Some have gone from buying the software to going live in as little as 18 days, while others have done so in two or three months, Kurian said.
Right now, Oracle is offering Fusion HCM (human capital management), recruiting, sales, marketing and customer service, with ERP (enterprise resource planning) and supply chain coming soon, he said.
Oracle plans to support and assist systems integrators who currently specialize in one of Oracle's previously available business application lines, such as E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft, said Michelle Hallett, vice president, Oracle Diamond alliances, worldwide alliances and channels.
"All of your foundational skills with Oracle are going to be relevant whether you deploy in the cloud, on-premises or a combination of the two," she said.
"It's about evolving your practice," Althoff said. "We're investing heavily in applications that enable customer choice."
"You're going to evolve with us to capture this opportunity and we've set up a system to allow you to do so," he added. "Moving to the cloud will be easier with us than with any other platform."
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's e-mail address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com