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Case Study: Java Licensing Strategy Optimization for a European Manufacturing Organization


A prominent European manufacturing organization with 14,000 employees faced challenges managing and optimizing its Java licensing costs.

The Challenge

High Java licensing costs significantly impacted their operational budget, and they needed a strategic approach to manage these expenses.


The Solution

The solution devised by Redress Compliance for optimizing Java licensing in a European manufacturing organization included:

  • Expert Advisory Services: Provided negotiation guidance from seasoned experts.
  • Collaboration with IT Procurement: Worked alongside the company’s IT procurement team.
  • Comprehensive Strategy Development:
    • Evaluating various Java license models.
    • Implementing effective negotiation tactics.
    • Utilizing benchmarking data for informed decisions.

The Outcome

The intervention led to a remarkable $4 million saving in Java licensing costs. This strategic approach reduced expenses and streamlined their Java licensing, aligning it more effectively with their operational needs.

Client Testimonial

“Working with Redress Compliance revolutionized our approach to Java licensing. Their expertise in negotiation and deep understanding of licensing models brought us unprecedented savings and efficiency.” – IT Manager, European Manufacturing Organization.


This case study highlights the importance of strategic advisory in managing software licensing costs and its significant impact on an organization’s budget.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.