SOA’s Role in Simplifying Mobile Enablement

For many years web browsers and desktop computers were the primary way to access information from enterprise applications. As mobile devices have proliferated, applications are no longer tied to the desktop. Users want to use their smartphones and tablets to access corporate data and business apps, anytime, anywhere. Many IT departments are having a hard time accommodating these mobile interfaces while preserving hard-won enterprise standards. Rather than continuing to develop applications first for the desktop and then making tactical mobile development choices, IT leaders want a consistent architecture that considers all channels. In this screencast, Suhas Uliyar who heads the mobile strategy at Oracle speaks about how customers can bridge this gap to take their existing and new enterprise applications mobile. He introduces Oracle Mobile Suite and SOA’s role in this product offering. Watch the webcast here.

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Integration Success Workshops: Cloud, Mobile and BPM

Integration Success Workshops are tools you can use when engaging with customers to generate pipeline or progress an existing opportunity – you can really use them at any stage of your customer engagement. They allow you to open doors and discuss the key areas of Cloud Integration, Mobility Integration and traditional Application Integration, all of which are hot topics in the market today.

Each workshop package consists of a presentation, a methodology to engage with the customer using best practices, a demo and maybe a video. All workshops take a solution rather than a product approach but still make good mention of the Oracle offering, allowing you to position among others SOA, ADF Mobile, Security, Webcenter and Weblogic.

Each workshop package also allows you to shape the customer engagement to suit your needs – you can have a mini discussion over a couple of hours or you can spend the whole day with your customer architecting their solution. At our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the Integration Success Workshop kits for:

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Mobile BPM is Not An Option. It’s a Necessity by Brandon Dean

Mobile BPM will play an increasingly important role in the relationship between businesses, customers and external partners. Consumers wantmobile apps. As a group they download more than 11,000 iPhone apps, send 168 million emails and make 700,000 Facebook posts—in one minute. Businesses need to make sure apps align with their business processes.
Mobile apps require new architectural patterns and must support differing devices. Let’s take a quick look at some integration and data type technologies, and Oracle products that form a cohesive mobile solution.

TECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS

  1. SOAP (“Simple Object Access Protocol”) — This is the workhorse of existing SOA infrastructures and can be a single solution to heterogeneous interconnectivity issues.  SOAP defines a standard communication protocol specification for XML-based message exchange.  It can use various transport protocols such as HTTP, SMTP and JMS.  It requires far less plumbing than REST for things like transactions, security, coordination, addressing, and trust.  However, change control can be problematic due to the complexity of SOAP interfaces.   Even though these features add weight to SOAP, it is highly useful when publishing an interface to the outside world because of the formal contract that it utilizes.
  2. XML ("Extensible Markup Language")—This is the request / response format within SOAP interfaces. It’s benefit is that it’s both human-readable and machine-readable.  Even though it’s verbose and harder to change it has a formal structure and can validate content.
  3. REST (“Representational State Transfer”) — simple, lightweight and stateless.  It can return multiple data types and has bandwidth advantages over SOAP

Read the complete article here.

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Oracle BPM Goes Mobile Demonstration

  • The BPM Workspace mobile application is now available – iTunes
  • You can approve, reject, assign and delegate tasks, perform bulk operations, view and edit task details, and add comments and attachments. You can add attachments from your device or use its built in camera to take a photo and attach it to a task.
  • The ability to continue to work offline is supported for when your device is disconnected. Task updates are automatically synchronized with the server as soon as it becomes available.
  • Demonstration Video – YouTube BPMMobile.pptx (At our SOA Community WorkspaceSOA Community membership required)
  • Demo Instructions  BPM Demo iPad.doc (At our SOA Community WorkspaceSOA Community membership required)
  • Server Requirement: PS6BP (patch number 18072286)
  • Device Requirement: This app is currently certified for iOS7 and not compatible with older versions. Not officially certified for iPad mini, but it should work

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Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV 2014 – August 4th – 8th 2014

You are working on large Fusion Middleware opportunities & projects? Oracle is pleased to invite you to the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps IV August 4th – 8th 2014 – by the SOA & BPM & WebLogic Partner Communities. The goal of the training is to support you in delivering a successful project. Most of the trainers are members of the Oracle Product Management Team.

