Oracle Unlimited License Agreements (ULAs)

Helping you to demystify the Oracle ULA for full benefit realisation

Oracle Unlimited License Agreements

An Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) is a contract that gives you the right to use an unlimited quantity of specified Oracle products for an agreed time period, usually 3 years. At the end of the unlimited period, Oracle will grant you a fixed quantity license on the basis that you have made a declaration of usage which Oracle believes to be accurate and realistic.

The cost of a ULA is fixed when you purchase – it is crucial to understand that ongoing support payments, even after declaration, are the same as when negotiated at ULA entry.

Oracle ULAs are still popular and represent significant revenue generation for Oracle. Many companies believe they are the answer to their licensing needs, however, Oracle ULAs can sometimes be more beneficial to the vendor than the customer – and that’s why it always pays to get expert advice before signing on the dotted line.

With the increasing moves to hyperscale and mid-size Cloud vendors it is important to understand the caveats to ULA use and declaration in such environments.

How we can help

Whilst an Oracle ULA can simplify your licensing, they can also be complicated to negotiate, manage and declare, which is where Version 1’s Oracle ULA expertise can pay dividends. Our license experts in conjunction with the Version 1 Control™ service can help you with:

Benchmarking your entry price and requirements, to ensure optimum commercial results
Calculating your current and future usage, so that your ULA accurately reflects this

Effective deployment tracking and optimised declaration at contract expiry, realising maximum return on investment

Version 1, the Oracle License Agreement Experts

Our software asset management and license team have over 350 person-years of Oracle experience and in-depth understanding of every phase of the ULA lifecycle – we can help you make the decision that is right for your business.

Thinking about a ULA?
Whilst an Oracle Unlimited License Agreement can give you the flexibility to save you money on Oracle licenses, they may not be the best way forward for every business. Version 1’s Oracle license experts can help you assess whether a ULA is the best commercial agreement for your business.
Need help managing a ULA?
The best approach to making the most out of your Oracle ULA is by adopting an ongoing license management strategy. Version 1’s Control service is a proven software asset management methodology and will deliver clarity and control during the term of your ULA and post declaration.
Declaring a ULA?
At the end of your ULA term you have several options available, but do you have all the information necessary to make the best possible decision? Version 1’s license experts can help you prepare for your Oracle ULA declaration and guide you through the entire process.

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