Express Metrix Launches Community Forum to Help IT Professionals Manage Software License Audits

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Industry’s First Software Audit Forum Provides Confidential Online Resource Offering Guidance on License Compliance and the Vendor Audit Process

Express Metrix, a leading provider of IT and software asset management solutions, today launched the industry’s first Software Audit Forum, a confidential online resource where IT professionals can seek and provide advice and share experiences about software audits.

"We know that most IT professionals find software audits to be a challenge that’s fraught with uncertainty and confusion. This new forum provides a unique and highly targeted resource for asking questions related to software licensing, clarifying what to expect during the audit process, and ultimately getting compliant," said Express Metrix CEO Kris Barker. "Until now, there has been no other community site where people can confidentially discuss a wide range of topics and ask hard questions without exposing themselves or their organization to scrutiny."

The Software Audit Forum invites discussion, queries and responses on topics in the categories of major vendor software audits, industry trade group audits, software licensing and maintaining license compliance. An 'unanswered questions' section invites forum participants to offer advice, point to resources or pool ideas about specific aspects of software audits and license compliance. In the 'Survival Stories' section, individuals can share accounts of their personal experiences with vendor audits.

Unlike many other online communities such as LinkedIn or other IT forums, users may start discussions and post comments completely anonymously, in recognition of the sensitive nature of some discussions. Users may also participate as registered users in order to take advantage of enhanced forum functionality such as the abilities to post without moderation, subscribe to individual discussions, receive daily or weekly activity digests, earn points for their contributions, and more. Registered users may also remain anonymous by configuring their display name and other profile information in a way that suits their preferences.

"Software licensing and vendor audits are delicate matters," explained Barker, "and in our experience people are often reluctant to discuss their experiences openly. We created this forum in such a way as to give users the option to participate without displaying any personal or professional information to other users. Our goal in founding the forum is to break through the fog of mystique about software audits, and provide a valuable resource to those who are in need of both support and guidance."

The Software Audit Forum can be found at http://www.expressmetrix.com/software-audit-forum.

About Express Metrix
Express Metrix, a veteran in the IT asset management space for over a decade, focuses on serving organizations whose needs for accurate, comprehensive IT asset reporting and trouble-free management aren't met by enterprise-oriented framework products or less sophisticated inventory tools. Express Metrix recently welcomed its 5,000th customer, having earned a reputation for delivering superior IT asset reporting, ease of deployment and use, and outstanding customer support.

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