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Remove Oracle Software Licensing Position Guesswork

Posted by on June 25, 2018

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Understanding your Oracle Software licensing position can be a very confusing and arduous exercise for Software Asset Managers, especially when it comes to your compliance position in the event of an audit. This exercise is further complicated as enterprises expand into cloud and virtualized environments, as the majority of Oracle enterprise software is licensed based on hardware characteristics such as physical servers, processors, and sockets/cores. Failure to engage in the process can be costly—last year, 85 percent of organizations were out of compliance with their software licensing agreements, and the average software audit for a mid-market company was $263,000.

When it comes to license compliance, you can't afford to be caught asleep at the wheel.

How Cherwell Asset Management Can Help

Our newly introduced version of Cherwell Asset Management (CAM) 14.0 which includes automated Oracle Database discovery, takes the guesswork out of understanding your Oracle licensing position and can help enterprises save thousands of dollars in under-utilized licensing costs. Cherwell Asset Management 14.0 automatically queries your Oracle DB and instantly retrieves Oracle processor data and Oracle version licensing attributes. Our automated discovery determines which features are installed, if licenses are being used (which ones and how many), and pulls both physical and virtual information so Software Asset Managers can confidently measure their licensing usage and potentially realize significant savings on licensing costs by reclaiming unused licenses.

Software demo screenshot of Oracle Software Asset inventory of unused Oracle licenses

Software demo screenshot of Oracle Software Asset inventory of unused Oracle licenses

We also expanded Cherwell’s breadth of support for Linux distributions, which is required to support all Oracle DB’s, by adding both Oracle Linux and SUSE Linux. This further rounds out the OS ecosystem that we support which also includes RedHat, UNIX, AIX, Solaris, Windows and MAC Operating Systems.

Take the guesswork out of what's installed across your network with powerful IT asset discovery and inventory reporting. Cherwell Asset Management automatically discovers all the hardware and software installed on your Windows, Unix, Linux, and MAC OS desktops, laptops, and servers, so you know what's installed, who's using it, and whether it's properly licensed.

The newest version of Cherwell Asset Management is one of a slew of updates to our core products, which also include a new version of Cherwell Service Management.

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