Gartner Research

Software Vendor Auditing Trends: What to Watch for and How to Respond

Published: 23 May 2012

ID: G00230816

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman , Victoria Barber, Jane B. Disbrow, Frank DeSalvo, Jo Ann Rosenberger , Joseph Neapolitan, Frances O'Brien, Stewart Buchanan , Alexa Bona


This report, which uses findings from a 2011 Gartner survey, will help software asset and IT procurement managers understand the causes of organizational compliance problems arising from audits conducted by certain software vendors. It also advises how to mitigate the associated financial risks.

Table Of Contents


  • The Challenge
  • Audit Details by Vendor
    • Adobe
    • Attachmate
    • Autodesk
    • IBM
    • Infor
    • Informatica
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • SAP
    • Symantec
    • VMware
  • Bottom Line

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