Type of Records A record is evidence of performing a process or activity or an output of a process. According to the standard, records will serve two main purposes: Verification of execution. Records are used to prove conformity to requirements or specifications. A procedure, specification, or other documented requirement demands the execution of a process or activity. With records it is possible to verify that it was done according to the specification: time, sequence, responsibility, and activities. Evaluation of effectiveness. With the records one can review the effectiveness of an activity and appraise the results against criteria.