Licensing

Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

Licensing

Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

  • Data Collection: Gather detailed data on software usage and installations.
  • Compliance Verification: Checks compliance with Oracle licensing agreements.
  • Usage Analysis: Analyzes software usage patterns to optimize license utilization.
  • Reporting: Generates reports on license usage and compliance status.

What is the Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool?

What is the Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

The Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool is a specialized tool developed by Oracle to collect product usage data.

This tool is part of Oracle’s strategic commitment to helping customers conduct a detailed evaluation of their deployed Oracle estate. Its primary purpose is identifying where Oracle products are being deployed and used within an organization.

This tool cannot be used for Oracle Cloud License Management, such as SaaS or OCI cost management.

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In-House Tools vs. Third-Party Vendors

Through its Global Licensing and Advisory Services (GLAS), Oracle continues to develop in-house tools to assist businesses in identifying product deployments.

However, Oracle LMS also collaborates with third-party tool vendors to capture accurate usage data related to Oracle products. Oracle has verified these third-party tools to provide accurate measurement data.

It’s essential to note that while these tools can collect data, they do not replace an Oracle License Audit. Oracle retains the contractual right to perform an audit, and Oracle still needs to analyze any data collected to assess license needs.

The Significance of Verified Third-Party Tool Vendors

Oracle has verified several third-party tool vendors that provide tools capable of collecting Oracle product usage data.

These vendors have undergone a verification process to ensure their tools can collect information about installing and using specific Oracle products.

Some notable vendors verified for Oracle Database and Database Options include Certero, Flexera, Snow Software, and ServiceNow.

It is important to note that the verification does not include the tool’s capabilities in measuring Oracle software; it only includes whether the tool can be used to run Oracle audit scripts, not the analysis itself.

Conclusion

The Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool is pivotal in Oracle’s licensing ecosystem. While it offers a streamlined approach to collecting product usage data, businesses must approach it with a comprehensive understanding.

You need an expert to properly analyze the tool’s output, and Oracle license management services can help you with that.

By leveraging in-house and third-party tools, organizations can ensure they have a holistic view of their Oracle licensing landscape, enabling them to make informed decisions.

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  • 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, improving organizational efficiency.

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