Begin your Certification Journey despite COVID-19
HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED YOUR PLANS TO BEGIN YOUR CERTIFICATION JOURNEY?
For many organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges. We understand that the three biggest challenges towards achieving Certification are likely to be: cashflow, social distancing and time. We have great news to share with you – we have found a few ways to try and assist you with this.
CUSTOM FINANCE OFFERINGS
It doesn’t matter where you are in the Certification journey – cash flow is a real concern for most organisations at present. This means making difficult decisions that might delay or compromise your Certification status – we don’t want this to happen, especially after the time and money already put towards achieving Certification.
As a result of this, Wynleigh ICS has partnered with a financial service provider to provide you with financing options that cover your entire 3-year Certification journey. This will allow you to pay for your Certification in 36-instalments, over the 3-years, rather than finding the resources for a single lump sum each year.
This is available to all of our existing and future clients. Feel free to contact us to hear more about this finance option.
CERTIFICATION DURING COVID-19: DIGITAL CERTIFICATION AUDITS ARE THE “NEW NORMAL”
Beyond cash flow, many have questions about how to go about Certification Audits during a pandemic as restrictive as COVID-19.
A few months ago, we published “#FlattenTheCurve with Digital Certification Audits”. The article speaks to ‘Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAAT)’, as well as how Wynleigh ICS can make CAAT work for your organisation.
You can read more about this here: https://www.wics.co/leadership/flattenthecurve-with-digital-certification-audits/
The WICS team of Auditors have had plenty of experience with virtual audits – from both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Certification Audits have become a ‘new normal’ for our team – which means that we are well equipped to provide you with world-class service, in any format.
“WE DON’T HAVE THE TIME FOR AN AUDIT”
This is a comment that we hear often. More so now that everyone is focusing on the ‘key-survival points’ of their organisation.
The good news is that if you’ve already put the groundwork in, you are most likely more ready for Certification than you realise. It’s also imperative that you don’t throw all the hard work out the door, forcing you to start from square one. We are here to guide you and make sure that you are getting the most value for your time and spend.
Each year, WICS engages your top b2b customers, allowing us to plan audits that mitigate the need for duplication of second-party audits. All Audits also follow a strict timetable and by conducting Digital Certification Audits, all parties involved are able to save time and money – on travel, etc. We focus on YOU (the auditee) and we ensure that your time is managed well.
If you are still worried about how to make this work, during such a confusing time, please get in contact with us. We’re of the opinion that continued communication means that you will be able to attain your Certification Goals during 2020.
Risk Assurance has become an even more relevant aspect to our services – especially now that we are facing (not only a global pandemic but also) a global financial crisis.
This free, value-adding service promotes your certified status to both your key accounts as well as your insurers. WICS does this by deriving inputs from your insurer prior to each annual audit, allowing a risk-focused audit with audit report content that speaks to an insurer’s needs. This often results in premium reductions that far exceed the cost of certification.
You can learn more about Risk Assurance here: https://www.wics.co/service/
If you have any questions about the Financing of Certification, or even about the Digital Certification Audit process and how we optimise the use of your time, please feel free to get in touch. As we have stated, we are here to work on your certification journey together. We put our clients at top-of-mind priority and want to find the best fit for working together.