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.
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.
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.
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.
In today's world, most enterprises rely on extensive IT infrastructures to support mission-critical Oracle databases used with business applications. These infrastructure environments can be very complex – and can present significant challenges to enterprises regarding performance, management, and licensing compliance, to mention just a few of the potential issues.
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.
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.