A Systems Requirement gathering template is a standardised template that can be modified on a project-to-project basis. One of the descriptions the template should have is the purpose of the document template. Equally important are baseline requirements that must be outlined in the template. Escent Business Analysts are responsible for ensuring that template requirements are adhered to or if deviations occur that they are suitably dealt with. As part of the governance advisory services that Escent provides, they have developed an approach to assess and potentially improve the current practices for requirements engineering. Putting a systems requirement template in place serves the function of procedural documentation for projects. Businesses should always make sure they have Systems Requirement gathering template in place.