What are Flexera – Oracle capabilities?
Flexera is a leading provider of software asset management solutions that help organizations optimize their software spending and compliance posture. The company’s Oracle License Management solution is designed specifically to help businesses manage their Oracle licenses and ensure compliance with Oracle’s complex and constantly evolving licensing rules.
One of the key benefits of using Flexera for Oracle license management is its ability to provide a complete view of an organization’s Oracle estate. By using Flexera’s software inventory and usage data collection capabilities, businesses can get a clear picture of their current Oracle deployment and usage, which is essential for making informed decisions about licensing and compliance.
Flexera’s solution also includes powerful analysis and reporting tools that help businesses understand their Oracle usage patterns and identify opportunities to optimize their licensing. For example, the solution can help organizations identify underutilized or unnecessary Oracle licenses, which can be removed or reallocated to other areas of the business. This can help businesses save money on Oracle licenses and reduce the risk of non-compliance.
Another benefit of Flexera’s Oracle License Management solution is its ability to automate many of the tasks involved in license management. The solution includes a range of tools and processes that help businesses automate the tracking and reporting of Oracle usage, as well as the deployment and management of Oracle licenses. This can help businesses save time and resources and reduce the risk of errors and compliance issues. One of the key differentiators of Flexera’s solution is its verification by Oracle.
What is Oracle’s third-party verification program?
The Oracle Third Party Verification (TPV) Tool Program is a program that allows third-party vendors to verify the accuracy and completeness of their software asset management solutions when it comes to managing Oracle licenses. The program is designed to ensure that organizations using these solutions are able to accurately track and manage their Oracle licenses and ensure compliance with Oracle’s licensing rules.
To participate in the Oracle TPV Tool Program, vendors must submit their software asset management solutions to Oracle for testing and verification. If the solution meets the requirements of the program, it is granted TPV status, which indicates that it has been tested and verified by Oracle.
Flexera is currently verified for
- Oracle Database and options
- Oracle Middleware products
- Oracle Java
But verifying by Oracle only means that the tool vendor is given Oracle audit scripts. Those scripts are identical to Oracle’s own audit scripts and will only help Oracle audit you because you have already run the scripts if you are using a verified Oracle tool.
Potential drawbacks of using Flexera for Oracle license management include:
- Cost: Flexera’s Oracle License Management solution is a paid service, and the cost of using it may be a barrier for some organizations.
- Implementation and integration: Implementing and integrating Flexera’s solution into an organization’s existing IT systems and processes may require significant time and resources.
- User adoption: Getting users to adopt a new software solution can be challenging, and this may be especially true for a complex solution like Flexera’s Oracle License Management solution. It may take time for users to become familiar with the solution and start using it regularly.
- Data accuracy: The accuracy of the data collected by Flexera’s solution depends on the quality and completeness of the data that is inputted into the system. If the data is incomplete or inaccurate, it could affect the accuracy of the reports and analysis produced by the solution.
- Ongoing maintenance: Like any software solution, Flexera’s Oracle License Management solution requires ongoing maintenance and updates to ensure that it continues to function properly and meet the needs of the organization. This may require an ongoing investment of time and resources.
- Complexity: Flexera’s Oracle License Management solution is designed to address the complex and constantly evolving licensing rules of Oracle, which can make it a complex solution to use and manage. This may be a drawback for some organizations that prefer simpler solutions.
If you need expert help with Oracle and Flexera for your Oracle license management, we are experts and can help you configure Flexera for you. We can also help to verify if Flexera is accurately measuring your Oracle installations.