Oracle E-Business Suite on Mobile

Colossal  list of technology announcements and too short of time to digest. That’s the gist I got from Oracle OpenWorld ‘2012. I am certain, many of you felt same way too. Immense list of innovation in each of Oracle’s product categories including Cloud, Mobility, Analytics, Fusion Apps, Fusion Middleware, 12c Database, Engineered Systems. Several great sessions from various product teams. As I continue to digest and pen down the information overload in various categories, I will share the details in a precise manner without getting astounded.

To start with, much awaited Oracle E-Business Suite on Mobile has been showcased. iPad access to self-service modules is available in Release 12.2. What it also tells us is gaining expertise in Applications Development Framework (ADF) is inevitable.

Oracle’s product strategy is pushing Hybrid Mobile Applications where you develop once & deploy to multiple platforms such as iOS and Android based on proven technology standards such as ADF, Java technology, CSS3, JavaScript.  If you want to extent EBS,  Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java Enables integration using Oracle ADF. You may want to consider such integration if you what to Have multi-channel rich user interfaces, Same development platform as Oracle Fusion Applications, Support mobile devices, Protect your investment in the future, Co-exist with Fusion Applications.

Well a common question that may rise is related to small form factor devices security. Oracle mentioned quite a few security capabilities to protect the environment. A few capabilities to mention here are,

For data at rest, SQLLite database encrypted using the encryption libraries from ADF Mobile.

For Data In Flight, Standard SSL encryption and certificates being used.


– HTTP Authentication for data synchronization

– Using FND API against EBS instance, with support for SSO

– Credentials cached for local login and protected by ADF preferences store


– Application access defined by EBS Responsibilities and Profile Options

– Field Service Task assignment rules for data visibility & access

 Architectural changes in R12.2 to accommodate mobile form factor.

Based on what we have seen, R12.2 environment will enable better tool kit to adopt, extend EBS mobility.

Thanks to various Oracle product teams to provide right details to write this post.

To jump start your ADF capabilities, please refer to the following.


About Sunthar Tharmalingam
Bio: Sunthar is an Oracle Certified Professional with over 14 years of experience in multifaceted architectural design and implementation of mission-critical global Oracle Applications. He provides technical leadership to the enterprise project teams and manages the comprehensive implementation life-cycle. Sunthar has exhaustive hands-on competencies in vital Oracle technologies such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Databases, OBI Applications, Oracle Identity Management and Webcenter suites. This Blog has been categorized according to the Oracle products that integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite. Should you wish to participate as an author for a related module or category please register as a member and mail me to let me know which category you would like to write under.

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