How to Reduce Oracle Audit Risks

Oracle Software Insights

If Oracle audited you today, would you pass?

Oracle’s licensing rules are complicated and often times not all options are put on the table. Guardian Eagle has over 50 combined years of selling Oracle software licenses and knows the ins-and-outs better than most Oracle Sales reps, and almost all of our customers. Nobody wants to be caught off guard with an Oracle licensing audit, and no one wants to pay for licenses and support that they do not need. The thought of an independent License Assessment performed by someone other than your IT staff may not be a priority with your team but the consequences of being uncompliant in an Oracle Audit can be devastating, both financially and legally to your company. Hiring an Oracle licensing expert, such as Guardian Eagle, is a recognized best practice for ensuring license compliance without over-spending.

In the past few years, Eagle has seen an increase in the frequency of our customers being audited by Oracle. This trend has proved to be a fruitful technique for Oracle to gain quick revenue, and our customers to be at an unfortunate negotiating position. As a recognized Oracle Gold Partner, Guardian Eagle is here to guide you through the process of ensuring if/when you are audited by Oracle, there are no surprises.

We have developed strategies to cut costs and reduce your audit risks. Our Oracle experts utilize the following tactics to minimize licensing expenditures.

  • Reducing required minimums wherever possible
  • Challenging the need for Enterprise Edition, associated options, and the number and type of licenses
  • Exploring the need to purchase perpetual licenses versus (far-less expensive) term-based
  • Getting you the largest possible discount (learn how here)

The results associated with these tactics are:

As one of Oracle’s most trusted partners, Eagle has a holistic approach to license assessments that focuses on the customer’s current Oracle software portfolio by evaluating their license type, quantity, and total usage to validate that the customer is not paying for un-used licenses, and not using more licenses and tools they need.