If you are struggling to get an idea of how much the new update will cost you, take advantage of your SAM tool. Using your tool, identify which places Java is running that may be unnecessary. You may be able to shave off a significant amount by eliminating users or processors that don’t need Java.
Another factor to consider is Java SE Subscription offers tiered volume discounts. The more users you have, the lower each individual desktop will cost. If you are ineligible for a volume discount, then each desktop will cost you $2.50 per month. Once again, costs can be as low as $1.25 per month. Similarly, on servers, per Proc subscription will cost you from $25.00 to $12.50 per month. Please note that Proc are being calculated similar to Oracle Database Enterprise, so it falls under Oracle’s Hard/Soft partitioning policy.
Transitioning to OpenJDK will allow your applications to run without any detrimental consequences if you do not renew. This means you could renew for the systems your organization absolutely needs Java SE for, and transition the others to OpenJDK. A strategy like this will help to reduce your monthly subscription costs while still reaping the benefits of Java SE. Other options include receiving Free of Cost (FoC) support from other vendors supporting Java as well as contract negotiation between three parties (ie – vendor, Oracle and customer).