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IT Procurement Q&A: Should You Renew Your Oracle Unlimited License Agreement?

Published: 19 April 2011

ID: G00211893

Analyst(s): Alexa Bona , Jane B. Disbrow


Organizations with Oracle Unlimited License Agreements have to decide whether to renew them or to let them end and instead "buy as needed." We answer some of the common questions asked by IT procurement professionals when considering ULA renewals.

Table Of Contents


  • Does the Organization Have to Renew the ULA at the End or Can It Renew It Later?
  • How Should an Organization Decide Whether to Renew the ULA or Go to a Buy-as-Needed Plan?
  • Has Gartner Talked With Clients That Have Completed a ULA and What Was Their Experience?
  • How Does the Discount for Renewals Compare With That for the Original ULA?
  • Does Oracle Assume the Same Products and the Same Growth Rate for ULA Renewals That It Assumed for the First Deal?
  • What Happens at the End of a ULA If We Do Not Renew? Is the Certification Process Difficult?
  • What Do You Tell Clients to Watch Out for at the End of a ULA?
  • Does Oracle Offer any Variants of the ULA?

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