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Oracle Forms Migration

Oracle Forms still continue to be a part of mainstream technology for some of the organizations and it is one of the oldest technologies developed by Oracle to build enterprise applications with speed and ease over the past two decades. Oracle Corporation has publicly committed that Oracle Forms will continue to be an important component of any future Oracle platform releases. This roadmap given by Oracle Corp. enables organizations to leverage its existing investment in Oracle Forms by upgrading them to newer versions of Oracle 12c (or) to a more versatile Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework). These upgrades can take the advantage of the standard web technologies and service oriented architecture (SOA).

Organizations can Migrate/Modernize their Applications

  • To latest version of Oracle Forms
  • Integrate with Oracle ADF (with Fusion Middleware) Video / Screenshots
  • To Oracle Application Express (APEX)
  • To Dot Net/ JEE, HTML5, CSS3, RESTful Services, JQuery Video / Screenshots
  • To Mobile Applications

Oracle Forms upgrade and modernization services


Oracle Forms Migration Process

Upgrade Oracle Forms To Latest Version

Globally organizations whose applications run on legacy systems face a serious challenge in upgrading the legacy systems to meet their business demands.

The challenges faced are:

  • High cost associated with maintaining and upgrading the expensive legacy systems
  • Risk associated with running potentially unsupported hardware and software
  • Shrinking labor pool expertise on legacy systems
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Lack of integration and web capabilities for different business applications

Legacy systems are an organization’s biggest IT assets with millions of investments, decades of development from generations of team supporting critical business functions.Kumaran’s Legacy Modernization Solution offers enhanced flexibility to your enterprise by modernizing and migrating your legacy systems to help you increase business responsiveness, lower costs and mitigate risks.

Kumaran's indigenous automation tools upgrades Oracle Forms V3.0/4.5/5.0/6.0/6i/9i/10g/11g to 12C. The migrated applications has all the features and benefits such as latest version of PL/SQL, object library, stored procedures, functional enhancements like smart class, calculated item, maximum query time property, and Visual object upgrade.

Business benefit

Migrate Oracle Forms to ADF & Integrate With Oracle ADF

As Oracle JDeveloper, the development environment (IDE) and ADF share a common look-a-like feature with Oracle Forms, the features of one and another can be mapped with least complexity and less cost involved. In addition ADF offers unprecedented support of the Oracle Database ensuring a natural migration path for Oracle Forms applications. Also, this approach will help in retaining the existing workforce as the knowledge ramp-up to maintain the migrated ADF application is almost insignificant. While upgrading Oracle Forms it would be a prudent move by any organization to upgrade as well as modernize the existing forms application by re-factoring the existing code base to align to Oracle's current standard of application design and architectural best practices. This modernization approach would provide one significant advantage of establishing a foundation to leverage the integration features of current and future toolset versions with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java tools. Some features the legacy application will be complemented with, are:

  • Ensures support from Oracle – In fact Oracle's future direction
  • Rich user interface driven by CSS
  • Services Enablement
  • Identity and Authorization Management
  • Business Intelligence

Kumaran migrates oracle forms to ADF using comprehensive workbench to reduce development time, risk & cost.

Reference: Forms*Converter

Migrate Oracle Forms Applications To Oracle APEX

Migrating legacy Oracle Forms applications to APEX can be a lot easier than other technologies. It also provides interfaces to the user to transform the Forms application functionality very quickly. APEX doesn’t require expensive application servers like WebLogic; rather HTTP Server is sufficient to deploy and run the APEX application. APEX may not be a perfect replacement for Oracle Forms as APEX cannot do everything as Forms can do; but still, APEX surely matches the fair proportion of the Forms behaviour and functionality.

Kumaran performs the conversion using the APEX conversion approach and implement the business logic with experts in quick turn-around time. Kumaran also ensures the code is very clean and maintainable.

Migrate Oracle Forms Applications to HTML5, CSS3, .NET / JEE, RESTful Services, JQuery

One of the most preferred destinations would be Microsoft's .NET platform. The major reason is, the developers will have a lesser learning curve as both the technologies have similar features between them. Another dominant destination is JEE platform. Plenty of open standard frameworks and resources are available with ease.

Kumaran converts Oracle Forms to web applications on .Net /JEE or HTML5 using inbuilt conversion tools to minimize the effort required for the complete transformations. Kumaran uses Restful services to build the web applications.

HTML5/CSS3 support features such as responsive design, rich user-friendly UI designs, ease of access anywhere any device and lightning speed page rendering are more attractive to customers. The pages designed using HTML5 could be reused with minimal changes to develop the mobile application using PhoneGap APIs.

  • Ensure support for the technology stack of choice
  • Rich User Interface in web and mobile
  • Utilizing the services rendered by Microsoft technology stack
Reference: Forms*Converter

Migrate Oracle Forms Applications to Mobile Applications

Delivering the exceptional project result

Kumaran transforms the Oracle Forms applications to the mobile platform using, PhoneGap device independent API and native Android API. The sever side will be developed using Restful services on .Net/JEE platform.

Oracle Forms application is a desktop application which might not be required to be migrated to a mobile application on whole. The functional flows which are required on mobile application need to be identified and only those flows will be transformed to a mobile platform.

For example, the entire Hospital application is not required to be migrated to a mobile platform. The screens used by doctors, visiting patients in the wards, are only required to be migrated to record the patient’s current health condition in the system.

Another example, the collection agents will go and visit customers’ location to collect funds. The customer might not be always available in their own locations. The funds collected from the customer along with geographical location are tracked in the system.

 

Kumaran follows the incremental approach for re-engineering and migration services.

Application migration process