What is an Oracle OMA ? – Oracle Master Agreement

What is an Oracle OMA

Oracle OMA – Introduction

An Oracle OMA – Master Agreement (OMA) is a legal document that establishes the terms and conditions for the purchase of Oracle products and services. The OMA serves as a standard agreement that applies to multiple transactions between a customer and Oracle, and it establishes the general terms and conditions that will apply to each transaction.

The OMA typically includes provisions that outline the parties to the agreement, the scope of the agreement, the duration of the agreement, the payment terms, and any applicable warranties or indemnification provisions. It may also include provisions related to support and maintenance, confidentiality, and dispute resolution.

The OMA is typically used in conjunction with an Oracle Ordering document, which is a specific document that outlines the terms and conditions of a particular transaction between a customer and Oracle. The OMA and the Ordering document together form the complete legal agreement between the customer and Oracle.

Customers who enter into an OMA with Oracle are typically required to sign the OMA and any associated Ordering documents before they can purchase Oracle products or services. It is important for customers to carefully review and understand the terms of the OMA and any associated Ordering documents before signing them, in order to ensure that they fully understand their rights and obligations under the agreement.

Oracle audit clause

From an Oracle license management perspective, the Oracle audit clause is always in the Oracle OMA.

  • Audit clause informs you how many days of notification Oracle needs to provide with you before they initiate the audit.
  • Audit clause informs you if you need to run Oracle audit scripts.
  • Audit clause informs you how much co-operation you need to provide to Oracle

You will be surprised how vague and weak the audit clause is, it will provide Oracle customers with leverage to postpone and decide what data they will want to share with Oracle in an audit.

Must I sign an Oracle OMA Before I can make an License Purchase?

Yes, you must sign an Oracle OMA before you are allowed to make a license purchase