The words ‘license audit’ will most probably cause you stress and fear if you are not prepared and you don’t have everything under control. This article will elaborate on some best practices through which you can feel ready and reduce the anxiety of an upcoming audit. If you are lucky, it will all just cause some extra effort and attention. If you are not lucky, and you get stuck with the worst possible because you are not compliant with Oracle’s rules, you will have to pay a large fine en will experience much hassle.
An Oracle audit is one of those things in life that cannot be escaped. When it comes to Oracle, you can expect an audit around every three to four years. Although it is common for organizations to think they are ready, most often they are not, and they are also not aware of all the licensing pitfalls. Not being ready for this audit can cause money meant for important business projects to move to paying fees and fines to Oracle. To avoid this, follow the next steps to be in control of your Oracle licenses and reduce risk:
If you can make sure everyone in the company if aware of these things, keeping order will get a lot easier. It is key to be well educated on the audit process, keep calm, and get through the audit as smooth as possible. Don’t wait until the audit letter falls on your desk. Get started today! And if you are not sure how to handle things, or would like to call in the help of an expert, don’t be afraid to do so!