We Audited the Software License Audit – And Saved our Client Millions

Winthrop B. Reed, III and R. Taylor Matthews, III helped their client navigate an audit of its software usage, successfully resolving a demand for payment of more than $5,000,000, through a payment of approximately 7% of the amount sought. Win and Taylor achieved this result by aggressively challenging the methodology that the software company used to quantify our client's alleged excessive usage. Their work revealed that the software company used the wrong licensing documentation, applied the wrong criteria to measure usage, and incorrectly counted usage in our client's environment. Lewis Rice's Information Technology Practice Group finds that aggressively challenging a company's payment demands that were based on an audit greatly reduces the client's exposure.