Administrative audit. Why should I do it?

Audits within a company are essential to identify which activities are carried out as stipulated, which are not and which have that could be improved. Within them we can find the administrative audit, one of the most important tools in an organization.

Next, we are going to tell you about the purposes and methodologies to be able to apply an administrative audit in your company and start with your action plans.

If you want to know more about the different types of audit that you can apply in your organization, visit our article “What type of audit is the right one for your company?”

But first… What is administration?

Administration is the process that coordinates all the workers activities, achieving the optimization and proper management of human, financial, material and technical resources.

Then we can consider an administrative audit as a comprehensive diagnosis of the structure of an organization, a company, institution or any other entity. Where control methods, means of operation and the use of human and material resources are evaluated.


The administrative audit must be carried out at all levels of the organization, regardless of its size, intentions or the sector that it belongs to. Through it, it can be evaluated if the administration of an organization meets the stipulated objectives. For this reason, it is very important to do it at least once a year.

Objectives of an administrative audit

The purpose of carrying out an administrative audit will always be to find the weaknesses in the different areas of an organization, in order to initiate action plans and thus, correct them.

Among its main objectives we can find:

  • Optimize the used resources administration, through the investigation of threats or weaknesses;
  • Diagnose the product or service performed by the organization, for customer satisfaction.
  • Increase quality levels and competitiveness
  • Identify the successes and administrative virtues in order to replicate them in similar situations;
  • Analyze the functions of each sector of the company, so that they are not repeated in different areas;
  • Propose new organizational schemes to solve the shortcomings found.

Types of administrative audits

Within this classification, there are two types of audits: Analytical and Functional.

Along with the progress of information systems, technology has progressed the need to evaluate and diagnose administrative information. Today, it is a fundamental requirement to have a human team or software that can carry out the evaluation of administrative audits in both of its branches:

  1. Analytical administrative audit: It focuses on the quality of the processes used by the organization to operate and carry out its functions.
  2. Functional administrative audit: It focuses on the capacity and quality of the different management positions. Both individually and collectively. Along with the proposals made within these charges.

With the application of both types of administrative audits, it is possible to detect which areas require more attention and prevent situations that generate additional expenses and inefficiencies in the processes.

Many companies choose to use software to perform this type of task due to its numerous benefits:

  • Generation of automatic reports;
  • Time saving;
  • Teamwork;
  • Elimination of paper.

Technologies like Full Audits give you all these advances without technical training or server configurations. If you want to discover more about the benefits of Full Audits to optimize your company’s audit and control processes, you can visit our website.


Methodology of an administrative audit


To carry out an administrative audit, four fundamental steps are applied, which we will describe below. 


  1. Planning: the focus of the audit itself is determined.
  2. Data collection: Data collection is carried out for later evaluation. In this step, time optimization is of great importance, apps such as Full Audits allow you to save up to 60% of it.

Unlike the traditional process, with the use of Full Audits, the process for the auditor ends here since the report, scoring, data consolidation, creation of action plans and communication is done automatically.

  1. Examination: it is a practical stage of the investigation.
  2. Report: The report automatically generated by Full Audits is divided into three parts. First, the relevant data, results obtained, trend graph and auditor’s signature appear. Then you can view the action plans that must be executed as a result of the improvement opportunities detected. And finally, you can see all the results with your media files. It only remains to export it to PDF and share the results with the rest of your team.

In conclusion, the result gained from an administrative audit is essential to detect points of improvement based on the performance of the company’s human and material resources.

Now that you know the methodology and the benefits of administrative audits in your organization, what are you waiting for to carry them out and start with your continuous improvement?


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FAQs Full Audits

Full Audits has two platforms, the WEB allows the User to perform complex configurations  such as configuring users, stores organization, customizing forms, executing desktop audits, viewing reports and analytics. The MOBILE platform is separated to be able to work OFFLINE, allowing Users to continue working even without having a Wi-Fi signal or mobile connection.

Yes. We have a YouTube channel with the explanation of each of the sections of the App and its possible uses.

The same access information is used for both platforms. To access the WEB platform you must enter and click on “Login”, where you will load your username and password. To access the Mobile platform you must download it from Google Play:

At Full Audits we take the security and confidentiality of information as a very important issue. First of all, the Client always has the possibility to download the information to his computer. If you require information in database format to be able to migrate to another system, it will be delivered within a period of between 1 to 30 days from the request in the database format used by Full Audits. In the event that the Client does not make a request for information, the information will be deleted from our servers within a period of 90 days.

Our service is in the Cloud. The information is stored in Google Cloud (United States), recognized worldwide for its Quality and Security in the service (They have global clients such as Spotify, Snapchat, HSBC, SonyMusic, Mercado Libre, Almundo, Philips, Coca-Cola, among others), Google Cloud has ISO 27001 certification, among other certifications that can be verified at this link:

Recommended hardware: The system can be used through: Computers (desktop or laptop): You need internet access through the following browsers: Google Chrome (v33 or higher), Mozilla Firefox (v29 or higher), Internet Explorer (v12 or higher) or Safari (v7.1 or higher) Smartphones and Tablets (Android – IOS version in development): Android version 6.0 or higher. 2Gb RAM memory or higher, 1.4GHz processor or higher. 4-inch screen or higher.

At this moment we only have the Android version available. We are working on delivering a new version for iOS as soon as possible.

Yes. It can be used on any Android device.

You can use the Mobile APP since it works OFFLINE. Connection is needed only to upload a completed inspection. To use the WEB APP you need an internet connection since it works in a browser.

You will be able to attach images, take photos and edit them, record videos, attach files (PDF, Excel, Word, etc).

Forms or Checklists are templates that you can create and configure to measure in the “Forms / Checklists” section. The Audits will be executed based on those pre-loaded forms.

The platform will allow you to create questionnaires and custom forms, configuring the types of response for each item or question. You will be able to load as many forms as you want and of all kinds of Norm that adapts to our Forms format.

Yes. With the Super Administrator User from the Users section you can set up Teams and configure access permissions, being able to restrict or limit the information that each User can create, view and / or edit.

English, Spanish and Portuguese.

We have a Business Intelligence module. You will be able to analyze statistical data of all the information that you generate in the System, both Audits and Incidents (Non-compliants), filtering by dates, users, statuses and more. You can export the reports to spreadsheets, excel, CVS.

Yes. By extracting CSV files.

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