System Audit

A system audit involves the review and evaluation of an entire management system. The aim is to ensure that the management system meets the requirements of relevant standards (e.g., DIN EN ISO 9001) and functions effectively. System audits help confirm the system’s compliance with standards and continuously improve its performance.


A system audit is typically conducted by internal or external auditors. Auditors review documentation, conduct interviews, and make observations to determine whether the management system is properly implemented and operated. Key elements of a system audit include reviewing the QM manual, assessing the process landscape, and analyzing internal and external communication.


System audits are particularly relevant when introducing new management systems, making significant changes to existing systems, or during recertification processes. Regular system audits allow companies to ensure that their management systems meet current requirements and are continuously improved.


  • Ensuring Compliance with Standards: System audits help guarantee adherence to quality standards and legal requirements.
  • Process Improvement: Identifying weaknesses allows for targeted measures to optimize processes.
  • Increased Transparency: Audits promote transparency and traceability of business processes.

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VIVATIS uses digital audits with Testify.