What is a data audit?

A data audit is a half-day activity for an organisation. Its objective is to provide an overview of the sort of data the company needs in order to run and to achieve its goals, as well as to bring awareness to areas of the business where data handling can be done better.

How is a data audit carried out?

A data audit is carried out on site. LORIC staff don’t need to get access to your important documentation – rather, the aim is to get team members to talk among each other of the data culture of the company and how it can be improved.

The LORIC team members will facilitate the discussion and come up with a report after the event, which outlines what has been discussed and any action points that specific teams have committed to.

Who is a data audit for?

A data audit is a great activity for companies looking to:

  • quickly understand their data strength and weaknesses
  • grow, but aren’t sure they have the necessary resources to
  • undertake SROI evaluations or training
  • do research on productivity and efficacy, from evaluating customer feedback to implementing new working policies
  • develop new products and services
  • move their business into a digital phase
  • digitise their archives in stages
  • change their CRM system or evaluate their current system’s effectiveness

What does the company get?

The data audit creates a unique team-building opportunity for the company, allowing different employees to work together, understand more about their departments, and take ownership of new data initiatives. It also produces a report that the company can go back to and check changes against, and for those looking to undertake staged digitisation, it serves as a blueprint for which documents would need to be prioritised over others.

A data audit can be undertaken by itself or as part of a bigger portfolio of services.

Interested in learning more? Sign onto one of our free events, or drop us a line at loric@bishopg.ac.uk to discuss.