We Need Help With An Oracle ULA

The Unlimited License Agreement, or ULA, is Oracle’s preferred contracting vehicle. There is good reason for that. ULAs are high-leverage contracts that can be a great thing for the Oracle customer, or a great thing for Oracle. Knowing how to navigate through a ULA from conception to certification is critical to your success. Making a ULA mistake can cost your firm millions of dollars and lock you into using unwanted technology for years to come.

Palisade Compliance offers a suite of ULA offerings designed to help any customer, of any size, at any phase of their ULA journey:

ULA negotiations

Every ULA is a custom-crafted agreement. Palisade Compliance has been involved in hundreds of ULA negotiations and re-negotiations. 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 all at Oracle!

Palisade’s unique two-track negotiation model will help you get the best terms as well as the lowest price for your ULA. Every single term in a ULA is negotiable. Let us help you turn this document from Oracle-friendly to client-friendly.

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.

Palisade Compliance has developed a proprietary ULA management program designed to keep our clients in compliance, obtain the largest number of Oracle software licenses (without increasing support costs), and retain our clients’ flexibility to exit their ULA at a time of their choosing.

ULA certification

Getting out of an Oracle ULA and avoiding additional Oracle costs requires you to certify your ULA. Palisade Compliance has empowered our clients to certify their ULAs and claim billions of dollars of additional Oracle software at no additional costs to the client.

Our ULA certification program is designed to help you count and analyze your Oracle usage, and empower you to navigate through the impending Oracle Sales and LMS audit requests you will receive in the last year of your ULA. Oracle does not make it easy to exit a ULA. Palisade, however, does make it easy.

ULA decision support

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? Making the proper decision about 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, Palisade can help you make the best decision for your organization.

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 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

These ULA assessment engagements have proven to be invaluable for our ULA clients who are looking for quick answers to big problems.

Looking for help with your Oracle Unlimited License Agreement? Get in touch with our experts today.

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