Software Audit Checklist

Software Audit Checklist

A software audit is typically considered to be an overwhelming and confusing experience, complete with a mountain of work you need to do in an unreasonably short amount of time. It provides you with stress and a sense of overwhelming helplessness that you’d just...
Tips for Surviving a Microsoft EA True Up

Tips for Surviving a Microsoft EA True Up

Tricks for your Microsoft EA True Up If you have an Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Microsoft, then you are probably familiar with the EA’s annual True-Up. It’s a straightforward way of condensing a year’s worth of headaches and frustrations around purchasing software...
How to Avoid Software Audits

How to Avoid Software Audits

It’s no crime to not enjoy software audits, who would? They’re stressful, unpleasant experiences that can result in crippling audit penalties and the feeling of being powerless when it comes to your own software. Humans naturally want to avoid things that cause us...
Getting Ready for a Microsoft True-Up

Getting Ready for a Microsoft True-Up

You’ve used Microsoft products throughout the year through your Enterprise Agreement (EA) and now the anniversary of your original purchase is drawing near and it’s time to pay for anything that is net-new or to accommodate for any growth that your company...
IBM Software Audit: How to Prepare a Defense

IBM Software Audit: How to Prepare a Defense

Tips for Handling an IBM Software Audit An IBM Software Audit can be an utterly grueling experience. While there is no way to completely eliminate your risk of incurring an audit from IBM as long as you have their products, being prepared for an audit, should one...