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Case Study: Java Licensing Optimization for a Multinational Swiss Company


A multinational Swiss company with heavy Java usage for in-house and third-party developed systems faced a significant cost impact due to the new Java licensing metric. They were facing a $3 million annual subscription and enlisted Redress Compliance’s expertise to help optimize their Java licensing.


The company faced a potential Java licensing cost of $3 million annually. They needed a comprehensive strategy to mitigate this cost and optimize their Java licensing.


Redress Compliance was enlisted to provide a strategic solution:

  1. Java Licensing Assessment: Redress conducted a complete Java licensing assessment to understand the Java deployments across the company.
  2. Java Licensing Training: Redress delivered Java licensing training to educate the company’s IT staff in Java licensing to help them optimize their Java usage.
  3. Licensing Optimization Strategy: Redress created a licensing optimization strategy based on the company’s specific needs and usage patterns.
  4. Optimization Implementation: The optimization strategy involved upgrading to more cost-effective versions of Java, consolidating deployments, and optimizing the use of Java across the company.


The company reduced its potential $3 million annual Java licensing cost to $400k annually, saving $2.6 million annually. Over three years, this resulted in a total saving of $7.8 million.

Quote from the Head of Global IT Procurement

“Working with Redress Compliance was a game-changer for us. Their team knows their stuff when it comes to Java licensing. They took the time to understand our needs, educated our team, and came up with a strategy that was spot on. The savings we made were beyond our expectations. It’s clear that Redress Compliance is not just a vendor but a partner committed to our success.”


This case study illustrates Redress Compliance’s ability to provide comprehensive Java licensing solutions. By understanding each client’s unique needs and challenges, Redress Compliance can deliver strategies that ensure optimal usage and result in significant cost savings.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson possesses 20 years of experience in Oracle license management. Having worked at Oracle for 9 years, he gained an additional 11 years of expertise in Oracle license consulting projects. Fredrik has provided assistance to over 150 organizations worldwide, ranging in size and tackling various Oracle licensing challenges, including Licensing Assessments, Oracle audits, Oracle ULAs, and more.