Tickmark stores project data on Amazon web servers. Cloud security at AWS is their highest priority. AWS customers will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.
Data transfer from the local machine to cloud server is secured by SSL certificate – banking level security (100 % encryption).
Complete backups of all data synchronized with the server are performed nightly.
Each Tickmark user will be provided with a link for application retrieval and installation. Upon link activation, the web page will open up in your default web browser.
Tickmark client application can be used irrespective of your internet connection status. If there is a healthy connection, i.e. in an online context, local data can be synchronized and updated with the central repository on the remote server in the cloud. On the contrary, if internet access is unavailable, our application still allows storing data in offline context. Once Internet access is available, both local and remote changes can be synced again.
Initial passwords will be provided for each individual user, but it is highly recommended that you change your password soon afterwards (through the application interface).
In the Tickmark Audit Software, a single project represents the complete documentation that originates from the respective audit engagement. Usual project groups are “Planning tasks”, “Audit evidence” and “Financial statements and Audit completion”.
You can add team members who will work on single projects, and also add different access rights for each user with just one click on "Manage Access", which will open a dialog where you can control user rights in the project (Read, Write, Grant Access, Can Review or Can Lock).
Yes, you can use existing project templates to create a new project with the predefined content.
Yes. It is often the case that electronic documents given by the client need to be included as audit evidence to the documentation. This data can be in different formats and cannot be copied directly into the application, such as for example a protected PDF document. That's why we have created the possibility of adding such documents as attachments.
Yes. In the process of auditing, there still are hard copy paper files that we must preserve as audit evidence or part of the documentation. In order to link these documents with our electronic documentation, you will find a category named "External references", which you can use for this purpose.
Synchronization is very important as your work is sent to the server and allows others to see it, and hence, work on it. This also allows you to see the work of other team members and use it in your audit.
Yes. Our application enables you to synchronize the whole project or just part of the project as a step or a group of steps.
Instructions notes are tool used for communication among project team members. This is a place where you can write your notes related to the project. This note will be addressed to anyone working on the job, and will be visible to all members of the audit team. The Note will remain open until the status is resolved, as a reminder (we all know how it is easy to forget to document something when working on audit projects!). Upon completion of the audit, all instruction notes will be deleted.
The project status aligns the audit process with the International Audit standards and the standards of risk management. The project status could be "In progress", "Completed", "Reviewed", "Edited after review" and "Locked".