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Key Terms to Negotiate in Oracle Unlimited License Agreements to Maximize Cost Optimization

Published: 26 March 2014

ID: G00262410

Analyst(s): Jane B. Disbrow, Lori Samolsky

Summary

IT procurement professionals can optimize the value of Oracle's Unlimited License Agreements using key terms that affect the outcome of certification, merger/acquisition and divestiture language, maintenance and support caps, and price protection.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Eight Key Contract Terms That Are Essential to Negotiate in a ULA
  • Three Key Rules to Mitigate Future Maintenance and Support Issues
  • Six Evaluation Topics to Agree On for Effective Merger/Acquisition Terms Negotiations
  • Three Detailed Certification Terms Essential for Closing a ULA
  • Two Restrictions That Should Not Be Included in Your ULA
  • Three Helpful Tips to Work With Nonnegotiable Terms in Oracle ULAs

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