In ** AuditSoft** the overall results for documentation review and observation tour questions that span multiple sites are calculated either based on

**or the**

*Weighted Average (default)***. The method used is defined by your certifying partner or certification body and cannot be changed by the user.**

*Mathematical Average*# Mathematical Average

When using the mathematical average the ** % compliant** assigned at each of the

**are added together and divided by the number of**

*visited sites***. The calculation is simple but ignores the number of employees at each site.**

*visited sites*In the the example below we have 3 sites with a different ** % compliant **at each

**and it shows how the average**

*visited site***is calculated.**

*result*# Weighted Average

The more accepted industry standard, and the default within ** AuditSoft**, is to calculate the

**for each question based on both the**

*result***assigned at each of the**

*% compliant***and the number of employees at each**

*visited sites***. For example a site with 50 employees is “more important” (has a higher weight) than a site with 5 employees.**

*visited sites*In the the example below we have the same 3 sites as listed in the mathematical average example above with a different ** % complaint **at each

**, but in this case we are also using the number of employees at each site to calculate the weighted average**

*visited sites***. The example clearly shows that the**

*result***at the site with 200 employees (Site X) has a much larger impact on the overall**

*% compliant***than the site with only 5 employees (Site Z)**

*result*