VDA 6.3 Audits

Discover how Certainty Software’s advanced system ensures quality consistency and compliance through adherence to VDA 6.3 standards.

The Challenge

Adapting to a newer approach to QMS audit processes and techniques.

Companies that are used to following traditional audit procedures might feel overwhelmed by the level of detail and precision expected with VDA 6.3. Addressing skill gaps presents a challenge, prompting organizations to quickly enhance auditors’ expertise in risk-based thinking and process-focused auditing – or quickly face the consequences of noncompliance.

The Solution

Explore the benefits of agile adaptation with software solutions that not only align with VDA 6.3 audit standards but also effortlessly merge with your existing audit protocols.

Construct forms specific to VDA 6.3.

Tailor your data collection process to comply with VDA requirements. Craft personalized forms that sync with VDA 6.3 audits to guarantee a seamless audit experience for both auditees and auditors. Customize your forms to align with your organization’s specific needs by incorporating conditional queries, multiple pages, configurable form access, and various other features to ensure your forms meet your precise requirements.

“We can now create our own custom checklists to allow our users to input data from remote sites.

– Alexis Halenda, Quality Project Auditor/Field Advisor, Strike Group

VDA 6.3 form answer options that go beyond “good enough”.

In contrast to standard compliance audits that simply offer “conform” or “not conform” responses, VDA 6.3 stands out with its diverse range of rating scale answer types and innovative form input choices. Certainty’s extensive answer type library provides you with essential scale ratings, yes/no selections, and various general answer options.

Moreover, you can delve deeper into data collection with features like barcode & QR code scanning, image and file uploads, signature fields, and more.

“The ease of creating a template and pushing it out to the field is like no other software ever used. Changes can be made and updates performed in a live setting.”

– Ted Luebbert, Training Manager, Goodman Telecom

Plan and schedule your VDA 6.3 audits across your team and around the globe.

Ensure your auditors and auditees stay on top of upcoming VDA 6.3 audits through Certainty’s dynamic scheduling. Tailor your audit schedule to encompass both recurring and one-time audits, assigning specific forms to designated Sites and Users/User Groups. Ensure sustainable success in your VDA 6.3 audits with efficiency that saves you time, and communicates better with your team.

With Certainty, we are now able to create multilingual checklists with translations (one checklist in several different languages).”

– Matthias Jäger, Quality Engineer, Brose

Improve the efficiency of resolving VDA 6.3 compliance issues.

Keep your operations running smoothly and reduce the time needed to address any issues with real-time notification systems that you can tailor to effectively communicate findings during VDA 6.3 audits. With Certainty’s feature for assigning actions and tracking progress in real time, you’ll have the oversight needed to ensure that any identified issues are resolved promptly and efficiently.

“We’ve improved our accountability on closing out any areas for improvement throughout all locations accordingly through corrective action functions. The ability of notifications is extremely useful to immediately alert senior management in high-risk situations to quickly resolve any concerns.”

– Daniel Girardi, Continuous Improvement Analyst, Longo’s

Combine advanced VDA 6.3-specific data analysis with interactive reports for improved visibility.

Tailor your reports to meet VDA 6.3-specific compliance standards and analyze data for informed decision-making. Utilize Certainty’s default reports, PowerBI, and custom reporting to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive visualization of VDA 6.3 compliance metrics.

“The great real-time reporting features allow accuracy of completion in our audits. This lets us analyze the data from the checklists completed to see trends and areas that require more focus.”

– Kate Reid, Safety & Security Manager, Longo’s

The Features

Tools to Bolster Your VDA 6.3 Audit Efficiency and Accuracy


  • Truly multilingual answer options that include text, radio buttons, drop-downs, checkboxes, a date picker, a signature, a star rating, bar & QR code readers, GPS locations, and more…
  • Conditional and repeatable questions to automate and standardize your VDA 6.3 audits
  • Fill out your forms with photos, graphics, and documents for greater detail and insight
  • Collect your audit data both online and offline
  • App access through major appl platforms (iOS, Android, Windows)


  • Track issues identified in your VDA 6.3 audits
  • Extensive and detailed audit reporting by inspection, user, site, region, question, and answer
  • Business Intelligence Analytics
  • Configure your dashboard to deliver optimal viewpoints
  • Filterable system reporting
  • Report data analysis and analysis online, or export to PDF, Excel, or CSV formats.
  • Create customized reporting


  • Automated notifications, escalations, and actions
  • Centralized action delegation
  • Configure your action workflows for continuity
  • Sites, organization structures, and site groups that are customizable
  • Change history logs for the entire system
  • Implement and delegate your custom actions

Used by hundreds of thousands to easily complete millions of accurate audits and inspections annually.

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As a pioneer in technology and a recognized automotive supplier since 1908, Brose is committed to influencing the direction of mobility. Because of the company’s consistent dedication to innovation, quality, and sustainability, top automakers throughout the world view it as a reliable partner. They use Certainty for seamless integration of all LPA process phases into a single system, which removes the need for manual data transfers.

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