Software license audits can really be stressful for organizations, especially when it is least expected or unbudgeted. The audits are performed by software vendors on organizations if they believe there are license Compliance issues. The audit is performed by an independent, third-party auditor who reviews software contracts, software usage, and licenses to determine any violation resulting in software piracy, license underuse, or other issues. The service is designed to deal with all the software licensing and audit challenges efficiently. It includes providing high-level licensing expertise which is often not found in-house. The consultancy service includes assessing the applications deployed across platforms, providing an insight into the use of applications, and advisory on ways to optimize and minimize audit risks and penalty exposure.
Run automated tools and manual scripts to identify software in use in the enterprise.
Assess the licenses used by your organization on your various cloud platforms.
Consolidate all the fragmented software purchases you have made over the years.
Evaluate your actual organizational software utilization versus your organizational needs versus your actual software purchases.
With a singular focus on saving you money, identify the most cost-effective way to mitigate licensing exceptions if any.
Represent your organization when the external auditor comes knocking. We will ensure there are no exaggerations in the audit and neither any misrepresentation by the auditor.
Yes. ISO 19770 is an International Standard for Software Asset Management and can be used as an audit benchmark too.
Typically all IT assets such as desktops, laptops, and servers are included in the scope. Even the OEMs to be included are identified initially as part of the scope.
The exercise should be performed once a year.
The report is valid for typically 1 year
No, these reports are directly and only provided to the stakeholders of the organizations who retained us for this exercise.