commercial and open source license complianceYou're covered with IPCompass hosted license management
inbound technology license and cost trackingIPCompass tracks third-party licenses through any bill of materials
hosted contract manager in the cloudIPCompass allows around-the-globe access to real-time updates
software as a service for open source distribution rightsIPCompass makes it easy to update product license data anywhere

Entente is Committed to Your Success

inbound software component useValued Customers

IPCompass® technology is currently in place at companies ranging from $50M to $500M in revenue. Companies that have implemented IPCompass with Entente™ processes have not experienced any substantial out-of-compliance incidents. To ensure the continued success of our customers, Entente provides initial training on third-party policies and the use of IPCompass to compliment those policies. View Entente's customer recommendations to see how IPCompass has improved component lifecycle management programs at companies like yours.



third-party embedded software specialistsPartner Programs

Entente’s professional services group is available to work directly with your personnel on overall compliance practices and policies. Entente also partners with outside licensing experts, such as FarrellCounsel, who specialize in open source license rights and commercial agreement analysis. Contact Entente


Hunter Farrell is a seasoned technology lawyer with substantial experience and expertise assisting high-technology companies with a broad range of technology transaction matters.  Hunter has provided extensive advice and analysis to clients with respect to open source licensing and open source risk management.  Having spent years working in-house prior to founding his law firm, FarrellCounsel, Hunter approaches projects with the judgment and efficiency of an in-house attorney.  Hunter is licensed to practice law in both California and New York.  For more information about his practice, please visit

  • Compliance GuideThis white paper by Entente Software provides a practical roadmap to implementing a component compliance program at any software organization.
  • Planning vs ScanningThis Entente white paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using a license tracking tool versus automated code scanning for managing third-party software components.
  • IPCompass FAQThis frequently asked questions document addresses a variety of topics about implementing IPCompass and the benefits that other companies have realized.
  • IPCompass BrochureThis high-level product brochure provides a brief overview of the IPCompass mission to ease the burden of license compliance at software organizations.

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