Partner Webcast – Modernizing Oracle Forms for the Cloud era

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Oracle Forms is one of the most widely used tools for building applications for the Oracle database. Many organizations still run enterprise Oracle Forms applications created in the 90s, leading in thousands of customers successfully running their core business systems on Oracle Forms technology. They now wonder about the future of their application.

While Forms has been used widely, there has been no simple way to take your existing Forms into the cloud era to address requirements such as mobile, mobile applications and integration. Oracle provides a roadmap to modernize applications based on Oracle Forms technology by providing an incremental approach for developers who need to extend their business platform to Java.

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Partner Webcast – Modernizing Oracle Forms for the Cloud era

  1. 1. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |
  2. 2. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |
  3. 3. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Modernizing Oracle Forms for the Cloud Era Partner Webcast Tshepo Madigage Fusion Middleware Specialist July 17, 2014 Presented by
  4. 4. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Program Agenda Oracle’s Strategy for the Future Upgrade, Modernise or Migrate? New Strategic Technology for the Cloud The Future of Form and Partner ISV Options Summary – Q & A 1 2 3 4 5 Oracle Confidential – Internal/Restricted/Highly Restricted 4
  5. 5. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle’s Strategy for the Future
  6. 6. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle’s Forms Statement of Direction „Oracle has no plan to discontinue support of Oracle Forms. Furthermore, a new version of Forms, Oracle Forms 12c, is planned for delivery as a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c. In line with our product strategy, future development activities will be aimed at smoother version-to-version upgrade, integration with features of the platform/technology stack and product stability.“ Forms 3.0 (1992) Forms 6i (2000)Forms 4.x (1995) Forms 10g (2005) Forms 11g (2009) Forms 12c Oracle Open World : September 28 – October 2, 2014 | San Francisco
  7. 7. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle Forms & Oracle WebLogic What WebLogic does for Forms •Java EE Standards based •Advanced performance monitoring and diagnostics through web based console. •Advanced administration through web based WLS Console and EM •Simplified scalability and more… Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J) JServ WebLogic Server •Limited administration using web based Enterprise Manager •Improved logging compared with JServ •Text based configuration management •Limited logging features
  8. 8. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle Forms 11g: A First Class Citizen of FMW Family Private Cloud on Engineered Systems Deployment Choices Traffic Director/Web Tier WebLogic Server Virtual Assembly Builder Forms 11gR2 Private Cloud on Standard Systems
  9. 9. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Upgrade, Modernise or Migrate?
  10. 10. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | There are many possible paths • Upgrade • Exploit new features • Integrate with new technologies and services –Consume external services –React to external events • UI modernisation • Complete migration/rewrite
  11. 11. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Upgrade
  12. 12. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Evolution: Update your Roadmap • Capitalize your Invests • Modular Approach, Step-by-Step • New Functionalities (i.e. Webservices) • Integrate Old and New World • Minimized Risk One commonToolset • JDeveloper • ADF • SOA Suite, BPM Suite, WebCenter Suite One common Platform • Oracle Weblogic Server • Oracle Database Evolution: „Secure - Integrate - Expand“ New Technics • Utilise SOA (Service enabling) • Integration of new Technologies (Java, Mobile, ...) • Resuse existing components (parts of)
  13. 13. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Secure your Way: Forms Upgrade Path Best Practise Forms Upgrade • Fonts in Reports (Windows – Linux) • Forms and local OS Calls (OCX, ...) • Web Toolkit, if used • Locked Files Upgrade to newest Release
  14. 14. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Modernise
  15. 15. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Requirements offset TCO Achieving these requirements needs a multi-tier platform Forms Modernisation What is IT doing to embrace future Business needs? • How do I do this safely? • How can I keep my business running? • How do I get the skills in my team? Business future needs Cost of not embracing • Multi-channel • Mobile • Business Optimization • Regulatory Compliance • Self-service & Cloud
  16. 16. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Forms Modernisation Phases Upgrade Forms apps to Forms 11g R2 Upgrade Consolidate Extend Enhance Cloud Consolidate Forms environments through OVAB Integrate Forms with new processes and portals (SOA/BPM/WC) Improve Forms app by adding ADF & ADF Mobile new features Move Forms environments to Oracle Private Cloud (EM) 1 2 3 4 5 OC4J Forms & Reports CloudManagement WebLogic Forms & Reports Assemblies (OVAB) Assemblies (OVAB) WebLogic Forms & Reports WEB Center SOA & BPM WebLogic ADF & ADF Mobile WebLogic Forms & Reports
  17. 17. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Migrate
  18. 18. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Reconstruction of Forms Platform Concepts – Address New Requirements Self Service & Mobile Business Process Optimization Multi-channel Compliance EM Cloud Control Webcenter Suite BPM Suite SOA Suite
  19. 19. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | • Cloud Ready ✔ • Social Extensions ✔ • Mobile Capable ✔ • Supreme productivity ✔ • Enterprise proven ✔ • Future proof ✔ • Secure ✔ Features & Benefits Application Development Framework (ADF)
