Oracle ULA FAQ

The Complete Oracle ULA Guide

Despite a thorough understanding of Oracle ULA (Unlimited License Agreement) licensing, seeking expert assistance can yield significant benefits for organizations. This is due to

  • the intricate nature of Oracle licensing,
  • the potential consequences of non-compliance, and
  • the opportunities for cost optimization and strategic alignment.

Oracle licensing is a complex and ever-evolving landscape, with numerous terms, conditions, and updates. Keeping abreast of these changes and understanding the nuances of the agreements requires specialized knowledge. Experts who dedicate their practice to Oracle licensing stay current with the latest developments and possess a deep understanding of the intricacies of the agreements. Their expertise can help organizations navigate the complexities of Oracle licensing, ensuring compliance and optimal use of licenses.

Accuracy in license deployment discovery of Oracle installations is crucial for ensuring compliance, optimizing costs, mitigating risks, negotiating favorable terms, making informed decisions, reducing audit stress, and enhancing IT governance. By investing in Oracle license experts who can conduct accurate license deployment discovery, you can protect your organization from potential legal and financial repercussions.

A consultant with experience with a variety of customer environments will be better able to understand your unique needs and tailor the approach accordingly.

Experience with many customers is useful to check while appointing an Oracle license management consultant because it can provide the following benefits:

    • A deep understanding of Oracle’s licensing models and policies
    • The ability to identify and mitigate potential audit risks
    • A proven track record of success in helping customers achieve compliance
    • The ability to provide valuable insights into industry best practices

Oracle conducts audits to verify compliance with their licensing terms. Having an expert guide your organization through the audit preparation process can ensure that you are well-prepared, can address any potential compliance issues proactively, and minimize the risk of disruptions or penalties.

When entering into a new ULA or renegotiating an existing one, having an expert on your side can be invaluable. They can help you understand the complex terms and conditions, negotiate favorable pricing and terms, and ensure that the agreement aligns with your organization’s needs and goals.

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In 2015, Sheshagiri (Sheshu) Anegondi embarked on the journey of establishing Rythium Technologies, marking the inception of our commitment to assisting Oracle customers. With a distinguished 16-year career at Oracle Corporation, culminating in his role as Vice President overseeing all Technology products in India, Sheshagiri brought invaluable expertise to the table.

During his extensive tenure at Oracle, Sheshagiri successfully negotiated over 2000 license contracts spanning various product lines. This experience afforded him unparalleled insights into the intricacies of Oracle’s operations, their business methodologies, and the challenges confronting their clientele.

Over the past seven years, Sheshagiri has provided strategic counsel to more than 200 clients, specializing in Oracle Audit Defense strategies, Database, Middleware & EBS license optimization, ULAs (ULA Certification, ULA Renewal & ULA Management), and Java License analysis. Noteworthy achievements include overseeing the world’s largest Siebel ULA certification, mitigating a $40 million non-compliance exposure demand to zero, and orchestrating a significant reduction in a $20 million negotiated ULA license deal to $5 million. Widely recognized as a leader in Oracle license data analysis, Sheshagiri continues to contribute his expertise to the benefit of our clients.

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