Overview of Assessments - Knowledge Base - ComplyAssistant

Overview of Assessments

To create your first assessment definition, your account must have at least one question library. Contact ComplyAssistant if you want to use a system-defined question library.

Types of Assessments

There are several types of assessments.


  • Internally Assigned

  • Externally Assigned

  • Software Resource (Internal)

Internally Assigned

These assessments are assigned within your organization. The distinguishing factors of an internally assigned assessment are:


  • You can rate answers to questions that correspond to both (a) the content that is part of the regulation management system in your organization and (b) the content of the assessment report.

  • The assignment creates a task that is internally assigned and can be viewed and managed in Tasks.


To begin an internal assessment:

  1. Click Start an Assessment on the first assessment page. 

  2. Choose your Assessment Definition. You may need to create a new definition.

  3. Choose ComplyAssistant Location.




Externally Assigned (Third-party Organization)

These assessments are assigned outside your organization, and should be used as part of your vendor risk management program. The distinguishing factors of an externally assigned assessment are:


  • Assigned to third party vendors and users that do not have full access to your ComplyAssistant portal.

  • An external assessment can only be rated in the assessment report.


To being an external assessment:

  1. Click Start an Assessment on the first assessment page. 

  2. Choose your Assessment Definition. You may need to create a new definition.

  3. Choose Third Party Organization.


Software Resource (Internal)

These assessments are assigned within your organization for the purpose of evaluating a software system. An example would be an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.


To begin an software resource assessment:

  1. Click Start an Assessment on the first assessment page. 

  2. Choose your Assessment Definition. You may need to create a new definition.

  3. Choose a Software Resource.



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