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Oracle updates licensing models

Oracle says its new licensing plans are designed to create greater consistency across its various product lines.

Oracle is trying to make it easier for customers to license its products.

The company yesterday announced that it has streamlined pricing across its applications portfolio, including

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The Custom Application Suite Model offers the ability to create custom bundles based on specific business needs.

The Enterprise Applications Model sets prices based on specific metrics, such as a firm's annual revenue, and it offers unlimited use of applications.

The SMB Model, targeted at small and medium-sized businesses, combines tools, pricing, partner support and territory protection with specific pricing for firms that make less than $100 million in annual revenue. "We are combining the best of Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards licensing programs to provide our customers with a variety of flexible licensing models from which to choose," Jacqueline Woods, Oracle's vice president of global pricing and licensing strategy, said in a statement.

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