Quest CE’s Branch Audit Tool to Offer Renaissance Data Integration

MILWAUKEE – October 1, 2013 – Recognizing the need for improved data visibility throughout the audit management process, Quest CE, premier provider of insurance continuing education and FINRA firm element training, today announced the seamless data integration of its Branch Audit Tool and learning management system, Renaissance. Built to centralize and streamline data accessibility during the auditing process, Quest CE’s solution can now communicate directly with a firm’s training and tracking portal to provide internal auditors with a real-time, electronic view of their reps’ annual compliance history.

“Until now, many other audit management tools have lacked these integral capabilities, limiting firms from the gained insight of their own historical data,” said Quest CE Chief Information Officer Patrick Torhorst. “The recent advancements to Quest CE’s Branch Audit Management Tool close this gap and provide users with a 360 degree view of their firm’s annual compliance activities, ensuring annual training and tracking items are not overlooked.”

With today’s announcement, Quest CE extends its position as the industry leader in compliance technology, delivering a fully-integrated solution for companies looking to ask bigger questions of and derive greater value from their business data. This shift in data transparency represents a major leap forward in the maturation and completeness of Quest CE’s Branch Audit Tool, providing users with unmatched access to their compliance data through centralized system management capabilities and real-time data sync.

“It’s unrealistic for your firm’s compliance department to track compliance activities throughout the year, and then not be able to use such key data sets when it comes time to conduct your internal branch audit. After all, what use is this information if it’s being held hostage in some distant manila folder, filing cabinet or unassociated platform? As a result, Quest CE added functionality to its Branch Audit Tool that provides users with a live data feed of their firm’s/rep’s existing compliance history, allowing internal auditors to draw more informed, conclusive audit observations.” added Torhorst.

Quest CE’s Branch Audit Tool is the industry’s first end-to-end branch audit management application to integrate directly with a firm’s existing data management system to provide users with a seamless flow of information.  To learn more about the recent advancements made to Quest CE’s Branch Audit Management Tool, including the ability to conduct team audits, please e-mail sales at or call a dedicated Account Executive at 877.593.3366.


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.