Enter the Oracle Forms Extreme Mobile Makeover Contest

In a world where everything is at the tip of your fingers, why are your enterprise systems glued to your desktop?  Imagine if you could access and operate your Oracle Forms/EBS Systems from any location.  What if your Oracle Forms system was so agile and easy to adapt, that any business function performed in Oracle Forms could be included in a mobile application? What would you include in your mobile strategy?

How about …

  • Doing time reporting directly from your mobile device
  • Managing work orders and entering follow up actions in the field
  • Performing onsite inspections
  • Generating revenue with point of sale solutions

…all without redeveloping your Oracle Forms/EBS systems.

Now is the chance to see for yourself!

By using our solution, we can expose existing Forms applications to mobile without writing one line of code. That’s right!  No code and no need for redevelopment or migration of Oracle Forms.

Not possible?

It is.  And to prove how easy it is, we are hosting an extreme makeover mobile use case competition with our contest partner AuraPlayer.  Together we will select three companies to showcase a business case that is currently a legacy to mobile challenge.  This summer, we will develop a prototype mobile application for each of the three finalists free of charge (trial software licenses included).  The finalists’ applications will be presented at Oracle OpenWorld in San Fransisco in September 2016.  Find the full details here.

Want to enter the contest and see your Oracle Forms application on a mobile device? All you have to do is complete this application before Monday, June 20, 2016. Three finalist will be selected to get a prototype of their app developed, and exposure of their creative mobile vision at Oracle OpenWorld.

In addition, one winning finalist will be selected to receive: A free Samsung 6S Edge+ 

Samsung and Oracle Providing the Engine for Enterprises to Mobilize their Business in the Cloud

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Two leaders in enterprise technology are providing customers the tools that accelerate development and delivery of mobile solutions

Samsung and Oracle are making it easier for enterprises to embrace today’s modern work setting and take their business to the cloud. The two innovation leaders are partnering to give developers and solution providers the advanced tools to create and deliver mobile apps and enterprise solutions. The collaborative effort will let professionals gain a new level of mobile functionality for ultimate engagement and productivity.

Samsung and Oracle are working closely with select systems integrators, like Sofbang to help customers across all industries leverage their existing legacy systems and take advantage of the benefits of mobile and cloud, modernizing their IT infrastructure, empowering users and realizing greater cost efficiencies. The companies are also working together on an expanded set of Apache Cordova plug-ins and code samples to help customers modernize their enterprise applications with rich mobile user experiences. This brings together the market-leading strength of each company – Oracle’s exceptional enterprise software and Samsung’s elite device features.

Samsung and Oracle have worked with a number of systems integrators to foster creation of innovative mobile and Internet of Things enterprise solutions. Sofbang’s contracts management solution, which was developed to allow comprehensive management and approval of contracts through rich notifications on Samsung Gear S wearables and secured by Samsung’s KNOX mobile security platform will be showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 22-26th.

“In today’s mobile environment, it is critical that businesses deploy a mobile-first strategy to maintain success and accomplish growth,” said Young Kim, Vice President, Enterprise Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung and Oracle are not only helping customers through mobility but also enabling developers and solution providers to create next generation mobile applications and services that are driving a new frontier of productivity.”

Sofbang’s Contracts Management Mobile App that leverages the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service will also be on display at Mobile World Congress, including industry-specific solutions from both Oracle and Samsung. Samsung will be located at Booth 6A30 in Hall 6, with Oracle at Booth 3B20 Hall 3.

The Evolution Mobility: From Bricks to Brains

On Sunday, we were awarded the Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Mobility. To be recognized by Oracle for our achievements in mobility is a huge accomplishment and highlights our strong focus on  Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, we are honored to be recognized for our expertise and knowledge of Oracle technologies.

Sofbang team with 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year

Sofbang team with 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year

Research shows that mobile apps are growing at a rate of 29.8% a year and the number of mobile users currently using apps will climb to 4.4 billion by 2017, with that growth users are expecting to be able to switch among desktops, tablets and smartphones anywhere anytime. In order to understand how we got to where we are today, lets take a look at just how far the mobile technology has come over the last 50 years. Continue reading…

Sofbang Wins Prestigious 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Mobility Solution – North America

Sofbang team with 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year:

Oracle Recognizes Sofbang’s Expertise in Delivering Specialized Solutions

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2015 – Oracle today awarded Sofbang with its 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Mobility Solution – North America. The award recognizes Sofbang for their commitment to deliver innovative, Specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware.

Oracle Specialized Partner Award 2015Sofbang was presented the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Mobility Solution – North America for demonstrating an outstanding and innovative solution based on Oracle products.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year encourage innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers and generate new business potential.

“To us, building a mobile app is not a complete mobile approach” says Danny Asnani, Principal “A complete mobile approach is much more – it is about simplifying the end-user experience, extending backend applications and integrating them with vital business processes across various lines of businesses and applications.”

“Sofbang has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based Mobility solutions that can solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Bill Swales, Group Vice President, North America Alliances and Channels Sales, Oracle. “We congratulate Sofbang in achieving the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Mobility Solution – North America. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers mobile applications and a mobile approach that drives real business value and results.”

To learn more about our Mobile Solutions please visit http://mobility.sofbang.com

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The Oracle Cloud Platform: Truly Fast & Furious

2Fast2Believe it or not, there is an actual definition in the dictionary for the phrase Fast and Furious (F&F). It means, “Used about situations in which a lot of different things happen very fast, one after the other”.  While the Fast and the Furious movie franchise is full of action, the phrase is also appropriately suited for a day in the life of a Line of Business (LOB) Manager. In their line of work, a lot of different things happen very fast, one after the other. As we work with LOB Managers across industries, the common denominator is the need for more agility. They are often faced with factors that serve as a catalyst, changing the business needs and priorities of the LOB.

For example, let’s look at a COO of a large utility. He faces three regulatory changes, which will have a direct impact on his operations and customer base within a short span of four months. He is required to report on how he is addressing these changes, while ensuring that he is adhering to specific service level agreements (SLAs). A slip on SLAs and specific response to service requests will have a direct cost impact credited back to customers via his operational groups and subsidiaries. He initially looks to his CIO on how technology can help him address these regulatory changes. They review his needs and come up two process centric mobile applications extending and integrating to their backend ERP, billing, and customer applications. Incorporating these solutions will help the COO meet and track progress towards these regulatory changes.

However, the IT department is already at 115% capacity, based on current projects, resources and technology utilization. He’s given a lead-time of eight weeks for IT to begin work on his initiative, with an additional four weeks to setup the infrastructure. This timeline is not going to work for the COO, since he needs to be up and running within four months. The COO engages with Sofbang for a two-day health check, which defines a clear roadmap of how he can address his needs, leveraging the Oracle Cloud Platform. Sofbang then works with him to standup the two mobile applications, leveraging the Oracle Cloud Platform (specifically the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Process Cloud Service and Integration Cloud Service) to tie this to his enterprise backend applications. Let’s see how this happens.

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