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Posted on May 28th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

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According to a Frost & Sullivan survey of C-level executives and IT managers, 70% of respondents rely heavily on mobile devices for business purposes. Therefore gaining popularity with iphone and ipad , companies/IT are looking different options to extending user with usage of smart application. These mobile application that allows employees to access:

  • Up to the minute reports
  • Alerts with key performance indicators
  • Workflow approvals
  • Tasks and activities

Here is a consolidated list of apps that are available till date

  • Oracle Business Indicators for iPhone provides access to Oracle Business Intelligence solutions and data in the form of requests, iBots, and alerts. Oracle Business Indicators works with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).

You must have an OBIEE setup before you can use Oracle Business Indicators. Certain features in Oracle Business Indicators can be accessed only if you have licensed the equivalent feature in OBIEE.

You can get this here.

  • Oracle Business Approvals for Managers enables managers and executives to review key targeted tasks, access relevant business intelligence reports, make informed decisions and take immediate actions easily and securely while on-the-go.

This application allows managers to handle pending E Business Suite actions related to expense reports, purchase order requisitions, human resources vacancies, and HR job offers. Managers can also use this mobile app to evaluate pending EBS approvals, request more information, and approve or reject pending requests.

You can get this here.

  • Oracle iReceipts is an enterprise application that is part of Oracle PeopleSoft Expenses, which allows users to create and submit expense lines for cash transactions in real-time.
    • This allow employees to capture cash transactions on the iPhone and iPod touch as they occur, then easily submit these transactions to Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Expenses.
    • This allows users to capture receipt images with the iPhone Camera rather than having to deal with several paper receipts. The images are then processed as normal within the PeopleSoft Expenses solution. The app can also automatically tag transactions with a user's location using location based features

You can get this here.

For Sales guys who looking to convert their mobile phones into a productivity tool, where they can proactively work on their sales leads, sales forecasts, and opportunities these two application are most beneficial for them.

  • Oracle Mobile Sales Assistant is a CRM application provides real-time, secure access to the information a sales organization needs on the mobile device.

Key features of the application are:

  • Access to Leads, Opportunities, Contacts, and Accounts from CRM
  • Update Appointments, Tasks, Notes, and Message Center in CRM
  • Leverage native iPhone Services such as Contacts, Phone, Email
  • Mapping & Directions Integration
  • Contextual access to Social Networking Sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Spoke

You can get this here.

  • Oracle Mobile Sales Forecast is an easy-to-use application that provides real-time visibility into an individual or organization's opportunity (with details like deal size, close date, or close probability) pipeline.

Key features of the application are:

  • Filtered view of opportunities
  • Real time Forecast
  • Quick access to key data
  • Compare expected revenue to quota
  • Easy-to-use native widget application

You can get this here

  • Oracle Enterprise Asset Maintenance Workbench is an application available to help maintenance department to increase their productivity and effectiveness. The application will help field workers/maintenance engineers to take advantage of iPhone GPS capabilities to be location aware and respond to maintenance requirements in a more effective manner.

Key features of the application are:

  1. Integration with existing Oracle eAM e-Business suite application.
  2. Use GPS capability of iPhone to see current location and search assets in the Google Maps.
  3. List all assets within the search radius.
  4. View the list of released work orders for an asset and complete it remotely.
  5. View the list of work orders assigned to the user and complete it remotely.

You can get free itune here.

Looks at Licensing requirement for these usage with Oracle Products.

dgreybarrow Sofware & Licensing

Majority of Oracle Iphone apps are free and available from the Apple iTunes store, Oracle Business Approvals for Managers requires licensing of a server product called Oracle Business Approvals Connector for Managers. Also there is seperate licensing of Oracle e-Business Application Suite - Enterprise Asset Management 12.1.1 (Oracle eAM) and GIS Setup for Oracle eAM.

In Order to download the software , here are the steps.

  1. Go to http://edelivery.oracle.com
  2. Click Continue on the welcome screen
  3. Fill out the form and check the boxes for the export restrictions.
  4. Select Product Pack "E-Business Suite" and either platform of "Linux x86" or "Microsoft Windows (32-bit)". Click Go.
  5. Click on the link towards the bottom of the page for "Oracle Business Approvals Connector for Managers 1.0 Media Pack for Linux x86" or "Oracle Business Approvals Connector for Managers 1.0 Media Pack for Microsoft Windows (32-bit)“

There will be downloads for:

6. Oracle Business Approvals Connector for Managers 1.0
7. Oracle Business Approvals Connector for Managers 1.0 : Required Oracle EBS 12.0 patch
8. Oracle SOA Suite 10g (10.1.3.1.0) (32-bit) (CD)
9. Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.3.3.0) Patch set (32-bit) (CD)

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