USG People is a specialized provider of employment services in Europe, focusing on providing temporary employees for general administrative assignments as well as specialized talent for project management, human resources, and customer care positions. The company operates in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. USG People shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.
Through the years, USG People has grown considerably, leading to a diminished insight into its Oracle Database licenses. The company deployed Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition on eight machines, using Oracle VM to manage them. Each machine had one to two instances of Oracle Database installed and had unique users. These partitions were uncapped, requiring licenses for all of the machines.
USG People turned to Oracle License Management Services for advice. The group analyzed USG People’s environment and recommended that the company restructure its Oracle VM implementation to include hard partitions—a move that would reduce the number of database licenses USG People required. Oracle License Management Services then analyzed the new output scripts to ensure the environment was licensed correctly.
With Oracle License Management Services’ help, USG People is now fully compliant, much more educated on Oracle licensing, and working better with Oracle VM. It also has enabled USG People to reduce licensing costs and prevent additional investment in Oracle VM.