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What Is Oracle APEX Development?

What Is Oracle APEX Development? Plus, Top 4 Reasons Companies Use This Platform

In the world of “there’s an app for that,” don’t you wish there was a web application that could compile all of your data into one incredible business app?

Tech dreams really do come true with software development teams that expertly utilize Oracle APEX. If you want a scalable, information-secure application for your company, this is it.

As with any custom software development tool, Oracle APEX is as good as the developers working with it. Considering this platform for your business, you want to know you are getting the most out of your investment.

Let’s go into more detail about what Oracle APEX is and how your company will benefit from this powerful platform.

What Is Oracle Apex?

If you are aware of the Oracle Forms technology, Oracle APEX is its upgraded replacement.

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a development platform that enables you to build scalable and secure enterprise apps with world-class features that can be deployed anywhere¹.

The best part is that great developers can build you a personalized solution to your inefficient systems in just weeks. That’s right. The days of custom software development taking months, or even years, to create a solution are simply in the past with Oracle APEX.

Spreadsheets: A Company’s Best Friend, Until Now

Companies use hundreds of spreadsheets to track everything from team member hours and pay to revenue, projections, and profits. Without them, many companies wouldn’t be able to track their most precious asset: data.

Capturing the information can be challenging, but inputting, systematizing, and extracting the data takes the most time and company resources. While gathering information, it often doesn’t get adequately analyzed for weeks or months.

Quarterly updates are crucial to company performance because all that stored data gets turned into charts and graphs to show what’s happening in the background.

Beyond that, managing data in spreadsheets can be challenging for multiple reasons, including data validation, integrity, security, and sharing practices.

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The Oracle APEX platform is built to make sense of complex data with easily understandable models for any business. This makes it easier to continually track data throughout each quarter. Hopefully, that means the quarterly reviews won’t be so overwhelming for you and your team.

Why Do Companies Choose Oracle?

APEX applications are more in-demand than ever, with more companies entering the digital era of business. What CEOs are realizing is that packaged software only takes them so far. Using off-the-shelf software is a great short-term solution, especially on a small budget.

However, great companies playing the long game (hint: that’s you!) opt for customized software for many reasons. Here are the top 5 reasons companies ask us to develop Oracle APEX to improve their systems.

1. Top-Of-The-Line Security

You don’t want to take the risk of mediocre security for your systems. If you get hacked, you and your company are at risk, risking the protection of all your employees and customers.

Do you have trade secrets? My guess is that you want to keep them a secret. What is it worth knowing that you are entirely securing your information, including DBA’s and SysAdmins, from everyone you don’t want?

Security is one of the top reasons banks choose to use Oracle. When you want to keep valuable information locked in a vault, make sure no one else knows the combination to the lock. That’s the power of Oracle.

2. Cloud Ready

The “work-from-anywhere” movement is upon us. Many companies have recently opted for employees to work partially or fully remote.

The beauty of APEX is that it can go remote with the team and function just like it would in the office. Anything created in APEX can be connected to and run in a cloud-based system.

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With the APEX platform, you can also easily combine and synchronize remote data with data in your database. Did I hear a sigh of relief?

3. Database-Centric Development

Do you like wasted space? Me either. With all your data, it’s likely clogging up some internal systems and making them slow down little by little. Your IT team is doing their best to maintain the flow and keep the system from crashing. Still, eventually, the dreaded “Storage Full” message will pop up at the worst time.

Unlike other database management systems, APEX offers incredibly sophisticated data compression that reduces IT spending for any company. What’s more, you don’t even have to pause database functions when doing backups in Oracle. 

No, it’s not magic. It’s just the incredibly thoughtful creators of Oracle APEX.

4. Easily Scalable & Customizable

You’re building your business to grow exponentially, but can your systems maintain that growth? Say your company exploded in revenue in the next few months; could your systems keep up?

Oracle APEX is what any company needs to handle the stresses on the internal systems that come with great success. Get yourself ready for anything with a platform built to last.

Get Expert Oracle APEX Development To Grow Your Company

Oracle APEX is a resource like no other. That is, as long as it’s developed by a professional team that fully understands how to program it to its full potential. To get the most out of the platform, you want to make sure the development team actually has the expertise necessary to give you a product with peak performance. 

You deserve a product that facilitates growth, fully secures your information, and gives you access to data like you’ve never experienced before. You can have all of that with Oracle APEX expert developers.

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Sources:
1. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/overview/apex-overview-otn-4491378.pdf