Viscosity North America (Viscosity), a leading Oracle-centric, IT solution, consulting firm, announced that they will acquire Sumner Technologies, an Oracle Application Express (APEX) training, consulting, and solutions firm with locations in Columbus, Ohio and Ashburn, Virginia.  Sumner Technologies is one of the industry’s top Oracle APEX related services and training firms, having served customers from all verticals in North America. Led by former Oracle, APEX product manager, Scott Spendolini, Sumner Technologies successfully implemented many APEX projects; as well as developed and delivered custom Oracle APEX training curriculum.
“Adding Sumner Technologies solutions, experts, and vast knowledge of Oracle solidifies  our position as the leader of APEX development in the industry and exponentially increases our presences in Oracle’s full-stack cloud and on-premise solutions,” said Jerry Ward, Chief Operating Officer at Viscosity. 
One of Viscosity’s pillars of concentration will be on delivering SaaS applications on Oracle Cloud.  Viscosity specializes in Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud with a heavy focus centered on Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud and Planning and Budgeting Cloud.  With Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Viscosity sets their focus to increase productivity, lower costs, and improve controls with Financials, Procurement, and Project Portfolio Management Cloud.
Viscosity will continue to provide innovative approaches to integrate complex data between Oracle’s SaaS applications and on-premise applications.  Platform as a service (PaaS) will be our de facto standard to extend and bridge SaaS products. “Spendolini is expected to exponentially grow our PaaS for SaaS business by transforming business processes and building robust dashboard solutions with APEX to financial executives and lines of business” said Charles Kim, Chief Executive Officer. 
With Spendolini joining Viscosity, the number of books centered around the Oracle ecosystem grows to twenty books. Viscosity provides to the user community more intellectual knowledge than any other company in the world. For more information about Viscosity’s growing APEX practice, visit

Viscosity North America was founded by industry and authored experts with backgrounds in Oracle engineered systems, private/public cloud, application development, big data, and E-Business Suite. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Viscosity is known as the “Trusted Advisors”, specializing in the delivery of full stack solutions and resolving complex data challenges. Their vast experience in verticals such as Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Finance, and Retail, provides their customers with insight into what is driving IT complexity. Viscosity offers solution services in the areas of Cloud implementation and Integration, Big Data, Analytics, Mobility, Engineered systems, Middleware, and Enterprise apps, as well as solutions in full stack health checks, license assessments, and custom application development.

Oracle’s Application Express platform (APEX) has emerged as the most compelling RAD platform available in the Oracle ecosystem. It is easy to learn, provides broadly useful functionality and is free to develop and use for existing Oracle customers. However, it has never been positioned as a “serious” development platform for mission critical enterprise (and certainly not commercial) product development. After all, it’s free and it doesn’t support Java. How important a platform could it be whose language underpinnings are SQL and PL/SQL? Why would I trust a platform for critical product development that’s not encouraged or even considered for such things by its own sales force?

Yet development trends are telling a different story. Organizations across industry boundaries and of every size and profile increasingly rely on APEX’s predictable ROI to create not just internal one-off applications and utilities but full-scale, enterprise-critical and even commercial cloud-based offerings.

Come to this session and see how we are leveraging APEX with FOEX as the preferred enterprise development tool and how it can be used to create compelling applications across full spectrums of criticality and enterprise expectation.