Vendor Software License Audits Have Become More Frequent. Are You Prepared?


With the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown just behind us, there has been a lot of dialogue regarding what different industries have experienced over the past year. Acknowledging this dubious anniversary, we sat down to collect our thoughts and share a few advisements with respect to our small corner of the legal and tech industry.

In a nutshell? In our observation, over the past year software license audits (and Oracle audits in particular) have been: (1) increasing in frequency; (2) more prone to prickly interim conflict; yet (3) have been more amenable to hurried resolution. While the first two have been frustrating to our clients and colleagues, the third potentially presents an opportunity for a refined approach to audit resolution.