Managing the Software Audit: 2022 Survey on Enterprise Software Licensing and Audit Trends

Coming out of the pandemic, and faced with an uncertain economy, many software vendors have been looking for sources of additional revenue, and they have found it—through customer software audits. These software audits have become a big business, serviced by prominent accounting and consulting firms on behalf of vendors, and often incurring millions of dollars of extra charges to customers.

To better understand the scope of software audits, as well as the costs incurred, Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., surveyed the readership of its flagship publication, Database Trends and Applications, which consisted of database managers, developers, CIOs, and IT directors. The survey, which sought views and experiences with 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, reported having been audited within the past three years, and 79% reported having been subject to a software audit within past five years.

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Enterprise Software Licensing and Audit Trends Survey Results