KPMG's CCS professionals are experienced in serving a variety of our firms' clients in a wide range of industries in areas such as royalties, licensing, distribution agreements, advertising, digital content and more. As a result, we understand the complexities and nuances of a range of business contracts, processes and procedures and have been able to help companies recover revenue misstated in self-reporting statements while maintaining and improving relationships with their business partners. 

Royalty Compliance — aims to recover fees, help strengthen licensing relationships and identify opportunities for mitigating risk.

Software End-User License Review — monitors license compliance for software vendors, leading to increased current and future licensing and maintenance revenue.

Vendor Contracts — advises on management of vendor relationships.

Ad Agency Contract Compliance — aims to identify significant cost recoveries or other improvement opportunities.

Reseller and Distributor Review — assists with the enforcement of contracts with channel partners.

Digital Distribution — assists digital content owners in assessing the completeness and accuracy of self-reporting of content distribution.

Software Asset management (SAM) — can include a review of people, process and technology areas against industry standards.

Intellectual Property (IP) Audit — assistance in assessing and optimizing processes of the IP governance throughout different stages of the IP lifecycle.

Gaining the full value that is due from contracts is clearly a chief concern for many companies — in terms of enhancing income, reducing costs and meeting S-O 404 compliance issues.

We support with

Deep industry experience — improving revenue or reducing costs as well as resolving complex relationship and contracting issues.

Understanding of partner relationships — we work in a non-adversarial way to help business partners understand the terms of their agreements.

Objectivity and confidentiality — giving reassurance to the third party in a review.

An established methodology and approach enable us to focus on your specific environment.

Global reach — through the network of member firms we can provide contract compliance professionals worldwide.

KPMG’s Contract Compliance Services (CCS) professionals can help our firms’ clients by advising on:

  • enhanced return on investment (ROI)
  • recovered cash from overpricing and overpayments
  • better protection of intellectual property
  • mitigating and managing risks within the extended enterprise
  • more effective financial reporting controls
  • improved relationships with key business partners
  • increased confidence in vendor’s contract compliance process
  • identified opportunities to enhance contract language
  • in-depth industry experience and a dedicated practice