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Oracle Enterprise Licensing – The Expansion Clause


A proper understanding of the Expansion Clause constitutes the foundation of controlling costs and being compliant with the terms of your Oracle Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). The Expansion Clause provides organizations with all details regarding the additional fees they are required to pay if the reported quantities exceed the licensed quantities. This clause contains three major pillars:

  • License Base: total number of licenses that your company owns;
  • License Increment: additional licenses needed in case of additional usage;
  • Fees per increment: for licenses and support.

Our white paper Oracle Enterprise Licensing – A Detailed Overview of How It Works’ helps you avoid problems and extra costs by explaining what to look for and be aware of.