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Case Study: Oracle ULA Certification for a Scandinavian Public Entity

Background

A Norwegian public entity with multiple Oracle ULAsWith a diverse database environment encompassing on-premise, engineered systems, and virtual platforms, they required expert assistance to with an Oracle ULA strategy and reducing overall costs.

Challenge

The entity was confronting a potential non-compliance risk of $12 million. The multifaceted nature of their database environment made it arduous to comprehend their licensing position fully. They needed a comprehensive strategy to mitigate this risk and optimize their Oracle ULA for the certification process.

Solution

Redress Compliance was enlisted to provide a holistic solution:

  1. Oracle License Scripts: Redress employed Oracle license scripts to understand the entity’s licensing position. This helped pinpoint areas of non-compliance and quantify the risk.
  2. Remediation Advice: Redress offered expert advice to address the identified non-compliance issues. Through effective remediation strategies, the risk was successfully reduced to zero.
  3. Oracle ULA Strategy: Redress formulated a custom Oracle ULA strategy for the entity. This strategy revealed that the entity could save $2m $ by certifying its Oracle ULA and redesigning its licensing agreement.
  4. Maximizing Current Oracle ULA: Redress implemented steps to maximize the value of the current Oracle ULA. This resulted in additional savings of over $20 million for the entity.
  5. ULA Certification Plan: Redress provided a detailed ULA certification plan to ensure the entity was fully prepared for the certification process.
  6. Oracle ULA Documentation: Redress completed all the Oracle ULA documentation required for the certification process.
  7. Communication Advice: Redress provided answers and communication advice to ensure the entity was well-equipped to handle any queries or issues during the certification process.

Outcome

The entity avoided a potential $12 million non-compliance risk and saved $2 million by not renewing the Oracle ULA. Furthermore, they were able to maximize the value of their current Oracle ULA, resulting in additional savings of over $20 million.

Quote from the Head of Vendor Management

“Redress Compliance’s expertise and strategic approach have been instrumental in our Oracle ULA certification process. Their deep understanding of Oracle ULA and their ability to tailor strategies to our unique needs helped us easily navigate the certification process. They mitigated a substantial non-compliance risk and identified significant savings opportunities. Their unwavering support throughout the process was exceptional. I highly recommend their services to any organization dealing with Oracle ULA.”

Conclusion

This case study showcases Redress Compliance’s ability to provide comprehensive Oracle ULA solutions. By understanding the unique needs and challenges of each client, Redress Compliance can deliver strategies that not only mitigate risks but also result in significant savings.

Author

  • 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.

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