NPI helps you minimize your software license audit risk and penalty exposure – on your terms and at any stage of the audit lifecycle. The three ways we typically engage with clients are:
Proactive License Position Assessment
When you want to conduct your own internal audit for specific on-premise software estates to identify over and under usage, define a remediation plan for right-sizing, and establish a true baseline to feed into requirements for your next renewal. NPI also offers SaaS License Optimization Assessments – while compliance isn’t an issue in the SaaS model, “toxic spend” is, and it may be costing you millions.
Software Audit Management and Defense: From Day 1
When you’ve just received a license audit notification and want to be sure you manage the entire process optimally from Day 1.
Software Audit Defense: Mid Stream
When you’re already going toe-to-toe with your vendor’s auditing team, and suddenly realize you need help.
Think of it as preventative maintenance. Proactive self-auditing of your largest software estates is a risk management best practice, and NPI delivers support well before your next renewal or true-up, allowing you plenty of time for decision-making and implementation.
Once a software license audit has been initiated, our vendor-specific license and audit management experts will guide you through every step of the process. NPI helps you control the cadence, avoid self-incrimination, establish an independent license position, validate the vendor’s data accuracy, identify vendor misinterpretations and negotiate the optimal outcome. We work with you to minimize and mitigate penalties and reduce future audit risk.
Vendors’ audit findings are usually inaccurate – let NPI find the errors. Sometimes, clients choose to go it alone until the findings of a software license audit are dropped on their desks along with an invoice for penalties and fees. NPI can work with you to validate and challenge the accuracy of audit findings, defend your position and negotiate an optimal settlement.
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