Benefits to the customer:
"IT organizations need to pro-actively monitor their use of Oracle Database and E-Business in order to prevent audit problems, avoid unnecessary spending, and closely align budgets with business needs," says Mark Bishof, President and Chief Executive Officer for Acresso. "Our FlexNet Manager Suite automates that pro-active monitoring – providing IT decision-makers with the complete, accurate, and up-to-date insight they need to maintain license compliance and keep their software costs under control."
"To effectively negotiate for our clients, it is essential that we have an accurate, granular understanding of their actual Oracle deployments," says David Blake, VP of Contract Negotiation Services at AMR Research. "With technology like Acresso's FlexNet Manager Suite, organizations can quickly attain a reliable, single version of the truth without putting themselves through a labor-intensive inventory process."
"[To improve contract negotiation leverage,] key strategies include keeping internal audits on actual usage or applying licensing software such as Acresso Software FlexNet Manager Suite [and other vendors]."
By R "Ray" Wang, John R. Rymer, Noel Yuhanna, Forrester, Base Your Oracle "Red Stack" Negotiations Strategy on Your Oracle Adoption Strategy (March, 2009)
"Organizations need to verify usage to identify shelfware, particularly during the economic downturn. This may help to reduce maintenance fees on licenses that are not being used."
By Jane B. Disbrow, Alexa Bona, Gartner, Negotiate Oracle's Software License Agreements to Reduce Unexpected Cost (March, 2009)
"69% of IT executives and managers are not confident that they are fully in compliance with software license agreements."
King Research, Software License Compliance: A Survey of Corporate IT (May, 2008)
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