What are the benefits of performing an internal audit in my company?

An internal audit is a process that is carried out to add value and optimize the operations of a company. Many times, they are carried out to control the implementation of the ISO 9001 standard, which leads to an internal quality audit. Next, we are going to tell you about the benefits of carrying out internal audits in your organization.

Due to the great recognition that ISO certifications have gained over the years, internal quality audits have also been gaining prominence in the processes of organizations.

What is the ISO 9001 standard?

The ISO 9001 international standard aims to achieve high levels of quality in organizations through a quality management system.

The established requirements by the ISO 9001 standard focus on meeting customer needs. Organizations must carry out the necessary processes to ensure that their products and services meet customer requirements.

If you want to know more about audits, we invite you to read our article What are audits and what is their function in an organization?

They can be carried out by the company’s internal team, duly trained to carry them out, or hire an external team for the procedure.

Tools such as Full Audits simplify the process of carrying out the audit, since it can integrate the entire team on the same platform and synchronize the quality team with the rest of the company’s areas.

Everything that is generated and worked on is integrated in one place, a single reliable tool that is updated in real time as the team completes its work.

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We already know what an internal audit consists of and how it is carried out, now…

What are the benefits it provides to your company?

  • It allows us to know the adequacy to the norm
    By carrying out an internal audit with your work team, you will be able to find out if all the areas of the organization are in line with the company’s current quality management system according to the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard.
    Not only will you be able to know if the areas are adapted to the system, but you will also be able to recognize if there are errors that are preventing the optimization of resources and identify existing failures in different processes.
  • Update the quality management system
    Carrying out an internal audit on a cyclical basis allows us to keep the quality management system continuously updated.
  • Improve communication with collaborators
    In each internal audit process, the company’s workers are listened to, in order to find out their opinions on the processes or listen to their versions of possible incidents. This way, internal communication is improved, since it encourages staff to be informed about both their activities and those of the rest.
  • Application of improvement proposals
    When carrying out internal audit, various proposals arise to detect points of improvement and be able to solve them as a team. Those responsible for the organization can make decisions based on the situation reflected in the audit, to make modifications towards the planned goals, if the processes are deviating from them. This way, corrective and preventive actions are proposed to correct the non-conformities detected.
  • Control of corrective actions
    The following internal audits allow diagnosing whether the corrective and preventive actions proposed to optimize the processes have been carried out effectively.
  • Promotes continuous improvement
    By eliminating risks and failures thanks to the proposed corrective actions.
  • Facilitates obtaining certification
    If we carry out internal audits periodically within the organization, it will be easier and faster to obtain the standard certification.

Today there is still a large percentage of organizations that see audits as a requirement, without being able to see the benefits that the application brings to the quality management system.

However, we have already seen that the implementation and review of internal audits add great value to the quality management processes of companies.

With Full Audits, you can perform audits with automated reports, saving time and eliminating the use of paper.

It can also be used with or without an internet connection, which allows you to run audits in remote locations and then synchronize the audit in the cloud when an internet connection is available.

Be sure to carry out these types of audits in your organization and begin to benefit from all the advantages that they will provide to your quality management system.


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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. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKY959rrtOIZQ5jBAxoCJJA

The same access information is used for both platforms. To access the WEB platform you must enter www.fullaudits.com and click on “Login”, where you will load your username and password. To access the Mobile platform you must download it from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fullaudits.app&hl=es_419&gl=US.

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: https://cloud.google.com/security/compliance/

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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