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Oracle ULA – your ultimate liberty?

Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (Oracle ULA)

An Oracle ULA is a special type of corporate contract for Oracle software. In this case, the customer is entitled to install and use this product an unlimited number of times for an agreed product bundle and over a specific time period. The approximate installation requirements for the product in the selected time period are assessed in conjunction with the Oracle sales team on termination of the Oracle ULA and form the basis for determining the price.

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Oracle Unlimited License Agreement

An Oracle ULA is a special type of corporate contract for Oracle software. In this case, the customer is entitled to install and use this product an unlimited number of times for an agreed product bundle and over a specific time period. The approximate installation requirements for the product in the selected time period are assessed in conjunction with the Oracle sales team on termination of the Oracle ULA and form the basis for determining the price.

At the end of the agreed contract term, which is generally two to four years, Oracle ULA certification take place. Oracle LMS examines how often the customer has installed and uses a specific product. The number established determines the number of licenses that the customer will have following ULA certification. It is important to bear in mind that Oracle does not conduct a true-up. This means that support costs remain constant, regardless of whether the determined number of licenses is above or below the previously estimated deployment figure.

Various different scenarios are possible on termination of the Oracle ULA:

  • Termination
  • Continuation
  • Continuation and extension

Oracle Unlimited License Agreements exist in different forms, i.e. for different products or product bundles, for different durations, in capped and uncapped versions and, finally, with specific agreements for individual companies.

We offer you relevant services so you can:

  • Determine whether this type of contract is right for you
  • dSecure an optimal ULA agreement
  • Make optimal use of this type of contract throughout the contract term
  • Avoid non-compliance on termination of the ULA
  • Make the best decision regarding further sales on termination of the contract term
  • Make optimal use of ULA certification with Oracle

Want to speak to one of our Oracle ULA experts and find out how to secure the optimal type of contract?

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Oracle ULA – Myth vs Reality

Myth:

    • „all you can eat“ – I can have as many installations as I wish
    • I don’t need to monitor any installations
    • I won’t be audited
    • I get high discounts

 

Reality:

    • You can’t install whatever you like
    • You need to keep a constant count
    • You will certainly be audited
    • Discounts should be questioned and are based on your ULA management

 
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ULA – Droht trotzdem ein Audit?

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Oracle ULA vs. Oracle Single-Contracts

Oracle Single-Contracts:

According to Oracle licensing regulations, you need to license everything that you have installed and/or used. Theoretical access is also subject to license!
For you, this means:
Oracle wants to discover as much software as possible in the case of an audit!

Oracle ULA

According to Oracle licensing regulations, you MAY only license everything that you have installed AND used. Do you notice the difference? __________ The ‘or’ is missing!
For you, this means:
Oracle wants to discover as little software as possible in the case of a ULA certification!

‘Which is better for you? Oracle ULA or Oracle single contracts?’

We can discuss this question together:

 
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Why should you turn to ProLicense for ULA consultation?

All ProLicense consultants have worked at Oracle for a number of years and have a keen understanding of all forms of corporate contracts. This includes ELAs (Enterprise License Agreements), ULAs (Unlimited License Agreements) and other types of contracts.

From their experience at Oracle, our consultants have negotiated many of these types of contracts and understand both sides of the coin – both the customer’s and Oracle’s perspective. We are happy to provide this expertise and experience.

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Warum ProLicense bei einer ULA-Beratung?

All ProLicense consultants have worked at Oracle for a number of years and have a keen understanding of all forms of corporate contracts. This includes ELAs (Enterprise License Agreements), ULAs (Unlimited License Agreements) and other types of contracts.

From their experience at Oracle, our consultants have negotiated many of these types of contracts and understand both sides of the coin – both the customer’s and Oracle’s perspective. We are happy to provide this expertise and experience.

We set ourselves apart through our:

Independence

  • We are not an Oracle partner
  • We are not a license distributor
  • We do not take kickbacks from software resellers
  • We are reliable

Expertise

  • We understand every detail of Oracle contracts
  • We can offer alternatives to corporate contracts
  • We understand exactly where Oracle profits in the case of a ULA
  • We know all the tricks to optimally design the certification process for you

Erfahrung

  • We have negotiated vast numbers of ULAs
  • We have helped many customers to make optimal use of ULAs
  • We have been involved in many ULA certifications, which are essentially Oracle audits

Want to ask us a specific question about an Oracle Unlimited License Agreement?

