United Insurance is a Jordan-based public company which was founded in 1972. The company operates within the insurance sector providing various insurance and reinsurance products covering motors, marine, fire, engineering, property, general accidents, medical, life and many other industries.
Slow software systems, a small IT budget and shorter deadlines for adding new functionality to the existing apps made the IT department consider moving from their existing development technology, Oracle Forms & Reports 10g, to another solution.
The alternative development tool needed to provide modern UI components and allow the team to leverage their extended knowledge of PL/SQL.
Initially, the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) was taken into consideration, however due to the team’s lack of knowledge in working with JAVA and the costs associated with developer training this option was quickly discarded.
Oracle APEX was considered next and the team began a test project by rebuilding one of their smaller business applications. As the project progressed, the developers realized that some of the requirements could not be solved with using just the standard Oracle APEX development environment.