How LicenseFortress Works

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We manage your Oracle licenses through compiling Oracle software Inventory, establishing and effective license position and identifying compliance issues.
  1. We Manage Your Oracle Licenses

Compile Oracle Software Inventory

We review your OLSA(s) to compile your license entitlements. Using LicenseFortress Discovery, our proprietary software asset management tool, we catalog your licenses and determine where workloads are deployed.

Establish Effective License Position (ELP)

Our Effective License Position is closely tailored to the actual contractual obligations outlined in your OLSA(s), not Oracle’s auditing policies; this ensures an aggressive-yet-completely-compliant position, opening the door to greater compliance savings.

Identify Compliance Issues

Almost all compliance issues can be resolved – so long as you catch them before Oracle does. We identify potential threats that could arise in an Oracle audit and define their legitimacy. We will determine if you are compliant, non-compliant, or underutilized.

Compliance Certification

Once all issues have been resolved through best practices, your organization’s compliance will be certified. From that day forward, your compliance is under the care of LicenseFortress – and will be monitored 24x7x365.

 


We monitor you compliance through our SAM tool LicenseFortress Discovery.  We provide real-time alerting and monitoring, quarterly reporting and on-demand experts for any question you may have.

2. We Monitor Your Compliance

LicenseFortress Discovery

We configure our proprietary software to your specific environment. Built by Oracle, VMware, and Amazon experts, LicenseFortress Discovery is fully integrated with many virtual and cloud environments, including VMware vSphere, Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC, and Amazon EC2 / RDS.

Real-Time Alerting

When an activity like a database installation or turning on a feature requiring a license occurs, LicenseFortress detects this activity in real-time, allowing for the quickest response possible to changes that might invalidate your license compliance. Aware of your specific Oracle licensing stipulations, LicenseFortress automatically evaluates whether this event causes you to fall out of compliance with your software licensing agreement, stopping compliance issues dead in their tracks.

Quarterly Reporting

LicenseFortress will provide an overview of quarterly events, noting any activities that result in compliance issues. We will also identify any potential issues going forward and consider changes that impact business operations.

On-Demand Experts

Organizations under LicenseFortress’ care have ongoing access to our licensing experts. Just pick up the phone to talk to an architect, anytime.

 


We protect your investment by providing proof of compliance, audit defense, legal advice and a financial guarantee.Should any fees be rendered as a result of our advice, we cover the bill, eliminating any risk around your organization’s Oracle compliance.

3. We Protect Your Investment

Proof of Compliance

When audits happen, the proof of compliance is the burden of the licensee. Our monitoring and reporting can be used to provide compliance evidence.

Audit Defense

We leverage decades of Oracle expertise to navigate software contract complexities to achieve optimal results. We will respond to all audit correspondence on your behalf, including deciding  -which data should – and should not be – provided to Oracle. This is how we ensure nothing more than is absolutely necessary is revealed during the audit.

Legal Advice

LicenseFortress protects your Oracle investment, removing the uncertainty surrounding legal disputes and eliminating costs that are required after an audit to restore your Oracle compliance. We have an expert legal staff that is fully versed in software licensing contracts to provide advice on the best way to proceed and negotiate.

Guarantee

We provide our customers with confidence that their ongoing Oracle licensing is efficient, compliant – and guaranteed. Should any fees be rendered as a result of our advice, we cover the bill, eliminating any risk around your organization’s Oracle compliance.