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SGS uses Pentana Audit for their global internal audit operations

Monday, October 15, 2018

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SGS adopted Pentana Audit software from Ideagen as it looks to enhance the corporate internal auditing of its business processes across 2,400 offices and laboratories globally. Being a Pentana customer for more than 8 years, SGS decided to upgrade to Pentana Audit to help its internal audit function to better and more efficiently manage audits, risks, controls and field work.

The company has a global presence and operates across various industries such as Agriculture and Food, Chemical, Construction, Consumer, Energy, Industrial, Life Sciences, Mining, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and Transportation. The company’s success is based on providing specialised business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity, and reduce risk, with the aim to support clients’ operations, productivity and ensure business sustainability.

Ewald van der Helm, Global Head of Internal Audit at SGS, said: “Pentana Audit will help us manage our risk, controls and tests at both a local and global level. The greatest benefit of Pentana Audit is that it provides a lot of flexibility, much faster processing of audits as the tool runs on a modern technical solution, while further functionality is being added by Ideagen going forward. A great feature also is that audit work can be done on a remote basis. This is important for us as we sometimes must operate in countries which do not have reliable connections. Nevertheless, the need for off-site working with Pentana is lesser, as the new web-based, light, technical structure and build allows our auditors to work directly on the server without loss of work.”

The system provides data for all SGS offices. Different audit cycles and SGS business processes are placed into Pentana Audit, as well as last audit results, to automatically provide proposals for audit coverage and a complete risk and control visualisation. A global risk has been set up to rank all SGS operations. The system is used also to pull easily audit result data so they can be presented to SGS management and board.

Pentana Audit is Ideagen's flagship internal audit application used by over 450 clients globally. The software saves thousands of auditors' time each year as well as increases the accuracy of audit reports and management information. Visit Ideagen's dedicated product page for Pentana Audit for more information.

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