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Epicor ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Epicor ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"Epicor ERP is very technical friendly, if you want to do any customization, it's very easy.""There's good flexibility within the inbuilt tools such as alerts, business process management, dashboards, and screen customization."

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"When correctly configured, this is a very stable solution. We have customers running their process automation manufacturing based off of this solution.""It's highly customizable.""As we have been using this for the past nine years we have had the opportunity to explore the product. Really everything has worked well and all the modules are very good.""Technical support is good.""I have found the solution to have a good interface, security, and is user-friendly.""If I want to manage many parts of my organization, such as finances, proceedings, or supply chain I would typically need to buy many different solutions. However, with Oracle E-Business Suite, it is all that is needed. This ERP system has many modules.""You can group them into the BIs, which is business intelligence. You get your own key performance indicators and build your own reports or you could have your own screens, and it changes in real time.""Oracle E-Business Suite has over 20 different modules to choose from, it is comprehensive. Additionally, the integration is very good."

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"Right now, it doesn't really have a good cloud story.""In the newer version of Epicor ERP, it's very difficult to find out that tracing."

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"Oracle has improved a lot because Oracle E-Business Suite is quite outdated. Oracle built the Oracle Fusion platform and it has many improved processes. We registered a few enhancements requests, but it's a very long bureaucratic process with Oracle. It doesn't make any sense to communicate with Oracle about what changes should be made to the system.""If you get away from the financials core of the product, it is not so good at handling peripherals.""It would be nice to have more web services.""Oracle is not keeping up on development of the on-premises version of this product as they are concentrating on cloud solutions.""Oracle E-Business Suite uses an old technology (Forms), which is Java-based.""The user interface could be better. It's not good because they made their interface all in one, and my customers don't want to use it. I have to customize the interface and personalize it to hide some fields on the screen. It has lots of information on the screen, and the user can't easily navigate it. It's very difficult to use. I think that Oracle should have something like best practices. They need to provide some patches to simplify the interface based on the industry niche. Because now we see everything on the same screen, but the users don't need all that information. It's complicated to use for end-users, and we have to spend more time training them. In the next release, I think they should implement most of the features in the mobile app. It should be better. Oracle didn't update their mobile application for a very long time. Connecting the mobile application is complicated.""One issue with the product is because it build on a lot of older technologies, there is a substantial technical debt in the system.""There are some cycles in HR that are not straightforward."

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  • "When comparing Epicor ERP to the other related products, the pricing, additional enhancements, as well as implementation, are better."
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  • "Considering the market at the moment, Oracle needs to adjust the pricing of this solution."
  • "This product is more expensive if you compare it to SAP."
  • "The pricing of the solution is at about $700-$750 per year."
  • "Licensing and costing of Oracle EBS is very complex. We recommend to use a system integrator during the negotiation process since Oracle sales representatives sometime do not know the actual minimum requirements and may oversell the necessary licenses through ignorance."
  • "At our various customers, the software tends to pay for itself in less than two years."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an initial cost, and the standard fee is 22% per year."
  • "Oracle's licenses are not straightforward."
  • "The license is very expensive and I think that it needs to be cheaper to get a wider range of users or customers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Epicor ERP is very technical friendly, if you want to do any customization, it's very easy.
    Top Answer:When comparing Epicor ERP to the other related products, the pricing, additional enhancements, as well as implementation, are better.
    Top Answer:In the newer version of Epicor ERP, it's very difficult to find out that tracing.
    Top Answer:Oracle EBS adapts to our business rules, so we don't have to change them, whereas SAP is rigid. We need to change our business rules to implement SAP. Oracle's reporting is also excellent and it's… more »
    Top Answer:I don't know the precise details about pricing because I am from the project management side, and another team handles procurement, but if I had to estimate, I would say it's probably around eight out… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle is easy to implement at a new organization like ours, but it might be more challenging for an established organization with more rules and policies in place. I don't have many feature requests… more »
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    Also Known As
    Epicor SaaS ERP
    Oracle EBS, OEBS
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    Epicor Cloud ERP is a comprehensive SaaS ERP system that has been developed from our next generation ERP solution. SaaS ERP from Epicor leverages core functionality that has been in use and proven at thousands of job businesses over the past 25 years. Epicor combines broad functionality into a complete end-to-end on-demand ERP system. You are provided everything you need to manage your opportunities, orders, and operations in one integrated SaaS ERP System.

    Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is considered the most extensive offering of amalgamated worldwide business applications available. Oracle EBS helps facilitate medium to large business enterprise organizations with the ability to enhance critical decision-making processes, streamline business procedures, minimize costs, and improve overall performance and productivity.

    Oracle EBS runs as a complement to Oracle Database software. The applications serve to automate such processes as supply chain management (SCM), human resource management (HRM), customer relations management (CRM), project portfolio management (PPM), financial management, service management, and more.

    Oracle EBS runs best in the cloud. It is a cost-saving option that offers greater productivity and can immediately and easily respond to changing dynamic business needs with an intuitive, automated scalable cloud infrastructure.

    Below are some of the valuable features of popular application offerings available within Oracle EBS:

    Supply Chain Management (SCM): Every possible supply chain process can be fully automated, from planning, creation, and appropriation to development and fulfillment, delivering a comprehensive solution application to ensure organizations have robust, intelligent-driven, value-added chains. Some applications include:

    • Manufacturing
    • Value Chain Planning and Execution
    • Procurement and Fulfillment
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Human Resource Management (HRM): The solution offers a sturdy group of outstanding human resource processes that enable users to improve productivity, enhance overall business performance, and lower TCO. Some processes include:

    • Workforce Management
    • Talent Management
    • Global Personnel Policy Management
    • Human Resource Analytics

    Customer Relations Management (CRM): This application provides for a streamlined, unique global gathering of information that will ensure all selling channels are continually following the organization's objectives and protocols. Some features include:

    • Oracle Service
    • Oracle Marketing
    • Oracle Order Management
    • Oracle Channel Revenue Management

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM): Oracle EBS provides a comprehensive, full lifecycle offering of project and portfolio management. Users get a single fully transparent view of all project-related ventures coupled with a superb performance process that grants users the ability to choose the best, most dynamic portfolio ventures.

    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Management
    • Project Analytics
    • Project Cost
    • Project Billing

    Financial Management: Users are able to perform more effectively, improve productivity and efficiency, develop productivity tools and integrated performance management, and develop processes for shared services to reduce overall operating costs. Some features include:

    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Financial Control and Reporting
    • Travel and Expense Management
    • Lease and Finance Management
    • Risk Management and Compliance

    Service Management: This application allows users access to the best data necessary to provide correct, precise, reliable information to their clients to ensure that every expectation is exceeded and consistently satisfied.

    • Inbound and outbound telephony
    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Cost
    • Billing
    • Project Management

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Kopano R., Freelancer at a tech services company, says, “What I found most valuable in Oracle E-Business Suite is the patching because it is straightforward. As long as you follow Oracle's best practices, you are able to finish the task of patching without a problem. I like that it's also easy to add products, e.g. if you want to add on financials, you can, or if you don't have financials, you can expand on that. I like that Oracle E-Business Suite is really scalable.”

    Mohammed G., Senior Oracle Application Consultant at a comms service provider, writes, “Oracle E-Business Suite consists of a lot of streams, such as financial and HR processes of the enterprise companies. We are using most of the Oracle financial modules, and we have an Oracle stream, FI procurement stream, and HR streams, which have a lot of applications. Oracle E-Business Suite has over 20 different modules to choose from, it is comprehensive. Additionally, the integration is very good. “

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    Sample Customers
    Abatement Technologies
    Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Construction Company7%
    Local Government7%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business86%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Epicor ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Epicor ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,063 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Epicor ERP is ranked 15th in ERP with 2 reviews while Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 3rd in ERP with 42 reviews. Epicor ERP is rated 7.0, while Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Epicor ERP writes "Flexible and configurable but needs better UI for the cloud solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Highly flexible but lacks some balance between the cloud and on-premise versions". Epicor ERP is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP S4HANA, SAP ERP and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with SAP ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, PeopleSoft, Oracle HCM Cloud and Infor M3. See our Epicor ERP vs. Oracle E-Business Suite report.

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