For the past several years, software audits have been on the rise, and continue to increase. Historically, software publishers were more inclined to audit their customers during economic downturns, such as after the dot-com bubble burst of 2000 or the stock market crash of 2008. However, recent statistics show that the leading publishers are increasing their audit activity even as economic conditions have improved.
Audits can be painful. Audits can be stressful. Audits can be costly and time-consuming. What can your organization do to avoid the pain, stress and labor-intensive nature of audits? What is the prescription for a painless audit?