Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Software Audits Are on the Rise and Your Enterprise Might Be Next

Published: 30 April 2013

ID: G00249225

Analyst(s): Lori Samolsky , Jane B. Disbrow

Summary

Vendor-imposed and revenue-motivated audits are increasing for organizations of all sizes and industries. Software asset managers must examine the audit trends exposed in our survey, and prepare the organization to avoid compliance risk and unbudgeted costs.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Detailed Vendor Audit Analysis for SAM Managers to Review
  • External Factors Increase Vendor Audits But Are Outside Your Control
  • Know the Factors That Increase Audits Yet Are Within Your Control to Fix
    • Proper Audit Remediation Can Mitigate Costly Mistakes
  • Improve Your Audit Results by Managing Your Compliance Proactively
  • Methodology

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