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Oracle ULA – Ways to Mitigate Future Maintenance and Support Issues

The average Oracle end-customer has always been baffled about tackling the issue of managing support costs required to maintain compliance with Oracle licences. I must ask them to be smart from the start by negotiating for only those Oracle licences needed and also avoid mixing application software and database or infrastructure licences in one single […]

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Identify and Deal with Non-Negotiable Clauses in an Oracle ULA

For those Oracle customers that have walked the trodden path will know that certain non-negotiable terms of an Oracle ULA, which are apparently innocuous, could later mean a painful experience for them in regard to future maintenance and support payments. Oracle will apply their standard technical support policies to an unlimited deal (popularly known as […]

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Effective Negotiation in an Oracle ULA – The 6 Key Contract Terms

A typical Unlimited Licence Agreement or more popularly “ULA” between Oracle and the enterprise customer will cover all important contract issues like the customer name, usage rights, range of products covered, caps on support costs and price hold for additional licences, amongst several others. A ULA contract, unless drafted carefully and diligently, can make a […]

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6 Areas to Negotiate for Effective Terms in a Merger & Acquisition

The confusions from a Merger & Acquisition or Divestiture Organisations considering a merger-and-acquisition initiative or divestiture must be able to manage Oracle licence compliance after the process(es) settle down. Oracle licensing confusions mostly arise as a result of standardizing platforms, consolidating databases and organizational disruption that drastically changes the way in which the hardware and […]

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