Oracle Pool of Funds Contracts are High Risk


Are you considering a Pool of Funds (POF) contract with Oracle? What’s old is new again; this contract is similar to, but not exactly like, Oracle’s old Network User License Agreements from the early 1990s.

Oracle is pushing these contracts hard. Our analysis shows these types of agreements are very high risk with medium reward. They require clients to pay an upfront fee to Oracle. For that money, clients can “burn down” their payment by licensing products from a predefined list of products. Along with this burn down comes a possible onerous obligation to report to Oracle usage of products on a regular basis.

Oracle licensees should conduct an extensive review and analysis of these contracts before entering into them.

This whitepaper is designed to provide a summary of Oracle’s POF contracts, best practices on contract terms and conditions, cost guidance, and negotiation strategies.

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