EMEA Oracle Licence Management Services

Palisade Compliance EMEA is the industry leading provider of independent Oracle software licencing, contracting, and compliance advisory services. We enable our clients in Europe to:

  • Spend less on Oracle through immediate and strategic cost optimization planning
  • Ensure that they remain in compliance with complex and confusing license agreements
  • Take back control of their Oracle relationship

Palisade holds a unique position in the technical and licensing advisory services market because of our:

  • Independence
  • 100% Oracle focus
  • Over 180 years of combined specific Oracle expertise and experience
  • Our staff are former Oracle, but we are not affiliated with Oracle in any way
  • We work only for our clients, not on behalf of Oracle
  • We do not sell software, so our motivation is to identify and solve problems

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Our Services

Audit Intervention

Customers under threat of an Oracle audit need independent, experienced advisors with the organizational flexibility to gather necessary data, advise on the audit negotiation, and deliver best practices in resolving compliance issues.

  • Dramatic improvement in audit outcomes by enabling client to negotiate the audit terms & scope, challenge Oracles methodology and negotiate the outcome based on solid facts
  • Strategic advice & tactical support during Oracle audit
  • Expertise to challenge audit scope, methods & results
  • Avoid massive unbudgeted expenses
ULA Optimisation

ULA customers must count their deployment at end of term - a ‘renewal’ is not an ideal outcome - this service delivers management during the ULA plus effective certification, clients save millions on license/support fees during and after the ULA.

  • Manage in-place ULAs to maximize deployment, radically increasing the effective discount while minimizing real support costs during and after the ULA term
  • Lock-in ULA savings & maximize certification claims
  • Identify and mitigate non-compliance
  • Avoid costly renewals or extensions
Compliance Assurance

All Oracle customers need to save money while reducing their risk of an expensive audit; by optimizing licenses and identifying compliance risks for proactive mitigation, Palisade delivers immediate risk reduction and a savings strategy.

  • Review of Oracle contracts plus proactive count of utilisation
  • Where no audit is underway and no ULA present
  • Compliance gap analysis, savings strategies and risk mitigation
Strategic Advisory Services

We provide Clients general education and advise for executives and managers, supporting their interactions with Oracle and helping them to identify potential areas for cost optimisation and risk reduction.

  • Advising on options for reducing expenditure on Oracle support without violating license agreements or Oracle policies
  • Reviewing new hardware/software/third-party purchases, and the potential impact on existing licenses
  • Briefing a new CFO and CIO on Oracle, how it works, and their Oracle investment
  • Answering tactical questions on how deploying an option in a virtualized environment could create licensing implications
  • Strategic advise and negotiation support on new licence purchases or cloud deployments
  • Executive briefings on licence impacts of hardware refreshes, mergers and acquisitions, etc.

EMEA Blogs

  • Even Oracle is frustrated with Oracle!

    By Steve Turner on September 25, 2017

    After working for Oracle for 13 years, I have been used to helping Oracle sales reps with their deals, but I didn’t expect them to still call after I left the company.  Let me start from the beginning: at Palisade, we receive a lot of requests from clients asking for help.  And this day was no different when this request

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  • 1,000 New Oracle Cloud Sellers in EMEA

    By Steve Turner on September 19, 2017

    In EMEA, during Oracle’s Q1 we have seen an increase in requests for support helping customers faced with the Oracle ABC audit.  The ABC in this case stands for Audit, Bargain Cloud. Customers are receiving audit requests from Oracle, sometimes with Oracle pushing customers for a response within 5-10 days, despite the clients contractual obligations to provide assistance in an audit.

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  • Audit Trends in EMEA

    By Steve Turner on August 1, 2017

    It’s been a busy few months since we’ve announced Steve Turner as our EMEA Director, and we are actively helping customers across EMEA with their Oracle challenges, from very different industry verticals. A few trends we’ve noticed: ABC Audits – Seeing an uptick in using audits as a revenue generator for cloud, frustrating their customer base at the same time.

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  • Press Release: Palisade Compliance Expands into Europe

    By Craig Guarente on April 3, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Palisade Compliance Expands into Europe Stephen Turner Joins Palisade to Support EMEA Efforts New York, NY, April 3, 2017 — Palisade Compliance announced today their new European presence. Palisade Compliance, LLC, the world’s leading independent provider of Oracle software and cloud licensing, contracting, cost reduction, and compliance advisory services announced today the addition of new director Steve

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