Mar 01, 2017 Blog, Oracle 0 comment

Get Things Done Faster And Cheaper With Oracle

If you are looking for a huge boost in functionality and productivity for your business, then an upgrade to Oracle APEX could be the answer. Joel Kallman, Senior Director of Software Development at Oracle tells us that, “Oracle Application Express 5.1 is a great leap forward in end-user productivity.” The great promise of automation for any business is the idea of a quick, smooth process.  This is very important for developers whose productivity is hugely boosted when tech takes over the menial tasks, freeing them up to concentrate on more pressing – and more rewarding — issues.

Oracle APEX 5.1 delivers on this promise by introducing “powerful new declarative features, enabling you to develop, design and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser.” Everyone loves an easy-to-use solution that helps them do more, quicker.

4 Great reasons to upgrade your Oracle

If you’re looking for ways to improve your business, these new features are just some of the reasons to upgrade:

  1. Say goodbye to spreadsheets

By combining Tabular Forms and Interactive Report, the new Interactive Grid (IG) gives you all the features you need for effective reporting like scroll pagination, user-friendly grid-based editing, Oracle Text support, fixed headers, frozen columns, multiple filters, sorting and aggregates.  This feature provides outstanding keyboard support allowing users to easily edit data.

  1. Cut down on mouse movement

With Oracle APEX , it is now simple to drag and drop developer tabs, customising their position and putting them where you can access them easily. On a large monitor, this translates into less mouse movement and reduced eye strain. A two pane mode is now supported in Page Designer, so you can focus on two panes at a time. Ultimately, these advancements mean higher developer productivity.

  1. Instant cross platform functionality

Data visualisation is now powered by Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit). Highly customisable and interactive it also incorporates automatic responsive design support. If you’re looking to produce charts that are fully HTML5 and work on any modern browser, regardless of screen size or platform, look no further.

  1. Quick refresh saves time

Enhancements to the JavaScript APIs in APEX 5.1 also allow developers to quickly refresh a whole region in just a single line of code. There are other great features like the apex.page namespace that allows you to declaratively handle page validations, saving you time.

To find out how an upgrade to Oracle APEX can help your business get things done faster and cheaper, contact the experts at Headbyte.