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Facing the dark clouds of an Oracle Audit?

Oracle License Review

Audits are used to protect Oracle’s intellectual property. Licensing agreements generally contain a clause granting the right to conduct an audit of a user to ascertain whether the company has properly licensed all of the software that it is using.

If this is found not to be the case, this constitutes a copyright infringement!

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Oracle License Review

Audits are used to protect Oracle’s intellectual property. Licensing agreements generally contain a clause granting the right to conduct an audit of a user to ascertain whether the company has properly licensed all of the software that it is using.

If this is found not to be the case, this constitutes a copyright infringement.

This may lead to substantial payments of arrears due to software providers. Oracle conducts audits (referred to by Oracle as Oracle License Reviews) itself as well as in collaboration with various partner companies who distribute Oracle software and are known as LMS partners. Oracle uses the name LMS (License Management Service) to refer to the internal team tasked with conducting these audits. The partner strategy has enabled the software provider to significantly increase the number of audits it previously carried out. According to data from Oracle LMS, over 400 audits were carried out in Germany alone in 2013, for example.

This page provides information on the following:

  • How an Oracle audit works
  • How an Oracle audit is brought about
  • How ProLicense guides you successfully through the Oracle audit process

ProLicense Audit Service

Our service includes:
  • Setting up your SAR team
  • Helping you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interpreting the data
  • Protecting your rights
  • Determining the best audit strategy
  • Examining and negotiating the final report
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ProLicense Audit Service

Our service includes:

  • Setting up your SAR team
  • Helping you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interpreting the data
  • Protecting your rights
  • Determining the best audit strategy
  • Examining and negotiating the final report

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge
  • Expertise

Advantages:

  • We optimise your initial situation without thinking about commission
  • You can benefit from the findings gained from large numbers of audits
  • Our ex-Oracle consultants understand the audit process from each side
  • We have a team of experienced legal experts, technicians, former LMS employees and professional negotiators on hand to help

You can call our free audit emergency number:

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

How does an Oracle audit work?

1. You can initiate an audit.

  • Read more about this in our white paper Die 17 Auslöser eines Oracle Audits (The 17 triggers for an Oracle audit)

2. Data acquisition with individual steps

  • Notification Letter 
  • Telephone call 1 with Oracle LMS
  • Agree on action points for both sides
  • Data collection by customer: contracts, installations
  • Install audit scripts and deliver to Oracle together with completed infrastructure XLS
  • Telephone call 2 with Oracle LMS

 

This phase addresses the first significant errors on the customer side.
Do you know your rights? Do you know what you are really obliged to do? Do other customers also provide everything that Oracle asks for?

3. Data analysis by Oracle LMS with sub-items

  • Script evaluation by Oracle LMS
  • Evaluation of completed OSW XLS
  • Preliminary final report
  • Customer statement
  • Definitive final report
  • Initial cost overview from ensuing sales in the case of under-licensing
This phase addresses the most serious errors on the customer side.
What will the cost be for you?

4. Eliminating under-licensing

  • You purchase licenses
  • You pay back-support fees
  • You may be forced into unattractive contract models
You have generally given up the fight, but you still have enough weapons in your arsenal. Take back control!

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  • Download our white paper and learn more about the various steps involved in an Oracle audit.
  • Learn how ProLicense can help you through the various phases.
  • Get in touch with us and tell us about your situation.

Germany: +49 (0) 40 22 86 82 8-0 | info@prolicense.com
Download Shortpaper: How does an audit work? (PDF)

Oracle audit consultation process

1. Establishing SAR team

We work with you to put together your Software Audit Response team:
icense managers – Technicians – Lawyers – Negotiators – Licensing experts

2. Data acquisition

We support you and your DBAs to get the data you need and to select the appropriate tools.
What’s happening at your company? Not a rough approximation, but very specifically.

3. Data analysis and interpretation

We analyse the data obtained and explain the output from the original Oracle Review Lite Scripts.
You will know everything before Oracle does!

4. Strategy

We develop your customised strategy for the Oracle audit.
You can take back control of the process and avoid all licensing woes!

5. Negotiation

We are on hand to help you throughout all negotiations.
A specialised lawyer and professional negotiator protect your rights and achieve your demands!

Why should you turn to ProLicense for an Oracle audit?

 

 

1. Independence

Our independence is our greatest asset!
  • We are not an Oracle partner
  • We do not sell licenses
  • We do not take kickbacks from software resellers

2. Expertise

We know our stuff!
  • All of our consultants have worked at Oracle for at least eight years
  • We have insider knowledge about Oracle sales processes
  • We understand the aspects where Oracle makes concessions
  • We understand Oracle contracts down to the finest detail

3. Experience

We have decades of negotiating experience!
  • We have already negotiated countless Oracle licenses and understand both sides
  • We have an accumulated total of more than 100 years of Oracle expertise
  • We have also lent out support in the case of hardware purchases

4. References

Who would you like to speak with?

any of our clients are happy to offer a confidential reference call. Give us a call to learn more.
We will set up a reference phone call with one of our clients within 48 hours.
Find out more about us:

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

Downloads

Shortpaper

Hat Oracle das Recht ein Audit durchzuführen?

PDF (German, 939 KB)

Oracle ULA

Droht Ihnen trotzdem ein Audit? 

PDF (German, 989 KB)

Case Study

From Millions to Savings!

Friendly Audit Service

Choose this service if you need an even more detailed view than offered by our Oracle Health Check and would like to conduct an internal audit under Oracle conditions!

 

Our service includes:

 

 

  • Setting up your SAR team
  • Helping you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interpreting the data
  • Protecting your rights
  • Determining the best audit strategy
  • Examining and negotiating the final report
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Friendly Audit Service

Choose this service if you need an even more detailed view than offered by our Oracle Health Check and would like to conduct an internal audit under Oracle conditions!

Our service includes:

  • Setting up your SAR team
  • Helping you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interpreting the data
  • Protecting your rights
  • Determining the best audit strategy
  • Examining and negotiating the final report

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider audit knowledge
  • Routine

Advantages:

  • None of your data will ever reach Oracle
  • You can benefit from the findings gained from large numbers of audits
  • You will learn all the tricks for a real audit
  • If things get serious, you know what to do

 

Want to conduct a Friendly Audit with us and take care of all audit risks?
Get in contact with one of our specialists!

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