Why is APEX becoming the Oracle development tool of choice?

Explorer specialise in Oracle development and we have an award winning team.

Our development team is cheaper than contractors, so you have access to our wider team over the long term – and we’re not going away!

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is Oracle’s primary tool for Database and web application development. APEX is a free to use feature of the Oracle Database to build web based applications using SQL and PL/SQL. Explorer has been using APEX since 2004 to develop enterprise-grade applications, and we’ve seen adoption explode over recent years to become the de-facto tool of choice by customers looking for results FAST!

We develop with Oracle APEX because it lets us quickly build bespoke applications at low cost, enabling us to address the requirements of our customers, such as;

  • Replacing legacy Oracle Forms applications
  • Developing new bespoke applications for the Cloud
  • Building Interactive and static data reports
  • Extending Oracle E-Business Suite with new functionality (on-premise & SaaS)

APEX is adopted by businesses that recognise the value of keeping costs down and simplifying technical solutions to deliver business requirements. Simply put, by using APEX you can develop complex systems at up to 1/4 of the time it takes for an equivalent Java deployment – with no loss of functionality. It’s stable, it scales, and it’s secure while exploiting all the features of the Oracle Database.

Take a look at how APEX and Explorer solve these common development challenges;

Development Problem APEX Solution
Java is overkill for the projects I need to deliver. We look at the “big picture” of any project we work on to make sure that both technical and development deliverables are achieved with multi-faceted accountability.
I need to lower the cost of Oracle development. Faster development times and rapid developer adoption means lower cost and earlier deployment.
I need to minimise the cost of Oracle Licensing. APEX is a no-cost feature of all Editions of the Oracle Database and can be deployed with no cost middleware components like Tomcat and Glassfish.
Oracle Forms is no longer our strategic development tool, and I need an alternative. APEX should be the preferred development tool for any Oracle developer with PL/SQL experience as it allows them to develop modern Web 2.0 applications by leveraging their existing development expertise.
I need to replace Oracle Discoverer with a modern reporting platform. APEX is the perfect solution for replacing Discoverer and enhance reporting visuals, dashboard content and output.
How can I develop mobile applications without ADF? To support mobile application development, Oracle Application Express incorporates jQuery Mobile to deploy compact yet functional applications in a browser.
How can I develop bespoke applications to integrate Oracle E-Business Suite? Fully supported by Oracle, APEX is ideal for developing bespoke EBS modules.
Spreadsheets are taking over my department, and I need an alternative solution. APEX is a great solution to consolidate spreadsheets, improve data quality and security, reduce duplication and administration and enhance functionality.