SOFTWARE AUDIT MANAGEMENT: 2022 SURVEY OF ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE LICENSING AND AUDITING TRENDS



Coming out of the pandemic and facing an uncertain economy, many software vendors looked for additional sources of revenue, and they found it through client software audits. These software audits have become big business, serviced by prominent accounting and consulting firms on behalf of vendors, and often costing clients millions of dollars in additional fees.

To better understand the scope of software audits, as well as the costs involved, Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., surveyed the readership of its flagship publication, Database Trends and Applications, which consisted of database managers data, developers, CIOs, and CIOs. The survey, which aimed to gather opinions and experiences on software licensing and audits, was conducted in partnership with LicenseFortress. A total of 283 usable responses were received, of which 155, or 69% of survey respondents, said they had been audited in the last three years, and 79% said they had been audited by software over the past five years.

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