Gärtringen, 12th of June 2013, Licensing for enterprise class software can be very difficult and time consuming. The license cost does not only depend on the number of installations, but also on other factors such as installed memory, processors, number of total processor cores or the number of concurrent users.
Do you really know whether you have licensed your software correctly? Having not enough licenses migth lead to severe penalties while having more licenses than needed is a waste of money. In the first case, you might get into trouble when you are requested to run a license audit. In the latter case, you are simply paying more than you actually need to.
Therefore, it is essential to get a baseline of current information about your IT environment, its hardware- and software details. Based on that information, specialized companies can analyse your license requirements.
JDisc is closely working with Lime Software, a UK based company specialized on Oracle license management. Their License Manager for Oracle License Management contains a product catalogue for Oracle software which is basically a rule based approach to all Oracle license terms and conditions since the 1990’s. While Lime Software is excellent in the analysis of Oracle software licenses, JDisc is pretty good in getting the required hardware- and software information.
Raw data discovered from JDisc Discovery can be imported into Lime Software’s license management tool and together, we provide a very time and cost efficient solution for Oracle license management.