About Redress Compliance

Oracle License Expert – Frequently asked questions

 

Where are you based?

Our Oracle licensing consultants are based in Europe, Asia and North America. We are able to deliver all of our services remotely to all countries and we cover all timezones. Our Oracle license experts are accustomed to helping companies across different continents and have experience in supporting clients in with cultural and regional differences.

 

How do you help me with licensing?

We analyze Oracle LMS scripts (to simulate an real Oracle licensse audit) or use your existing software asset management tool. Some Oracle software products require manual review and analysis to create an Oracle licensing report.
For Oracle SaaS usage reviews we use reports that our clients extract from the Oracle Cloud Dashboard and we are then able to provide a licensing report as well as SaaS optimization results.

 

Which products can you help me with?

All Oracle technology products including database and middleware, including Weblogic and Webcenter products. We are also able to license audit Oracle E-business Suite where we can provide a detailed analysis which you can use to re-assign and optimize your Oracle EBS licensing. We are also able to review Siebel using Oracle LMS scripts where we can provide our clients with a clear licensing position that you can use to make a procurement decision or optimize your licensing. Other products that we can audit is Oracle Java, Oracle Primavera, Oracle Agile, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle Hyperion EPM, Oracle Fusion HCM, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Fusion ERP.

 

Do you resell any software?

No Redress Compliance does not resell any Oracle software or any other software such as license management tools. That will give you confidence that we are not trying to steer you into any direction other than trying to offer the best advice we can to our customers. We are not a partner of AWS and we are not going to try to steer you into moving to AWS for Oracle except when its in your best interest, the same applies for any other Public cloud platform such as Oracle Cloud, Azure and Google

We are not a partner of Azul which means we are not going to try and steer you into migrating away from Oracle for Java unless we believe its in your best interest. This how you should pick your Oracle licensing and cloud advisor if you want independent advice.

 

How long does an Oracle licensing review take?

An Oracle licensing review takes approx 4-8 weeks to complete depending on the size of your Oracle software estate. The timeline starts from when we recieve the required data to analyze. We take the data and analyze your Oracle software deployments to understand what is active today, but also review historical usage which Oracle will require you to license as well. After the Oracle licensing analysis has been completed, we present the report both in Microsoft Excel as well as en Executive management report containing the results of the engagement and financial risk with our recommendations.

An Oracle SaaS usage review is based upon the number of users that you have but as a general rule it takes approx 4-6 weeks to complete an analysis of all your SaaS usage.

 

What is your pricing based upon?

We price our Oracle license management services based upon the work effort required from our Oracle licensing consultants. To review Oracle licensing we count the number of Oracle databases that you have deployed. If we are asked to review Oracle middleware we count the number of servers running Oracle Middleware. For Oracle applications pricing is based upon the number of production instances (databases) where you store your application user data. Oracle SaaS usage reviews are based upon the number of users that you have provisioned in your Oracle Cloud Dashboard.

As we have experience in delivering hundreds of Oracle license review engagements, based upon that experience we have a good understanding how much effort the engagement will take.

 

 

How much can i expect an engagement with Redress Compliance to cost?

We are neither not the most expensive provider of Oracle license management and cloud services in the market, but we are never the lowest cost option either. The pricing will be based around what your requirements are for us you with. Pricing is generally based upon, scope of engagement, length of engagement and the expertise of our Oracle license expert who will lead the engagement.

 

Can you review Oracle SaaS usage reports?

Yes, we can review Oracle Fusion SaaS usage reports and we can also analyze the raw data to conduct Oracle SaaS optimization. We are able to review Oracle HCM SaaS usage reports and help you understand your cloud consuption that you can then use to optimize your licensing and be better prepared for your Oracle renewal negotiation. 

 

Do you work on a fixed fee or time and material basis?

We work on fixed fee engagements, it helps both parties to understand the overall cost of the engagement and we also agree on the deliverables in the statement of work. 

 

What makes Redress Compliance different?

We are independent Oracle licensing experts. Independent means that  we have no partnerships with Oracle, nor are we an Oracle reseller. You can be absolutely certain that the advice we give is not influenced or stered in any other diretion than, “what is best for our clients”. All Oracle resellers and partners recieve kick-backs from Oracle if they recommend you to choose their solutions. If you are an partner to another software vendor they also offer incentives that are paid out to partners who recommend their solutions.

Independent Oracle cloud licensing advisors – We not a partner to Oracle, AWS, Azure, or Google for cloud. Which means we do not recieve any incentives from any of those companies if we recommend you to move Oracle workloads to either public cloud platform.

Independent advisor on Oracle Java licensing – We are not a partner to any company on Java licensing. All other Oracle licensing consultants are partners with Oracle competitor Azul. If you want independent advice on Oracle Java licensing, we are most likely one of the few independent Oracle licensing experts in the market.

 

Do you have client references available?

Yes, we can arrange reference calls for larger Oracle license or cloud engagements. Our Oracle licensing experts are recognized as worldwide leading experts on topics such as Oracle license reviews, Oracle Java licensing, Oracle ULA renewals or ULA certifications, Oracle audit defense and Oracle SaaS usage optimization.

 

Are you open to partnerships?

Oracle License management providers:

Yes, we are open to partnerships where we support you with Oracle licensing expertise. This can be done to Oracle license management companies who wants Oracle licensing experts on their team.

Legal firm support:

We also provide legal firms technical Oracle licensing experts to help companies in Oracle audits or other Oracle licensing and contract disputes.