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About ProLicense

We have been offering independent consultation for the optimisation of Oracle licenses and costs since 2009. The main issues concerning our clients include Oracle audits (Oracle License Reviews), negotiating corporate licenses and reducing ongoing Oracle support costs.

Our team is comprised of former Oracle managers who have all worked at Oracle for many years. We have expert lawyers, licensing experts and negotiation specialists on hand to help with your project and look after your interests with respect to Oracle, always striving to achieve the goal of securing maximum benefit for you with the lowest possible costs.

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About ProLicense

Seit 2009 bieten wir eine unabhängige Beratung zur Optimierung von Oracle-Lizenzen und -Kosten an. Insbesondere Oracle-Audits (Oracle License Reviews), die Verhandlung von Konzernlizenzen und die Reduktion laufender Oracle Supportkosten stehen dabei im Fokus.

Unser Team besteht aus ehemaligen Oracle Managern, die alle viele Jahre bei Oracle gearbeitet haben. In unseren Reihen halten wir für Ihr Projekt fachkundige Rechtsanwälte, Lizenzexperten und Verhandlungsspezialisten bereit, die Ihre Interessen gegenüber Oracle wahren und stets das Ziel verfolgen für Sie den größtmöglichen Nutzen bei minimalen Kosten zu erzielen.

Unsere Maxime: 100%ige Unabhängigkeit – die Basis für eine vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit

Unser Ansatz der konsequenten Unabhängigkeit in Verbindung mit tiefgehender Oracle Expertise ermöglicht es uns Sie zu den jeweils bestmöglichen Ergebnissen zu führen. Wir achten nicht auf Oracle-Lizenzumsätze, sondern auf die Einhaltung Ihrer Compliance bei minimalen Kosten. Wir nennen es Compliance 2.0.

Dafür stehen wir gegenüber unseren Mandanten ein und bescheinigen dies vor Mandatsbeginn auch schriftlich mit unserer Unabhängigkeitserklärung.

Laden Sie unsere Unabhängigkeitserklärung herunter!

What does independence mean for us?

 

Below are seven facts about us that you need to know.
 

1. We are not an Oracle partner

For you, this means:

 

We do not receive any commissions from Oracle. We do not send any licensing predictions to Oracle.

We do not send any data to Oracle.

2. We are not an Oracle LMS partner

For you, this means:

 

We do not conduct audits for Oracle. We do not receive any commissions for audits from Oracle. We do not nominate any companies for Oracle audits.

3. We do not take kickbacks from software resellers

For you, this means:

 

We do not receive any commissions from resellers for your licensing revenue. We do not receive any other contributions from resellers.

4. We do not sell software

For you, this means:

 

We do not purchase any software cheaper elsewhere in order to sell it on at a higher price. We do not sell any new software licenses. Therefore, we do not have any conflicting objectives. Our sole objective is that you only use the licenses you really need, and at minimal cost.

5. We are only committed to your interests

For you, this means:

 

We are completely independent. We do not have any economic or financial obligations that could contravene our ability to offer consultation. You can rest assured that we are 100% committed to your objectives.

6. We protect your data

For you, this means:

 

Complete NDAs are a matter of course for us. We do not share your data with any other companies or consultants. We are not subject to any contractual obligations to share data, as is the case for Oracle partners.

6. Independance - Knowledge - Complete!

Let’s work together!

Germany: +49 (0) 40 22 86 82 8-0 | info@prolicense.com

M&A Case Study German Banks

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Siebel Case Study More for Less

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Hosting Case Study Eskalation nach Oracle Audit

PDF (German, 171 KB)

Case Study Financial Services

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Case Study Hyperion

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Case Study Telko

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Case Study Öffentliches Rechenzentrum

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„From millions to savings“

From millions of Euros in non-compliance to substantial savings in under four weeks

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„From millions to savings“

From millions of Euros in non-compliance to substantial savings in under four weeks:

In 2011, ProLicense was called in by a large German company who was a longstanding Oracle client.
Like many such companies in recent years, they had received a letter from Oracle License Management Services announcing that they were due to be audited within four weeks. Due to several infrastructure changes and disparate responsibilities within the company, management was not 100% sure about their compliance. ProLicense was brought in to have a look at the situation.

ProLicense consultants have vast experience with such cases and began by deploying a structured and efficient audit of the client’s compliance position.

As time was an issue, ProLicense’s experts worked fast and very closely with the client’s team and found that the client was non-compliant in various product areas. The overall gap amounted to several million euros, not to mention back-support.

After deciphering a clear picture of the client’s position, ProLicense quickly identified specific measures to optimize infrastructure to reduce license need. Plus the client was able to enact these measures before the audit date. Due to the intimate knowledge and experience of the ProLicense team, the client significantly reduced the amount of licenses needed.

Result

This ProLicense client is now compliant saving millions and has reduced their maintenance costs by 70%. The client was right to bring in the ProLicense team to deal with the audit situation. Oracle licensing is very complex and very few professionals understand in depth the implications of installations for the licenses needed. With years of Oracle negotiation experience, ProLicense offered the client vast knowledge that was invaluable when closing the deal.

References

ProLicense has a wide range of prestigious reference customers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. Our successful customers include DAX and MDAX companies, medium-sized companies, public clients and regional and transregional data centres.

