Protect your organisation from commercial and reputational loss during a software audit.
Our Audit Defence Services will provide the software licensing and SAM expertise you need to protect your business when you need it the most.
We will stand shoulder to shoulder with you and with our guidance help you to explore every opportunity to minimise your commercial exposure and organisational risk.
Audit Defence Services at a glance
Software audits can be extremely disruptive to business operations and challenging to respond to without deep subject matter expertise. Particularly so if the audit in question is in regards to a software technology that is ensconced in your virtualised datacentres. We recruit and retain ex-software auditors within our LCS team, who have an intimate understanding of how the audit will be run and can help you to therefore minimise your risk and potential capital exposure as a result.
Our consultants can either provide an advisory service for you, giving you a sounding board to verify and provide guidance on what the auditor is requesting. Or we can provide a fully managed service where we would respond to the auditor on your behalf, acting as a member of your own internal team. In this latter case we would provide the project management overhead to complete the audit, therefore freeing up your resources to focus back to their core value adding activities.
"Clients continue to report increasingly frequent software license audits, resulting in undefended, unbudgeted and unmanaged costs."
Why partner with Insight?
We have provided objective and vendor-independent license consulting and software asset management advice for over a decade, helping thousands of our clients to make better use of their software investments. Our LCS team includes world-class experts in licensing, software asset management and software contracts, which alongside our extensive benchmarking database, means that we are well-qualified to advise businesses on the best licensing strategies. Many of our consultants have actually joined our team directly from publishers such as Oracle, IBM, SAP & Microsoft, from both commercial and auditing roles, which gives them a unique insight into the inner workings of the publisher.
At Insight our purpose is to creating meaningful connections for our clients to help their businesses run smarter. Through our LCS team we are able to offer advice, support and guidance helping you to control and manage your software costs, eliminate wastage and inefficiency and ultimately helping you to create the meaningful connection between software expenditure and maximised, realised business value.
See our frequently asked questions here, or if you have an alternative query please contact us and a member of the team will be happy to help.
How will you minimise my commercial risk?
How can you minimise the data I have to send to the auditor, don’t they always ask for the same information?
Can I negotiate the settlement value I am presented with by the auditor?