The FOEX Form and FOEX Grid components were among the most heavily used ones, but according to APEXIA’s development team, the FOEX Content Loader was the plugin which provided the most value for this application.
When asked about his development experience with FOEX, Raymond Allo - Principal Consultant at APEXIA, explained:
We found out that one of the most loved features of our application is that a user can open up multiple sales orders at the time. This is such an incredible time saver in sales and invoicing. For example, the sales consultant is working on a sales order and gets a phone inquiry from a customer on another sales order.
Most web applications will have you save the sales order that you were working on, open the other sales order from the inquiry and, when finished, bring up the first sales order and continue to work on it. With FOEX you can open multiple sales orders in tabs and work individually on them.
The FOEX forum was helpful, especially in the beginning when the team had to learn about some of the development concepts and the components available within the FOEX Plugin Framework. The demo application/cookbook was also a great learning resource and provided insights into how components work when combining APEX and FOEX. Their development team discovered that some of the applications they’ve been developing required less coding as more and more is handled declaratively through FOEX.
The FOEX Plugin Framework enabled APEXIA to build applications with a main focus on increased flexibility and a user interface which results in measurable time savings for customers. One of their customers found that by using this SaaS application, the average time to service a client had decreased from 10 minutes to 5 minutes. With this application the pressure is taken off the sales consultant and allows for customers to be serviced much quicker.