Understand how to strategically counter aggressive license compliance audits to maximize leverage with suppliers and minimize
of an organization’s software budget are spent on “true up” costs
The challenge. Software audits are on the rise and vendor compliance programs are getting more skilled in generating incremental revenue from customers who have inadvertently over-deployed or misused software licenses.
The reality. Overreliance on Software Asset Management tools and a lack of resources or skills can result in an organization’s unpreparedness to challenge and refute findings from an audit.
The Impact. Inadequate governance, internal controls and process can result in software non-compliance, leading to significant unplanned fees paid to a vendor.
A True Partner for Audit Defense
We have extensive Big-4 experience with thousands of software audits for major publishers under our belt. From building quota carrying software compliance programs for multiple vendors to advising on IT sourcing and deal-making strategies, our experts can help optimize your leverage with suppliers and reduce adverse findings during a license audit or true-up.
Connor challenges the timing and author
Planning & Scoping
Connor verifies the scope and procedures
Connor inspects scripts and tool output
Connor checks formulas and assumptions
Reporting & Settlement
Connor refutes findings and creates resolution plan
Tailored to Your Audit Defense Needs
Our services don’t define us; the thought leadership we bring to them does.
Create a defense strategy and step-by-step guide on how to protect your enterprise against software vendor audits.
Connor will adivse your company throughout the software audit process or will deal directly with the auditors or vendors until the review is completed.
Connor leverages leading practices to negotiate “behind the curtain” or directly with vendors to reduce software audit findings and any fees owed.