Gartner Research

Toolkit: Surviving a Software Audit

Published: 23 February 2016

ID: G00293119

Analyst(s): Hank Marquis , Marie Sienkowski , Victoria Barber, Ben Jepson


Vendors and license auditors can derail software asset best practices by using intimidation tactics. Having the right tools and understanding how to prepare for an audit puts you, rather than the vendor and its auditors, in the driver's seat, and yields more positive results.

Table Of Contents

When to Use

  • Notification Phase
    • Audit NDAs and Managing Data Securely
  • Preparation Phase
  • Engagement Phase
  • Closure Phase
  • Use of SAM Tools
  • Legal Disclaimer

Downloadable Attachments

  • Audit Processes
  • RASCI Matrix
  • NDA Checklist
  • Audit Checklists
  • Appendix

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