Compliance Baseline

Compliance Baseline

What
CB Audits help you identify licence positions with your key software suppliers. You pick and choose one or more software vendors in your licence portfolio, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or SAP. We then conduct a set of internal audits using the vendor’s official audit methodology. It will be like going through the “real” audit process with a vendor. By the end of the exercise you will receive a validated audit report detailing the quantity of ownership, deployment and gaps in between for each software title under the selected vendors.
How
Scoping
We confirm the vendor, geographic and organisational scope for the audit with you.
Usage data collection and validation
This is far more than just counting installs - we model your level of licence consumption in accordance with your agreed licensing models, which could be based on anything from speed of CPUs to number of cars produced monthly.
Optimisation Advisory
We advice you on how to mitigate identified under-licensing issues at the lowest possible cost, and optimisation options around over-licensing wastes.
Licence entitlement validation
We capture, validate and enrich your licence records and Proof of Entitlement from all possible places, such as your central and business unit procurement teams, subsidiaries and outsourcers. See an example here.
Compliance Reporting
We reconcile your licence entitlement levels against your consumption levels for each software title in scope, and demonstrate the under and over licensing positions where applicable.
Benefits
The results of the CB Audits will be visible to you only, and you will therefore have the perfect opportunity to address under-licensing risks and harvest over-licensing savings.