Because of the nature of the agreement, organizations often believe that they can consume as much Oracle software in the ULA as they require. Because if the licenses are “unlimited” and the bill is paid, there`s nothing to worry about, is there? While the ULA called “All You can eat” deal, it is a fact that it does not cover all situations. This means that you are easily led to a false sense of security and that you can use Oracle software in a way that is not within your agreement. This inevitably results in an unexpected invoice at the end of your ULA or, worse, a violation of the terms of the provision, which means that you are obliged to certify earlier than expected. This can only be mitigated by careful control of Oracle`s succession and future use. An unlimited licensing agreement can be a very valuable solution for your business at any given time. The downside of an ULA is the “lock-in” from the point of view of technical assistance, because you lose the ability to terminate support maintenance for a license if such a license is no longer needed. Before entering into an unlimited licensing agreement, it is important to have a clear overview of all the contractual clauses that are part of the contract. Each organization should assess whether the benefits of an unlimited licensing agreement outweigh the disadvantages of its specific situation. In the following articles, we will deal with the most common clauses you will find in almost all unlimited licensing agreements. The restrictions of an ULA are subject to the terms of the agreement. Some ULA clauses relate to products and uses, while others refer to your organization or the concept of ULA. When your ULA expires, you have two options: you can certify and report your use on Oracle, or you can extend your ULA for a new period of three years (or more).
Maximize the benefits of existing Oracle ULA agreements through optimization recommendations #oracle #vendormanagement #itsourcing #contract #negotiation #sam #softwareassetmanagement As you have already completed the launch, we assume that you have already entered or considered an ULA for your organization. The first thing to keep in mind is that the contractual document by which you get unlimited disposal rights is actually an order document.