Use the desktop version in offline environments. It contains a spreadsheet (in MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc) as a control dashboard for the audit development and several matrixes templates.
Find here the catalog of plug-ins and templates, available for use online or download and integration with desktop version.
The ideas was to change the existing WGITA-IDI IT Audit Handbook into electronic Active IT Audit Manual. “Active” means here:
Our aim was not to build an audit support software but to make SAIs ready to do it effectively in future, if so decided. To make it easy to use and adapt, the Manual can be used in web or with two well known and broadly available packages of productivity software, supported by major desktop ecosystems: MSOffice and LibreOffice. Data are stored in XML format, which makes the tool open to other solutions – the present and future ones. For coding we use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and the BASIC LibreOffice scripting language – available to all experts who would like to develop the tool further on or to tailor it to their needs.
To ensure that the audit process is preserved to enable subsequent verification, monitoring and share of the audit analysis procedures (ISSAI 100 PARAGRAPH 42), the tool produces:
The map of risks can be supported with data received from auditee in the pre-assessment phase (mechanism already implemented) and from previous audits in close areas. A second mechanism is planned to be developed in cooperation with another project of the same EUROSAI ITWG subgroup: ‘Control space of –e-Government’ (The Cube).