Every audit is identifiable by its unique 18-character audit number. There is actually a convention to the audit number to help you easily and quickly glean information about the audit.
Let's use the following audit number to explain the convention:
- The first 4 characters ("0045") indicate the ordinal audit number for your company. In this case, this is the 45th audit that this company has created.
- The 5th and 6th characters ("SA") will indicate whether the audit is a self-audit ("SA") or third-party audit ("TP"). In this case, the audit was a self-audit.
- Characters 7 through 12 are the due date of the audit ("042919"). This audit was due on April 29, 2019.
- The last 6 characters of the audit number ("016249") are a unique identifier we (Simplifya) can use to locate your audit in our system in the event you have questions or issues. If you ever have questions or issues with an audit, these are the characters we'll need!