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Referenzen

Prolicense verfügt über eine Reihe namhafter Referenzkunden aus den Regionen Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und Skandinavien. Zu unseren erfolgreichen Mandanten gehören DAX- und MDAX-Unternehmen, Unternehmen des gehobenen Mittelstands, Öffentliche Auftraggeber sowie regionale und überregionale Rechenzentren.

Wir begleiteten Unternehmen und Auftraggeber aller Branchen bei Oracle Audits, bei Lizenzoptimierung oder bei der Senkung der Oracle Supportkosten.

Bei konkretem Interesse an unseren Dienstleistungen stehen viele unserer Mandanten für vertrauliche Referenzgespräche bereit. Wir organisieren innerhalb von 48 Stunden ein aufschlussreiches Telefongespräch mit einem unserer Klienten, das Ihnen einen tiefen Einblick in unsere Arbeitsweise und die realisierten Erfolge bietet.

Nehmen Sie mit uns Kontakt auf, um ein Referenzgespräch zu organisieren:

Deutschland: +49 (0) 40 22 86 82 8-0 | info@prolicense.com

Team

Wir kümmern uns um Ihre Anfragen.

Sören Reimers

Managing Director (Lawyer)

 

Christian Grave

Managing Director

 

Markus Oberg

Partner and Business Development Manager

 

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Sören Reimers

Geschäftsführer – Rechtsanwalt

  • Sprachen:
    Deutsch (Muttersprache), Englisch (Verhandlungssicher)
  • 2009 – bis heute
    Geschäftsführer der ProLicense GmbH, Hamburg
  • 2003 – 2009
    Account Manager und Key Account Manager bei Oracle Deutschland
  • 1993 – 2002
    Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
    Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre an der Fernuniversität Hagen
    Auslandsaufenthalte in den USA und Südafrika

Expertise von Sören Reimers

  • Oracle Audits
  • langjährige Tätigkeit bei Oracle
  • langjährige Erfahrung in der Branche
  • Konzernlizenzen (ELA, ULA)
  • Gebraucht-Software
  • Virtualisierung
  • Cloud, Siebel, Exalogic, Hyperion etc.

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Christian Grave

Geschäftsführer

  • Sprachen:
    Deutsch (Muttersprache), Englisch (Verhandlungssicher), Schwedisch (fließend), Französisch (fließend)
  • 2009 bis heute
    Geschäftsführer ProLicense GmbH
  • 2007 – 2009
    Oracle MEA, Dubai. Applications Sales Manager
  • 2007
    United Nations Development Program, Malawi. Capacity Assessment Coordinator
  • 2001 – 2006   
    Oracle Deutschland GmbH, Senior Account Manager
  • 1996 – 2001   
    Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Nürnberg
    Auslandsaufenthalte in Frankreich und Schweden

Expertise von Christian Grave

  • Oracle Audits
  • Langjährige Tätigkeit bei Oracle
  • Langjährige Erfahrung in der Branche
  • Konzernlizenzen (ELA, ULA)
  • Oracle Verhandlungen
  • Virtualisierung
  • Cloud, Siebel, Exalogic, Hyperion etc.

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Markus Oberg

Partner und Business Development Manager

  • Sprachen:
    Deutsch (Muttersprache), Englisch (Verhandlungssicher), Schwedisch (fließend)
  • 2013 bis heute
    ProLicense GmbH, Deutschland
  • 2003 – 2013
    Geschäftsführer, Finanzbranche
  • 2000 – 2003
    Versicherung, Marketing
  • 1995 – 2000
    Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
    Auslandsaufenthalt Schweden

Expertise von Markus Oberg

  • Oracle Licensing Professional
  • Partnermanagement
  • Marktüberblick SAM-Tools
  • M&A
  • Projektorganisation
  • Gebraucht-Software
  • Sales, Business Development
  • Link to other vendors (SAP, IBM, Microsoft, Adobe)

ProLicense-Facts

 

Why should you choose ProLicense?

1. Why should you choose ProLicense?

  • We are not an Oracle partner
  • We are not an Oracle LMS partner
  • We do not conduct audits for manufacturers
  • We do not take kickbacks from software resellers
  • We are exclusively committed to representing the interests of our clients

2. Expertise

  • We have an accumulated total of more than 100 years of Oracle experience
  • All of our consultants possess the Oracle Licensing Professional certificate
  • Former Oracle account managers, Oracle LMS consultants and Oracle legal directors will work on your project
  • We employ internal specialised lawyers
  • We have been specially trained in negotiation techniques
  • We understand all current SAM tools

3. Experience

  • Our consultants have negotiated all types of Oracle contracts
  • We have been involved in many Oracle audit processes
  • We also have excellent experience negotiating Oracle ULAs
  • We understand Oracle negotiations from both sides
  • We have developed legal opinions for various types of Oracle questioning
  • We have negotiated hardware deals with Oracle
  • Our speciality includes connecting wide areas of interests, including law, controlling, licensing and technology

4. You & Us

generating
Oracle Compliance 2.0

Unabhängigkeitserklärung

 

 

Download here!

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When you work with ProLicense, you …

Unlimited Oracle Performance

For you, collaboration with ProLicense means …

 
… that you avail of an independent team comprising a wide range of expertise.
Our consulting expertise is made up of:

Experienced Oracle licensing experts

Specialised lawyers

Assertive negotiators

Accomplished technicians

You & Us - engineered to work together

What can you do today …

 
… to optimise your Oracle environment?
 
 
Get in touch with us:

Germany: +49 (0) 40 22 86 82 8-0 | info@prolicense.com