Oracle: Net tools to surge in Asia

Summary: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.

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

Topics: Oracle, E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, Singapore, Software

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