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ULA Closure Service

If you are interested in concluding a corporate contract or if you are offered an Unlimited License Agreement by Oracle, then our service is very useful for you. Many Oracle customers agree on a ULA because they do not know what they are using and are inclined to purchase compliance security. This is very expensive in the medium term. Do things differently. Come to us to ensure transparency and make a licensing decision based on detailed knowledge of your situation and all the options that other Oracle customers avail of. We help you through this process.

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ULA Closure Service

If you are interested in concluding a corporate contract or if you are offered an Unlimited License Agreement by Oracle, then our service is very useful for you. Many Oracle customers agree on a ULA because they do not know what they are using and are inclined to purchase compliance security. This is very expensive in the medium term. Do things differently. Come to us to ensure transparency and make a licensing decision based on detailed knowledge of your situation and all the options that other Oracle customers avail of. We help you through this process.

Our service includes:

  • Examining your previous Oracle licensing
  • Supporting you with the data collection process what do you actually need?
  • Support in the decision-making process: is a ULA the right type of contract for you?
  • Checking alternative forms of licensing
  • Used software cross-check
  • Oracle ULA offer evaluation
  • Negotiating with Oracle

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge
  • Expertise

Advantages:

  • We offer consultation, assessment and negotiation services without thinking about commission
  • We have negotiated large numbers of corporate contracts
  • We know the places where Oracle profits
  • Experienced Oracle Licensing Professionals and lawyers are on hand to help you

Want to conclude a ULA? Avail of our insider knowledge.

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ULA Management Service

If you have agreed an Oracle ULA and want to fully utilise this type of contract, then this service will give you a better understanding of Oracle corporate contracts and enable you to ensure optimal use.

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ULA Management Service

If you have agreed an Oracle ULA and want to fully utilise this type of contract, then this service will give you a better understanding of Oracle corporate contracts and enable you to ensure optimal use.

Our service includes:

  • Contract evaluation of your Oracle ULA
  • Supporting you with the data collection process what have you installed to this point?
    And in particular: what have you used to this point?
  • Strategy development: what do you want to achieve with the Oracle ULA?
  • Strategy implementation: are you achieving your targets? Are you exceeding them?
  • Support in the decision-making process: is a subsequent ULA the right type of contract for you?
  • Preparation for the certification phase

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge
  • Expertise

Advantages:

  • Our advice is always independent of Oracle commissions
  • We have been negotiating Oracle ULAs since the very beginning in 2006
  • We know why Oracle loves ULAs so much and how you can also come to love them
  • Licensing experts and specialised lawyers analyse your requirements

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You should be sure of these five points in the case of a ULA.

1. On conclusion of an Oracle ULA, you should be absolutely certain that this is the right type of contract for your situation and for the future.

Have you checked the alternative licensing forms – that is, also used software – in detail?

 

2. You should be absolutely certain that the Oracle ULA includes the right set of licenses.

Does it include everything you need or are you intentionally excluding aspects in order to license other products in a conventional way?

3. You should understand all contract clauses and be sure that they maximise the benefits for you.

Do you understand the effects of each contract clause?

4. You need to keep count. Throughout the entire contract term.Do you have the right counting process?

Bear in mind that you need to count differently in the case of an Oracle ULA.

5. Take control of the certification at the end of the contract term.

Do you take control of the process and ultimately make the right decision?

 

5. Take control of the certification at the end of the contract term.

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ULA Certification Service

If you have agreed an Oracle ULA and certification is due on termination of the contract term, then our service will help you to maintain control over the certification process and ultimately come to the right decision for the future. Extend and expand? Extend? Terminate?

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ULA Certification Service

If you have agreed an Oracle ULA and certification is due on termination of the contract term, then our service will help you to maintain control over the certification process and ultimately come to the right decision for the future. Extend and expand? Extend? Terminate?

Our service includes:

  • Contract evaluation of your Oracle ULA
  • Supporting you with the data collection process: what have you installed to this point?
    And in particular: what have you used to this point?
  • Strategy development: what do you want to do following the certification?
  • Strategy check: are you achieving your targets? Are you exceeding them?
  • Support in the decision-making process: is a ULA the right type of contract for you?
  • Support in the certification phase
  • Checking for licensing alternatives
  • Used software cross-check
  • Negotiating with Oracle

Benefits:

  • Independence
  • Experience
  • Insider knowledge
  • Expertise

Advantages:

  • We do not receive any commissions or kickbacks from Oracle
  • Oracle audits and Oracle ULA certifications are our speciality
  • We know what certification is all about
  • We have experts on hand for every type of task:
    data collection, data analysis, licensing rules, licensing regulations and negotiations

Get in touch with us:

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