Gartner Research

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

Published: 27 January 2012

ID: G00228206

Analyst(s): Alexa Bona , Jane B. Disbrow


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
  • Overview


  • 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

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