Gartner Research

How to Survive an Oracle Software Audit

Published: 09 March 2015

ID: G00270145

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


Oracle has always conducted software audits, and Gartner survey data indicates that it is continuing to do so at a steady rate. 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
  • Use Confidentiality Agreements and Processes With Third-Party Auditors
  • Use Your Established Audit Governance and Processes
  • Check Your Entitlement Records
  • Clarify Entitlement Misunderstandings Before They Cause Confusion
  • Take These Actions to Manage and Prove Compliance
  • Understand the Implications of Installing Oracle Configuration Manager
  • How Bad Can It Get When Resolving Compliance Infringements?
  • What to Expect When Resolving Compliance Issues

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