Oracle Licence Management
One Partner For All Your Oracle Licensing Challenges
Many organisations have made significant investments in Oracle products over the years, resulting in a diverse footprint across multiple Oracle portfolios. This leads to complexity in managing licensing as well as high support and renewal costs.
As an independent licence advisory firm, Invictus Partners can demystify the complexity of Oracle’s licensing terms and options and help you mitigate licence compliance risk. We have extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Oracle, with licensing specialists who are former Oracle executives, licence contract and compliance auditors, and business practice and policies managers.
We commonly help Oracle customers:
- Assess licence compliance in preparation for audits;
- Manage licensing requirements during cloud engagements;
- Reduce annual spend on Oracle support and maintenance; and
- Migrate to third-party support.
Invictus Partners offers two Oracle licence advisory services: Oracle licence management and Oracle audit defence. We follow a proven methodology for Oracle licensing engagements, which we adapt to each organisation’s unique situation.
Types of Oracle software licences
Invictus Partners provides licence advisory and management services across the three Oracle product portfolios: Oracle Core Technology (Database and Middleware), Oracle Applications and Oracle Cloud.
Oracle Core Technology
Oracle licence management service components
1. Oracle licence health check
2. Oracle licence optimisation
3. Oracle cloud migration
Oracle cloud licensing
Oracle licensing on AWS and Azure
Oracle licensing on Google
4. Oracle contract negotiation strategy
Maintaining Oracle compliance
Many organisations think they are compliant with Oracle licensing, only to find out the hard (and expensive) way that they are not. Non-compliance happens when IT teams lack visibility into actual software use and have under- or over-estimated software needs in an effort to balance cost and end-user productivity. Having the wrong volume of licences for your organisation’s operating environment is costly, whether you have too few or too many.
Invictus Partners’ Oracle licence management service ensures you stay compliant by conducting a full review of your existing Oracle deployments. We do this in three steps:
1. Review licence agreements – Review contracts and data to understand the baseline position of Oracle entitlements to compare with actual usage.
2. Take inventory – Replicate the Oracle audit process by analysing scripts, tools and manuals to identify exposure risk.
3. Licence position – Determine compliance position and next steps (remediation strategies or optimisation opportunities).
Oracle licence compliance in the cloud
Oracle licence audits
Oracle audit defence service
In preparation for an audit, you need to know exactly where you stand in terms of your licensing. This is the only way you can remain in the driver’s seat throughout the audit process rather than following Oracle’s lead.
Invictus Partners helps you defend against an Oracle audit in three steps:
1. Internal audit
We conduct an audit of your Oracle licensing position, to determine the baseline position of your Oracle entitlements for comparison against what you are actually using. Our audit follows the same process and interpretations of agreements as Oracle’s compliance teams. The only true interpretation of the findings is Oracle’s, so knowing how they will interpret your usage is key to developing a strong defence position and remediating where you can before the audit starts. This provides the baseline position of your Oracle entitlements for comparison against what you are actually using.
2. Remediation strategy
Once we have identified where the Oracle licensing exposures are, we develop an effective remediation strategy and guide you through the implementation process.
3. Negotiation advisory
We ensure your organisation has the right response and that your negotiation strategy is planned and effectively executed.
Oracle audit help
Have you been notified of an Oracle licensing audit?
Has an Oracle software audit found you to be non-compliant?
Oracle advisory services: Why Invictus Partners?
Book a 30-minute consultation with our Oracle licensing experts
Doug Gibson – Managing Partner
Doug is a 29+ year international IT veteran, having worked with organisations like SAP, Oracle and IBM across A/NZ, Asia Pacific & Africa to drive their licensing business. Over the last 7 years Doug and his team have been working with clients across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and North America in reviewing and optimising their licenses, assisting clients with software audit defence and digital transformation advisory.
Doug’s intimate knowledge of Oracle licensing and auditing practice has enabled him to successfully assist clients in Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Public Sector and Financial Service achieve a positive outcome in their audits, along with assisting them during software contract negotiations. Doug has successfully assisted his clients in reducing their overall spend with the vendors; constructing and negotiate Enterprise Agreements, advisory on their platform modernisation initiatives and developing cloud strategies.
Andy Ridge – Specialist Software Licence Advisor
Andy has spent over 30 years working for large corporate customers in all sectors of industry ranging from IT, Mining, Health, Defence, Federal and Local Government institutions within Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America working in Contract Management, Health and Safety, Project Management, Environmental Sustainability, Cloud Migration Strategy and Vendor Compliance roles.
Andy specialises in Oracle License Compliance, Auditing, Audit Defence, Contract Management, Oracle Unlimited and Enterprise Agreement negotiations, Project and Change Management as well as Software/Hardware Asset Management, Cloud Deployments, Cloud license Migrations and Licensing/ITAM/SAM Training.