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Oracle Audits Part 2: Minimize Costs by Leveraging Gartner’s Oracle Audit Settlement Checklist

Published: 27 February 2019

ID: G00350737

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


Oracle audits typically lead to a notification of noncompliance, soon followed by a settlement proposal. Before paying the audit bill, sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must conduct a thorough negotiation to optimize costs and reduce the risk of a future audit.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Phase 4, Closure: Develop a Compelling Compliance Position by Following These Actions
    • Online Oracle Documentation Contributes to the Confusion
  • How to Effectively Negotiate and Resolve Oracle Audit Compliance Issues
    • Negotiate Your Bottom-Line Audit Settlement Costs
    • Audit Settlement Negotiation Leverage Checklist
    • Take Advantage of Oracle’s Strategic Priorities/Initiatives/Incentives to Increase Audit Negotiation Leverage
    • Seek Alternate Options for Temporary Licensing or Migrating From Older Metrics
  • Don’t Forget the Final Step: Obtain Written Confirmation From Oracle Confirming That the Enterprise Is in Full Compliance

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