Oracle ULA Certification

Many organizations end up being forced into a ULA renewal without having any leverage to determine a fair deal. We ensure your ULA is managed efficiently towards its certification and that any commercial pressure is on Oracle, not you.

Key services

Effective ULA deployment

This stage focuses on identifying available sources of inventory and deployment information, reconciling the sources, determining what products are deployed on which servers and the hardware specification of those servers. This provides us with a full scope, allowing you to take control of your ULA deployment.

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Opportunities and threats

Certifying and/or renewing a ULA deployment impacts the cost model around Oracle.

Our consultants will work closely with you, determining your organization’s Oracle future product roadmap, taking into consideration where you are now, and where you want to be.

This roadmap will have a huge impact on building a strategy towards the ULA end date. We’ll use our findings to identify major opportunities and potential threats, delivering value by helping your people understand what your ULA covers, and ensuring you maximise the ROI of your ULA licenses, and confirm license compliance for all Oracle products which are not included in your ULA.

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ITAA’s consultants are keen strategists. We will help you to define a company-supported strategy, defining why and how you plan on certifying or renewing the ULA.

This strategy will include a list of optimization requirements/preparation requirements needed. We will identify roles and responsibilities within your organization that are required to implement the chosen strategy, taking the onus away from you.

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During the optimization stage, all necessary actions will be executed.

We will prepare implementations and support your chosen strategy. Timing here is essential. We will endeavour to reach this stage as soon as possible, as the quicker this process can be completed, the more value it will provide.

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Certify or (optional) renewal negotiations

Depending on the chosen strategy, you will enter the contractual certification process phase or engage with Oracle a new commercial cycle to renew the ULA contract.

When entering the contractual certification process phase, you will certify the ULA in accordance with the contractually defined process. Commencing certification, the “unlimited” deployment will be permanently limited to the actual number of licenses utilized at the end of the unlimited deployment period.

In most ULA agreements, you have to report these figures at last on the contractual certification date, which is, in most cases, 30 days after the unlimited deployment period has ended.

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Benefits of our ULA certification service

100% Independent

ITAA does not sell licenses, nor does it profit from license sales in any way. We also have no reporting obligations towards Oracle or its partners. Our only business is with you.

Have 25 years of Oracle experience on your side

Many organizations don’t understand how the ULA really works, which isn’t unusual. Having worked in the industry for over two decades, we have an intimate knowledge about the ULA process with Oracle. This means we’re the best possible choice you can make when working through the certification process. Our years of experience will help you make informed decisions.

Make the right decisions for your organization

Oracle’s sales team is rewarded on first year support, which is why it’s logical for them to advise you to renew the ULA. Our independence allows us to give you 100% unbiased advice based on your current and future needs.

Boost ROI of your ULA

The support fee is already set, the license count will be set when you certify. In order to get the best ROI we will help you realize the highest license count as possible.


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