Posted by Sean Galvin on November 23, 2009
Just like a fruitcake is the holiday gift that no one wants, a license compliance audit is sure to be at the bottom of everyone’s wish list this holiday season (except for maybe the vendors). What do you do if you find this lump of coal in your stocking? How do you resolve the issue as quickly as possible? And no, re-gifting is not an option!
License compliance audits are a growing problem for sourcing and vendor management professionals. Not only do Forrester clients report increased audit activity, as software publishers try to ensure they get every dollar of revenue to which they are entitled, but they also raise an ever widening list of reasons for alleged non-compliance.
If you have had a software license audit in the last two years that found an alleged non-compliant or under-licensed situation, we want to hear from you. We’re interested in the issues companies face around compliance-related audits and the methods employed to resolve the noncompliance, and plan to publish a report on our findings. Please click on the link below to access our survey. Your responses will be confidential, and you will receive a copy of our research findings if you provide your name and email address at the end of the survey. Please complete the survey in full once you click on the link, as you can only take the survey once.