The best technologies help businesses grow. But sometimes great technology doesn’t age well, and years later what was once a great solution feels more like a burden.

If you are looking for faster results and lowered risk in your software projects or have been searching for a new platform to build or expand your business, Oracle APEX may be worth considering.

A refresher

LSG Solutions implements Oracle Application Express (APEX) for several of our clients and we like educating people about its capabilities because it’s such a great platform.

For businesses who’ve been frustrated with long development cycles, APEX is often a refreshing option since we can quickly develop solutions that allow business owners to see the results of their investments early on in the project.

It also provides a good balance of flexibility and structure that lets us build software solutions that fit closer to business needs than most off-the-shelf products would. And since everything is web-based, the software we develop can be used wherever the business needs it—in the office and remotely on laptops or smart devices.

As much as we like the current version of APEX, things just got better.

APEX gets an update

Last month, Oracle released the Early Adopter version of APEX 5, the newest update to the APEX product line. We’ve been testing the new version and are very excited about all the new features and functionality that we’re going to be able to bring to our clients.

Development time is even quicker than previous versions of APEX—time savings we’ll be able to take advantage of in client projects—delivering your application sooner.

The technology itself has been improved to be faster and more reliable. With each version of APEX, Oracle has not only squashed bugs, but made the underlying code more efficient.

Front-end templates have been updated with the latest web technology, meaning they look much nicer and are more customizable to fit the branding of your business. This is especially important if your application is public-facing.

Have questions?

If you’re interested in learning more about how Oracle APEX could be used to help your business, or have specific questions about version 5, let us know. APEX isn’t the right solution for every business problem, but through our conversation we’ll find out if it’s a good fit for your business.