Take control of Oracle license reconciliation with HP Software

Does the thought of software compliance within your organization make your head spin? IT departments usually have dozens of application vendors, and all have different compliance methods and requirements.  The ideal scenario is that you have all of your records available and in order.

 

Of course, that’s easier said than done…

 

What happens when a large software vendor, such as Oracle, comes knocking at your door, asking for an accounting of the software assets licensed by your enterprise. This compliance request usually requires complicated information gathering and license reconciliation—largely as a result of virtualization, cloud computing and the consumerization of IT.

 

Unfortunately, many IT organizations do not know:

 

• What software is installed across the enterprise

• How many licenses have been purchased and deployed

• Where the software is installed

• Who is using the software and how often

• If their software use is compliant with licensing rights

 

There are several risks, with potentially costly consequences, that can result from a lack of accurate software license information. Organizations often find themselves out of compliance because they simply can’t manage how software is being used and distributed across the enterprise. Non-compliance can result in consequences or unexpected costs that directly impact the bottom line.

 

Over-spending occurs either because of these issues or because organizations are trying to compensate for their lack of license information. One thing is certain: you need to be ready and you need to be in control. The better you manage your software licensing, the better your chances are of avoiding costly and unnecessary expenses.

 

Let HP and EWC do the work for you

 

Whitlock-Logo.jpgHP—in conjunction with experienced EWC Performance Group consultants—offers a fast, comprehensive, cost-effective and easier way to understand and document your software licenses from Oracle (as well as other software vendors). Instead of taking weeks or even months to complete discovery efforts, data collection, analysis, and reporting, HP Universal Discovery (UD) for Oracle License Management Services (LMS) can deliver, in detail, all the required metrics within a few days. This discovery allows you to manage and take control of your license reconciliation with confidence in the accuracy of the data reported.

 

Introduction to Evergreen, Whitlock, and Checkpoint Technologies (EWC)

 

EWC Performance Group, a smart joint venture created by Evergreen Systems, Whitlock Infrastructure Solutions, and Checkpoint Technologies will help you to realize the value you expect from your HP software. EWC brings a simple and complete services solution, with one contract and one point of contact—which you select.

 

Collectively, the EWC team has the proven skills in every application in the HP IT Performance Suite (ITPS) software portfolio. They bring over 200 professionals from across the US, who are dedicated to delivering HP portfolio solutions. These experts have assisted with thousands of successful HP projects and have over a decade of experience leading dozens of global IT transformations for Fortune 1000 companies. 

 

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Begin your journey with HP Universal Discovery for Oracle License Management Services here.

 

Additional benefits of the solution include:

  • Less likelihood of overspending

  • Lower risk of penalties and fines

  • Reduced total cost of ownership

  • Creation of a constant state of readiness to respond to license reconciliation requests

  • Elimination of the need for third-party and on-site reconciliation

 

Why customers benefit with this solution

Discover your Oracle databases quickly and automatically! Even if you're not immediately facing an license reconciliation, your enterprise should know the answers to these questions:

 

  • How do you discover all of the installed Oracle database instances across your network?

  • How do you identify all of the options and management packs you use?

  • How do you find all of the CPU and core details in every server in which Oracle is installed?

  • Do you understand all of the hard and soft partitioning rules in virtualized and partitioned environments?

  • Do you understand the dynamic nature of where your Oracle databases reside?

 

HP UD for Oracle License Management Services provides a foundation from which Oracle users are better able to understand their asset ownership rights and limitations, optimize their Oracle asset utilization, meet vendor license reporting requirements and manage IT software assets across the enterprise.

 

EWC services—based on proven methodologies and defined processes—enables you to run an internal Oracle compliance discovery job. The results are then published within the HP Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB). You’ll then be able to complete a raw data export to send a packaged bundle of technical reports to Oracle for official verification.

 

The choice is yours

 

HP UD for Oracle LMS shouldn’t be considered a “nice-to-have” program. Software is often the second most expensive component of an IT budget, yet software assets are loosely managed compared to hardware assets.

 

You are always looking to cut costs, avoid overspending, increase efficiencies, and reduce risk. HP UD for Oracle LMS lets you take control of and manage your license reconciliation, thus helping you achieve your fiscal goals. As you plan projects and initiatives for the next budget period, this solution should be included in your arsenal.

 

Where to obtain more information

Begin your journey with HP UD for Oracle LMS here.  Once you fill out the EWC Solutions Assets Request, you will be immediately directed to resources to help you with your license management needs

 

To learn more about HP Software for Oracle LMS, or to schedule your proof-of-value workshop, please contact:

 

Joe Koester

EVP of Sales

703-307-1104

 

joe.koester@evergreensys.com

 

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