Better Manage Oracle's Maintenance Policies to Minimize Their Impact on Your Cost Optimization Initiatives

Gartner ReportImagine a business activity that, every year, achieves more than a 90% net profit on a steady $18 billion revenue stream.

You face mounting pressure to optimize enterprise software expenditures. Oracle's maintenance and support repricing policies make this challenging.

Read how to better manage these policies to optimize costs and minimize risk. In this new report, Gartner provides recommendations to sourcing and vendor management leaders for:

  • Ensuring that software purchases are necessary, not a result of Oracle's volume discounts.
  • Safeguarding license flexibility in the future, for example by keeping Ordering documents and Executable Quotes separate.
  • Exploring credible, independent third-party support options when Oracle maintenance costs become unsustainable or deliver limited value.

To avoid getting locked into non-negotiable support costs that increase every year, you need to read this report.


Gartner: Better Manage Oracle's Maintenance Policies to Minimize Their Impact on Your Cost Optimization Initiatives, Roberto Sacco, Rob Wilkes, Melanie Alexander, 19 July 2017

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