Oracle LMS Tooling

Powering your insights

As part of our strategic commitment to helping each customer understand their deployed Oracle estate, Oracle License Management Services (LMS) aims to provide customers with tools that provide insight and visibility into their Oracle software deployments. We do this by ensuring our customers have a variety of options available through our own Oracle tools or through options provided by our partnership with strategic Oracle Verified Tool Vendors. LMS’ mission is to work with customers to help them understand their Oracle licensing investment in new ways, discover insights, and unlock a variety of possibilities to provide business value. Our goal is simple: to help and support customers in making informed decisions.

Oracle Tools

The Oracle Collection Tool has been designed and built by Oracle with the capability to provide customers a detailed evaluation of their Oracle software usage. LMS continues to develop our own in-house analysis and technical tools, which help identify where Oracle products are deployed and in use in a customer’s Oracle environment. Depending on the requirements, we work with our customers to determine the options best suited to their specific needs, utilizing a range of capabilities and tools that include:

  • Oracle Collection Tool - a series of programs that run in the customer’s Oracle estate and collect Oracle product usage information that can be analyzed to illustrate what Oracle programs are in use by the customer
  • Oracle Global Deployment Matrix – an online form that guides the customer on how to catalog and provide an overview of the Oracle programs in use

Vendor Tools

Customers often choose to work with Third Party Software Asset Management (SAM) Tool Vendors to support them with their overall software asset management strategies. Third Party Tool Vendors offer customers independence, experience, flexibility, and in-house tooling capabilities that supports the management of an Oracle environment.

Oracle’s partnerships with Third Party Tool Vendors, which includes verification that their tools provide accurate Oracle usage data, provides customers with confidence that any verified tools they are using accurately collect software deployment information relating to Oracle products. It is important to note that the scope of the verification process only covers a tool’s usage data related to specific Oracle products. Once the usage data has been extracted, the customer will work with their Tool Vendor and LMS contact on creating an analysis. Tools from the following vendors have been verified to provide accurate software usage data for the following products:

3rd Party Tool Verified Vendors

Oracle Database and Database Options

Oracle Fusion Middleware

Java SE

E-Business Suite

Certero
yes
yes
yes
no
CloudSphere
yes
yes
no
no
Eracent
yes
yes
yes
no
Flexera
yes
yes
yes
yes
HCL
yes
no
yes
no
Lime Software
yes
yes
yes
no
Matrix42
yes
yes
yes
no
OpenText
yes
no
no
no
ServiceNow
yes
yes
no
no
SHI
yes
yes
yes
no
Snow Software
yes
yes
yes
yes
USU
yes
yes
yes
no

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