IT organizations are under pressure to deliver innovative solutions, while keeping overall IT costs in check. That is why database auditing and protection projects often leverage existing resources, particularly built-in database auditing tools. The problem with built-in database auditing is that it leaves businesses with compliance and security gaps and burdens them with expensive hidden costs. This paper explores four key built-in database auditing inefficiencies that drain IT budgets. It will also demonstrate how organizations can use an automated solution to streamline database auditing and, in the process, free up more than 80% of the IT resources and budget dollars they are spending on database compliance today.