QAP – Quality Appraisal

The solution for Internal Audits Management

To support all parties involved in compliance and audits to ensure a sustainable operation and give greater maturity to organizations’ processes, products, and services, Quidgest developed QAP, its Internal Audit Management system.

QAP sistema de gestão de auditorias internas

MORE QUALITY WITH LESS EFFORT

Leading organizations seek to certify their operations in the various reference models and normative criteria (e.g., ISO, NIST, CMMI, PCI Council, COBIT, Regulation, Legislation). Quidgest’s QAP intends to facilitate the demanding and costly audit management process.
The system takes a holistic approach to the needs of all users, supporting all mapping, tracking, and reporting processes to ensure maximum effectiveness.

QUIDGEST’S QAP FUNCTIONALITIES

  • Mapping between requirements of different references
  • Mapping between normative requirements and tests
  • Planning of the audit program
  • Execution of audit tests
  • Follow-up of identified findings with identification of action plans and efficacy evaluations
  • Reporting
  • Notifications
  • Dashboard
quality audits management with QAP

REDUCE THE TIME AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AUDITS

BENEFITS IN COMPLIANCE AND AUDITING PROCESSES

  • Avoids omissions, duplications, redundancies, and inconsistencies

  • Groups controls and gathers evidence to minimize assessment and audit time
    Reduces costs associated with audits

  • Boosts the process of continuous improvement of the procedures, increasing their efficiency and effectiveness, thanks to the total control that one has over the implications

  • Reduces costs associated with audits

  • Decentralizes quality audit and verification activities

  • Continuously evolves and adjusts quickly and economically to new demands

THE FOUR PILLARS OF QAP

MONITORING

It monitors all the conformity states. It allows the audit of several objects simultaneously according to any reference criteria and generates automatic checklists for evaluation and recording findings. Additionally, it has the advantage that auditors can attach any digital documents to their observations and conclusions.

MAPPING

The mapping between implemented controls and normative requirements is done in a matrix manner. When highlighting the degree of compliance of a control during the audit process, the degree of compliance for a series of requirements of one or more criteria is automatically highlighted, reducing auditing time and, consequently, the associated costs.

EVIDENCE & CRITERIA

It creates solid bridges between the organization’s controls/evidence and the required reference criteria, thus making it possible to monitor compliance states and notify those responsible for the implementation of corrections and/or corrective action plans to be carried out.

REPORTING

Automatically generates the audit plans and reports by referential, indicating the entire history of open non-conformities. From a management perspective, it can integrate with Power BI for an evolving and strategic vision of the organization’s degree of compliance and presents dashboards in the system for communication and dissemination to all interested parties.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Although some members can understand the great added value of introducing a new system that boosts productivity and improves results, we know that these changes presuppose a change in the activity of all internal stakeholders.

BEFORE

Sharing the added value of the change to a new system with all internal stakeholders

DURING

Training activities for all operational professionals to learn the functionalities of the new system

AFTER

Feedback sessions with the objective of continuous improvement of the implemented information system, so that it evolves according to the needs of all stakeholders

Read more about Quidgest’s approach to systems change.

CLIENTS WHO IMPROVED THEIR INTERNAL AUDITS WITH QUIDGEST’S QAP

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