Best Practices to Help Take Control of an Oracle Audit
Software audits are increasingly being used to gain leverage by ERP mega-vendors frequently to keep you on a vendor-dictated roadmap. And most find the question is not “if” you will be audited, but “when?”
While most IT and Asset Management teams understand the motivation for an audit, many don’t realize audits can be leveraged to flip the narrative with their vendors. Join Anna-Rita Stanley-Best, Managing Director – APAC of Palisade Compliance along with Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street for this live webinar.
Get a checklist of the ways you can be better prepared for an audit, and more importantly, how you can gain control of your IT roadmap and vendor relationships every step of the way. Hosted by Dan Ashton, Senior Product Marketing Director at Rimini Street, this discussion will be eye-opening, particularly to Oracle licensees who are facing support renewals in the next 6-18 months.
Surprising Facts About Oracle Support Programs and Why You Should Care
Every year, you’re probably paying approximately 22% of your annual licensing fee for Oracle support services, but how do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? It’s normal to expect that the people who manufacture a product will offer the best support. However, if you knew the facts about ERP software support services, you’d know that in this case that’s not a valid assumption. Independent, third-party support actually provides more comprehensive coverage than Oracle does.
Oracle premier support … Oracle premium support … Extended, Sustaining, De-support, End-of-Life, and Market Driven support—what do all these terms even mean and why should you care? How does third-party support compare?
For many companies, 22% of licensing fees is a multi-million-dollar annual decision. Watch this webinar and find out what you do and don’t get with each level of Oracle support, along with important transition dates.
Get all the facts about Oracle and find out how to make the best decisions for your company when choosing where to invest your support budget. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Slash Oracle Costs and Invest in What Matters
Managing costs and finding ways to fund innovation are critical in today’s business environment. For Oracle licensees, a large percentage of the IT budget goes to license fees and Oracle support costs. What if that percentage could be reduced and the funds redirected to innovation?
To begin reducing Oracle costs, licensees must optimally manage their contracts to maintain license compliance while avoiding risk. Licensees must also analyze their Oracle support and determine if the support received is worth the increasing costs.
This on-demand webinar featuring Craig Guarente of Palisade Compliance and Dan Ashton of Rimini Street discusses best practices for reducing Oracle costs and specific steps that licensees can take today, including consideration of third-party support.
Avoiding SAP Licensing and Audit Pitfalls
SAP software is mission-critical and can be complex. The same can be said for SAP licensing which makes compliance difficult. Yet, being out of compliance can be an invitation for an audit which are an easy way for SAP to generate revenue at your expense and cause unwanted lock-ins.
In this 45-minute webcast you’ll learn smart ways to manage your SAP relationship, plus how to free your budget and liberate funds for innovation including digital transformation.
Join this essential webinar as our experts explain how to respond to:
SAP license negotiation strategies
SAP audit triggers and tactics including Indirect Access
Licensing questions when moving to third-party support
Doug Gibson, Managing Partner at Invictus Partners along with Jennifer Perry, GVP & General Manager, SAP Services at Rimini Street will share guidance on SAP licensing as well as strategies to reduce your SAP support costs, free up resources and focus on your business initiatives.
New Insights on Reducing Support Costs for Your Oracle Licensing
A recent survey conducted globally among Oracle Database customers shows 41% have plans to reduce their Oracle Database footprint – a staggering increase from 8% in 2017. Why? The two biggest reasons cited were cost and licensing compliance issues, which are complaints we hear consistently from our customers today. If you’ve been investigating strategies to reduce IT spending, you can significantly reduce support costs for your Oracle platforms and free up a significant portion of your budget to invest in innovative technologies that could help your company thrive.
In this webinar, Rimini Street and Palisade Compliance presented strategies for reducing your annual Oracle spend including:
Negotiating and exiting ULA agreements
Reducing licensing compliance risk
Avoiding expensive upgrades and vendor lock-in
Reducing annual support costs up to 50%
Improving annual maintenance and support for your Oracle platforms
It’s time you put the power back in your own hands. Join us to learn how you can free up your budget and follow your business-driven roadmap. Your CFO will thank you.
CIO Experiences Episode 2: Predictable and Proven Success with Third-Party Support
Video interview with former CIO Tom Grooms on using third-party support for legacy ERP systems and new platforms, and archiving software entitlements for future use.
5 Ways to Avoid a Surprise Audit: SAP Indirect Access
With SAP’s early success in two widely-publicized lawsuits involving Indirect Access, many SAP customers have been left feeling anxious as to how they would fare should they face an audit now that the legal precedent for non-compliance has been set. Reassurances from SAP CEO Bill McDermott at last year’s Sapphire Now conference did little to assuage those fears.
SAP’s license model is complex, especially when it comes to allowing homegrown, web or third-party applications that access or manipulate SAP data…or users who get access to SAP data through other applications. Unfortunately, many CIOs think they are properly licensed and in compliance with their SAP software maintenance agreements…until they get the audit notifications.
The speakers cover:
Why Diageo lost the case and how the court ruling was decided
How audits can be used to drive innovation and road map clarity (and why you should not be afraid of them)
Who you should engage during the audit process so you make the right decisions every step of the way
Dan Ashton, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street hosts this 30-minute discussion with Sebastian Schoofs, Executive Director at VOQUZ and Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street.
This is the fastest way for you to learn the 5 ways to avoid surprises with SAP’s Indirect Access and control your destiny.
5 Hidden Traps That Are Keeping You in Your Oracle ULA
Oracle Unlimited License Agreements (“ULA”) by themselves are neither good nor bad. Whether they are good or bad for your business is based entirely on how you negotiate the terms and conditions and manage the ULA throughout the entire lifecycle of the contract. If you enter into a ULA with the right terms, manage it properly and exit via certification with the maximum licenses, then your ULA can be a valuable arrangement for your company. However, if you leave anything to chance, you can inadvertently impact your long-term IT strategy, including the ability to move around based on your budget, resources, and roadmap.
Don’t get locked into terms that don’t work for you. Tune into this 45-minute webinar and learn about the five ways an Oracle ULA can trap your team, hurt your budget and stifle innovation.Join Craig Guarente, CEO of Palisade Compliance and former Oracle GVP responsible for License Management Services (Customer Audits) along with Dan Ashton of Rimini Street to get guidance and learn how you can not only avoid ULA lock-in but reduce your support costs, free up resources and focus on your new IT initiatives.