In a software audit, the software manufacturer verifies the compliant use of the applications it provides for an entire group/company or individual companies.
A distinction is made between two types of audit: internal and external.
An internal audit, for example, is performed by an internal auditor to identify potential savings or license compliance risks.
An external audit of a software manufacturer is focused exclusively on the manufacturer’s products. The software vendor evaluates the information provided by the company and verifies the license compliance situation.
To ensure the sustainability of license compliance, the relevant processes are usually reviewed in addition to the relevant data as part of an audit.