YOUR FORCE OF NATURE.

Cerno are the technical licensing experts, defending you from unjust audits.

Stop fighting fires.

Save millions of pounds in unnecessary licence fees by strategically managing your software contracts before the worst happens.

In your armoury. On your side.

In the event of a software audit, we’ll reduce your fees whilst protecting your relationship with the vendor.

OUR EXPERTISE.

We provide legal, technical and contractual expertise, supporting clients in reducing the fees associated with large software audits.

Following ‘licence reviews’, customers like you are often confronted with unexpected and unrealistically high demands for licence fees. Cerno confronts these demands, challenges the legal assumptions and then negotiates with the vendor to reduce your costs.

Cerno has supported clients with securing reductions in fees from Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, SAP and other major vendors.

It’s more than audit defence.
It’s fighting back against unjust, overly complicated licensing.
It’s the combination of commercial, contractual and technical
expertise that puts you in a strong position.

WHY CHOOSE CERNO?

Truly independent:

Unlike many consultancies, we are not affiliated with any software vendor

Reap financial benefits:

You’ll see a significant reduction in fees after you have negotiated your best terms

Exceptionally experienced:

We offer a combination of commercial, contractual and technical expertise

Preserve your relationship:

Using Cerno as a reasoned intermediary allows you to maintain your key relationship with the software vendor

We’re in your corner:

Through first-hand experience, Cerno truly understands, and mitigates, the difficulties associated with audits

Stay protected:

You’ll have complete protection from program termination or removal of support during the process

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Get In Touch.

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