SINGAPORE--Oracle expects up to 20 percent of its applications business in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, to be delivered online in the fiscal year ending May 2002.
With online delivery, customers can pay for Oracle's e-business software--including enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and supply-chain management--over a two- or four-year period, and at a fraction of the full license fee.
Oracle will also provide application hosting, technical support, maintenance, education and consulting on a "pay-as-you-go" basis as part of its overall online service offerings, collectively branded Oracle.com.
Oracle.com President Timothy Chou made the upbeat prediction Wednesday during a conference call from the company's Redwood Shores, Calif., headquarters. --Irene Tham, ZDNet Asia