We each have our own approach for which publishers rank high on our Tier 1 list, then Tier 2, etc. Would like to hear from other community members if you’re willing to share. I’ll start and hopefully we each can learn a bit and improve incrementally our approach.
For Tier 1’s I see those as having one or more “markers” causing me to consider where I place them…My top spend/investment, has history of auditing on frequent basis, risk/opportunities not fully known, shows on Gartner’s top 10 lists, been audited in past 5 years, publisher was recently acquired (acquiring co. seeking to accelerate the ROI), heavy cost recovery models internally requiring higher accuracy and so forth
For Tier 2’s similar to above with some exceptions where i would reduce the spend top %, not typically a audit threat, i.e. good partner to work with. and so forth
Nothing currently for Tier 3 though things like large migration efforts, need to keep current for active internal harvesting, reclaim. etc.
We all realize we’re to monitor over all licensing positions. With resources stretched thin, limited funding somethings we must prioritize for what keeps us up at night. What are others thoughts, opinions here?
Thanks in advance for some active dialog