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Save Money By Choosing the Correct Software Licensing Metric Between Oracle Named User Plus Or Processor

Published: 12 July 2013

ID: G00252864

Analyst(s): Jane B. Disbrow, Joseph Neapolitan


Buying Named User Plus licenses for all employees and assuming that you have met all requirements is a mistake that can increase costs and risks. IT procurement professionals who fail to consider both NUP and Processor models might pay too much and expose themselves to avoidable audit peril.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Know When to Use Named User Plus Licensing
  • Escalation of the Internet of Things Will Affect Licensing
    • NUP Favors a Small and Focused User Base
    • Guidance From the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table Is Required
    • An Application User License Is Not the Same as an NUP License
    • When to Use NUP Licenses
    • When Not to Use NUP Licenses
    • Know When to Use Processor Licensing
    • When to Use the Processor License Metric
    • When Not to Use Processor Licenses
  • Avoid Three Common Mistakes When Choosing Between NUP and Processor Licenses
  • Consider These Additional Factors for Licensing and Agreement Negotiations
    • Additional Recommendations

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