LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LicenseFortress, the only provider of a 100% guaranteed Oracle software license compliance solution, has launched another industry first: the addition of expert legal counsel to its licensing and technology teams in the purpose of preventing costly license violations and legal disputes with software vendors.
LicenseFortress has partnered with Beeman & Muchmore, LLP, an innovative law firm providing highly specialized software audits and licensing advice. The firm’s founding partners, Arthur S. Beeman and Joel T. Muchmore, have extensive experience representing clients in litigation with major software vendors, including as lead counsel in the crucial case Mars vs. Oraclein which the international confectioner was the first to challenge the software giant’s licensing and auditing practices in a public lawsuit.
“With Beeman & Muchmore, we continue to revolutionize the industry by integrating legal, licensing and technology expertise to deliver the only complete Oracle license compliance solution,” said Michael Corey.
Now included in the LicenseFortress Premier subscription – at no additional cost – Beeman & Muchmore will provide legal advice on how companies can deploy their technology to best avoid license violations. Company partners are already working alongside LicenseFortress experts by reviewing and interpreting licensing agreements and advising how customers’ hardware configurations and software deployment meet or deviate from their contractual obligations.
“Years of experience defending customers against Oracle and other aggressive software vendors have positioned us to immediately assess, largely predict, anticipate and effectively manage software license disputes,” Muchmore said. “It would be extremely difficult – if not impossible – for a lawyer without years of experience in the recurring nature of these disputes to understand the myriad issues involved and to offer meaningful assistance.”
“We take all those years of experience, put ourselves in the customer’s shoes and ask ourselves, ‘What can we do to avoid disputes?’ said Beeman. “We’re part of the LicenseFortress solution where you have your best shot at avoiding all that auditing garbage and all the stress that comes from a dispute going south and having a big bully over there going to you make life miserable.”
“This represents a radical and much-needed change in the provision of software licensing legal services,” Muchmore concluded. “Thanks to this partnership, lawyers are now there from the start to avoid problems, contain litigation and thus control legal expenses.”
Software compliance audits can easily cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, and the average LicenseFortress customer saved $2.9 million with a LicenseFortress subscription. Named a 2020 Trailblazer by Database Trends and Applications magazine, LicenseFortress saves customers money by optimizing licensing and eliminating auditing responsibilities. Customers who subscribe to LicenseFortress save an average of 125% more than traditional software licensing consultants.
LicenseFortress is an Oracle software asset management company that offers a combined best-in-class, real-time system monitoring solution and a team of license compliance experts. Founded in 2014, LicenseFortress was inspired by the need for organizations running Oracle databases to utilize the powerful business tool while avoiding costly and time-consuming audits and fees resulting from license agreement violations.