Gartner Research

Challenges and Decisions Impacting Current and Future Oracle Campus Software License Agreements

Published: 16 August 2013

ID: G00252865

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


Oracle offers specially discounted software to academic institutions, licensed as campuswide per Named User Plus. As course delivery methods change to accommodate online students, IT procurement must review agreements and metrics to determine if a campuswide agreement is the best alternative.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Compare the Advantages and Disadvantages of the Campuswide Agreement Based on Your Institution's Needs
    • What is an IPEDS Number?
    • Is IPEDS the Most Common Metric Used Within the USA?
    • Is the IPEDS Count Utilized Elsewhere?
    • Other Advantages of Campuswide Agreements
    • Disadvantages of the Campuswide Agreement
  • Anticipate how New Course Delivery Methods Could Increase Total License Counts and Fees
  • Identify What you Must Negotiate in Your Campuswide Agreement

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