How to Survive an Oracle Software Audit


Archived Published: 09 March 2015 ID: G00270145

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Summary

Oracle has always conducted software audits, and Gartner survey data indicates that it is continuing to do so at a steady rate. Software asset managers must tighten processes to manage unique Oracle license terms and policies to avoid costly, unbudgeted noncompliance fees.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Why Am I Being Audited?
  • Analysis
    • Check Your Contracts to Determine Audit Rights
    • Use Confidentiality Agreements and Processes With Third-Party Auditors
    • Use Your Established Audit Governance and Processes
    • Check Your Entitlement Records
    • Clarify Entitlement Misunderstandings Before They Cause Confusion
    • Take These Actions to Manage and Prove Compliance
    • Understand the Implications of Installing Oracle Configuration Manager
    • How Bad Can It Get When Resolving Compliance Infringements?
    • What to Expect When Resolving Compliance Issues
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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