Oracle license expert can save your company millions by providing expertise around Oracle license management both in critical and non-critical situations. There are not many around the world who knows Oracle licensing, has worked at Oracle and are then working as a consultant – it’s a handful.
An Oracle license expert is someone who has spent decades of working with different Oracle licensing topics. Their focus may differ as Oracle has many product groups including Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware and Oracle applications. It is difficult for anyone to be an expert in all Oracle products. However, much of the foundation on how to license Oracle software is the same and can be applied across many product groups. An Oracle license expert is generally accepted as someone who has worked at Oracle for 5 years and have at least 10-15 years of only working on Oracle licensing topics.
Oracle is not different from other software vendors who have partnerships and reselling agreements with different companies. It is not uncommon that account managers at Oracle partners / resellers share information about possible compliance issues with Oracle. That in return leads to an Oracle license audit being sent by Oracle to the specific customer.
The most important reasons why you should work with someone who is independent – no matter how good hearted the consultant may be – is that Oracle licensing is not black and white many times. There are many scenarios where there are grey areas if you should purchase an Oracle license or not. When you ask the consultant about his advice or recommendations, you want to be certain that the advice is not influenced or shaped by any incentive that they may receive from Oracle.
The same goes if you are planning to move your Oracle workloads to public cloud such as AWS, Azure or Google. It is widely known that these vendors are offering incentives to Oracle licensing firms to recommend and steer clients to their direction while bad mouthing Oracle cloud. If you want to be certain the advice the Oracle license expert is giving on cloud, pick someone who is not an AWS, Azure or Google Partner.
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