Software licensing is becoming more and more complex. Software Asset Management (SAM) requires enormous expertise. The permanent monitoring of the software licensing of an enterprise is problematic. Documentation of the software license stock that complies with legal requirements is not always available. Sublicensing has become the rule. Over-licensing leads, on the other hand, to unnecessary expenses elsewhere. False licensing is often the result of insufficient or incorrect advice from software vendors or large account resellers (LAR).
Controllers ask themselves at the latest after the notice of a license audit whether the software used at the enterprise was properly licensed.