Typically this represents a major commitment to Oracle, the world’s leading provider of enterprise technology and applications. As with all leading vendors it is no secret that understanding, analysing and optimizing Oracle licencing models is both complex, challenging and time consuming. This situation is often further complicated by how Oracle operates its audit practice, and of course, the impact on license grants from business and IT change.
Without a clear understanding and oversight of your entire Oracle estate, users are invariably exposed to escalating costs and unforeseen risks. Based on our extensive experience and deep understanding of Oracle contracts including Unlimited and Perpetual License Agreements (ULA / PULA), Livingstone has many real-life examples of how we have helped organizations to get the most from their Oracle investments, rationalise annual renewals, and support clients through an Oracle audit.
Livingstone can demonstrate how we have helped organisations to control costs, significantly reduce risk exposure, and assist in optimising Oracle Cloud & Software deployment. With clarity on your current Oracle licensing position, and an understanding of future requirements this enable you to make smarter overall business decisions and evaluating your future Oracle on-premise and cloud solutions.
✓ Oracle commercial & contractual optimization
✓ Better procurement via improved ULA/PULA knowledge
✓ Audit ready & prepared
✓ Continuous compliance
✓ Effective cost management
✓ Oracle related risks mitigated
Oracle audit saves £9.25m
Oracle had completed an audit and had delivered their finalized report that showed a license shortfall for Database and IAS products to the value £7.5m. Livingstone were engaged by the customer with the hope of reducing costs still further.
This time each year, we see a marked spike in the number of audits requested and undertaken by Oracle and 2020 is no different. While this May is by no means a typical month for many of the enterprises and public sector organisations running Oracle, it’s clearly very much ‘business as usual’ for the vendor’s compliance department…read more.
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