Modernise Oracle Forms with Oracle APEX

Oracle Forms to APEX

 

Experienced Oracle Forms to APEX Consultants

Oracle Forms was developed in a legacy world and with COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation, now is the time to consider the present, and future, of Oracle Database Development – APEX.

Why continue to pay support for Oracle Forms when it continues to fall behind other rapid application development tools, such as APEX?

At DSP-Explorer we are extremely experienced in analysing Oracle Forms applications and helping clients build new APEX applications which leverage their existing code.

Why Oracle APEX?

Oracle APEX is the clear platform of choice for easily transitioning Oracle Forms applications to modern web apps.

The same stored procedures and PL/SQL packages work natively in APEX, making it easy to re-develop. 

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The world around Oracle Forms has changed, these are points you need to consider...

  • Browsers de-supporting Java
  • Costly support renewals to Oracle
  • Costly and complex operational support
  • Changing business models and consumption behaviour from on-premise implementations to a cloud (SaaS) mindset
  • An ever decreasing ‘Forms-first’ developer skillset making staff retention and new employment difficult and expensive

Oracle APEX application benefits:

  • A growing development pool to maintain and enhance apps 
  • Applications based upon web services, data sources or API's
  • Apps to work on desktops, tablets, and smartphones 
  • Deployment to external partners and customers 
  • Simple web apps that everyone can use 

Why APEX is the best Oracle Forms alternative?

  • Both built from tables up, not from UI down
  • Both are designed to quickly build apps based on table definitions
  • Business logic implemented in the database can be called from either
  • Both are database-centric, SQL and PL/SQL based
  • Features like real application cluster, high availability, and security
  • You can have fully productive APEX developers in weeks not months
  • There is no need to rewrite business logic already in the database
  • You can have both running the same database and objects
  • It runs on any Oracle database — on premise or in the cloud
  • You can build modern Web apps your end users will love to use

What next?

Request a free, quick and easy 'cost estimation' service from DSP-Explorer... 

The
Oracle Forms
Inspector


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Based on a wealth of historic Forms Redevelopment projects, we have developed our own 'Oracle Forms Inspector', which will auto-discover and estimate the investment needed to deploy APEX applications.

With the Oracle Forms Inspector, Forms are uploaded and inspected to gather statistics, such as the number of canvases, blocks, items, and lines in PL/SQL.

Statistics are then used to determine a 'low to high' Complexity rating - providing the number of development days required to migrate your Oracle Forms to APEX.

 

 

Interested in running our 'Oracle Forms Inspector' against your Oracle applications?

It's a 'no obligation' hassle-free service...  👍

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