Come to Lisbon to get a 5 days hands-on training in one of the following topics:

  • SOA Suite hands-on
  • BPM Suite hands-on
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon
  • Mobile Framework Hackathon

Important: all trainings are hands-on and require a laptop with 8+ GB or more!

Registration is free of charge, except in case of cancellation fee € 150 or no-show fee €2000! Please read the registration page carefulfy before you register – make the right choice for your bootcamp (you can not change later). Please be aware that we will NOT answer questions via e-mail with details you can find at the registration page. If you are not yet a member, we would like to invite you to join the Oracle EMEA Partner Communities:

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Quotes from previous Middleware Summer Camps

  • “This is an amazing event to know in-depth the platform and know developers from different countries” David Elizarraraz
  • “An excellent meeting point of SOA BPM knowledge” Kai Schlüssler
  • “I will come back We want more!” Maria Joao Costa
  • “Good food, good weather, good people and excellent Oracle workshops, One of the weeks of the year” Joao Biachi
  • “A big thank you to Juergen for the Oracle FMW camp last week in Lisbon. Great event, great organization and great fun! Keep up the great work!” Niall Commiskey
  • “The best ideas are the ideas from the best” Filipe Sequeria, Primesoft
  • “Best invest in the education in the last 12 months” Richard Schaller, IPT
  • “Practice best practice with the best instructor”  Graham Lamond Capgemini
  • “If you have basic BPM knowledge, this is the course to really mater it” Diogo Henriques Link Consulting
  • “Very good trainers lot of work. Lot of fun as well” Matthias Gris Workflow Factory
  • “If you like to accelerate in Oracle come to the training to bring it all together” Marcel van der Glind, Amis
  • “The best way to learn Fusion Middleware from the #1.  Alexandro Montantes, STO Consulting
  • “Excellent training, well organized” Pedro Antunh, Capgemini

Register for Event

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Back-end to the Future: Using your Existing Oracle ADF Applications as a Pillar of your Mobile Strategy, white paper

Mobility has been a significant trend in IT for several years now. Laptops have been outselling desktops since 2008, and it seems that tablet shipments will surpass desktops in 2013 and laptops in 2014. In that context, the real question for your organization is not if it will build mobile applications, but when. To negotiate this transition successfully, one cannot ignore other technology trends.

Read the white paper here.

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Mobile Order Management for EBS GSE Demo using middleware technology

To get access to the demo environment please contact OPN!
Global Sales Engineering (GSE, formerly DSS) is happy to announce the availability of “Mobile Order Management for EBS”.

The demo use case is a dashboard for a sporting goods manufacturing company that provides its mobile sales force with real time access to the backend EBS data as well as key business KPIs (fulfillment accuracy, backorders, order status).

Transactional support (EBS order entry) from the device is also supported, depending on the user authorization level. In addition, integration with native location services (GPS) provides the capability to launch maps to automatically locate customers who are nearby.

Demo Highlights
This demo showcases key technologies for a mobility platform and provides a reference architecture to mobile enable Oracle applications.

  • Develop using Oracle JDeveloper and ADF Mobile, to provide tight device services integration and native user experience.
  • Connect and integrate to backend enterprise applications via SOA/OSB
  • Secure access using EBS SDK for Java and Oracle Web Services Manager, for enterprise grade mobile security.
  • Available as an iPad app, Android version to follow soon.

Call to Action

  • Check out the ~1 minute video overview of this demo
  • Review the Demo Script and Release Notes on the GSE Demo Store
  • Start your instant tech demo (aka "Canned Demo") using Demo Title "Mobile Order Management for EBS" directly from the GSE Home Page
  • Demo pre-requisites and additional demo information are available here

For questions or feedback please contact anvesh.baluguri@oracle.com or  anand.prasad@oracle.com.

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BPM mobile worklist demo for iOS

Thanks to Manoj you can find a first demo of a BPM mobile worklist at our SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required):

Additional Andrejus Baranovskis our ADF Guru build a Oracle BPM 11g Mobile Worklist with ADF Mobile.

Let us know when you test the demo – we are looking forward to get your feedback!

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