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Oracle License Management – take place in the driver seat!

Oracle License Management

The aim of every license manager is continuous compliance with minimal costs, coupled with flexibility. This is a challenging goal with regard to Oracle. License managers often find Oracle license conditions confusing and vague. Too many stumbling blocks, such as the ten-day rule, minimum rules or other Oracle license clauses, can very easily lead to under-licensing which can prove very expensive in the case of an Oracle audit (Oracle Audit Review).

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Oracle Lizenzmanagement

Furthermore, given the circumstances, it can prove difficult for a company to choose between traditional single contracts or corporate contracts, such as Oracle ULAs (Oracle Unlimited License Agreements), Oracle ELAs (Oracle Enterprise License Agreements) and other types of corporate contracts. There is no sure-fire formula as to which type of contract is best.

When it comes to Oracle License Management, license managers need to consider three questions in particular:

  1. Where does my company stand in terms of Oracle licensing?
  2. Are we Oracle-compliant? Here, I need to assess how software is being used in the company.
  3. Can you save on Oracle support costs while ensuring compliance or even avoid an anticipated new license agreement?

We offer you tailored services to answer these questions. For example, you can achieve your goal of compliance with minimal OPEX and CAPEX. We call this Compliance 2.0.

On this page, you will learn how to:

  • Determine the current status of your Oracle licensing
  • Ensure efficient Oracle compliance
  • Save on Oracle support costs

Why should you turn to ProLicense for license management consultation?

With our years of experience working with Oracle and subsequent independent Oracle consultation for our clients, we understand every aspect of all forms of Oracle contracts. Whether it’s traditional single contracts, ULAs (Unlimited License Agreements), ELAs (Enterprise License Agreements) or other forms of corporate or framework contracts, we have successfully negotiated all of these types of Oracle contracts. We understand both sides. The Oracle perspective and the customer’s perspective.

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Why should you turn to ProLicense for license management consultation?

With our years of experience working with Oracle and subsequent independent Oracle consultation for our clients, we understand every aspect of all forms of Oracle contracts. Whether it’s traditional single contracts, ULAs (Unlimited License Agreements), ELAs (Enterprise License Agreements) or other forms of corporate or framework contracts, we have successfully negotiated all of these types of Oracle contracts. We understand both sides. The Oracle perspective and the customer’s perspective.

We achieve better results than other providers due to the following factors:

Independence

  • We are not an Oracle partner
  • We are not an Oracle LMS partner
  • We do not take any commissions from Oracle or kickbacks from resellers
  • We ensure the strictest confidence and work solely with your interests in mind

Expertise

  • We understand every detail of all types of Oracle contract
  • We can offer alternatives to corporate contracts, ULAs or ELAs
  • We provide you with a team of licensing experts, lawyers, negotiators and
  • technicians as required

Experience

  • We have negotiated tens of thousands of Oracle licenses
  • We have guided many clients towards cost-efficient compliance
  • We have guided customers through many Oracle audit processes
  • We have an accumulated total of over 100 years of experience with Oracle software licenses

Learn more about us here!

Want to ask us a specific question about Oracle License Management?

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Oracle Health Check

With our Oracle Health Check Service, we allow you to quickly and cost-efficiently conduct an initial analysis of your systems and licenses. In this service, we use the data you provide, which is not examined separately. Our Oracle Compliance Service offers a more detailed analysis.

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Oracle Health Check

With our Oracle Health Check Service, we allow you to quickly and cost-efficiently conduct an initial analysis of your systems and licenses. In this service, we use the data you provide, which is not examined separately. Our Oracle Compliance Service offers a more detailed analysis.

Our Health Check includes:

  • Analysis of system information provided by you – we help you to compile the information
  • Analysis of the contract information provided by you
  • Establishment of an Oracle system and license record
  • Identification of over-licensing and under-licensing
  • Concise quantification of financial risk or potential savings

Benefits

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Expertise

Advantages:

  • We analyse without seeking any commission
  • You benefit from the findings gained from large numbers of audits
  • We have been developing license records for 13 years
  • We deliver very fast results based on our extensive experience

Need a quick examination of your systems and contracts? Get in touch with us:

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How does an Oracle audit work?

1. Data acquisition

There are three options available:
  • You select your software via the Oracle Review Lite Scripts
  • We help you to select the appropriate independent tools for software selection
  • We work with the data from your SAM solution
Objective:
We develop an Oracle system and license record
to identify potential over- and under-licensing.

