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Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

it audit jd edwards  software pricing. But lately, it is no more Mr. Nice Guy, as vendors have been enforcing their contractual rights to audit customer usage of software. Vendors are now charging customers license fees for additional seats, plus the maintenance fees on those seats. Furthermore, vendors' support policies keep customers from removing unused user or product licenses (see Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value ) from maintenance contracts. Specifically, in the case of users that want to

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