Software Licensing Compliance - BSA Audit Firm
Do you know where your licenses are? Do you know which of the thousands of computers
in your enterprise are compliant? Do you know what software is being used on your
network? On your desktops? Managing software licenses is not an easy thing. And
most IT managers don't have the time (or interest) to do it. We do.
If your company has received a letter from the Business Software Alliance (BSA)
regarding alleged copyright infringement or software piracy, before you respond
to the letter or speak with the attorneys representing the BSA, you need to understand
the expectations of the Business Software Alliance.
In lieu of a lawsuit against your company for copyright infringement, the Business
Software Alliance is inviting your company to conduct its own internally conducted
audit of all BSA-member software that was installed on your company’s computers
as of the date that you received the first correspondence from the BSA. The Business
Software Alliance then expects your company to produce the results of this software
audit, coupled with sales receipts and invoices that indicate the date the software
licenses were acquired, so that the BSA can assess a fine for any software for which
your company fails to prove that it timely and properly licensed according to the
BSA’s standards. Failing to fully understand the BSA audit requirements often results
in the assessment of a much larger fine.
PPC Professional Services is a compliance auditing firm with software licensing
experience. Our tools, in conjunction with our software compliance services, are
uniquely designed to help you conduct a BSA software audit and prepare an audit
report for the Business Software Alliance that maximizes your software entitlements
and minimizes your potential exposure to the BSA. Allow our BSA Compliance
Consultants to help you to understanding and optimize complex software
licenses to legitimately minimize your exposure during a software audit by the Business
Software Alliance. Our experience in Software Asset Management helps our clients
avoid the penalties of not being in compliance with their software licenses.
Please contact our Software Licence Compliance experts for further informtaion.