Re: Oracle Support renewal

Sounds like a standard negotiating ploy to me.  Maybe they dont really want
your business?

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Freeman, Donald <dofreeman@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  Same thing happened to us.  If we decide to drop anything they readjust
> the price of support for all the rest.  Needless to say it won’t be
> downward.
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> Donald Freeman
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> Database Administrator II
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> Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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> Department of Health
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> Bureau of Information Technology
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> 2150 Herr Street
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> Harrisburg, PA 17103
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> dofreeman@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> *From:* oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Thomas Roach
> *Sent:* Monday, February 08, 2010 4:10 PM
> *To:* Oracle Discussion List
> *Subject:* Oracle Support renewal
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> Hi,
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> This is an Oracle support renewal question.
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> We wanted to drop support for a couple of products, but were told that if
> we did that, the other items purchased in the same order would get bumped to
> list price and we would have to pay 22% of that for support. Has anyone
> heard of this?
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> Is there any way to get discounts on Oracle support renewals? Is there any
> option to prepay a few years in advance in exchange for a discount?
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> We reached out to some of our contacts from Oracle but they are pretty firm
> that there are no options unless we want to try and buy newer licenses at a
> steeper discount (but that would mean throwing our existing licenses away).
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> I know this is a somewhat taboo subject, but was hoping to get some
> pointers as our renewal is coming up.
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> Thanks!
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>
> Tom
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