Gartner Research

How to Survive an Oracle Software Audit

Published: 21 August 2013

ID: G00252813

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


Oracle has always conducted software audits, but the number reported in the last Gartner ITAM survey increased significantly. Software asset managers must tighten processes to manage unique Oracle license terms and policies to avoid costly, unbudgeted noncompliance fees.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Why Am I Being Audited?


  • Check Your Contracts to Determine Audit Rights
  • Oracle May Use Third Parties to Audit Customers
  • Use Your Established Audit Governance and Processes
  • Check Your Entitlement Records
  • Entitlement Misunderstandings Cause Confusion
  • Take These Actions to Manage and Prove Compliance
  • Are You Aware of Oracle Configuration Manager?
  • How Bad Can It Get When Resolving Compliance Infringements?
  • What to Expect When Resolving Compliance Issues

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