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Case Study: Oracle ULA Strategy for a German Services Company

Background

A German services company was preparing to renew its Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA), which included database and middleware products. With a complex database environment across various platforms, they needed expert guidance to ensure a successful renewal process.

Challenge

The company was facing a potential non-compliance risk of €32 million. The intricacies of their database environment made it challenging to understand their licensing position fully. They needed a comprehensive strategy to mitigate this risk and optimize their Oracle ULA for renewal.

Solution

Redress Compliance was brought on board to provide a holistic solution:

  1. Oracle ULA License Review: Redress conducted a thorough review of the company’s Oracle ULA licenses to gain a clear understanding of its licensing position. This helped identify areas of non-compliance and quantify the risk.
  2. Oracle ULA Training: Redress delivered Oracle ULA training to the company’s team to ensure they had a solid understanding of Oracle ULA and its implications.
  3. Licensing Assessment: Redress conducted a licensing assessment to identify potential areas of non-compliance.
  4. Remediation Advice: Redress provided expert advice to address the identified non-compliance issues. Effective mitigation strategies reduced the risk from €32 million to €1 million.
  5. Oracle ULA Strategy: Redress developed a tailored Oracle ULA strategy for the company. This strategy revealed that the company could save significantly by renewing its Oracle ULA.
  6. Negotiating ULA Offer Redress helped negotiate a ULA offer that was 40% less than what they paid for in their first ULA. They also improved terms and added more products to the ULA.

Outcome

The company avoided a potential €32 million non-compliance risk and reduced it to €1 million through effective mitigation strategies. Furthermore, they could renew their Oracle ULA at 40% less than their first ULA, with improved terms and additional products.

Quote from the Head of IT Strategy

“The strategic insights and deep expertise of Redress Compliance have been a game-changer for our organization. They identified and helped us mitigate a substantial non-compliance risk and paved the way for significant cost savings during our Oracle ULA renewal. Their comprehensive approach to Oracle ULA strategy, effective training, and unwavering support was instrumental in navigating the complexities of the renewal process. Their contribution has been pivotal in our IT strategy execution.”

Conclusion

This case study exemplifies Redress Compliance’s ability to provide comprehensive Oracle ULA solutions. By understanding each client’s unique needs and challenges, 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.