By: Lauren Prezby On: April 3, 2023 In: EBS Extensions, Handshake Comments: 0

If you’re running Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and are looking to modernize your user interfaces or build custom applications, you may have heard about Oracle APEX. APEX is a low-code development platform that allows you to quickly create web applications on top of your existing Oracle databases.  

With APEX, you can build beautiful, responsive, and secure applications that integrate seamlessly with Oracle E-Business Suite and take advantage of your existing data models, business rules, and security policies. 

But it can be daunting figuring out the integration process. This is where Handshake for Oracle E-Business Suite comes in. Handshake simplifies and accelerates the process of extending Oracle E-Business Suite with APEX. With Handshake, you don’t need to worry about the technical details of APEX integration, security, or performance. Handshake takes care of all that for you, so you can focus on designing and developing your applications. 

In this blog, we’ll explore the top 5 benefits of using Handshake for EBS to extend Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle APEX.  

1. Faster time-to-market: Create custom applications in days, not weeks or months

Using Insum’s Handshake to connect Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle APEX saves time and resources while ensuring a more efficient and streamlined workflow. This pre-built custom solution serves as a connector between Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle APEX, eliminating the need to build from scratch. This not only saves development time but also ensures a more reliable and standardized integration and quicker turnaround on applications. Your resources can jump right into where their skills and time are needed most: building the extensions and applications you need to drive your business forward. Not on building a secure integration. 

We’ve figured it out, so you don’t have to. 

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2- Lower Costs: Save money and reduce development and maintenance costs

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Typically, pre-built applications are less expensive than building custom solutions from scratch. The cost of developing and maintaining a pre-built solution is ultimately shared by multiple clients.  

Don’t waste time and money building the integration in-house. Your business is unique, but the integration process doesn’t have to be. 

Handshake was born out of experience. Years of trial and error have gone into the solution now used by dozens of clients across multiple industries. 

We’ve not only figured out the technology, but have also streamlined the installation and configuration process, saving you and your team time and money. 

3- Seamless integration: Integrate your custom applications with Oracle e-Business Suite for a unified user experience

Handshake provides a seamless integration between Oracle E-Business Suite and your custom APEX applications. No context switching. APEX behaves so much like a native Oracle E-Business Suite application, your users almost won’t know the difference. 

Extend Oracle E-Business Suite forms, sharing session context in your customized APEX application. Launch from Oracle E-Business Suite Navigator or Oracle E-Business Suite forms custom menus. Return back to Oracle E-Business Suite from APEX. 

Streamline workflows and improve efficiency, leverage the strengths of each system, such as Oracle E-Business Suite’s financial management capabilities and Oracle APEX’s user-friendly interface and reporting tools. This can help to improve user adoption and productivity, leading to better business outcomes.  

4- Simple architecture and flexible Oracle E-Business Suite version support

One of the key technical benefits of Handshake is its release agnostic nature. Whether you’re running Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, R12.0, R12.1.3, or R12.2.x, Handshake will just.. work. This means that even if you’re planning an EBS upgrade soon, you won’t have to worry about compatibility issues.  

Another technical benefit of Handshake is its ease of use. With no additional configuration required, Handshake is light weight and ‘DBA friendly’. It won’t interfere with your cloning process or infrastructure requirements. This means that your IT team won’t have to spend a lot of time managing the integration process or making changes. Handshake is designed to work seamlessly with your existing infrastructure, ensuring that you can focus on your business priorities. 

5- Greater visibility: Gain insights into your business processes and make informed decisions with real-time data

By integrating Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle APEX, organizations can gain a more comprehensive view of their business processes and data, enabling them to make more informed decisions. With increased visibility, organizations can track key performance indicators, monitor processes, and identify areas for improvement. The integration provided by Handshake provides users with access to real-time data, enabling them to make more accurate and timely decisions. This helps improve operational efficiency and enables organizations to respond quickly to changing market conditions.  

Link to Novatech case study: https://insum.talan.com/case-studies/helping-a-manufacturer-modernize-with-apex/ 

Insum’s Handshake for Oracle E-Business Suite accelerates the development and deployment of business solutions using APEX to reduce your internal costs and increase revenue. Shouldn’t you be getting the most out of your Oracle E-Business Suite? We can help, with one handshake. Learn more from our Handshake team today: https://insum.talan.com/handshake-ebs/  

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