Getting Oracle Cost Savings in Line with Oracle Advisory Services
“SoftwareONE showed us an in-depth understanding of Oracle licenses and contracts. They answered all our questions and have been a tremendous help in developing a no-cost DR strategy and lowering our CAPEX costs by advisory on consolidation and Oracle Cloud.”
Company IT Director
Headquartered in Singapore, this SoftwareONE customer is an integrated supplier of products and tools for Oil and Gas Mining, petrochemical and energy industries around the globe. They supply oceanic offshore engineering, certification and test services through a network of offices and warehouses in ten countries.
Industry: Services, Equipment and Tools within Oil & Gas/Marine & Mining Industries
Services: Oracle Advisory Services (incl. e.g. License Audit Support, Software and License Management); Oracle Cloud
This SoftwareONE customer uses Oracle Database, E- Business Suite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence analytics to manage their business. Initially, they had purchased an enterprise license that entitled them to 1000 users. However, over a period of years, they had reduced active users to just a third of their allotted number. Even with this user change, Oracle would not give any cost relief and continued to increase license and maintenance fees by 3% annually. Seeking an effective resolution, the customer decided to engage SoftwareONE’s Oracle Advisory Practice to complete a compliance analysis and recommend potential cost saving remedies.
They engaged SoftwareONE’s Oracle Advisory Practice to conduct an Oracle assessment. The result was an Oracle Effective License Position (ELP) and commercial advisory that brought them into compliance and saved substantial costs through technology consolidation, including cloud motion.
The customer has achieved complete Oracle Effective License Position (ELP)
Additional license expenses have been avoided
Annual support costs have been reduced by S$300,000
The move to Oracle Cloud and subscription payments will further reduce yearly expenses