Posts tagged oracle audit consultants
Quantify Your Oracle Risk eBook

Risks are an inevitable part of a business. However, the success of your organization depends on your ability to manage and respond to risks adequately.  Data collected by Gartner shows that revenue-motivated vendor license compliance audits are increasing for organizations of all sizes and industries. Software asset managers must understand audit trends and prepare the organization against compliance risk and unbudgeted costs.

As organizations are more likely than ever to be audited by their software vendor the number one question we receive is, “How at risk is my organization in the event of an Oracle audit?” In this eBook, you will be able to quantify your organization’s Oracle audit risk through traditional risk calculating practices in a risk matrix.

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12 Secrets of Passing an Oracle Audit

You’ve heard the stories [or shall we say nightmares] about Oracle audits. And you have always been fearful of what an Oracle audit might reveal should your organization be the subject of an audit.  And rightfully so, as there are many missteps one can take throughout the audit process that can take your audit from bad to worse. Outlined in this guide are the best kept secrets for dealing with an Oracle audit at every step of the process.

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Solution Provider Saves $3M in License Compliance Fees

This Enterprise Software Solution Provider (ESSP) has been an Oracle® customer for over a decade. In 2014, ESSP was audited by Oracle and found in violation of their license agreement. Unfortunately, some database features, Diagnostics and Tuning Pack, that ESSP did not use — and was not paying for — were accidentally turned on. ESSP owed Oracle $200k for unpaid license fees, which was 300 percent more than their existing Oracle annual spend.

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Why Waiting for an Oracle Audit is the Wrong Approach

If you head up IT and your organization is an Oracle customer, are you sleeping well at night? If you are monitoring your Oracle licenses, you can sleep soundly. And if you are not monitoring your licenses, you will be losing more than just a few nights sleep. In fact, you may be in for the shock of your career!

As an Oracle customer, there is nothing more certain than an Oracle audit. Keep that in mind if you are just sitting around and doing nothing awaiting the inevitable audit. There are zero reasons to just sit around and wait for an audit and seven reasons why you should prepare NOW. 

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License Health Check Report

Discover Your Optimal Deployment with Our License Health Check

Find out how our License Health Check can get your Oracle licensing back on track and let our experts make a remidiation plan to eliminate any compliance issues. Health Check includes: 

  • License Entitlement Review

  • License Deployment

  • Architectural Overview

  • Business Continuity Requirements

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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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LicenseFortress Saves Digital Media Over $16M in Oracle Licenses

A current VLSS client and Oracle customer – a digital content company we’ll call DCC – saved more than $16 million in license fees while moving their OBIEE deployment to a virtual environment through our License Fortress service. Even better, License Fortress enables DCC to have confidence that their ongoing Oracle licensing is efficient, compliant – and guaranteed.

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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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