Oracle ULA

Quick Read for What to Do if Your Oracle ULA is Expiring in 2024

If your Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) is set to expire in 2024, it’s crucial to start preparing now.

Here’s a concise guide to ensure you navigate this process effectively:

Five steps to a successful Oracle ULA Certification

Five steps to a successful Oracle ULA Certification

1. Review Your Contract

  • Understand Compliance Risks: Scrutinize your contract to pinpoint any compliance risks. This involves thoroughly understanding your certification process and identifying potential pitfalls.
  • Contractual Obligations: Ensure you know what your contract entails, especially regarding usage rights and limitations.

2. Perform a Licensing Assessment

  • Identify Unlicensed Use: Assess your current licensing status to check if you’ve inadvertently deployed or used non-ULA software. This helps address any unauthorized use and avoid potential legal issues.
  • Understand Deployment: Get a clear picture of your Oracle software deployment to ensure it aligns with your ULA terms.

3. Plan Deployment of More ULA Software

  • Utilize ULA Benefits: Before your agreement expires, consider deploying more ULA software. Remember, your support fees remain fixed regardless of the certification count.
  • Maximize Value: This is an opportunity to maximize the value of your ULA by expanding its usage within the confines of your agreement.

4. Plan for Certification

  • Preparation is Key: Decide what information you will share during the certification process and how you will present it.
  • Strategize Sharing: Determine the most effective way to share required data with Oracle, ensuring transparency and compliance.

5. Design a Strategy for Certification and Report Preparation

  • Report Preparation: The certification report is akin to an official Oracle audit. It’s vital to prepare this report meticulously, highlighting your usage and compliance status.
  • Strategy Development: Develop a comprehensive strategy for the certification process to ensure a smooth transition post-ULA expiry.

Need Expert Assistance?

Contact Redress Compliance:

Redress Compliance offers expertise in this domain if you need help with ULA certifications or renewals. We support around 20 organizations annually in ULA certifications or renewals, providing the necessary knowledge to achieve your objectives.

Remember, preparing for the expiry of your Oracle ULA is a complex process that requires meticulous planning and execution.

Starting early and seeking expert assistance can make a significant difference in ensuring a smooth transition.

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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, enhancing organizational efficiency.

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