Enabling enterprises to create intelligent business applications
The rapid growth of e-Commerce and the Internet is accelerating the expansion of user communities and driving
demand for higher levels of application performance, reliability, and availability. Business environments are more
dynamic than ever before, requiring that applications adapt to changing business requirements in shorter amounts of time. More than ever before, businesses need tools that enable rapid response to changing requirements and rapid and seam-less application deployment; Oracle Forms & Reports Developer meets these needs. Oracle Forms has been one of the most widely used back-office application development technology for more than thirty years. This proven technology has evolved over the years and still remains the technology of choice for thousands of developers worldwide.
Oracle Forms isn't just about data-entry into an Oracle database anymore. Using the latest version you can easily integrate with nearly any modern or legacy technology your application requires. Whether your application needs to include authentication using Oracle Access Manager, or communicate with Web Services, or run reports in Oracle Reports or Oracle BI-Publisher, or even work with Microsoft Office tools, Oracle Forms can get the job done. Powerful desktop applications delivered with the ease and scalability of a web applications.
New features in Oracle Forms Reports 12c (22.214.171.124) includes:
• Integration with BI-Publisher
• Oracle Forms Standalone Launcher Improvements
• Forms Application Deployment Services Enhancements
• Increased Allowed Text Length for Text or Display Items
• Improved WebUtil File Transfer Rate
• Updated Database Client Software
• Single Sign-on Support
• Browser-less client configuration options
• Form Builder productivity improvements
• Form Builder module auto-backup
• New applet parameters for easily customizing runtime behavior
• New and enhanced object properties
• Customizable runtime Color Schemes
• Audio playback
• New and enhanced security features
• New and enhanced JVM Controller features to improve performance and diagnosability
• Performance improvements for record/data handling
• System Events
• Improved SSO integration
• Improved diagnostic features
• New installation options
• Support for new Java versions
• Support for new operating systems
Why Oracle Forms and Reports?
Oracle Forms Developer is in a class by itself, raising the development bar for applications deployed to such industries as Banking and Finance, Stocks and Bonds, Aerospace, Communications, Manufacturing, Retail, Health, Legal, Government, and Education. With Oracle Forms Developer, business application developers quickly build, in a declarative RAD environment, comprehensive Java client
applications that are optimized for the Internet without writing any Java code, and that meet (and exceed) the requirements of professional user communities. These applications are rich, Web-deployed applications available on
demand for rapid processing of large amounts of data and rapid completion of complex calculations, analysis, and transactions.
Oracle Forms Developer’s integrated set of tools allows business developers to easily and quickly construct sophisticated database forms, and business logic with minimal effort. The development environment provides
powerful declarative features, such as wizards, built-ins, and drag-and-drop, for the creation of fully functional applications from database definitions with minimal coding in record time. Oracle Forms Developer also provides an open, extensible user interface model that allows full customization and extension of applications with Java.
Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services is an application server and associated services that are optimized for deploying Oracle Forms applications on the Web. Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services delivers out-
of-the-box functionality and native services to ensure that Oracle Forms applications automatically scale and perform over any network. Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services enables rich, extensible Java clients that are optimized for the Web.
Oracle Forms built-in services include transaction management, record caching, record locking, and exception handling. Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services built-in services provide a critical infrastructure that developers would otherwise have to code and re-code by hand many times throughout all parts of your application.
Strongly further recommended that application developers take advantage of new features and technologies that can help enhance and modernize outdated applications. Remember that Oracle Forms offers many unique features not found in most html-based web applications. By upgrading and modernizing your existing Oracle Forms investment, end-user can work more efficiently and productively. More importantly, by retaining and modernizing and improving your existing applications, the high cost of a complete application rewrite using other technologies can be avoided. FORTITECH®
Team can help you upgrading, modernizing, migrating from other technology - application logic to Oracle Forms & Reports.
Organizations needing mobile solutions or assistance upgrading or modernizing, should not abandon their Oracle Forms investment. Instead, these organizations should consider the offerings of Oracle Partners who specialize in working with Oracle Forms. Oracle Partners can provide products and services an organization may need to upgrade, modernize, and mobilize at a much lower cost than starting from scratch with an alternative technology. In some cases, using an alternative technology may not be avoidable, but in many cases an application face-lift is all that is needed.
Complete Application Framework
Oracle Forms Developer and Oracle Forms Services provide a complete application framework for optimal deployment of Oracle Forms applications on the Internet as well as corporate networks. Together they deliver a
Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment and application infrastructure to ensure that your Internet applications scale and perform over any network. The framework is open and extensible and continually evolving, allowing you to:
• Seamlessly move your applications forward with each new technological wave
• Easily extend your user interface through native Java with Pluggable Java Components
• Leverage technologies such as Java and XML through code-based integration
With Oracle Forms Developer and Oracle Fusion Middleware Forms Services, the application framework infrastructure is provided for you, yet you still have the flexibility to leverage the latest technologies within your applications. This allows you to focus on the real value and spend your time thinking about the application business logic and functionality rather than worrying about the application infrastructure.
How FORTITECH® Oracle Team can help you?
Whether you are looking to Re-Engineer Application, Upgrade Applications from lower Oracle Forms 6.x to 12c or Modernize - We can help you at every step from Consultation to Support & Oracle Professional Service as Development and Customization.
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Modernize, Apply new features, Integration with many systems and more. Let FORTITECH®
Team upgrade your application to the latest version of Oracle Forms. Here’s why:
• Utilize advantage of new features and enhancements
• Enhance performance and scalability
• Enable easier integration with other products
• Ensure compatibility with newer Oracle products and highest level of security
• Leverage a common application server
• Take advantage of uninterrupted support
Forms 6i Features Removed from Oracle Forms
The following features have been dropped from Oracle Forms 9.0.2 and later:
• Client-server Runtime
• Character mode Runtime
• Various runform command line options
• Character mode properties and logical attributes
• Item types that are specific to operating systems
• Various Built-ins
• Various properties
• Menu features
• Forms version 2 style triggers and list of values (LOVs)
• Graphics Chart Wizard
In addition, rules enforcing trigger usage have become stricter.
To Get Started
Oracle Team has expertise to insure a trouble-free upgrade while minimizing downtime normally associated with an upgrade. FORTITECH®
can perform your Forms and Reports Upgrade independently, or we can work with your developers to ensure a smooth and efficient transition to your upgraded environment by using different type of methodologies. Upgrade your older Oracle Forms Reports applications in order to have risk-free environmenet and at the same time, move to an environment that is fully supported by Oracle.
Make the right decision; if your application satisfies the requirements of your end-users, consider the relatively low cost upgrade of Oracle Forms and Reports. Avoid re-writing the application and the cost of re-training users i.e. By migrating to a higher version of Forms, users will see little difference in the basic functionality and business logic of the applications.
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