Oracle ULA Management, Negotiation, and Certification
Our expertise with Oracle ULA management, certification and contract negotiation will help you make the best decisions for your organization.
What is a ULA?
The ULA (unlimited license agreement) is Oracle’s preferred contracting vehicle. It is a multi-year agreement where companies can deploy an unlimited amount of licenses into their environment.
How does this affect me?
There is a catch: at the end of your ULA, you must be able to properly certify all the licenses you have deployed. This means knowing exactly what you’ve deployed and where, or else you can face high non-compliance fees from Oracle.
Knowing how to navigate through a ULA from conception to certification is critical to your success. Making an Oracle ULA mistake can cost your firm millions of dollars and lock you into using unwanted technology for years to come.
Need Oracle ULA management expertise?
Every Oracle ULA customer is faced with a critical decision. What do I do with my ULA? Do I sign it? Certify out of it? Extend it? Renegotiate it? What to do with your ULA could be the most important decision you’ll ever make regarding your relationship with Oracle.
ULAs are such all-encompassing agreements that they can permanently change the power dynamic between you and Oracle. Palisade Compliance experts have advised clients in ULAs totaling more than one billion dollars. Whether your ULA is $500m or $500k in value, we can help you make the best decision for your organization.
How we can help:
- ULA negotiation
- ULA management
- ULA certification and exit
Oracle ULA negotiations
Every ULA is a custom-crafted agreement. Palisade Compliance has been involved in hundreds of ULA negotiations and renegotiations. Each member of our team of contracting experts has on average more than 20 years of Oracle-related experience. In fact, our team helped create and roll out the Oracle ULA when we were at Oracle!
Oracle ULA management
Oracle sells the ULA as a contract that does not require management. In fact, the opposite is true. The ULA, more than any other Oracle contract, must be managed throughout its lifecycle. Improper ULA contract and license management will lead to multi-million dollar noncompliance issues as well as multi-million dollar lost opportunities for you.
Certifying your Oracle ULA
Getting out of an Oracle ULA and avoiding additional Oracle costs requires you to certify your ULA. We have empowered our clients to certify their ULAs and claim billions of dollars of additional Oracle software at no additional costs to the client.
What if you don't know where to start?
45-day ULA assessments
Many companies simply do not know where to start with their Oracle ULA. If you find yourself in this position, then the Palisade Compliance 45-day ULA assessment can point you in the right direction. This service is designed to give you:
- a high-level overview of your ULA
- the obstacles you face to achieve your goals
- a road map on how you can achieve success.
Our ULA assessment engagements have proven to be invaluable for our ULA clients who are looking for quick answers to big problems.
Need help with Oracle ULA management? Get in touch with our experts today.
Free Oracle ULA management resources
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