2. Alignment

  • We bring the results of the data evaluation in line with your system data in the OSW (Oracle Server Worksheet).
Objective:
Identify initial inconsistencies with regard to the licenses for your systems.

3. License record

  • After clarifying the individual detailed questions with you and your DBAs, we draw up your license and system record.
Objective:
Identify potential over- and under-licensing.
This transparency enables the optimisation that guides you to Compliance 2.0:

compliance with minimal costs.

Oracle Compliance Service

To ensure certified compliance for the Oracle software you use, you need a more in-depth analysis than offered by our Oracle Health Check. In this service, we check the data you provide in detail and offer you extensive help for the selection. This can take place in a number of ways:

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Oracle Compliance Service

Oracle Compliance Service

To ensure certified compliance for the Oracle software you use, you need a more in-depth analysis than offered by our Oracle Health Check. In this service, we check the data you provide in detail and offer you extensive help for the selection. This can take place in a number of ways:

  • Via the Oracle Review Lite Script
  • Using our specially developed ProLicense tool
  • Via an independent scanning solution which we select in conjunction with you
  • Via the SAM solution that you have used to this point if this offers reliable data

Using this data, we determine the necessary measures to achieve your objective and apply for the compliance statement from Oracle.

Our Oracle Compliance Service:

  • Helps you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interprets the data
  • Eliminates non-compliance
  • Applies for the compliance statement from the software provider

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge
  • Oracle audit security

Advantages:

  • We do not want to and are unable to sell any software to you
  • We have an accumulated total of more than 100 years of Oracle expertise
  • We understand every aspect that Oracle likes to address
  • It is extremely unlikely that you will be audited in the near future, and if you are, you will have nothing to fear.

Avail of our Oracle Compliance Service and eliminate all audit risks.

Get in touch with one of our consultants.

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Where does Oracle earn most of its revenue?

Oracle Total Revenue 2008-2014

Oracle support revenue 2008: US$10.32 billion
Oracle support revenue 2014: US$18.21 billion

 

Oracle support revenue is increasing more than licensing revenue!

Oracle Revenue and Margin

Total revenue 2014: US$38.28 billion
Software support margin: 89%
Support margin proportion in Oracle overall margin 2014: 77%
In comparison: the support margin amounted to ‘only’ 70% in 2011.

 

More than three quarters of Oracle’s overall margin is generated through ‘support’. This is a growing trend. This is your money. We help to ensure that this remains on the credit side of your books.

Are you the exception to the rule?


Are you the exception to the rule? Unsure? Give us a call to learn more:
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Oracle Support Reduction Service

With our Oracle Support Reduction Service, we enable you to sustainably reduce your running costs for Oracle support. Oracle earns most of its overall margin through support, so this is exactly where we begin.

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Oracle Support Reduction Service

With our Oracle Support Reduction Service, we enable you to sustainably reduce your running costs for Oracle support. Oracle earns most of its overall margin through support, so this is exactly where we begin.

Our Oracle Support Reduction Service:

  • Helps you to compile the necessary data (where do you stand?)
  • Interprets the data
  • Analyses your support payments
  • Determines a list of measures to reduce your support payments
  • Helps to implement all required measures

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge

Advantages:

  • We ensure maximum savings without any contractual obligations to Oracle, as we are committed solely to your interests. Oracle partners only go half way in order to maintain good standing with Oracle and achieve sales targets.
  • We have saved our customers over €50 million and counting.
  • We know where Oracle earns most of its money and how to avoid these aspects.

How much can you save?

Find out!

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Oracle partners vs independence

Oracle Partners

    • Have to report revenue planning to Oracle
    • Do not want to put their business relationship with the provider at risk
    • Never, therefore, push the boundaries in negotiations
    • Profit from kickbacks if you purchase elsewhere following a consultation
    • Have to nominate customers for audits as Oracle LMS partners
    • Have to report all instances of non-compliance immediately to Oracle
    • Do not look into the possibility of used software

 

Independent consultants

    • Are only committed to your interests
    • Push the boundaries in negotiations based on your requirements
    • Do not profit from commitments or kickbacks
    • Do not transmit data to Oracle
    • Make use of used software to ensure maximum savings for you

 

Talk to one of our clients about independence in a reference call.

Arrange a reference call now:

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