Most people won’t set foot in a courtroom without legal representation. But when facing an Oracle LMS compliance audit, many try to handle it themselves.
The complexities of how Oracle develops the software and licenses, result in companies being unable to define exactly what they are (and have been) using. Oracle Database Options and Management Packs are a great example: More often than not, Oracle LMS will allege compliance issues including historical use. While the client’s IT teams attempt to understand the technicalities, Oracle LMS buries the client with documents and whitepapers with regard to other subjects, such as Disaster Recovery, Cloud licensing or virtualization.
An Oracle audit is NOT a level playing field with unbiased and equally skilled participants.
Inevitably, most companies end up negotiating with Oracle sales to be strong armed into a deal; Buy cloud credits they don’t want, or perpetual licenses they never had on their wish-list. Maybe with 50% discount in the end. But, still the CAPEX and OPEX goes up in ways that are difficult to explain.
It’s really important to save a seat at the table for somebody who will fight your corner. Who is as comfortable an and probably more experienced with the audit process than Oracle’s auditor. With hundreds of satisfied reference clients served in well over a decade, we’ve made it a proven process.
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