E-Business Suite Extensions Service Brief
Create EBS extensions quickly and cost-effectively
Your E-Business Suite installation covers multiple departments and many business-critical processes, yet, it can’t always adapt to your needs. This is why frequently, departments within a company will resort to creating decentralized data points or databases (such as in Microsoft Excel or Access) to solve tactical issues. Sometimes these applications contain critical data. This raises issues such as:
This is why building extensions in EBS is an excellent way to ensure your business remains secure yet flexible. E-Business Suite extensions offer far better mechanisms for interfacing with EBS, controlling your data, improving your business processes, and growing with your EBS system. Modern, web-based E-Business Suite extensions, in particular, can offer a superior user experience (UX).
Oracle provides the ideal web-based development tool to build such extensions. It’s called Oracle Application Express (APEX). Residing on your database and already covered under your database license, it enables Rapid Application Development with no limit on developer or end-user seats. Oracle, in fact, recommends and supports using APEX to build EBS extensions, as described in detail in Oracle’s White Paper on the subject by Product Manager David Peak.
While Oracle APEX is a Low-Code technology platform that allows you to quickly build opportunistic extensions, it is also designed for data-heavy applications. Experienced APEX developers such as ours can use it to roll out robust enterprise-wide solutions. It’s also important to note that EBS patches and upgrades do not impact APEX as it runs decoupled from EBS in your database.
See our 30-minute video session that walks you through the first steps of APEX integration with EBS
We offer a full line of services around EBS extensions, using APEX. Our expert team has deep experience developing rich dashboards, interactive reports, customized data entry screens, dynamic data interfaces, and more.
If budget is a concern and your organization has knowledgeable talent, we believe it should be called upon to enhance a project’s productivity. In other words, our experts can leverage your organization’s resources, working alongside them, providing guidance, sharing knowledge and elevating their APEX abilities throughout the mandate. In fact, knowledge sharing is an important part of our methodology. Not only does it accelerates the work, but it can also provide your staff with new skills to be used long after the project is completed.
In short, we can optimize your EBS business processes through custom development, on your existing ERP infrastructure. Which of the services below best suit your needs?
Our team of experts can manage all aspects of your project, from planning to execution, leveraging years of experience in both EBS and Oracle custom development.
This is a popular model for EBS organizations because their business requirements are often closely related to EBS configurations, of which your organization has the best knowledge. Typically, your technical resources work alongside ours. For example, we can provide EBS and APEX resources for both technical analysis and development. In turn, you can provide project management and testing.
Whether your system is on-premise or in the cloud, we’ll ensure your infrastructure and installed apps provide a stable and supported environment for years to come. Our APEX-EBS audits cover all aspects of a sound APEX implementation in the context of EBS. We’ll evaluate your infrastructure, applications and the development lifecycle process for best practices and provide a full report with recommended actions.
Our EBS-APEX Tools are pre-built applications or utilities that accelerate APEX development in the context of EBS. Not only can they satisfy a specific requirement or fill common business process gaps with custom development, they can also help reduce costs. They stem from our experiences on multiple development projects and comply with EBS development standards.
We offer a 3 days APEX introduction training focusing on EBS touchpoints and bridging EBS and APEX concepts. This type of training works best in-person and on-site. It provides a quick way to develop a proof of concept or answer specific questions related to APEX and EBS.
Alternatively, a bank of hours can be established to provide “on-demand” coaching.
We also offer a service package called EBS-APEX Up and Running which consists of services and tooling combined into a 5-day on-site training:
EBS organizations eager to start APEX development in the context of EBS can get a lot out of the APEX Introduction Training. This 3-day training will cover everything you need to know to start developing EBS extensions with APEX, taking advantage of Insum’s years of experience in APEX development and EBS expertise.
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Create EBS extensions quickly and cost-effectively
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