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Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

Introduction to Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool

In software licensing, Oracle stands out with its intricate structures and policies. One such tool that has garnered attention is the Oracle License Management Services Collection Tool.

This tool is designed to aid businesses in understanding and managing their Oracle licenses.

This article delves deep into what this tool is, its functionalities, and its significance in the Oracle licensing landscape. This tool is essential when working with Oracle license management.

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 help customers conduct a detailed evaluation of their deployed Oracle estate. The primary purpose of this tool is to identify where Oracle products are being deployed and used within an organization.

This tool cannot be used for Oracle Cloud License Management, such as SaaS and 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 any data collected still needs to be analyzed by Oracle 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; the verification only includes if 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.

To properly analyze the output from the tool, you need an expert, and there are Oracle license management services that 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.

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.