AuditAide is a low-cost and low-tech software solution designed for farmer-based organisations that are engaged in group certification of sustainability standards.
The software complements the Internal Management System (IMS) of certified farmer groups, which is a basic requirement for their certification program.
Many smaller farmer groups face challenges to set up and maintain an efficient IMS and in most cases there is not enough budget for software. For those groups AuditAide is an ideal solution to further professionalize their certification program without making large investments.
The three main AuditAide components are:
- Data collection tool
Automated form processing solution and/or a mobile data collection solution
- Data processing and analysis software
Including a data processing module, farm(er) assessment module and a reporting module
- AuditAide roadmap
A methodology to assist the Group with setting up a suitable strategy for execution of the IMS, how to design good data collection forms, how to analyse and how to write reports.
THINK Data provides a methodology for easy implementation of an improved data collection, data processing and data analysis system. This methodology is in line with the requirements of most existing sustainable agriculture standards, such as UTZ Certified, Rainforest Alliance or FairTrade. Below the basis steps or stages of our roadmap.
Different processes AuditAide can be used for:
- Internal inspections
- Farm assessments
- Farmer surveys
- Yield assessments
- Other activities that require field data collection
- Simple IMS document management
Development of Internal Standard and other training materials
Smart form design for internal inspections in line with criteria of the Standards
Communication skills and data collection training for field staff
Field data collection
With mobile devices or scanner readable forms
Data cleaning and automated assessment of inspection forms
Analyse data with standard and customized reports for improved decision making