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Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH

Stadtwerke Leipzig Eliminates Noncompliance Risks—Reduces Software License Costs by 20%

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Oracle License Management Services provided a fantastic service that was extremely reliable and flexible. Oracle’s experts responded to all our questions and requirements, no matter how complex or urgent. We simplified a confusing software licensing model and chose more suitable software packages that eliminated the risk associated with noncompliance. This helped us save at least 20% of our annual software license budget. We were surprised by how much value Oracle License Management Services delivers.

— Anke Stiera, IT Manager, Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH

Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH is one of Germany’s largest municipal utility companies. It leads the markets for electricity and other forms of energy used for heating in the city of Leipzig, and throughout Germany and Poland. The company generates electricity and heat, and distributes electricity, heat, and natural gas. Stadtwerke Leipzig provides a portfolio of energy-related services and sells more than 5,000 gigawatt hours of energy every year. The company’s strategic vision includes a mix of traditional and renewable energy sources and Germany’s exit from the nuclear and fossil fuel energy market.
 
Challenges
  • Establish a precise overview of Oracle software licenses and products in use to efficiently manage a large customer base of energy consumers, as well as collaboration partners, like network operators
  • Reduce Oracle software license costs to strengthen the company’s position in the highly competitive German energy market
  • Gain the ability to manage Oracle software licenses internally—a task previously handled by an external service provider—to avoid dependency on IT consultants
  • Avoid potential risks of noncompliance with Oracle software licensing rules
Results
  • Used Oracle License Management Services’ in-depth expertise to assess Stadtwerke Leipzig’s Oracle software landscape, gain enterprise visibility of existing license agreements, and identify areas for improvement
  • Saved at least 20% on annual software licenses by selecting the appropriate software products and license packages, and initiating the required migrations
  • Gained business agility, which helped the organization to better adapt to the rapidly changing political and economic conditions in Germany’s utilities market, such as a shift to renewable energy, a phased exit from nuclear energy generation, and regional energy storage
  • Optimized management of Oracle software licenses throughout the company, freeing resources for more strategic tasks such as improving collaboration with national and international power, spot markets
  • Increased internal knowledge of Oracle software licensing and usage, enabling Stadtwerke Leipzig to assess return on software investments and manage Oracle licenses with internal resources with minimal help from Oracle License Management Services
  • Eliminated the risk of fines and litigation costs due to noncompliance with Oracle software licensing rules by adding missing licenses and consolidating redundant licenses
  • Collaborated with Oracle License Management Services to establish efficient license management workflows and preserve the achieved license cost savings, security, and flexibility in the future

 

Oracle products are the foundation of our IT architecture—from Oracle Database to Oracle WebLogic Server and Suite, Oracle Internet Application Server, and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite. We decided to get reliable expertise on Oracle license management right from the source with Oracle License Management Services. We have been so impressed with the expertise and service efficiency that we now regard their experts as valuable members of our business network.

— Anke Stiera, IT Manager, Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH

About Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH

Headquarters

 
Leipzig, Germany

Employees

 
953

Annual Revenue

 
Over $5 Billion

Oracle Solutions Used

Published:  Oct 06, 2014