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Jan 26, 2018 - 03:42 AM
All the big audit players will attempt this, so I've always communicated very clearly to any subsidiaries that if they are approached for an audit they need to bring it to Group immediately so we can decide how to deal with it.
You really need to understand what Oracle licenses the business unit is using - for instance if they are using Oracle Financials Named User Plus enterprise licenses covering that business unit only, then you would be happy for Oracle to just audit that business unit for those licenses.
However if the business unit is taking advantage of database licenses purchased in the parents name, then I would push back hard as it's a nonsense to just audit that single business unit as Oracle can't know whether the licenses allocated to that business are in use elsewhere unless they audit the whole business.
I'm not sure if that makes any sense? Hopefully someone else can explain a bit better!