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And the Winner of Digital Partner of the Year for UKOUG is ….

…AuraPlayer ! (well for Silver anyways)

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending the ninth annual UKOUG Partner of the Year awards ceremony at the Café de Paris in London where we were honored with the Award for Digital Transformation Partner of the Year- Silver!


Amid the fun at the ceremony, Gwen Edwards (AuraPlayer’s VP of Business Development) had the chance to meet and snap a selfie with incoming Executive Director of UKOUG, James Jeynes! We were so incredibly impressed by him and  can’t wait to see what he has in store for this fantastic organization!


Sincere thanks to everyone who voted and helped us achieve this amazing milestone. This award is a tremendous honor – especially knowing almost 5000 votes were cast!

For any of you who are wondering what is the source of these incredible digital transformations we are being  recognized for, come see for yourself! We are taking this show on the road at UKOUG Tech16. You can join Mia Urman and Grant Ronald to see live demos of incredible stories of customers who have done incredible legacy to modern transformations of their back-office to mobile in record time without breaking the bank or redeveloping their existing systems. By using the oldest and most stable of Oracle’s technologies with the newest most cutting edge – Oracle’s Mobile Cloud technology. We hope to see you there at the largest gathering of Oracle Technology professionals in the UK, from December 5th-7th. We’re getting excited to explore the latest in the Oracle world at the conference and hope to see you all there! For more information on our sessions check them out here.


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October Webinar Series: Digital Transformation, Forms and Mobile

This year’s Oracle Open World was an exciting experience for AuraPlayer, with many flocking to our booth for live demos and attending Mia’s sessions with clients like Rogers Group Inc. We were sad that many were unable to attend the conference, so we are bringing Oracle Open World to you in our October webinar series!

In the first installment of this series, “Digital Transformation: From Legacy to Enterprise Mobility,” we will demonstrate step-by-step how best to begin the mobile journey, including what factors to consider when going mobile, how to overcome challenges post by the migration to mobile, and how you can leverage your existing investments in the mobile sphere.

New Oracle solutions such as Oracle MAX, Oracle MAF, and Oracle Jet will be explored, in addition to the Oracle Mobile Cloud and how it can be leveraged to create composite applications merging data from your existing EBS systems and other data sources. Use cases and best practices for mobile development will be provided as well.

Unfortunately, we ran out of space in our last webinar series and spots are filling up quickly for the upcoming series so don’t let it happen to you this time around! We would love for you to participate so feel free to register for the webinar here.

Session One:  Thursday, Oct. 6 – 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

The second installment in the webinar series, titled “From Zero to Hero: Taking Oracle Forms from Back Office to Mobile,” we will hear from Grant Ronald, Oracle Mobile Product Manager and the best mobilization practices from OOW16!

Session Two: Wednesday, Oct. 261:00 – 2:00 PM EDT (Register here)

In the third and final session in this webinar series, titled “Oracle Forms 12c: New Features Unveiled and Explained,” will explore the latest version of Oracle Forms from Oracle Forms Product Manager Michael Ferrante! It will be a great opportunity for you to interact with Michael and personally ask your 12c questions, especially if you weren’t able to chat with him at OOW16!

Session Three: Thursday, Nov. 3 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT (Register here)

To take a peek at some of OOW16, best moments check out our photo album here!

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming “30 Days to Mobile” campaign!!


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Oracle OpenWorld 2016: Mobilizing San Fran was a blast

Oracle OpenWorld2016 was a giant success for AuraPlayer! The response to our solution was amazing. Flocks of people gathered at our booth for live demos, attended AuraPlayer CEO Mia Urman’s session on Digital Transformation, gathered at Grant Ronald’s talks on “Forms to Mobile without writing a single line of code,” and heard first hand from AuraPlayer customer Rogers Group Inc. how fast and easy it is to create apps from their EBS modules to deliver real-time data to their foreman for budgeting and reports. Not to mention our mobilizer, which was a huge hit!

The AuraPlayer team poses with the mobilizer!

Amy, AuraPlayer CEO Mia Urman and Yossi pose with the mobilizer

If you were one of the hundreds who came to join us, check out our photo experience at OOW16!

If you are interested in viewing our customer testimonials, such as Rogers Group Inc., you can find them here.

Roger Group after an unbeilievably successful first session!

Mia with Rogers Group Inc. after an unbelievably successful first session at OOW16!

In honor of our success at OOW16, AuraPlayer is excited to announce our “30 Days to Mobile” promotion. That’s all it takes to create an open, accessible Forms business process – an agile legacy Oracle Forms system. Stay tuned for more information!

We hope everyone attending the conference had as great of an experience as we did. Can’t wait for OOW17 — see you all there :)

Should you be interested in taking the mobile plunge with us, feel free to reach out here!


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ODTUG ADF and Database Community Meetup at Oracle OpenWorld


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
138 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA (map)

Oracle OpenWorld is a time for us to join together and learn all about what Oracle has to offer.  But let’s get real, it’s always nice to get free beer.  To help show us a good time here in San Francisco, our good friends in the Oracle ADF and Database developer group are planning a Oracle Developers Meetup at Oracle OpenWorld! This event will be hosted on Tuesday, September 20th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at John Colins. Come meet us for some good beer and great fun!  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you need convincing on why you should come, check out the fun times that we have had at past events.  Oracle developers always know how to have a good time! :)

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Digital Transformation Partner of the Year!

UKOUG Awards

We are excited to announce AuraPlayer has been shortlisted for UKOUG’s 2016/2017
Digital Transformation Partner of the Year! This award provides recognition to Oracle Partners for their contributions to Oracle users by promoting digital transformation.

