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Oracle Audits Part 1: Take Control of Your Oracle Software Audit Using Gartner’s Proactive Approach

Published: 19 February 2019

ID: G00383946

Analyst(s): Rob Wilkes , Roberto Sacco , Melanie Alexander


Oracle audits are a common cause for concern among Gartner clients. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders who have received notification of an Oracle audit should take control by tightly managing the process and negotiating the audit’s scope, methodology and boundaries.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Phase 1, Notification: Verify the Audit Request Is Official, Halt Purchases and Confirm Understanding of Obligations
  • Phase 2, Preparation: Negotiate With Oracle Upfront on the Audit’s Scope, Methodologies and Parameters
    • Negotiate a Trilateral NDA With Oracle and Third-Party Auditors
  • Phase 3, Engagement: Internally Validate and Clarify Entitlements and Prepare for Negotiations

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