SHI earns Oracle verification for its new SODA product

New tool will be offered to SHI’s SAM and ITAM customers who need to inventory, document and report Oracle database inventory

SHI recently announced that Oracle has verified its new product, SHI Oracle Discovery Application.

SHI officials say SODA will provide an approved alternative to running Oracle’s license measurement tools and arms SHI customers with greater visibility into their Oracle deployments, such as where deployments are and how they are being used, so they can better understand licensing positioning, or respond to an audit.

Engineered for speed and simplicity, SODA scans for details about the installed software and server environment and quickly and accurately provides data on product features, options, and management packs across any physical or virtual platform.

Neil Frodsham, global director of ITAM Services at SHI, said SHI will incorporate SODA as a feature of an optimized license position, software asset management services and audit management services within SHI’s IT asset management practice.

SHI’s end-to-end ITAM and SAM services allow organizations to remain compliant, accurately budget true-up bills and audit fees, and optimize deployments to eliminate overspend, Frodsham said.

“With this verification, SHI is positioned to help customers both use SODA and develop ongoing solutions based on the intelligence it provides,” he said. “We want to ensure that our customers have deployed Oracle in a manner aligned to their contracts, and that they gain the business value they intended as Oracle’s solutions are typically business critical. This verification from Oracle confirms the unique value that both our ITAM practice and our technology offers, and better positions us to help organizations manage their Oracle contracts.”