There are few things as time-consuming, disruptive, risky, and painful as a software license negotiation or dealing with a software audit. With a significant risk of millions in costs, you should never attempt to handle it without expert representation.

Whether it’s Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, or Adobe, we have the expertise to defend you and to minimize your cost obligations of enterprise software licenses. With Wavestone, you’ll realize cost savings (or cost avoidance) without compromising the integrity of your compliance obligations.

We will guide you through the entire process including:

  • Obtaining the best price and terms for every enterprise software purchase
  • Providing an internal compliance audit and point of view before the vendor
  • Interpreting a software vendor’s license review or audit in your favor
  • Helping you stay compliant with both Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and fundamental changes in your software vendor’s licensing
  • Assisting you in fully understanding your licensing responsibilities and needs so that you can manage any risk associated with being improperly licensed

IT Strategy in Context


License Reviews

Optimizing, customizing, and simplifying your organization’s software license agreements and support contracts.

Audit Advisory

Comprehensive software license audit reviews or responses that include expert guidance through the auditing process, achievement of a mutually acceptable outcome, and effective mitigation of outcome risks.

Cloud Migration Planning

Comprehensive licensing and subscription advisory regarding cost savings, licensing impacts, and future planning, as well as guidance on the optimal cloud migration strategy and approach to using new and existing on-premise licenses, also known as bring-your-own-license.


Full access to Wavestone’s analysts in a flexible and customized manner, allowing you to proactively and effectively manage your software asset management program.

Our 3-Step Approach

    1. Friendly audit

This confidential audit is shared only between Wavestone and the client. Wavestone conducts a comprehensive license assessment for the organization and compares it to its entitlements to establish a baseline compliance position.

    1. License optimization

Wavestone provides various options to optimize an organization’s software deployment and procurement based on the organization’s needs and future planning.

    1. Strategy execution

License procurement, negotiations, migrations, upgrades, co-termination, deployment, and redesigns may be required to keep the organization in compliance or to execute its future strategy.

Strategy Brief

Preempt disruption and gain a competitive edge.

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