Oracle makes its software publicly available online, does not require license keys, and automatically installs premium features. Then, Oracle employs legions of salespeople and auditors—armed with revenue-driving policy—to follow up and extend order documents for software that is deemed installed whether running or adding value.
Remend has the tools, expertise, and confidence to dispute Oracle and its audit organization GLAS (formally LMS) when shortfalls eclipse measurable and agreeable value.
Remend License Management Delivers the Following Value
Defensible License Compliance
Licensing that properly aligns value with compliance policy and mitigates risk.
A trusted partner managing and defending your license position with Oracle.
Focus on Business Outcomes
Operate without fear of Oracle’s aggressive sales and audit practices.
Planning and Budgeting
Purchase additional software on your timing, terms, and budget.
Remend Audits Your Software Usage as Oracle Does
With Remend, you can know—not wonder—what Oracle will make of your compliance position and then act prior to facing an Oracle audit. Remend quantifies your actual usage, interprets contracts and policies, and stands in the gap as an educated vendor manager on your behalf.
Remend Delivers Value by Executing the Following Steps
Discover and analyze software installations by replicating Oracle’s audit practices.
Create an effective license position (ELP) by comparing usage with entitlement.
Advise on risk mitigation strategies that eliminate or minimize license shortfalls.
Assist with design, planning, and budgeting for value-based incremental license requirements.
Many companies forego managing their license position and then scramble to respond when called up on by formal audit. Remend’s goal is to take the burden of this function away from customers so they may focus on business outcomes.