Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures (MAD) are on the increase, and it is essential that appropriate due diligence be applied across many business areas including sales, IT operations, IT security, and finance. One area that presents several challenges in MAD activity is having insight into the software assets involved, as this is often seen as lower priority than other business functions. Overlooking software assets during MAD activities can be a costly mistake.
A comprehensive normalized inventory is a vital step in MAD activity. This helps establish part of a company's valuation, and establishes a baseline for future vendor license negotiations. And major software vendors closely watch their customers’ organizational change activities, and often target companies with MAD activity for software license audits. Software audits can be highly disruptive and costly, and can greatly impact the bottom line.
Join Craig Moore, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Cajun Coast Tech LLC, and Walter Darrough, Business Value Consultant from Flexera as they discuss the challenges of software license compliance and optimization as a result of MAD activity, and present best practices - with real world examples - on how to minimize the impact on organizational change.