Customer Story:

Oracle EBS Mobile Solution

with Nuclear Power Station

Company Profile

The nuclear power station is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, generating around 20 Terawatt hours (TW-h) of carbon-free clean energy each year for more than 2 million homes and businesses. A team of over 120 trained technicians handle ongoing maintenance at the nuclear power plant, relying on a custom Oracle Forms application to store inspection data.

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Challenges

Wasted time of highly-qualified personnel on paper work and unnecessary travel.

Data errors due to manual processes of hand-written reports.

Current system could not easily or cost-effectively be ported to mobile devices as the legacy system was written in Oracle Forms.

ROI

Increase in productive man-hours

Inspectors can access and enter information in the field.

Lowered operational costs

Significant reduction time spent on inspections & no need for training.

Enhanced equipment performance

and plant safety.

Business Need

To maintain the critical components of their nuclear energy plant, technicians needed to perform inspections and fill out “work packages” on-site.

Often, they had to leave the scene and return to the office to gather additional paperwork to complete the inspection. In addition, the hand-written reports left room for human error.

These delays were costing the company dearly – where at times, the process could take up to a few days.
Unfortunately, the maintenance system was developed in Oracle Forms – a technology that could not readily run on mobile devices.

The nuclear power station was looking for a cost-effective way to increase employee efficiency, eliminate transcription errors from hand-written reports and improve equipment and plant safety without a costly, risky migration project.

Solution

The IT department mobilized the existing Oracle Forms application without the need to migrate or change one line of code by using a unique, patented solution called AuraPlayer. The AuraPlayer technology simply modernized the familiar Oracle Forms application to mobile using a wizard-based solution to wrap the existing system as REST services with a jQuery mobile, HTML5 Front-End application.
The 120+ technicians now have access to work packages in the field when and where they need it most – with almost no training and at a minimal expense. The mobilization took only weeks to implement and cost a third less than the competitive off-the-shelf solution.

Client's Benefits

The rapid rollout saved the power plant millions of dollars and reduced its maintenance risk factors. Inspection teams now receive digital work packages while on-site and use the mobile interface to record data directly into the back-office legacy enterprise application. No longer must employees make multiple trips from the office to the inspection sites just to retrieve equipment maintenance data. No more inaccurate or incomplete inspection data.

Results

AuraPlayer ensures the mobile app and back-office application remain perfectly in sync. Now any workflow in the existing Oracle Forms system can be extended to mobile in a matter of days using the same framework and bring instant agility to the legacy inspection 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. Before starting his career, David attended Bar-Ilan University where he studied computer science and economics. 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

A Relationship Manager, but a teacher by degree, Elizabeth is passionate about technology and always seeks to educate and improve the lives of others. During her years as a teacher, Elizabeth learned valuable skills that she applies to everyday life and her role at AuraPlayer: active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication. 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 15 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 5 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, ADF and ADF 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.