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!

Our 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.

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.

Our proprietary ULA management program is designed to keep you in compliance, obtain the most Oracle software licenses without increasing support costs, and retain your flexibility to exit the ULA at the time of your choosing.

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.

Our ULA certification program is designed to help you count and analyze your Oracle usage. It empowers you to navigate the 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. We, however, do make it easy.

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

Palisade Compliance ULA Instruction Manual

The Oracle ULA instruction manual is designed by our experts to give you the information you need to get the most from your ULA and exit it on your terms.

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Moving to the Cloud with an Oracle ULA

Thinking of moving to the cloud with an Oracle ULA? Oracle will make it difficult. But it’s still possible, and Palisade Compliance can help.

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Beware of Oracle’s New ULA Certification Trap – It’s Really a Stealth Audit!

Oracle’s new “ULA certification trap” is a 56-question questionnaire. Companies should first understand what they’re contractually obligated to send Oracle.

Palisade Compliance Article

The No.1 Thing You Must Do To Not Get Trapped in an Oracle ULA

Oracle loves ULAs, but it’s the renewal of the ULA that will kill your budget. Learn the No.1 thing you must do so you don’t get trapped in an Oracle ULA!

Discover more of our free content designed to help you get the most out of your Oracle ULA.

Learn how to do it yourself with Paliversity

Our free online on-demand course, “Oracle ULA lifecycle optimization” helps you get the most from your ULA investment, stay in compliance, and avoid the traps inherent in Oracle’s ULA process.

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