Remote auditing is one of the audit methods described in ISO 19011:2018 Annex A1. The value of this audit method resides in its potential to provide flexibility to achieving the audit objectives.
Boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, remote auditing is going to stay and to evolve towards good practices supporting stronger and more reliable audits.
IAF recently lifted within its MD 4 the 30% limit for remote auditing activities. 100% remotely is now acceptable.
So, sure will innovative CBs and companies take opportunity for reengineering the auditing processes.
ViaSyst is committed since years to develop and offer as a SaaS, in complement to available telco software, IT tools supporting CBs for managing remote auditing.