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Oracle E-Business Suite Customisations

By Jennie Brown, Rocela Senior Data Analyst Understanding Oracle licensing, the contractual arrangements and potential impacts of change demands a great deal of time and resource, particularly if you have a large, complex and growing license estate. In our experience, organisations can often find themselves non-compliant by carrying out changes to their Oracle E-Business Suite products without realising the potential licensing impacts this creates. One area where you may unwittingly generate a non-compliance scenario is with customisations and changes to…

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Oracle License Support & Maintenance Renewals – Are you confident they are correct?

By Judy Jackson, Rocela SAM Team Leader When you purchase licenses from Oracle, you will pay a License Support & Maintenance fee which is effective for 12 month’s from the date the licenses are purchased. In most cases the Oracle License Support & Maintenance fee is 22% of the license cost and is payable on an annual basis. So, when the renewal drops onto your desk, how confident are you that the support fee is correct? • In many cases…

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UKOUG Partner of the Year – Rocela makes short list .. again.

UKOUG Partner of the Year – Rocela makes short list .. again.

Rocela are delighted to announce that the Rocela Application Management team has once again, been shortlisted for the UK OUG’s E-Business Suite Partner of the Year.  Rocela has won a number of UK OUG awards over the years and we are once again, inviting all of our clients to support Rocela this year and would kindly ask you to vote ‘Gold‘ before the deadline of 13th September 2013. More information on the rules around the voting process can be found here.…

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Oracle 12c product licensing changes

by Paul Bullen, Senior License Consultant, Rocela The long anticipated Oracle Database 12c has been released and, as expected, there are a number of changes to product licensing which you should be aware of. This is an initial assessment of the major changes, and there will no doubt be further information to add when we’ve played with 12c further. Firstly, some good news: all editions of the database (note, not just Enterprise) now include ‘in transport’ encryption and authentication –…

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Oracle Licensing Myths – The Failover Rule

By Paul Bullen, Senior License Consultant Oracle licensing is notoriously complicated, and there are a number of common myths we see regularly. Each of these has potential implications for any organisation using Oracle software, the impact of which could be significant non-compliance or risk. In this blog series we will cover a number of these misconceptions. Each of them is a large topic in itself. It goes without saying that it is critical to understand your contractual definitions and obligations…

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