Quest was founded in 1987 creating high availability and middleware products before diversifying into database technology in 1995. It was acquired by Dell in 2012 and divested four years later to form Quest Software and later just Quest.
Quest is best known for its database management and administration product, Toad. Its other offerings include software as a service, security, cloud backup and recovery and offerings for AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud management.
Quest audits can be time consuming and difficult to navigate as the keys attached to the deployed software don’t always match what was issued in the licence.
IngDev’s experts have years of experience in working on the most complex Quest environments tackling some of the most difficult compliance situations.
Quest was divested from Dell and acquired by Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation. Francisco Partners are the former owners of Attachmate Software who were notorious for their aggressive customer audits and they have continued this practice with Quest.
Quest carry out audits both directly with their own internal auditing team and through the big four accountancy firms EY, KMPG, Deloitte and PWC.
The complex technical Quest landscape combined with the ease of which its software can be incorrectly deployed often leaves customers unwittingly exposed to large financial penalties.
This is where IngDev can help, with our expertise in Quest’s contractual framework and terminology, IP law and deep technical understanding we can verify and scrutinize any findings made by Quest or its auditing partners. By challenging both the technical and contractual positions we can deliver exceptional value to our clients.
IngDev is in no way connected to Quest or any of their affiliates or partners, we are truly independent which means our sole responsibility is to find optimal outcomes for our clients.
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Whether it’s Toad for Oracle or AD Management & Migration we comprehend fully how Quest’s aggressive auditing can result in sudden requests for large unbudgeted payments.
IngDev understands the need for Quest to carry out customer audits and respects the protection of intellectual property. The tactic of interpreting both technical and contractual information in a way which is unfairly favourable to Quest however, has created both the scope and the need to challenge all findings.
IngDev has an established and proven methodology for challenging both the technical and contractual data, removing the fear, uncertainty and doubt and putting the customer back in the driving seat of the commercial negotiation.read more
Using our vast wealth of industry leading knowledge and mediation practices, IngDev can dissect both the technical and contractual aspects of any Quest audit activity, removing the fear and uncertainty from the commercial negotiations.
By following a well established model, IngDev’s consultants have saved millions of pounds in unnecessary licence and support fees. Being UK based, IngDev understands the intricacies of UK IP law and what is required to counter claims made against its customers by Quest.
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