Modernizing Legacy Oracle Forms in the Time of COVID-19

Welcome back to another week of “Jessica’s Jems”. This week we’ll be talking about all things innovation, modernization of Legacy Oracle applications, and how COVID-19 has impacted all of this. It’s been a while since we looked at the impact of COVID-19 and I don’t think back in March any of us could have imagined that we would still be in the midst of this pandemic. However, with the end of summer approaching, I thought it would be a good time to check in…

How has COVID-19 Affected the Modernization of Legacy Oracle Forms?

Modernizing Legacy Oracle Forms

Over the past few months, during these hard times worldwide, the AuraPlayer team has been busy at work with their customers to hit the challenges head-on. With COVID-19 constraints, many organizations suddenly realized that their employees were reliant on their Legacy Oracle Forms and EBS systems that are unable to run offsite. Meaning, they weren’t able to access their back-end HR, Supply chain, and financial systems from mobile devices in the field. 


This lack of mobility was becoming increasingly dangerous as many organizations had business processes requiring employees to physically check-in at their headquarters for various reasons. This meant many people together in a small, closed space – no doubt a health and safety risk for all.


Organizations were in urgent need of a speedy, cost-effective solution to modernize their Legacy Oracle forms. You already heard all about the major U.S. Transit Authority, serving more than 15 million customers that teamed up with AuraPlayer in 2020 as COVID-19 struck and to find a solution to modernize their existing Legacy Oracle Forms. For a more in-depth look at modernizing Legacy Oracle Forms, check out our whitepaper.   


International Hospital Based in Pakistan 

AuraPlayer’s patented technology for hospitalsBut now I wanted to highlight our latest success. An International Hospital based in Pakistan partnered with AuraPlayer to help create a mobile app for their staff and patients. Prior to modernization, the process worked as follows: doctors would check the patients and then record the prescribed medications or results in the desktop application.


Nurses would then have to check the desktop application to see what medications were needed for which patients and manually transfer the information to the patient chart. After administering the medication or checking patient vitals, the nurses would then have to go back to the desktop application and update the information. This process was time-consuming, error-prone, and inefficient for both doctors and nurses. 


The hospital reached out to use AuraPlayer’s patented technology and modernize their Legacy Oracle forms by creating a customized mobile app for the staff that could be accessed on tablets or mobiles, speeding up patient rounds, improving data input, accuracy, and efficiency. The mobile app interacts directly with the desktop Legacy application, allowing nurses to access all the relevant information and automatically sync all the data to the Legacy application. 


The severity of the pandemic only made the need for mobility even more critical, as the scale of patients requiring assistance during COVID-19 increased rapidly. Not only did the influx of patients grow, but many patients decided that they would rather receive medical care at home while other non-critical patients were sent home early, to free up beds for COVID-19 cases. This meant that nurses needed to check in on patients at their homes with easy, on-the-go access to the patient information. 


With the new patient vitals mobile app, they were no longer reliant on the on-site hospital computer and were able to be mobile, agile, and flexible. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our whitepaper on “The Future of Oracle Forms”. 

The Impact 

These customer stories show the impact COVID-19 had on many organizations, but perhaps this was the push they needed to go mobile and modernize their Oracle Legacy Forms? The IT challenges presented in the face of COVID-19, lead to a cost-effective, risk-free, quick solution. One that transformed the customer back-office system, making it available on mobile and web, without migration or redevelopment needed. A sustainable approach, maximizing ROI. 


Have any questions or comments? Please feel free to get in touch. I would love to hear from you!

David Buch
Senior Products Manager

David, our Senior Products Manager, is a highly experienced professional specializing in product definition, innovations, and development, with broad customer understanding, and skillful people management. He has over 20 years of R&D work experience, and continues to excel in his expertise. When he is not working, David enjoys spending his time as a professional tuba player joining symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Elizabeth Pearl
Relationship Manager

Before joining AuraPlayer, Elizabeth completed a Masters degree in Education and worked as a teacher. Elizabeth’s role as Customer Relationship Manager combines both her passion for technology and her deep desire to educate  others. On a daily basis, Elizabeth takes the valuable insights she gained as a teacher and uses them to rise within the world of tech. She uses her skills of active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication to enhance the wonderful relationships she has with both coworkers and customers.


Elizabeth is originally from the United States but currently resides in England. In her spare time, she loves exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and playing volleyball.

Nathalie Wasserman
CFO & Operations Manager

Natalie is proud to be AuraPlayer’s Operations and Chief Financial Officer. She takes pride in her work, and loves being a part of the AuraPlayer family. Prior to working at AuraPlayer, Nathalie worked at various companies as an accountant. She attended the University College London (UCL), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Political Economies in Eastern Europe. 

Gwen Edwards
VP Business Development

An expert in helping businesses seize their potential and grow, Gwen is committed to take AuraPlayer to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in the high technology sector and working with Fortune 500 companies, she works as an advisor for growing businesses to help enhance their value and reach their business objectives. She’s a dynamic member of our team, leveraging her sales and marketing, and P&L experience to our current and future product suite.

Gwen also serves on a several private company boards in Silicon Valley, and is an active member of the angel investment network, Golden Seeds.

Yossi Nakash
CTO & Co-Founder

A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 20 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 10 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, EBS and EBS Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.

Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.