Customer Story:

MTA - Forms Mobile (UTS)

NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority increased employee satisfaction and productivity by adding a mobile application to their team. Employees can now get the time, duration and shift details instantly.


New York City’s MTA is the world’s largest transit system, transporting 2.5 billion people every day via road, rail, air and water. MTA has more than 26,000 employees using desktop-bound Unified Timekeeping System (UTS) in Oracle Forms for employee time management.

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Business Benefits

Extend the life and value of UTS Oracle Forms.

Immediate access to Timecard using Mobile devices.

No need to use Kiosk or computers.


The life cycle of fetching the information is 3-5 sec.

Easy access to multiple concurrent users.


Metropolitan Transit Authority was looking to increase productivity and efficiency by providing their employees real-time access to their Timecards from mobile devices. Originally, in order to access timecards, scheduled assignments, leave balances, vacation hours and other crucial information, employees had to physically go to kiosks or to desktop computers to log on to UTS Timecard Viewer.
The process was cumbersome, since at times employees had to travel specifically to their computers to get relevant information or queue up in front of a kiosk. MTA is always looking for innovative technologies to make their employees’ life easier and the business processes more efficient. In this case, MTA sought to build a mobile interface to their UTS Oracle Forms time management platform to improve the flow of information, reduce errors and increase employee engagement. This would allow the massive population of MTA employees, secure and agile access to their HR information from anywhere at any time.


MTA found an innovative solution to its business needs using a unique, patented technology called Auraplayer that was able to run UTS Oracle Forms system as REST service without redevelopment. The REST API is then utilized by Ionic framework mobile app and provides multi-platform support. The mobile app connects to the AuraPlayer Service Manager, which then connects to UTS Oracle Forms to fetch employee information
The new employee app “MTA Insight” provides employees updated information from UTS on their mobile devices in real-time. It was successfully tested on 40 users from Department of Buses (DOB) & Division of Rapid Transit Operations (RTO) before it was rolled out to employees in the field. The app is available today in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.In the future, more features will be added as business requirement grows.


26,000+ employees now have instant access to Timecard information (including assignments, absences, pick jobs, vacation days) anytime anywhere. MTA increased employee satisfaction and productivity. AuraPlayer ensures the mobile app and back-office application remain perfectly in sync. Now any business information existing in UTS Oracle Forms system can be extended to mobile in a matter of days using the same framework and bring instant agility to the legacy system.

AuraPlayer brings a new level of agility and mobility to back-office systems including Oracle Forms, EBS, PeopleSoft and JDE with low-risk, a flexible and automated solution without redevelopment.

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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.