Software Asset Management - Oracle Frequently Asked Questions
Achieving cost reduction and control over your software estate is complex. We answer our customers' FAQs about Software Asset Management.
Adopting the correct approach and methodology will help you realise value for money and reduce the risk of non-compliance. From Version 1’s experience, we would consider the following FAQs about Oracle Software Asset Management as typical cost control issues when trying to manage a large Oracle license estate.
FAQs about Software Asset Management
We can assess the impact of outsourcing on your obligations under your Oracle software license agreements and identify opportunities and risks relating to the management of your Oracle estate.
Our Oracle license experts will work with your outsource provider to assess against best practice the methods by which they manage your Oracle software assets for you.
We can provide an assessment of your SAM processes against our Capability Maturity Model which will give you a view of how your current practices measure up to best practice. Our SAM experts can also provide advice on how to make improvements where required.
We can assess whether your Oracle agreements are able to support changing business needs e.g. mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, internationalisation, outsourcing, migration to the cloud etc and provide expert advice and guidance around right-sizing your software assets according to your business requirements.
This will depend what is meant by “change of use”. There are specific restrictions on the use of Oracle E-Business Suite, the underpinning technology and how you use them. Our Oracle License experts can assess your current use of Oracle E-Business Suite against a set of pre-defined metrics to determine your current product use.
Discovery tools can automate large aspects of the data collection process reducing both the time and effort required to determine usage on large Oracle estates however this approach will still require multiple steps (depending on the tool in use) and manual oversight.
Any use of a tool must be approached with caution and will still require an Oracle license expert to validate that the right information is being collected and how to interpret what the tool is telling you.
Our Oracle license experts can help you decide the best strategy upon approaching the end of your Oracle ULA unlimited deployment period. Depending on your decision, our Discovery service can be used to determine current usage for the products within the scope of your ULA. This can then be used as the basis of your declaration to Oracle.
Unless identified specifically in your contract, a standard Oracle audit does not require you to provide access to your systems. Often you are asked to self certify usage and possibly run validation scripts to follow up. You only need to comply with the obligations identified in your contract, nothing more, nothing less.
Our Oracle license experts are highly skilled in the area of vendor audits, we can help you respond to an audit request, prepare for an audit, support you during the entire process and provide advice and guidance through any remediation activity as a result of an audit.
Our Oracle license experts can help you negotiate with Oracle to migrate to a simpler license model using fewer metrics.
We can work with you and/or your outsource provider to execute an internal third-party audit assessing your license position and verify license management methods in use against best practice methods.
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