  20. 20. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Forms 11g app extended Integrated with ADF Train Coordinators schedule Trains with Forms 11g application. ADF Calendar can be opened direct from Forms-Menu Including User- Authentication ADF Calendar enables drag & drop, update of key-data and allows the user to open any Forms-Module to get more details by querying the selected ADF Calendar also accessible on Mobile Devices record 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 DTE Energy (Chicago) provides a lot of electricity from coal burning plants. The most effective way to send coal to these plants is by train. DTE built a Forms application that schedule & manage all the coal trains and extended it with ADF Customer modernized existing Forms app by adding a Mobile interface
  21. 21. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Reconstruction of Forms Platform Toolset SOA / BPM Suite Dynamic Approval Workflows Task Lists out-of-the-box Notifications by self-service Browser based Business Process Modelling Interfaces (Data/Logic) Task List Application Connectivity Diagram
  22. 22. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | New Strategic Technologies for the Cloud
  23. 23. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Cloud Computing 36% Compound Annual Growth Rate $19.5 Billion Market by 2016 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Cloud IaaS PaaS IT
  24. 24. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Complete  Open  Integrated  Best in Class User Engagement Identity Management Business Process Management Content Management Business Intelligence Service Integration Data Integration Development Tools Cloud Application Foundation Enterprise Management Web Social Mobile Oracle Cloud Application Foundation Foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware in the Cloud Cloud Application Foundation Traffic Director/Web Tier WebLogic Server Coherence Tuxedo Virtual Assembly Builder Oracle Cloud Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  25. 25. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Technology Strategies Infrastructure Engineered Systems Strategy Technology EM Cloud Control, Ops Center Management WebLogic, CAF, DB 12cPaaS OVM, SolarisConsolidation ADF Agile Application Development ADF, MAFMobile Applications
  26. 26. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Technology Strategies Make integration sustainable SOA and Business Process Management Strategy Technology WebCenter Integrate social computing WebCenter & ADF Unify the user experience Business Intelligence Applications Deliver enterprise intelligence Identity Management Simplify application security Enterprise ManagementCentralize application lifecycle management
  27. 27. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Forms in a Cloud • Self Service Provisioning • Charge Back • Dynamic Capacitiy Management Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Cloud Management Pack
  28. 28. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | The Future of Forms and Partner ISV options
  29. 29. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Forms Modernisation What is Unique to Oracle? •Oracle owns both Forms and FMW • Expertise, experience and product ownership • Consolidation to reduce interim TCO • Assist in skills growth to match migration • OOTB Integration to assist in incremental migration • Executive sponsorship across entire project •Integration of forms at all levels of the project •Complete visibility for start, end and mid-states •Guidance and engagement for the change •Oracle backed partners to assist in migration projects
  30. 30. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Extending Forms Platform – why Oracle ? - After Upgrade to 11g: Share / Re-Use Weblogic Basis Platform - no new license, profound, comfortable, secure, automated,... - Extend Knowledge slowly, conveniently (not only Forms) Monitoring, Automation, Process and UI Modelling,... - Increase Visibility in Your Company ! Successful Application Platform, wins against SAP and Co. Now with improved Technologies, new Possibilities - Increasing Acceptance of the Platform: Attracting new Developers, Attracting new (internal) Customers
  31. 31. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | The new Level & the Benefits Secure your Way & Use the Chances on the Way Forms Virtualisation with OVAB and OVM: “Templates & Assemblies” Forms Cloud: “Cloud Benefits” Forms Monitoring: “Operations Benefits” Forms Operations: “Datacenter Automation” OVAB Cloud RUEI ATS DCA
  32. 32. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Summary
  33. 33. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Key Points to Take Away • No plans to desupport Oracle Forms • Many options to modernize your investment • Allow the business to drive change – Protect, extend, evolve • ADF and MAF underpins our Fusion Applications and Middleware strategy Oracle Confidential – Internal/Restricted/Highly Restricted 33
  34. 34. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | References & Links • Oracle Open World (Oracle Forms Sneak Peek) https://oracleus.activeevents.com/2014/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=2138 • Oracle Forms Modernisation: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/forms-modernization-092149.html • Evolution of Forms (External) http://oracleformsinfo.wordpress.com/tag/modernization/ • Oracle Forms working with ADF http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/dte-casestudy-1961637.pdf Oracle Confidential – Internal/Restricted/Highly Restricted 34
  35. 35. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Q & A
  36. 36. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | • Oracle.com Partner Hub oracle.com/partners/goto/hub-ecemea • Migration Center Team Blog blogs.oracle.com/imc feeds.feedburner.com/oracleIMC • Partner Webcast Recordings youtube.com/OracleIMCteam • Partner Webcast Presentations slideshare.net:/Oracle_IMC_team • Partner.IMC@beehiveonline.oracle.com Oracle Partner Hub ISV Migration Center • twitter.com/OracleIMC • plus.google.com/+OracleIMC • facebook.com/OracleIMC • linkedin.com/groups/Oracle-Partner-Hub-Migration- Center-4535240
  37. 37. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle Confidential – Internal/Restricted/Highly Restricted 37
  38. 38. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |

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