Gartner Research

How to Minimize the Risk of Oracle Audits and Reduce Cost Exposure

Published: 18 April 2019

ID: G00384251

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

Summary

Restructuring, company acquisitions, data center virtualization projects or failing to continue spending on new software licenses can trigger an Oracle audit request. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must understand the most likely triggers and proactively mitigate risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Create Internal Awareness of the Implications of Any Potential Reduced Spending by Collaborating With Stakeholders to Understand the Possible Consequences
  • Review Oracle Contracts and Policy Documents to Uncover Licensing Restrictions Stemming From Technical Decisions That Can Cause Unbudgeted Spend

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