You may have been asking yourself if you should consider some type of Oracle Forms modernization. Your Forms and Reports are likely at the heart of your business, and we understand that you’ve invested a lot of time and money in these mission-critical tools.
You might, however, worry at times, because these tools are often:
An additional challenge you likely face is that these days, many experienced developers in charge of Forms and Reports applications are approaching retirement.
Finding and training their replacements can often feel like a race against time.
Insum approaches Forms and Reports modernization with a fully developed methodology designed to adapt to your business’ exact requirements.
With every Forms and Reports modernization project, we’ll work with you to carefully design project governance and project management activities around your unique needs.
Moreover, we effectively manage risk and ensure smooth and efficient operation, as well as effective change management.
Clearly, there are compelling reasons to modernize your Forms and Reports applications. But we know that not just any solution will do! Every legacy system update has some non-negotiables. These can include:
For these reasons and more, it takes a special kind of technology partner to help negotiate your Forms and Reports Modernization. A partner that can work collaboratively with your team to leverage the efficiencies you have created with Oracle Forms and Reports. One that won’t just stick you with a readymade, big bang solution.
What are your business processes and where do you want to take them? We’ll work with you to answer these questions and provide you with a variety of options unmatched in the industry.
Here are the 3 main steps in our Forms and Reports Modernization Process:
After gaining an understanding of your business processes and objectives, we’ll assess your Forms and Reports applications using InForms.
InForms is a unique and powerful assessment tool developed by Insum Labs, our own in-house research and development center.
Once the assessment is complete, we’ll make recommendations. Your desired outcomes will put you somewhere along the below Forms Modernization spectrum.
If your Forms applications meet all your needs, you may decide to then keep them as is. In such a case, we recommend you at least upgrade to the latest version of Forms. But even keeping pace with the latest Forms upgrades as they are made available will leave you well short of the capabilities offered by modern web-based applications.
Forms/APEX Blended Solution
We can develop new applications that will coexist in harmony with your current Forms. You keep what’s still working for you and your business, but gain new tools that can fill gaps that may have arisen over time.
Forms to APEX Conversion
We can migrate your current Forms into powerful web-based applications. This also provides a great opportunity to improve some of your business processes that may have evolved over time, all the while keeping your data and desired functionalities intact. We will re-use a good portion of your existing code in the process, reducing both time and money spent.
The two above solutions can, of course, be utilized in a mix-and-match approach as well.
A Word on System Replication
If your internal rules or industry regulations prohibit anything but direct system replication of your Forms processes to a more modern application platform, we can do that too! While we’d love the chance to help you fix all those little things that you may have always wanted to, and don’t normally recommend direct replication, we understand that it may sometimes be your only option.
Partnering with us to modernize your Forms applications puts you in a better position to deal with your business’ ever-changing requirements.
From application development to support and evolution, we’ve got your needs covered.
We can provide:
Using our InForms evaluation tool, we can estimate the cost of your Oracle Forms migration to Oracle APEX.
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