Oracle Cost Saving – Case Study
Many Oracle users obtained licenses in the month of May in previous years. This, since May is the last month of Oracle’s Fiscal Year. Because of this, your support maintenance renewal proposal(s) are coming in shortly. This, since Oracle sends these proposals typically 3 months in advance. What should you do? Stop paying too much money for the support maintenance on your Oracle licenses. Unnecessary spend is something we see almost every day at the vast majority of our Oracle customers.
Customer Case Study:
One of our NAMER based customers had an Unlimited License Agreement which we helped to certify last year. The fixed annual support maintenance cost for this ULA was 2.875K USD. On top of this premier support contract, the customer needed to have an Extended Support contract.
- Oracle quoted initially for its premier support maintenance: 2.990 K USD
- Oracle quoted initially for its extended support maintenance: 477 K USD
After the delivery of our services, the customer entered into a premier support contract for 2.875K USD (no indexation) and an Extended Support contract for 40K USD. Total cost savings achieved: 547 K USD. Both contracts where entered into for 12 months (and the customer was not forced to enter into a contract for 36 or 24 months as nowadays typically proposed by Oracle support to “waive” the indexation).
What we can guarantee?
For 90-95% of all Oracle customers we can achieve direct cost savings through our services. Are you interested if this is applicable to you? Are you interested to understand the amount of money you can save on your Oracle support renewal? The answer is simple: Do a free health check to find out what can be achieved.
What do we need from you?
You answer 5 questions that we will share with you. After this, we set-up a meeting with you to discuss your current position, the potential for cost savings and the concrete options you have to a achieve this. A win-win situation.
Interested in some real customer cases?
Our customers across the globe are happy to have a reference call with you to share their individual experiences with you. Want to know more about the Oracle Cost Savings Health Check? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me directly at email@example.com.
This article was published on 26-03-2020
Richard is one of the managing partners at B-lay. He started to work in the license management industry in 2004 and worked for almost 10 years at Oracle as regional director of compliance. He uses his knowledge of enterprise software vendors (such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft) to educate, equip and enable software end users in their challenges regarding proper software license management. Richard holds a master’s degree in IT, from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.