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Brian Lowinger

Brian Lowinger

SAM Oracle Compliance Consultant at SoftwareONE
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The Importance of Properly Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Licenses

December 6, 2016

Although Oracle is most known for their flagship database products, they are also a global leader in front-end applications. One of Oracle’s primary application product sets are the ERP modules that are collectively known as E-Business Suite, or commonly EBS for short. EBS provides modules for everything a company would need to run their business, […]

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Understand the Tipping Point of Oracle Support Repricing

September 13, 2016

While Oracle’s business is built on great products, their success is equally due to their innovative support policies. These policies are often disadvantageous for customers because they can eliminate flexibility and the potential to reduce support spend in the future. Although Oracle’s strategy around support is comprised of a number of policies and terms, perhaps the […]

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Oracle’s PartnerNetwork Membership and Compliance

August 19, 2016

The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) offers partner organizations various benefits and resources, including the right to use Oracle programs to develop and demonstrate their applications. When used within the restrictions of OPN, these development and demonstration licenses are free and unlimited. If used beyond the OPN limitations, however, full-use licenses are required. During its audits of […]

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Oracle Application User Metric – Best Practices for Remaining Compliant

July 12, 2016

One of the most common, yet easily avoidable compliance issues stems from a customer’s misunderstanding of how license requirements are assessed for the Application User metric by Oracle. Below are some quick wins for gaining some clarity on how Oracle measures its licensing requirements as well as some license management best practices so you do […]

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Effective Oracle Deployment – Understand Where to Invest Your Money

June 1, 2016

While much can be debated about Oracle, most customers agree that they develop great software. And what is beyond debate is that Oracle software is expensive! A perusal of Oracle’s global technology price list is enough to make the deepest-pocketed procurement executive weak in the knees. Deploying Oracle programs represents a serious investment for most […]

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