Software vendors frequently — and without warning — audit customers to ensure they are in compliance with license contracting terms. Customers who aren’t in compliance must buy additional licenses or pay a true-up and uninstall unlicensed software. But for the customers, providing proof that the organization is using only properly licensed software can be cumbersome and complicated.
Software Audits: Three Ways to Cut the Cost and Pain of a Software Audit, from BDNA, a Data-as-a-Service provider, examines the challenges of preparing for a vendor audit. It explores how companies can simplify the process; potentially reduce or eliminate a true-up; and establish a reusable process for Software Assess Management (SAM).