Posts tagged Oracle
Small Manufacturer Avoids a Big Oracle Bill

Your company has a small Oracle® investment.  You think you are safe from an Oracle audit because Oracle has "bigger fish to fry."  And even if you were out of compliance, the audit bill can't be that bad, right?  That is where you are wrong.  There is a hierarchy to the audit process; however, Oracle audits ALL of their customers.  Additionally, a small Oracle investment can still translate to BIG compliance problems resulting in catastrophic audit bills that are crippling to a small business. This use case examines a small manufacturer's experience with an audit. This company had been an Oracle customer for almost 10 years, running only three databases and paying less than $15,000/year for their Oracle licenses. Regardless, this organization almost rang up a $1 million fine.  Read the full case study to see how LicenseFortress eliminated risk, reduced their licensing fines and remediated their Oracle deployment to optimize their investment. 

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The Seven Sins of Oracle Licensing That Will Land You at the Top of the Audit List

Let’s face it if you’re an Oracle® customer, you’ve heard about Oracle License Management Services (LMS), and you know they come in and perform Oracle software license compliance audits. If you have not been audited yet, rest assured they have you on the list. Here are common reasons your organization has skyrocketed to the top of the Oracle audit list. 

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Emergency Audit Kit

No one wants to be on the receiving end of an Oracle audit.  It’s time-consuming and, given the realitve complexity of Oracle environments, entails risk.  Neverthless, there are thing you can do to make the process easier and mitigate any potential downside. 

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How Not to Sweat an Oracle Audit

An Oracle audit can be time-consuming, expensive, and stressful. This paper describes the best practices, third-party expertise, and tools that not only make an Oracle Audit less stressful, but also eliminate Oracle back-license costs, back-support costs, and audit fees.

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State Health Exchange Saves $3.9 Million with the Help of LicenseFortress

In June 2016, the Exchange engaged LicenseFortress® to help it find ways to decrease its annual $1.7 million support costs. VLSS offered LicenseFortress®, an Oracle license management service that reduces software costs by optimizing active licensing and retiring licenses no longer in use. LicenseFortress® assists Oracle customers to make the best decisions in optimizing and negotiating their licensing.

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