Oracle Pool of Funds

Oracle Pool of Funds (PoF) License Agreements

Oracle Pool of Funds (PoF) License Agreements are license agreements where a client pays a fee to Oracle (this being the ‘fund’ in the pool of funds name) and gains the right to draw down licenses from a defined product set at a specific price for the term of the contract or until the PoF is consumed.

Every 6 months during the term of the Pool of Funds, the client is required to provide an Oracle License Declaration Report (LDR) listing the additionally drawn-down Oracle software products as agreed in the Pool of Funds agreement.

Managing This Agreement for Maximum Benefit

As this contract is relatively new to the market and not as prevalent as Unlimited License Agreement (ULA)s, the PoF is not fully understood and organisations can struggle to understand what it is, how it works and how it compares to a ULA. If you do already have a Pool of Funds or are thinking of entering into one, you need to be clear on how to manage this agreement for maximum benefit. Organisations need to understand its limitations and terms, how it fits into any existing SAM frameworks and how to accommodate the ongoing LDR required on a six-monthly basis.

How Can Version 1 Help with Oracle Pool of Funds?

  • Modelling PoF scenarios
  • Reviewing current Pool of Funds processes and assessing whether they are fit for purpose
  • Integrating with existing SAM frameworks taking into account the LDR reporting,
  • Advising on maximisation and flexing strategies for PoF
  • Assisting with mini PoF LDRs

By engaging with Version 1, organisations can benefit from:

  • A greater appreciation of how Pool of Funds work
  • A better understanding of how to fully benefit from a PoF utilising proven processes or integrating into your own SAM framework
  • An assessment of the value for money being delivered by the PoF
  • Guidance on how to manage the LDR process

Version 1’s Oracle License experts are here to guide and inform you through the complexities of Oracle Pool of Funds (PoF) License Agreements, realising full business case ROI. Talk to us today.

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