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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.

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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:
http://w7x6412c-rdbms:9001/forms/frmservlet
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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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Oracle Forms is heading to the clouds and to UK!

As I have been preaching from my soapbox for years now, Oracle Forms will remain a constant, supported development tool to build on premise, enterprise level, data entry desktop applications. However this time, Oracle has joined me by declaring their commitment to Oracle Forms, as Oracle Forms 12c was released on the heels of OOW. Oracle Forms 12c can be downloaded here. Our customers and team have been anticipating Oracle Forms 12c, and it is great to finally have it available.

It’s a new dawn …It’s a new day….It’s a new life and we’re feeling good !

The excitement surrounding this will be especially evident at this year’s UKOUG conference Dec. 7 – 9 in Birmingham UK.

Besides all the great Oracle Forms content, Oracle will be introducing 2 cloud based development tools especially for business users. Oracle MAX and Oracle Application Builder. These tools will be optimal for Forms users because they DO NOT REQUIRE CODING. This will revolutionize the way Oracle Forms developers navigate the mobile world. So we hope to meet some of you in raining UK where Oracle Forms and mobility will finally be getting the attention they deserves  at UKOUG15. (more…)

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Oracle OpenWorld 2015: The Developer’s Overview

Last week was Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California, and a huge week for me and our whole team at AuraPlayer.  Our week began on Sunday when I presented my “Mobile / Cloud Buzz Words for Dummies” to over 120 people eager learn how to start their mobile journey. But in fact they weren’t! I was shocked to find out, by a show of hands, that only 3 people in a room of over a hundred had even begun to think about their mobile strategy. It once again reminds me that although the world is going and talking about mobility, but the enterprise has not yet caught up. Guys it’s time to wake up (or wake up your managers)!  We even offer free sessions on how to begin your mobile journey, so if you would like to know how and when to get started, let us know here.

Some of the AuraPlayer team

Some of the AuraPlayer team

Suhas and Mia Session

Monday was the opening of the exhibition hall.  Where we were in full force with both a booth in the Oracle Mobile Pavilion as well as showcasing 4 solutions in the areas of retail, healthcare, field service and shop room floor applications (e.g. inventory management) at the Samsung booth. Our highlighted solution was our joint project for New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Prior to the AuraPlayer/Oracle/Samsung solution, officers would report on accidents using pen and paper in the field and then a clerk would enter the data into a Forms back office application. The challenge was to modernize the system while leveraging the Oracle Forms legacy backend system-WITHOUT REDEVELOPMENT. The customer wanted a low maintenance solution and to be mobile without a costly and risky migration project. Now in the modernized collision reporting system, MTA uses AuraPlayer, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and Samsung tablets to work on location and even offline. Officers using the S Pen on the Samsung tablet write as though they are writing on a notepad, but the handwriting is then translated into text for a seamless user experience. In addition, the features of data capture have been enhanced to allow capturing of photos as well as annotation and notes on the photos, then all is stored directly into Oracle mobile cloud service. (more…)

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Its ALIVE …. Oracle Forms 12c is Here!

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After months of waiting and anticipation. Oracle Forms 12c was released today at the kick off of Oracle OpenWorld.  And if you don’t believe me download it HERE !

Join us at Oracle OpenWorld to see demo’s and learn more about 12c new features and Oracle Forms cloud support and mobility. Schedule your 1:1 meeting HERE.

 

 

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Oracle Open World 2015 – Must-See Sessions – Oracle Forms, Mobile, Cloud & ADF

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The weather is cooling down, it’s the season of pumpkins, football, and, most importantly, it’s time to get excited for Oracle Open World! There are so many amazing sessions and speakers this year. We wish we could see all of them. To help you narrow down the list of choices, Mia Urman, Oracle ACE Director and AuraPlayer CEO, complied a list her of Must-See Sessions.

Before I discuss Mia’s favorites, I will begin with ones I’m super eager to attend. I realize I’m a bit biased.

Sunday, Oct 25 | 2:30pm-3:15pm | Moscone South—274
Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

Am I the only one who is slightly overwhelmed and confused by the acronyms that have taken the technology world by storm? Paas, MAF, Alta UI, and more. Mia will define the terms and lingo needed to effectively converse in the mobile and cloud spheres. After this session, you will be prepared to talk to the pros and to attend other sessions at OOW. FYI, Mia won best speaker award for this session at Kscope 15!

  • General Session: Mobile—the Heart of Digital Transformation
    Monday, Oct 26| 11:00am-11:45am| Moscone South—102
    o RimiBewtra, Senior Director, Product Marketing – Fusion Middleware, Oracle
    o DyanGanepola, IT Director, NY MTA
    o SuhasUliyar, Vice President Mobile Strategy Product Management, Oracle
    o BalaVenkataraman, IT Director, Martin Marietta

Here at AuraPlayer, we are especially excited for this session. Suhas, the Vice President of Mobile Strategy, will be presenting our customer success story on our project with MTA (New York Bridges and Tunnels). He will be demoing MTA’s Oracle Forms Collision Reporting system running from Oracle Mobile Cloud and Oracle Mobile Framework. This is your chance to see AuraPlayer’s technology in action; Oracle Forms running from a Samsung tablet live on stage! (more…)

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The Real Future of Oracle Forms – Not the Demise of Forms! Response to LinkedIn Thread

There is quite a debate going around based on Simon’s linkedin post regarding the future of Forms; but when you read it you’ll see, he doesn’t actually talk about the future of Forms – he talks about the demise of Forms and its replacement: Oracle APEX. As someone who does believe in the future of forms, there are several things  I wanted to clarify.

Firstly, it mentions that despite the release of Oracle Forms 12c, Oracle has “failed to persuade him that Forms has a real future past 11g.” It’s strange that with a new version coming out imminently, and one after that already in the works, he is not convinced that Oracle is devoted to the progression of Forms. If you want to learn more about Forms 12c and beyond you can register for our webinar next month here.

Next, Simon addresses Oracle Forms mobilization, by stating, “If you want to access your Forms application or a cut down version of, on a mobile device – you can’t.” Truth be told, Oracle Forms is very easily, very rapidly able to be extended to mobile. We do it on a daily basis here at AuraPlayer. As Grant Ronald, Director of Product Management at Oracle, mentioned in the LinkedIn thred, “Today, there are several ways to mobilize Forms; and we have been very successful in mobilizing Oracle Forms customers to any user interface.” You can watch it in action here.

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