New guidance on remote auditing available on the ISO website


The Covid-19 outbreak incites more and more CBs and companies to explore remote auditing approaches.

In this context, the Auditing Practices Group (APG) established by the ISO TC 176 (Technical Committee in charge of the ISO 9000 family) just released a guidance paper on remoting auditing. You can download these useful recommendations for free here within section 2 “Auditing General”.

IAF recently lifted within its MD 4 the 30% limit for remote auditing activities, which means 100% remotely is now acceptable.

When applicable and well managed, 100% remote is 100% health safety for auditors and auditees. And even if 100% remote is not applicable, decreasing the time spent onsite lowers risks, costs, tiredness and stress.

So, sure will innovative CBs and companies take opportunity for reengineering the auditing processes.

Telco and video are well known and of course part of the remote auditing toolkit. But they are not enough.

That is the reason why ViaSyst is committed since years to develop and offer as a SaaS IT tools supporting CBs for managing remote auditing through shared accesses and modules between CB and company, e.g.:

  • self-assessment checklist editable by the client with evidence attachment,
  • data monitoring and alert system,
  • online non-conformity manager,

CBs who are interested in investigating such innovative approaches are welcome to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply for a demo, need analysis and/or project planning.

ViaSyst Team.




ViaSyst is not a common IT company. ViaSyst has been founded and is managed by its 2 unique shareholders which have following background: :
management system (mostly ISO) audit & certification (own CB from 1998 to 2015), scheme management (GFSI benchmarked), standardisation (ISO 9001 & 22000 families), and training. Thus, ViaSyst, with an efficient team, is in an ideal situation to assist scheme owners to analyse data and target investigations – and/or to develop training modules.


ViaSyst has a wide validated experience and leadership in e-learning pedagogy, developed since 2000. According to the pedagogical objectives and approaches, ViaSyst develops adapted e-learning platforms.

Thus, ViaSyst can assist you as a scheme owner to design, develop and deploy training modules for your scheme users, e.g. CBs, auditors, CB super-users, major stakeholders.


Auditor competence is a burning issue. The furthermore at scheme owner’s level, with multiple CBs involved, in multiple countries.

ViaSyst has both experience and a remote competence assessment platform to put auditor’s competence under control, at a global scheme level.

This is a typical example of what kind of partnership ViaSyst is aiming to develop with scheme owners over the time.