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Audit - definition(s)

Audit - An independent examination of an effort to determine its compliance with a set of requirements. An audit may be carried out by internal or external groups.

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 18 November 2009 08:46:51, External

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Audit - The on-site verification activity, such as inspection or examination, of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or might be specific to a function, process or production step.

[Category=Quality ]

Source: American Society for Quality, 31 August 2010 10:40:22, External

Audit - A timely process or system, inspection to ensure that specifications conform to documented quality standards. An Audit also brings out discrepencies between the documented standards and the standards followed and also might show how well or how badly the documented standards support the processes currently followed.

Corrective, Preventive & Improvement Actions should be undertaken to mitigate the gap(s) between what is said (documented), what is done and what is required to comply with the appropriate quality standard. Audit is not only be used in accounting or something that relates to mathematics but also used in Information Technology.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: iSixSigma, 31 December 2010 09:37:41, External

Audit - An audit is an evidence gathering process. Audit evidence is used to evaluate how well audit criteria are being met. Audits must be objective, impartial, and independent, and the audit process must be both systematic and documented. There are three types of audits: first-party, second-party, and third-party audits. First-party audits are internal audits. Second and third party audits are external audits. Organizations use first party (internal) audits to audit themselves for internal purposes. However, you don't have to do them yourself. You can ask an external organization to carry out an internal audit on behalf of your organization. You can also use first party audits to declare that your organization complies with an ISO standard (this is called a self-declaration). Second party audits are external audits. They're usually done by customers or by others on their behalf. However, they can also be done by any external party that has an interest in your organization. Third party audits are external audits as well. However, they're performed by independent (disinterested) external organizations. Third party audits are used to determine whether or not an organization complies with an ISO standard. These auditors are referred to as registrars or certification bodies.

[Category=Quality ]

Source: Praxium Research Group Ltd, 07 March 2011 08:47:23, External 

audit - Eine spezielle Prüfung von Adressdateien, die Uniserv im Rahmen der on-Demand-Lösung anbietet. Diese individuelle Bestandsanalyse gibt wertvolle Informationen über die Datenqualität

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: Uniserv, 31 December 2013 09:06:54, External




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