Re: Oracle Support renewal

Well this is 6i forms and reports. I don't need that anymore. We bought
Oracle BI so we wanted to drop support for forms and reports and were told,
if you do that, this happens, so needless to say, it is cheaper to keep
paying for support on forms and reports than to drop it, even though it is
itemized on the support renewal.

sigh

My management is not happy with that, we were looking at Oracle for other
products, but I don't think those would win, and they just called IBM to
talk to them about DB2. They are not happy at all.

Can you blame them?

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:14 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
>
> 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
>
> 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?
>
>
>
> 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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Thomas Roach
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