Audit Defense Service

Robust Software Audit Defense: Guaranteed

Software audits can be unexpected, unwelcome, disruptive and costly. They can also be more common than you might expect.

At Livingstone, our international team of compliance and audit defense experts have helped hundreds of organizations around the world deal effectively and efficiently with audit demands from all kinds of software publishers, from Tier One vendors including Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and to Tier Two software developers such as Micro Focus, BMC, Tibco, VMware and HP.

We are able to do this because we have some of the industry’s most experienced licensing specialists with specific knowledge of specific publishers. Supported by a global team of Data Analysts, Entitlement Managers and negotiation experts, our licensing specialists are the key to turning what can be a painful audit process into an opportunity to get a better deal from the software publisher.

Whether you have an in-house SAM and legal team or not, our specialists can make the different between a multi-million-dollar settlement and a much more attractive outcome. Our Audit Defense services are available as part of an ongoing Managed Services contract or on a project basis.

If you are facing the risk of a software audit, don’t delay. Speak to a Livingstone SAM expert today or learn more about our vendor-specific services.

On-Demand Webinar: Audit Defense


Niall Eddery presents this 30-minute webinar and explores the way in which organizations are adopting
an ever increasing number of cloud solutions with subscription based licensing. As a result the
traditional landscape of software publisher audits and related risk is evolving at an ever increasing rate.

What does our Audit Defense deliver?

Our Audit Defense service provides a complete programme to help organizations plan, prepare and respond to audit requests from named vendors. We ensure that the optimum outcome can be achieved with minimal internal resource and outcome risk.  By utilizing our extensive experience, a best practice management approach can be established to reduce the overall impact of an audit and ensure the overall cost and liability is minimized.

Engagement Deliverables

  • Pro-active assessment & planning
  • SAM capabilities & capacity
  • SAM policy & process
  • Vendor licensing entitlement, inventory & contracts
  • Vendor licensing position
  • Liability & risk assessment
  • Audit preparation recommendations

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To request more information about Livingsone’s Software Audit Defense service, or to find out more about the company in general, please contact one of our offices.

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