• Third Party Assurance

Third Party Assurance

Operations can be outsourced; risks cannot. It’s logical, but not always that easy. It’s perfectly normal that your clients demand proof that their processes and data are secured and managed by you in line with best practices - some of which are mandatory. One of the best ways to prove this is through an ISA3000 or ISAE3402 service inspection report or certificate.

Being a service provider, an ISA3000 or ISAE3402 certificate will give you a powerful commercial tool that you can use to convince your clients of the quality of your services, and that you have every risk fully under control. In black and white.

Yes, you’ve got it right. An ISA3000 or ISAE3402 certificate offers indisputable advantages. The certificate provides insight into all processes, how these processes (and risks) are managed, and the degree to which the relevant security and compliance issues conform to best practices. In short, this certificate will give your clients all the assurance they need, allowing them to confidently place their processes and data in your capable hands.

In safe hands

Suppose you are a service provider (IT, Software as a Service, social secretariat, asset management, etc.). How can you guarantee your client(s) peace of mind? Separate audits may offer solace, but they are expensive and put unnecessary pressure on the efficiency of your organisation. On top of that, the workload and costs for separate audits per customer or service can quickly reach sky-high proportions - for both you and your client. With the ISA3000 or ISAE3402 report our independent experts systematically roll each of the audits into a single audit, sharing insight into each process and the manner in which you manage and report risks.

Rational and cost-efficient

ISA3000 or ISAE3402 are currently the international standard for the certification of all outsourced processes and systems. Such reports rationalise the number of audits considerably.

ISAE 3402 is focused on controls at a service organization, specifically the controls that relate to financial information of a user organization. ISAE 3000 is the assurance standard for compliance, sustainability and outsourcing audits. ISAE 3000 deals with assurance of non-financial information. Service Organization Control Reports in accordance with certain criteria (Trust Service Principles/ sustainability guidelines) without impact on financial information are being audited in accordance with the ISAE 3000 standard.