Cancel Oracle auto renewal blog

You need to cancel your Oracle Support auto-renewal now

We’ve written before about the dangers of Oracle’s recent contractual changes to its support agreements (auto-renewals, matching service policies, etc.) – but now we’ve got one clear reason to tell you to cancel your auto-renewal: Auto-renewals mean automatic price rises. You read that right. We’ve been trying to find out why so many Oracle customers have been talking to us …

Oracle Security Blog

Oracle Security Update: CVE-2019-2725

On Friday 26th April 2019, Oracle released a new “out of band” security alert for WebLogic Server, affecting versions 10.3.6 and 12.1.3: CVE-2019-2725. “Out of band” updates and alerts are usually critical as they occur outside of Oracle’s usual update/patching schedule. This is because Oracle thinks that the corresponding issue is important and damaging enough that you need to do …

Oracle Price Rises

Oracle increase support and maintenance charges by 4%

So what are you getting from Oracle’s price rises? We’ve spoken to many companies worldwide who were shocked to see their annual support bill increase by a whopping 4%. This price rise has come as a surprise to many people who have previously only seen smaller (but still significant) increases to their annual bills. “Customer outrage at these price hikes …

Oracle Job Cut Impacts

Oracle job cuts: Will anyone be there to pick up the phone?

Last month Oracle laid off a large section of their workforce at short notice and with no warning. But what will Oracle job cuts mean for your ERP support? They haven’t revealed how many employees have been cut, but various posters on theLayoff.com, (a site for people affected by layoffs) have been giving insider info and tips, indicating that the …

Hybrid Cloud ERP

Why Hybrid Cloud ERP is becoming the new norm

We’ve written a lot about the move to Cloud ERP and the tug of war that seems to be happening between vendors and customers, especially over controversial de-support dates from SAP and bullish sales tactics from Oracle – all designed to convince you to sign up to their own version of Cloud ERP. TechTarget has covered this issue recently, citing …

Cancelling Oracle Contract

Why we cancelled our Oracle Gold partnership

We setup PDG Consulting (the forerunner to Support Revolution) in 1998 to work alongside Oracle and SAP as consultants and systems implementors. This was a pivotal step in our development as we grew a solid pool of technical talent and experience in both Oracle and SAP ERP (which is why we’re so good at providing support!). But while we quickly …

Breaking up with Oracle

Thinking about breaking up with your ‘legacy’ systems?

Like many others, you may be looking at your current ERP system and wondering ‘is it enough?’. The sales and marketing teams of every vendor and consultancy have been working overtime for the past few years trying to convince you to move to cloud ERP. They want you to ditch old-reliable and take a chance with their latest technology (and …

New Years resolutions

Your New Year’s resolutions could hurt your IT strategy

It seems that everyone has a blog or take on New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. And you can bet that IT vendors, analysts and bloggers will all be talking about the latest innovations and technologies that you should be investing in. Some of our favourites are listed at the bottom of this article. But while many of …

S/4HANA Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

S/4HANA Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

If you are using SAP products at the moment then you’re probably considering your next steps given the 2025 deadline (if so, you should read our white paper on the topic). Most SAP ERP is currently on-premise and SAP is heavily pushing these customers to consider its cloud solutions. SAP has been investing heavily in cloud recently and expanding its …