Self Audit for Compliance with Zyncc

21 mar '14 - Mark van Wolferen
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Ongoing license control is difficult to achieve, but periodic self audits can help you stay in control, remain compliant, and stay one step ahead of software publishers. Conducting these audits requires sound understanding of common mistakes and where to look for them. This can be especially challenging in a continually changing environment with new products and versions of products being deployed.

While this ITAM article has a strong desktop product focus, the steps and practices listed for software self audits are also valid for enterprise (server) software. The first step to a successful self audit is a reliable usage tool that can analyze and report current usage levels in your organization.

Our tool Zyncc™ does all that and more. Zyncc is a workflow tool that allows you to conduct these internal audits in a controlled and transparent way. Zyncc keeps the practices and data up to date, allowing you to focus on the execution of the self audit, not the nitty-gritty details of collecting the right data. The structure and audit trail of this unique tool allow you to properly manage projects and track activities, and enable you to demonstrate your company’s good behavior to the software publisher in case of an audit. On its own or in combination with other discovery tools, Zyncc is an affordable and easy to use high-quality aid to synchronize your licensing on a regular basis.

Learn more about Zyncc here.

Oracle Database and Hardware Infrastructure

The required number of licenses for Oracle’s Database programs are (almost) at all times related to the hardware infrastructure on which the software is installed. Incorrect interpretation or understanding of whether the software is deemed to be installed and how the installed software should be licensed in a certain specific hardware infrastructure is by far the number 1 license compliance issue. 

Oracle Database and Hardware Infrastructure