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Adobe has audited a higher proportion of its customers than vendors with similar revenue, and seems to have enhanced its audit process recently. Software asset managers must tighten license management processes to avoid being forced into a less suitable term license agreement.
Table of Contents
Why Am I Being Audited?
- Why Am I Being Audited?
Check Your Contracts to Determine Audit Rights
- Third-Party Auditors
Agree on the Temporal, Legal and Geographic Scope of the Audit
Use Established Audit Governance and Processes
Check That Entitlement Records Are Complete
- Review Volume Licensing Data
- Track License Upgrades
- Gather Data Relating to Retail and Ad Hoc Purchases
- Identify OEM Licenses
Take These Actions to Manage and Prove Compliance
- Virtual Desktops
- Acrobat Forms
- Freeware Licensing
- Suite Identification
- Detect and Identify "Cracked" Software
- Missing Volume Entitlement
When Requested to Supply Raw Data or Run Scripts, Define and Supply Only Data That Adobe May Legitimately Request
Resolving Compliance Issues
- Check Your Contracts to Determine Audit Rights
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