Branch Audit Management: The Benefits of Offline Sync

MILWAUKEE – July 19, 2013 – Today’s revolutionary technologies have altered the medium, pace and style in which we conduct business. More specifically, applications that continue to work while “offline” or “disconnected” have become a necessary product feature since the mobilization of technology. Keeping pace with current advancements, Quest CE developed its Branch Audit Management solution using the future of offline web technology, HTML5.

Today’s auditor wants to enter data while in the field (even when no internet connection is available), and then have audit data automatically sync to the firm’s corporate compliance platform when he/she returns to the office. HTML5, the newest hyper text markup language for websites, makes this possible through its secure local storage application which supports offline capabilities. In laymen’s terms, using HTML5, Quest CE created an offline web application that allows auditors to generate and use a static digital copy of their audit questionnaires when no internet hub is available. This digital copy is stored locally to the web browser, which can then be edited and saved in real time and re-uploaded to the system at a later date. From an auditor’s standpoint, this engagement offers a whole host of valuable features, including the ability to save time, increase efficiencies, and maximize the power of mobile continuity.

This connectivity allows auditors to report on key observances affecting their firm – from the convenience of their mobile device – no matter their current location or network status. Avoiding the time-consuming bloat of paper-based solutions and expensive third-party software installations, this availability provides auditors with the ease of ‘anytime, anywhere’ access.

“The ability to work offline and easily sync audit findings back to the firm’s central repository is key for today’s mobile professional and we’re excited about the technological breakthroughs that have allowed us to incorporate this feature into our proprietary learning management system,” said Chief Information Officer Patrick Torhorst.

As the adoption of mobile devices continues to grow, more and more individuals will be using their mobile browsers to access, view, and edit work-related documents. It’s extremely important for firms to invest in solutions that support the future of compliance management, and stray away from archaic processes and procedures that will ultimately be inaccessible in upcoming years. Be sure your firm is prepared – mobile dynamic solutions are catching fire and it’s important for firms to take note while developing their compliance programs, and prior to committing to lengthy contractual commitments.

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About Quest CE

For over twenty-five years, Quest CE has been the premier provider of Compliance Education to the financial services industry. In addition to offering Providership Administration and insurance continuing education (CE) for professionals holding insurance licenses and professional designations like the CFP, CPA, CLE, CIMA and CLU/ChFC designations, Quest CE also provides a complete spectrum of FINRA compliance training solutions including annually required Firm Element Training for registered representatives, on-demand Annual Compliance Meetings, Annual Compliance Questionnaires, Needs Analysis Surveys, Outside Business Activity Tracking, Gifts and Entertainment Tracking and Political Contributions Tracking.

Serving more than 630 leading insurance carriers, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial institutions, Quest CE is committed to providing advanced custom solutions at cost effective rates, while providing a level of service that greatly surpasses their competitors. Quest CE is the single source solution for organizations seeking training and compliance needs.