How to Make the Right Decisions About Oracle Unlimited License Agreements
Published: 27 April 2009
Jane B. Disbrow
Organizations that require a substantial number of Oracle licenses may consider signing up for an Oracle unlimited deal or evaluate whether to renew their current unlimited deal. Software managers should follow several decision-making processes to ensure that this license model works for them.
Table Of Contents
- Understand the Unlimited License Model
- Potential Advantages of the Unlimited License Model
- Potential Disadvantages of the Unlimited License Model
- Determine if an Unlimited Deal Is Right for the Organization
- Prepare to Negotiate
- Check Current Maintenance and Support Payments
- Create Realistic License Projections
- Require Oracle to Complete Ordering Document
- Negotiate Essential Aspects of the Agreement
- Removal of Partial Licenses From Support
- License Metrics
- Rebundling or Functionality Replacement Clause
- Minimum Discounts on Additional Products
- Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
- Long-Term Caps on Maintenance and Support
- Six Months' Notice Before Unlimited Deployment Period Ends
- Adequate Time to Determine Inventory After Deployment
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