Stop the sticker shock: 3 secret strategies to reducing Oracle support costs
Inflation is affecting everyone and every industry, including major software vendors. Like many other companies, Oracle is increasing its support costs to correspond to inflation rates. For customers in the U.S., support costs could increase as much as 8.8%. In the UK, inflation is projected to reach 12%, and costs could soon follow. These hikes will impact business’ bottom lines, and if you fall too far behind the latest release, you will feel the additional impact of extended support fees. This will only be compounded when Oracle moves away from those applications and they are considered legacy apps, which require a sustaining support license starting at 22% of your license fees. In addition to considering inflation and support fees, these customers must weigh the risks vs. rewards of upgrading in an increasingly complex digital environment.