When it comes to the legal issues surrounding software licensing and auditing disputes, we have been considered leaders for years. In the years since we were lead counsel for Mars, Incorporated, when it sued Oracle Corporation to challenge aspects of a software licensing audit, we have published and spoken extensively regarding our insights and experiences. And because software licensing doesn’t happen in a vacuum, we will continue to do so. We track trends in software licensing and auditing so that we can help you know what to expect.
Join our mailing list in order to stay informed of our publications and presentations. Better yet, reach out to us and share your software licensing and auditing story – Oracle or otherwise – and we will find a way to use it. The more the software licensing community collaborates and shares information (in a contractually sound and safe way, of course), the more empowered each licensee will be to demand fair and reasonable treatment in the course of licensing and auditing.
If your company uses Enterprise Resource Planning software, your vendor—Oracle Corporation or otherwise—likely has the contractual right to audit your company’s licensed software use. While there is no substitute for tailored legal advice, every software licensee should consider the following ten things you should do to prepare for the inevitable software audit: five for pre-audit and five for handling the audit itself.
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