Software companies and the BSA recover millions of dollars each year from companies who are not in compliance with their software licenses. Minimizing the risk of penalties associated with non-compliance means the dedication of resources to ensure ongoing software compliance as an organization's grows and its IT infrastructure evolves. Like other IT services, many companies find it more cost effective to outsource software compliance functions to experts rather than divert resources from their core business. Scott & Scott, LLP provides a full-service, cost-effective, managed solution to ensure real-time compliance. The service includes monitoring the network for unauthorized use of software titles, procuring additional titles as needed, providing reports to the IT and accounting departments, and maintaining necessary documentation to substantiate ownership of all software running on a company's network.
BSA Audit FAQ
Q. How long will it take to achieve baseline compliance?
A. Depending on the size of the organization, it will likely take several months to prepare a network assessment and remediate any compliance gaps.
Q. Can I negotiate new software licenses as part of this process?
A. Often companies can request custom provisions as part of the procurement process.
Q. What happens if my company is audited during my compliance assessment?
A. The audit typically requests information as of a specific date, usually called the Effective Date. Plans for future compliance will not reduce a company's financial penalty in an audit.
BSA Audit Resources