The Software Vendors That Are Auditing Now and What to Do About It

Archived Published: 27 January 2012 ID: G00228206

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At Gartner's IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summits in September 2011, we asked 228 attendees about software vendor audits. This latest survey reveals that 65% of respondents reported at least one software vendor audit in the previous 12 months, up from 61% the year before.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The Challenge
    • The Survey Results
    • Our Analysis
      • Why Audits Are Increasing
      • Specific Reasons Why a Vendor May Perform an Audit
      • Best Practices for Mitigating the Negative Effects of Audit Activity
    • Survey Methodology
  • Recommended Reading
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