For decades, audit management has centered on paper checklists, with tracking moving to Excel spreadsheets in more recent years. Despite new technologies, most global firms manage audits with sample based manual review. This practice doesn’t improve quality and is not scalable. In fact, it often adds more costs to quality management – costs that many experts estimate total as much as 20% of revenue for the average company. In an era of increasing competition, organizations can’t afford letting risks and costs stay this high.
Key words: Audit Compliance Risk Management Quality Management Quality Sample-based Audit Manual Review Interval of Confidence Tail Risk