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Unlimited License Agreement (Ula)

Control costs, manage the complexity and compliance of the license with the asset management service of Version 1 Control. This service confirms all of our commitments to help organizations defend themselves against audits, size licensing costs and compliance. The methodology was then developed to maintain this optimal position on an ongoing basis and to reduce risks and costs. If, on the other hand, you already have an Oracle ULA, but you don`t have full transparency and control over your software resources, you should have the tools and skills to do so. In this way, you can decide whether keeping in an ULA agreement provides a satisfactory king. If not, you can prepare for an explanation at the end of the term ULA, because you know what you are likely to pay. You will also have the intelligence to defend yourself in an exam situation if you need it. The disadvantages are “putting all the eggs in one basket” and the need to negotiate intelligently and aggressively on advantageous terms. Depending on the language of the contract, the ULA cannot apply in certain situations that do not predict a negligent undertaking and, in this case, the ULA is not really unlimited in the long run. The ultimate goal is to make sure that the fees you pay are a good return on the products you use.

If your Oracle consumption increases during the ULA period (within the ULA parameters), the agreement can achieve huge cost savings compared to the purchase of licenses. But if your consumption decreases, you will almost certainly pay too much for your licenses. Is it important to understand your current and predicted use in the future? the potential cost-benefit of a possible ULA. Don`t be fooled by Oracle: the certification process is nothing short of a trap. The language hidden in your license agreement does not make many customers compliant on the day they certify themselves. We help our clients certify themselves optimally, establish compliance and reduce annual support costs. The question of whether an Oracle ULA actually has an overall advantage has been controversial. The benefits of ULA are cost savings, comfort and simplicity. Agreements work best for companies that expect growth through normal operations rather than through mergers and acquisitions. Oracle stores can group a number of Oracle products under one agreement and one invoice, instead of a mix of complex licensing agreements for each product.

Richard is one of the managing partners of B-lay. He began working in the licensing industry in 2004 and worked for nearly 10 years at Oracle as Regional Compliance Director. He uses his knowledge of enterprise software vendors (such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft) to train, equip and enable end-users of software to meet their challenges in proper software licensing management. Richard received a master`s degree in computer science from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Because of the nature of the agreement, organizations often believe that they can consume as much Oracle software in the ULA as they require. Because if the licenses are “unlimited” and the bill is paid, there`s nothing to worry about, is there? Although the name is different, an ULA is not totally unlimited. ULA`s restrictions are governed by the clauses contained. While the starting point will usually be the standard Oracle ULA with standard clauses, it is possible to include deviations from the standard and/or non-standard language. This leads to specific terms and conditions between your own organization and Oracle. This may include clauses to limit the increase in support maintenance over the life of the ULA (also known as Technical Support Cap) which would otherwise increase as a standard with 3-4% per year, from ULA program use clauses to a certain threshold after a merger or buyout (e.g.B.

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