Anticipating the Software License Audit

Our Information Technology Practice Group worked with their client to minimize potential future audit exposure and reduce license maintenance costs through a review of the applicable licensing metrics and the software deployment in the client's environment. By helping the client understand what it is using and how the usage is accounted for under the applicable licensing terms, the client was able to protect against audit exposure before it arose, reduce maintenance costs for licenses it was no longer using, and budget for additional spend necessary to maintain compliance for products in which it will continue to experience growth. In our experience, if a client is able to gain an understanding of its software usage, it can not only minimize audit exposure, but reduce its overall IT spend.