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Case Study: Successful Oracle ULA Certification for a Leading Asian Telecommunications Operator

Background

A leading telecommunications operator in Asia was preparing to certify their Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA), which included database and middleware products. With a complex database environment across various platforms, they required expert assistance to ensure a successful certification process.

Challenge

The operator was confronting a potential non-compliance risk of $470 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 strategic solution:

  1. Oracle ULA License Review: Redress thoroughly reviewed the operator’s Oracle ULA licenses to understand their licensing position better. This helped identify areas of non-compliance and quantify the risk.
  2. Oracle ULA Training: Redress delivered Oracle ULA training to the operator’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 $470 million to $400k.
  5. Oracle ULA Strategy: Redress developed a tailored Oracle ULA strategy for the operator. This strategy enabled the operator to certify their Oracle ULA for Database, Options, Packs, WebLogic, Tuxedo, and more for 14,000 processor licenses.
  6. Certification Process: The certification process took four months before Oracle approved the numbers. The remaining $400k worth of licenses were purchased as a volume.

Outcome

The operator avoided a potential $470 million non-compliance risk and reduced it to $400k through effective mitigation strategies. Furthermore, they could certify their Oracle ULA for a wide range of products for 14,000 processor licenses.

Quote from the Head of Global IT Procurement

“The strategic insights and deep expertise of Redress Compliance have been a game-changer for our organization. Their comprehensive approach to Oracle ULA strategy, effective training, and unwavering support were instrumental in navigating the complexities of the certification process. They identified and helped us mitigate a substantial non-compliance risk and guided us through a successful certification process. Their contribution has been pivotal in our IT procurement strategy.”

Conclusion

This case study illustrates 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 ensure compliance and optimize the value of Oracle ULAs.

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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