Oracle ULA – Certification Process in a Nutshell
Many companies entered into an Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) with Oracle, and if you’re one of them, you might want to read on to learn what are your options at the end of the agreement. Although the name may make you believe that you can unlimitedly deploy Oracle software programs within your infrastructure, a ULA provides you with the unlimited deployment right for a limited amount of Oracle programs, for a limited amount of legal entities and for a limited period of time. At the end of the ULA term (usually 1-5 years after the signature date), you’ll be faced with the option to renew the ULA for another period of time (e.g. 1 – 5 years or perpetual), for a different or the same number of legal entities and for less, the same or more Oracle programs than the original ULA. Alternatively, you can certify the ULA.
More details about what that means and how the standard procedure that you have to follow during the ULA certification process looks like are covered in this article.
This article was published on 19-11-2019
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.