Software licensing has become a minefield as manufacturers conduct license audits that seem designed exclusively to generate revenue. These processes almost always result in confusion, unease and significant additional expenses. Even if there are ambiguities in the results of an audit, companies are often threatened by the risk to their reputation that comes from being seen to be non-compliant. They tend to accept the validity of the audit at face value and react promptly to avoid unpleasant consequences.
It certainly would help to be prepared with strategy and supporting documentation before an audit is announced, but this process is time-consuming and many companies simply can’t spare the internal resources to do so. If you’ve received a notice, it won’t be too late to consult with MMG Europe. Our aim is to reduce the negative financial impact on your organization and maintain the supplier relationship.