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The NHS Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) with Oracle is now in its last year and Trusts must now focus on what needs to be done before it expires.

Overview of current NHS Oracle EWA

The EWA is a ‘term agreement’ to June 2014 – this means the agreement is subscription based and licences will expire at that point. Perpetual licences will NOT be ‘allocated out’ as with other EWAs. Products currently covered are:

Database (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Personal Edition, Lite) Options (RAC, Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining, Spatial, Advanced Security Option, Label Security) Enterprise Management (Diagnostics, Tuning, Change Management) Internet Application Server (Standard, Enterprise, Toplink, Java Edition) IAS Options (Personalisation, Wireless) Dev Tools (Internet Developer Suite, Programmer, Discoverer Desktop Edition, J Developer) Data Warehousing (Express Server, Express Analyser, Express Objects).

What happens now?

Oracle and HSCIC have just announced new discounts to help the NHS in England perpetualise licences before the end of the EWA. Oracle will extend the current Cabinet Office discounts to the NHS and provide preferential terms to those who licence their estate before the end of November 2013. Dates you need to be aware of are:

  • EWA-related purchases from 1st December 2013 – 30th April 2014 will attract an equivalent discount rate to that available to Central Government departments, as specified in the MOU between Oracle and the Cabinet Office. The NHS is currently excluded from the commercial terms of the MOU.
  • EWA-related purchases made prior to 30th November 2013 will attract a further reduction in total cost of ownership, up to 13% over the next five years as our offer takes into account the residual value of the current term agreement and any remaining support up to June 2014.
  • EWA-related purchases from 1st May 2014 – 30th June 2014 will attract standard Oracle eBusiness discount rates (0-25%)

In order to take advantage of Oracle’s offer, Trustmarque is helping Trusts prepare their Oracle Server Worksheet (OSW) to declare current usage. Trustmarque will analyse the current usage, align to the EWA licences, provide all available cost options using the new discounts and all licensing metrics. Working with Oracle and selected technology partners, Trustmarque can help Trusts optimise their new investment to ensure they get the most out of the technology.

Look at the attached flyer which outlines our NHS specific service.

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