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Oracle e-Business Suite (OEBS) optimization for metallurgical company



  • OEBS usage optimization

  • Contractual support

  • Oracle License Audit defense


Large metallurgical company in the region*

Related Products

  • E-Business Suite (OEBS)

  • Database & Options

  • Weblogic and iAS

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One of the largest metallurgical companies in the region requested help in optimization of Oracle E-Business Suite (OEBS) licensing, preparing for their Oracle license audit. The company has one of the biggest installations of OEBS in the world, using the products across all the operational divisions.


The customer had customized OEBS modules for his requirements. Oracle asked what standard OEBS modules these customized modules must be mapped. The customer didn’t know exactly how to reply. There were multiple reasons:

  • The 3rd company who made the customizations didn't provide this information.

  • The customer's specialists knew how to customize, but were unsure of the licensing aspect.

  • The task required expert involvement, as this was outside of their scope of business.


However, this information would have a major impact on the cost of OEBS licensing.

Solution provided

  • Usage assessment: Using our knowledge and experience, we evaluated the usage of OEBS products, as Oracle would do, and identified potential non-compliance.

  • OEBS clean up: We helped the customer to clean up their system according to Oracle's formal procedures - eliminated users, remapped them to correct modules, retrieved the unnecessary rights.

  • Usage optimization: Based on results of the assessment, we provided recommendation to address the non-compliance issues to minimize the risks.

  • OEBS mapping report: We created the "mapping report" to support the customer with customizations and future license management.

  • License Audit Defense: We helped the customer through the Oracle License Audit process, completing the forms (OSW), and providing Oracle with all the necessary information.

Result of the Oracle License Audit

  • Before our work the shortfall of licenses of various modules, totaling was over $10mm


Result of the optimization

  • Based on the results of optimizing the use of OEBS, the shortfall was nullified.

  • The customer avoided costs of $10mm for the OEBS licensing.

  • Successful completion of Oracle License Audit with no claims from the Oracle side.



Andrey Khodunov worked for Oracle for more than 15 years, 11 of them in Oracle License Management Services (LMS), an Oracle division that performs license audits and other software licensing services.

Performed hundreds of audits for large and small enterprises. Worked in different 
industries, regions and with multiple teams in Oracle and customers.

After Oracle Andrey worked as Director of software licensing in a large company from the financial sector where he obtained a deep understanding of internal customer processes and the place of software license management.

Over 30 years in IT. Professional certifications: ITIL, PRINCE2, PMP, CSAM.

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* This document describes a real customer case. To protect sensitive customer's information all direct identifiers, e.g., name, location and other details of the project have been removed.

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