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.
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.
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.
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.