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Manage investments in your Oracle ecosystem

Typically, this represents a major commitment to Oracle, the world’s leading provider of enterprise technology and applications. As with all leading vendors it is no secret that understanding, analysing, and optimizing Oracle licencing models is both complex, challenging and time consuming. This situation is often further complicated by how Oracle operates its audit practice, and of course, the impact on license grants from business and IT change.

 

Without a clear understanding and oversight of their entire Oracle estate, users are invariably exposed to escalating costs and unforeseen risks.  Based on our extensive experience and deep understanding of Oracle contracts including Unlimited and Perpetual License Agreements (ULA / PULA), Livingstone has many real-life examples of how we have helped organizations to get the most from their Oracle investments, rationalise annual renewals, and support clients through an Oracle audit.

Livingstone can demonstrate how we have helped organisations to control costs, significantly reduce risk exposure, and assist in optimising Oracle Cloud & Software deployment.  With clarity on your current Oracle licensing position, and an understanding of future requirements this enable you to make smarter overall business decisions and evaluating your future Oracle on-premise and cloud solutions.

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Oracle ULAs

Oracle customers owning an Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) enjoy the privilege of having the ability to deploy an unlimited number of licenses throughout the duration of the contract, however, they often run into a set of challenges as a result of poor contract and deployment management. Deciding whether to renew the ULA or not and then, at the end of the contract, accurately declaring to Oracle the actual number of licenses deployed can pose a heavy burden on customer teams.

Our approach is made up to address two different topics – product deployment and negotiation support. During this engagement period we work in partnership with key stakeholders to help them articulate their overall requirement and harmonise it across all stakeholder groups, to define an optimal Bill of Material (BOM) and contract solution. We are also helping customers with counting the licenses they have deployed during the ULA period in order to support them making sound decisions based on data but also use this information in case they decide not to renew their existing ULA`s and certify upon expiration. Our methodology provides complete clarity for decision makers, delivering a strategic procurement and negotiation plan. We then work alongside or on behalf of our clients during vendor negotiations to delivers best in class commercial and contractual terms.

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Oracle Audits

Oracle has a contractual right to audit any of its customers.  Oracle audits are notoriously expensive and they can also be quite disruptive for customer`s business operations.  Understanding your rights becomes extremely important in case of an audit and lacking this understanding alongside a lack of experience on how to manage the audit process can result in your organization being confronted with unexpected and substantial costs.

Our expert consulting team has in-depth knowledge and years of experience on vendor products and audit culture. By deploying this extensive experience, we are able support our customers with understanding their current position then, based on this, create a plan to manage the audit process in line with the contractual conditions and requirements

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Oracle Managed Service

At Livingstone, we know that Oracle customers are always looking for ways to address the likes of compliance and audits, as well as looking at how to become more efficient and effective at managing their Oracle estate costs. Our Oracle Managed Service is an ongoing multi-year service offering that is tailored for each and every customer, and isn’t solely focused on compliance. 

Based on our extensive experience and deep understanding of Oracle contracts, including ULA and PULA, our Oracle technical and commercial world-class experts help Oracle customers develop and deploy strategies that help them to get the most from their Oracle investments. We help organizations across the world to control and optimize their Oracle investments and deployments, by enabling them to gain valuable understanding of their compliance, consumption, costs and contract. With clarity on their current Oracle licensing position, and with an understanding of future requirements, Oracle customers are able to make smarter overall business decisions, evaluate their future Oracle on-premise and cloud solutions, and be in control of their Oracle estate, from cost to compliance.

 

 

Client Benefits

Our Oracle experts help our clients achieve the following...

  • Commercial & contractual optimization
  •  Better procurement via improved ULA/PULA knowledge
  •  Audit ready & prepared
  •  Continuous compliance
  •  Effective cost management
  •  Oracle related risks mitigated

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