Tailor-made IT Audit

Systems Technical audit is a process by which one attempts to answer one or more specific questions related to a company’s technology capabilities, before making an investment, acquisition or partnership.

The interview and information gathering aspect of due diligence is crucial for a successful process, even if such process is often quite generic. As an investor, you want to know, before putting money on the table, that their prospect has the necessary infrastructure, systems, processes, and capabilities to accelerate growth and increase business value.

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Getting answers in a technical audit

    Venture Capital firms or investors in general often want to gain answers on topics like e.g.:

  • Is the team technically capable, knowledgeable and experienced?
  • Strengths of the company that should be preserved and/or built-upon moving forward
  • Opportunities for growth post-investment, to help meet objectives e.g. roadmap validation
  • Technical risks coupled with the cost to mitigate, strengths, weaknesses, and risks of the company?
  • Founders will make statements about proprietary algorithms, special people or data, so a VC may want to get an independent opinion about such claims.

  • Investments and acquisitions are inherently risky and the competition for software-based investments is intense. To successfully win the deal and achieve the right return on investment, Venture Capital firms & business angels, corporations and other investment firms must quickly asses risk and opportunities, through the bidding process to close.

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    Two sided perspective

      ​At Audit à la Carte we collaborate closely with your team on short timelines to identify technical risks, opportunities for growth, strengths to build upon, potential areas for cost reduction and additional investment. We help increase your confidence that your investment is sound and will achieve the anticipated return as well as how your potential investment stacks up against other relative companies. And we do this with a business focus using language that is easy to understand, even for non-technical people. Some example focus areas from our recent audits include:

    • Identifying legacy and obsolescence issues
    • Software scalability to meet growth objectives
    • Team efficiency and productivity
    • Open source exposure
    • Acquisition integration inefficiencies and opportunities
    • Getting your company ready for investment
    • Why do Technical due diligence?

      By performing an IT audit we are able to assess the automation in the organization and the organization of the automation. During an IT audit the quality aspects of the information technology are assessed. The primary aspects to be evaluated are: effectivity, exclusivity, integrity, audit ability, continuity and manageability. An IT audit focuses on information and IT management, information systems, information strategy and the operational automation support.

      Software audits are distinct from software peer reviews and software management reviews in that they are conducted by personnel external to, and independent of, the software development organization, and are concerned with compliance of products or processes, rather than just with their technical content, technical quality, or managerial implications.

      Technical risk analysis in various segments

      We have done technical risk analysis in the following domains, and we're still expanding:

        3D printing
        Embedded software development
        Adtech
        Agtech
        Artificial intelligence
        Audiotech
        Cleantech
        Media (print, online)
        E-commerce
        Healthtech
        Edtech
        Machine learning
        Fintech
        Social media
        Infrastructure
        Internet of Things (IoT)
        Life sciences
        Logistics
        LOHAS and wellness
        Human Resources
        Marketing tech
        Mobile
        Archival services
        Video production
        (Casual) Gaming
        SaaS (software as a service)
        Virtual reality

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