Gartner Research

How to Minimize Nasty Surprises If Your Software Vendor Is Acquired

Published: 08 May 2013

ID: G00249351

Analyst(s): Frank DeSalvo, Jo Ann Rosenberger, Lori Samolsky

Summary

Watch out if your software vendor is acquired by another company, as the licensing and pricing models your budget depends on can vanish in an instant. Gartner identifies contract provisions that IT procurement professionals should use to protect their organizations from swift and unexpected changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Protect Your Specific Requirements for Continued Software Use
  • Protect Your Software Investment Against an Acquiring Vendor's Ploys to Circumvent Contractual Responsibility
  • Protect the Timeline Over Which You Expect to Recoup Your Software Investment
  • Bottom Line

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