How to escape your Oracle ULA

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Why download this guide?

Many organisations consider entering ULAs, most commonly organisations experiencing periods of rapid growth. A discount is a rare thing from Oracle, especially when it comes to licensing, so why are organisations jumping into these long-term contracts? 

In this guide, we will highlight the reasons for and against an organisation choosing to look at an Oracle ULA, including the tricks and traps that allow for Oracle to offer a rare saving opportunity. 

In an Oracle ULA, you are locked into a lower level of support with no resolution SLA. Support Revolution customers enjoy both a response and resolution SLA.

An Oracle ULA can often oversell you licences which can never be refunded or used in subsequent ULAs. On top of that, you are still paying 22% of your licence fees for support!

In ever-changing markets, an Oracle ULA locks you into a contract for years at a time. You are giving up your power to negotiate with Oracle and giving up control of your roadmap. 

Escape Oracle's ULA prison

While an Oracle ULA may seem like a good idea at the outset, the truth is that they can be limiting and restrictive for organisations and difficult to leave. A ULA is like Oracle’s prison, with very little freedom and no immediate way out.

In time, ULAs can leave organisations with too many licences, or in some cases, not enough of the right types of licences. But they’re still investing vast sums of money in support fees in both circumstances. Download our guide below to find out how your organisation can avoid these traps in Oracle ULAs. 

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