Oracle licensing is complex and there are many, many questions on this topic.

From our experience, we anticipate some of your questions are included below and confident we can provide you with the answers.

  • Are there any opportunities to save cost within our Oracle license estate?

We can identify areas of potential cost saving and/or cost avoidance and identify how we can help with further analysis.

  • Are there any compliance risks associated with the way in which we manage our Oracle license estate?

We can provide you with a fuller understanding of the opportunities to reduce the potential for compliance risks relating to your Oracle license estate.

  • Are we under or over licensed for Oracle?

We can identify areas of potential under/over-licensing that justify further analysis.

  • Are our current Oracle license terms fit for purpose?

We can assess whether your Oracle agreements are able to support changing business needs e.g. mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, internationalisation, outsourcing, etc.

  • As Oracle is a large cost item in the budget we have a strong desire to reduce the cost in line with reduced usage and unused products.

We can assess and advise on strategies to retire licenses and/or reduce the number of licenses under support.

  • How should we manage our Oracle licenses given that we are considering the outsource of our operations?

We can assess the impact of outsourcing on your obligations under your Oracle license agreements and identify opportunities and risks relating to the management of your Oracle estate.

  • How do we make full use of the special agreements that are in place for the purchase of Oracle licenses?

We can advise you on the implications and best use of central government purchasing frameworks with Oracle.

  • We use an outsource partner/service provider to manage our Oracle license estate. How do we know if they are managing our software costs efficiently and ensuring compliance?

We can work with your outsource provider to assess against best practice the methods by which they manage your Oracle software assets for you.

For further information or to ask any other questions, contact us.




  • Health Check:
    A strategic review of your license estate, aimed at identifying the risks of non-compliance and opportunities related to the management of your license software assets.


  • Compliance Advice:
    A strategic review of your license estate, aimed at identifying the risks of non-compliance and opportunities related to the management of your license software assets.
  • Enterprise License Agreement:
    There are several types of Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). With our help, you will understand whether an ELA is the right mechanism to provide your licenses; you'll secure the most appropriate ELA with the right products, with the most appropriate terms and conditions, for the best cost. You'll have a greater understanding of your license position in order that you can declare properly and maximise your ROI.


  • Avoid Additional Cost and Stress
    By adhering to our expert advice your business can mitigate against non-compliance. This can minimise unexpected costs and unnecessary stress for you and your business.
  • Value Added Procurement:
    When it comes to purchasing new licenses, be in the strongest position. Version 1 will negotiate with vendors on your behalf to get the best deal for your business.



  • Cost Reduction
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Volume Discounts
  • Better Vendor Relationships
  • Our optimisation expertise helps to deliver financial risk reduction of over 82% on average during audit scenarios.

  • Major UK Transport Company

    When engaged they were facing a bill of £17m, through our help this amount became £100k 

  • During a typical review, we find non-compliance risks of over £5.8 million.

Our Expert Team

The Version 1 SAM and License Management team are experts in what they do. By choosing Version 1, our customers get to avail of 100 man years experience to develop a SAM function catered for their exact business needs. 

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Why Version 1?

We enable clients to make better, more informed decisions on their software estate. Think of us as tax advice - we help you to understand the options and make the right decision for you, not the software vendor. Our priority is to give the best advice, not just to secure revenue.

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  • Advice
  • Procurement