Many different business reasons require the need for a software audit. nexB has performed over one-hundred audits. Some of the most common use cases are:

Acquisition

You want to know the origin and license obligations for a software product that you plan to acquire. This may be:

  • As simple as confirming that the licensing of a third-party software product complies with your organization standards; or
  • As complex as acquiring a whole software company.
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Product Release

You want to ensure that your software, or hardware with embedded software, product complies with your licensing rules and that it will not create risks for your customers. There is a small, but growing, trend of customer demand for a certified bill of materials for software similar to familiar standards in most manufacturing supply chains.
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