Oracle Software Asset Management

Oracle is one of the world’s largest software vendors and, according to Gartner, it is currently the second most likely vendor to audit within 12 months.

It goes without saying that Oracle licensing rules are complicated, and they also change frequently with very little notice which can lead to your organization becoming non-compliant without you
knowing. If you are found to be using your software incorrectly, you are responsible and could face a hefty fine.

Paying for licenses and 40% of the support and maintenance upfront is a figure that would blow any annual IT budget and result in any further software investment utilizing unbudgeted spend.

Like other vendors, Oracle may use customer audits as a revenue opportunity, but it is difficult to predict what will provoke an audit. Reasons include; a change in software spend or employee size, company divestment or acquisition, or even a change in your IT strategy.

At License Dashboard, our Oracle software asset management will help you take control of your Oracle estate and prepare for an audit. Staying on top of Oracle licensing rules is a well-paid, full time job and specialists are hard to come by. Outsourcing your Oracle estate allows you to pass over all of license management tasks to a team of trained, up to date experts who manage Oracle environments on a day to day basis.

While your time is focused on optimizing the software you have installed, your License Dashboard will take all the pain out of discovering your Oracle software and usage, proactively managing any licensing rules changes and applying them to your environment, providing you with everything you need to make informed decisions, both tactically and strategically.

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The problem with managing Oracle Software Licenses

Through our many years of Oracle licensing experience, we have found that customers are stumbling over the same challenges time and time again. The two main struggles we see are:

Dealing with the complexities of Oracle licensing rules and contracts

  • Oracle licensing rules from multiple published sources could apply to one product set
  • New terms and conditions could have been applied since deployment of the software

Inventory tools mis-measuring or not identifying Oracle products

  • Even if the tool picks up the bare minimum, it may not determine editions and user information
  • It also may not identify Processors and virtualization environments
  • This means manual work for the SAM Manager, using valuable time and resource

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Gain full control of your estate with complete visibility of all Oracle software installs

Proactively manage licensing rule changes and any new Oracle deployments

Make informed, strategic decisions based on ELP and available resources

Highly experienced Oracle Software Asset Management

As well as expert consultancy, License Dashboard has two further options for assisting with Oracle software asset management, one through our world-class ITAM tool, License Manager, and the other through our Managed Service.

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