Oracle ULA Certification /Exit
What is Oracle ULA Certification /Exit?
Oracle ULA Certification /Exit is the process to be followed at the end of the ULA contract term to count the number of Oracle licenses deployed, send this count as a declaration to Oracle and obtain a certified grant of perpetual licenses.
Apart from ‘What is Oracle ULA Certification /Exit?, the other most common questions that we are asked are:
- Does Oracle want to certify ULA?
- What are the risks in ULA Certification?
- What are the timelines in ULA Management?
- What should be the steps for ULA Renewal or ULA Certification?
You will get answers to all the questions here.
Oracle does not want you to certify the ULA
Oracle has a vested interest in keeping its customers locked into ULA agreements. Oracle does not want any of its customers to certify the ULA.
The reasons for this are quite simple:
- Oracle makes a significant amount of money from its ULA agreements. By making it difficult for customers to exit the ULA, Oracle can lock customers into paying high licensing fees for multiple years.
- The ULA has a corresponding annual support fee attached to the license cost. If customers exit the ULA, Oracle will not get increased support fees.
- The customer will have a choice to move out of Oracle in the future.
Because of these reasons Oracle makes the certification process or exiting from a ULA a very complex, obstacle filled and potentially expensive process.