It has been such an incredible year watching our customer’s applications change from gray screens nailed onto a desktop to cutting-edge mobile applications. Digital transformations have been occurring in all industries including field service, public-sector and retail. We are so honored that our customers have entrusted us with their prized enterprise applications and are allowing us to lead them on their very own digital transformation. We are even more honored to be awarded for doing what we love and are passionate about.

Let your voice be heard, every vote counts!! Voting is now open and will close on at midday September 12th.

Help us go for GOLD! Vote for us here


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Oracle Forms Extreme Mobile Makeover Contest



In today’s world, where everything is at the tip of your fingers, why are your enterprise systems glued to your office desk?  Imagine if you could access and operate your Oracle Forms/EBS systems from any location.  What if your Oracle Forms system was so agile, so easy to adapt, that any business function you do in Oracle Forms could be included in a mobile application? What would you include in your mobile strategy?  How about …

  • Doing time reporting directly from your mobile device
  • Managing work orders and entering follow up actions in the field
  • Performing onsite inspections
  • Generating revenue with point of sale solutions

…all without redeveloping your Oracle Forms/EBS systems.

Now is your chance to see for yourself!



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AuraPlayer takes Barcelona by Storm at the Mobile World Congress

AuraPlayer was thrilled to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It was our first time attending this epic conference, and we can assure you it lived up to all the hype.


Suhas Uliyar, Oracle’s VP Mobile Strategy, visits the AuraPlayer Booth

The conference emphasized the mobile revolution occurring throughout all industries and how organizations need to mobilize their business practices or they’ll be left behind. This further reinforces what Grant Ronald always says, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you have a strategy.”

At MWC we continued our partnership with Oracle and Samsung; as a member of Oracle’s Mobile Cloud  Ecosystem and Samsung’s Enterprise Alliance Program. We have been joining force since October to help companies mobilize their legacy systems and modernize their IT infrastructure without redevelopment or migration. Our collaboration with Oracle and Samsung has also been featured in Forbes and ZDNet. (more…)


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Repository Database License Cost for Oracle Forms 12c Explained

Michael Ferrante, the Oracle Form Product Manager, has been asked to clarify the database repository licensing for Forms 12c. He was generous enough to share his response with the Oracle Forms Community as the second post in our Oracle Forms 12c guest series.  If you’re a Forms guru and want to contribute click here for more information.

Be sure not to miss our webinar with Michael on 2/29 at 1pm EST: Oracle Forms 12c: New Features Unveiled and Explained. Register now; space is limited!

Please contact Oracle to get the latest and most accurate information and don’t solely rely on a blog posting like this to make final decisions on how to leverage their licensing. But the answer to this FAQ is as follows:

 How can users who want to upgrade to 12c buy a new Database License for their Weblogic repository?

The current licensing doc (URL below) states that if you have an iAS-Enterprise or WLS Suite license you are entitled to run RCU against its own (separate) database.  Currently, this does not apply to customers with “Forms and Reports” licenses.  Additional DB licensing may be required for user with “Forms and Reports” licenses.

 This means that if you use the Forms and/or Reports products under an iAS-EE or WLS-Suite license, you are entitled to install the Repository in a separate database or your existing database at no additional charge and under certain restrictions (refer to doc mentioned below).

For customers with only a “Forms and Reports” license, they have the option of using their existing database or purchasing additional licensing if they choose to use an alternative database.  I have illustrated this in the table below for clarification.

For customers working in design-time (with an “Internet Developer Suite”), they can install the Repository into the restricted use database that is entitled as part of their iDS license.



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Oracle Forms 12c: Run Oracle Forms WITHOUT a Browser! New Runtime Options for More Flexibility Without a Browser

We are excited to post the first in our Oracle Forms 12c guest series and introduce our first contributor and a loyal member of the Oracle Forms Community, Holger Lehmann.  If you’re a Forms guru and want to contribute click here  for more information

We also have an awesome upcoming Oracle Forms 12c webinar with Michael :WEBINAR: ORACLE FORMS 12C: NEW FEATURES UNVEILED AND EXPLAINED – Register here!

Oracle Forms 12: New Runtime Options for More Flexibility Without a Browser  BY Holger Lehmann, Opitz Consulting

Today I would like to highlight 2 new runtime options to start your application. Oracle definitely looked ahead towards the future with new operating system issues e.g. new browsers and their new behavior in Windows 10.
1. The default case (as a browser plugin)
The normal way Oracle provides to start the Forms application out of the browser. Here, the client browser must support the Java Plugin
sample URL:



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Calling all Forms Gurus…Oracle Forms 12c New Features Whitepaper needs you!

we-need-you-billboardIf you haven’t already heard (which we find very unlikely) Oracle Forms 12c came out in October. Download it here if you haven’t done so already.

We at the Oracle Forms Community blog, wanted to create an online Oracle Forms 12c White Paper / feature guide – For the users by the users.  This is your chance to showcase your Forms knowledge to the community and help out others as well.  It should help us build a library of content for Forms users since we all know we can use all the help we can get!

Here how to contribute and be featured in the Oracle Forms Community’s 12c White Paper:

  1. Choose your favorite Oracle Forms 12c tips and tricks, or new feature, and write how best to use it including step-by-step directions and screenshots if possible.
  1. Send your submissions and questions to us here or include it in the comments below.
  1. Wait for your work to be published in our White Paper!

Looking to learn more about Forms 12c?

Be sure to attend our free webinar, Oracle Forms 12c: New Features Unveiled and Exposed, hosted by Michael Ferrante, the Oracle Forms Project Manager.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!



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