Annual Vendor Monitoring Review

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What is the annual vendor monitoring review template?

The annual vendor monitoring review template is a tool used by organizations to evaluate the performance and compliance of their vendors on a yearly basis. It helps assess vendor adherence to contractual agreements, regulatory requirements, and service level commitments, enabling informed decision-making and the improvement of vendor relationships. It helps document your vendor monitoring documentation by providing the details that need to be recorded while performing your vendor monitoring controls.

The following screenshot shows the sample annual vendor monitoring review template.

Annual Vendor Monitoring Review

How do I use it?

To use the annual vendor monitoring review template effectively, customize it to fit your organization’s specific requirements and criteria for vendor evaluation. Schedule regular reviews with vendors, gather relevant data and feedback, and assess vendor performance against the established criteria. Use the findings to identify areas for improvement and strengthen vendor relationships. Answer the prompts within the template accurately to document your vendor monitoring process and the resulting actions.

Value to the organization:

Using this template to record the vendor monitoring process provides an audit trail to satisfy the vendor monitoring control during the audit. It also helps understand and mitigate the risks posed by a vendor.

What control does it satisfy?

Completing this template helps satisfy the following controls:

VNDR-9 Vendor Monitoring Vendors are evaluated on a periodic basis by reviewing their audit reports or other means in order to track and determine the impact of any changes in their security posture.

Read more about controls and their implementation with TrustCloud here.

Learn more about TrustOps to create and maintain a personalized common control framework (CCF) that automatically maps each control to many compliance standards.

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