technology, logistics, healthcare, etc. All these types of compliance audits can be conducted efficiently using mobile devices.
Mobiom is the compliance audit software that is needed by organisations spread across various remote locations. It enables a streamlined, automated, and efficient approach to audit management. Using Mobiom, audit managers can access audit requirements and schedules, review tasks, and closely track the status of each audit using a powerful dashboard and reports in real-time.
Mobiom’s offline mobile auditing capability can be leveraged by enabling tablet-based field data collection, capturing evidence using tablet features such as cameras, and accelerating report preparation, review, approval, and publishing process. These features will help you to minimise costs and speed up efficiency.
Device-independent compliance audit management systems allow much more than just offline audits. They are easy to use and enable access to real-time results, and enable the management to make data-driven business decisions along with minimizing costs. Contact Mobiom for a demo today and let it help your auditors conduct guided and effective audits.