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After Dakota Tracer is set up on your company’s intranet server, you can access Dakota Tracer from any computer using the Internet Explorer web browser. Your system administrator will provide you with the appropriate internet address (URL) and login information. You can add links to the Dakota Tracer Login page for easy access in the future. To add links to Dakota Tracer:
You can view information about the status and settings of your Tracer system on the Tracer System Information page. To access this page, add /systeminfo.asp to your Tracer URL address. For example, if your Tracer URL is www.mycompany.com/tracer, the URL for the System Information page is www.mycompany.com/tracer/systeminfo.asp The Tracer System Information page shows:
Major Topic Applicability Questions are a subset of all applicability questions and are specifically designed to be appropriate for pre-audit activities. Facility personnel can answer the questions and return the completed checklist. Then you can input the answers into Dakota Auditor and accomplish most, if not all, of the applicability determination prior to the start of the audit. In prior versions of Dakota Auditor these Major Topic Applicability Questions were called "Screening Questions." To print all of the Major Topic Applicability Questions in your Audit Session:
There are three basic methods for printing information from Dakota Auditor. Each method works best in certain situations.
Print a Current View - Prints the current contents of any Dakota Auditor window. Used for single-domain checklists, and for printing information from the Navigator and Reference Library windows.
Basic Reports - Collects questions from all domains into commonly-used audit reports. Used for printing red-flag reports and for printing checklists for use in field.
User-Defined Reports - Collects questions from specified domains into a user-defined audit report. Used whenever you want to define which domains and questions to print. You can use filters in conjunction with User-Defined Reports to further refine which questions are included in your report.
To print from Dakota Auditor:
Occasionally the mouse cursor is hidden while new information is loaded in the Dakota Tracer workspace. Look in the lower-left corner of the browser window. This status bar describes any Dakota Tracer activity, such as "Loading Actions" or "Loading Organization tree." When all of the information is loaded into your browser window, the status bar says "Done," and the mouse cursor reappears.
Dakota Auditor has many features and modes of operation - both basic and advanced. The following procedure illustrates a simple approach for conducting a comprehensive audit. The three basic steps are: determine applicability, access compliance checklists, and print and save audit results.
Determine Applicability with Profile Mode
Assess Compliance Checklists
Print and Save the Audit Results
If you do not find the answer to your question in the FAQ, then contact our customer support staff at 216.765.7100 x5 or submit your question using the Contact form.