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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Underscores Commitment to SaaS

With sales surging 35 percent in 2013, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Oracle President Mark Hurd recently joined forces to underscore the growing importance of Oracle's software-as-a-service (SaaS) business—and to explain why its modern strategy is leapfrogging first-generation SaaS providers.

Modern Approach Drives Rapid Growth
“In the cloud, we had bookings growth of 35 percent and saw excellent growth across all major product pillars," says Hurd. "Oracle Fusion SaaS was even better, with HCM, sales force automation, and ERP all up triple-digits."

“Already we have more enterprise SaaS applications than any other cloud services provider," says Ellison, "and we’ll continue to expand our footprint."

Ellison also cited the specific strengths of Oracle’s modern approach to SaaS, including

  • Simplified user interfaces
  • Pervasive mobile connectivity
  • Integrated, secure, easy-to-use social networking capabilities

Personalized, Connected, Secure
First-generation cloud solutions delivered many of the benefits of cloud computing, such as faster implementations, easier management, and predictable costs. However, these benefits often came at a price, such as data siloes, forced upgrades, and increased risk from the commingling of data.

At his recent keynote at Oracle CloudWorld, Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle applications development, argued that Oracle's modern cloud strategy is outpacing competitors because it is more "personalized, connected, and secure."

  • Personalized. Not only are Oracle's SaaS applications created with input from tens of thousands of customers, but they also offer a modern user experience that is both easy to use and simple to customize.
  • Connected. Social networking is built into the DNA of Oracle’s SaaS applications, rather than added as an afterthought. And the wide reach of Oracle's offerings helps avoid departmental data silos and drive better cross-departmental and enterprisewide decision-making.
  • Secure. Oracle offers data residency, owns and operates all its data centers, does not commingle customer data, and offers 19 global data centers in order to ensure compliance with local rules and regulations.

Oracle CloudWorld Continues
Take the time to reimagine your business in the cloud. Attend an Oracle CloudWorld in your region. Upcoming venues include Moscow, Chicago, and Beijing.

Find out more about Oracle Cloud, and read the following press releases for more information about Oracle’s continuing enhancements to its industry-leading cloud solutions.

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