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Oracle Verfied SAM tools in an Oracle Software Audit

To effectively use Oracle Verified SAM tools in audits:

  • Employ them to manage and optimize software licenses.
  • Use them to run Oracle LMS scripts and analyze outputs.
  • Benefit from their automation for quicker audits.
  • Maintain confidentiality for greater control.
  • Seek expert review for comprehensive analysis.
  • Manually verify outputs for accuracy.

Oracle SAM Verified Tools

Oracle SAM Verified Tools

Software Asset Management (SAM) tools are pivotal in managing and optimizing software licenses. Oracle has a set of SAM tools that have undergone a verification process.

However, it’s crucial to understand the scope of this verification:

  • The verification does not assess the tool’s capability to analyze licensing.
  • The verification confirms the tool’s ability to run Oracle LMS Collection tool scripts and provide an output.
  • Essentially, the verification facilitates Oracle’s audit process by ensuring the tool can execute Oracle audit scripts.

Based on the information from Oracle’s official page, the following tools are verified for specific Oracle products:

Vendors Verified for Oracle Database and Database Options:

  • Certero
  • CloudSphere
  • Eracent
  • Flexera
  • Lime Software
  • OpenText
  • ServiceNow
  • SHI
  • Snow Software
  • USU

Vendors Verified for Oracle Fusion Middleware:

  • Certero
  • Eracent
  • Flexera
  • Lime Software
  • ServiceNow
  • Snow Software
  • USU

Vendors Verified for Java SE:

  • Certero
  • Eracent
  • Flexera
  • Lime Software
  • Matrix42
  • SHI
  • Snow Software
  • USU

What if We Have a Verified Tool by Oracle?

Having a verified tool by Oracle can streamline the audit process. Here’s what it means for your organization:

  • Efficiency: No need to run scripts manually. Oracle will request the archive of previously run scripts from your SAM tool.
  • Speed: What used to take Oracle months to audit can now be achieved in a day, thanks to the immediate output availability.

Recommendations for Customers Being Audited by Oracle

If you’re facing an Oracle audit, consider the following recommendations:

  • Maintain Control: Do not disclose the presence of a verified SAM tool to Oracle. Keeping it under wraps allows you more time and control over the audit process.
  • Expert Analysis: Always have an expert review the raw output from the tool. Do not solely rely on the tool’s analysis. Remember, Oracle has not verified the SAM tool’s analytical capabilities.
  • Accuracy is Key: No tool is perfect. There’s always a risk of the tool missing out on certain licensing aspects. A manual analysis of the raw output is the best practice to ensure accuracy.

Contact Redress Compliance for Urgent Oracle Audit Support Services

An Oracle audit can be daunting, but with the proper guidance and expertise, you can navigate it with confidence.

If you need expert support for an Oracle audit, don’t hesitate to contact Redress Compliance.

Our team of experts is here to assist you every step of the way.

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.