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Epicor ERP vs. SAP S4HANA
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Epicor ERP vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"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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"It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day.""The most valuable feature is the detail in all of the processes. The solution captures our policies and enables us to implement our policies in SAP. There are different models that address our needs.""The in-memory processing capability is most valuable.""S/4HANA is so much faster today than it was before. High performance is one of the best features, but the backbone of S/4HANA is its integration capabilities. They've also shifted to a focus on user experience.""I have found the most valuable features are the interface, which is very good for all users, and the database performance is good.""One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering.""The most valuable feature is the perfect end-to-end integration.""The solution is flexible, has a lot of functionality, and has the ability to deliver more security than other comparable solutions."

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Cons
"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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"The solution could have a better user experience. However, they are working a lot on the user experience and they have come up with various applications, such as mobile applications. This was lacking over the last two years.""This is a costly solution.""This product would be improved by adding more reports.""Documentation could be improved.""The install can be difficult. There's something called secondary sales solutions that is not there in SAP. We need to have third-party tools to integrate to do the automatization. The two parts are missing on the secondary sales solution and automation.""This solution works with the configuration, if the prerequisites are very clear and can be configured it works perfectly. If you need to simulate something, as a predictive tool this kind of simulation is not very accurate and it has limitations. This is something that could improve.""I'm not a big fan of SAP S/4HANA because it needs a lot of hardware. It is really fast, but it needs a lot of hardware. The hardware for S/4HANA is too expensive.""While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When comparing Epicor ERP to the other related products, the pricing, additional enhancements, as well as implementation, are better."
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  • "The price of this product is an issue for some customers."
  • "I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
  • "Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on a monthly subscription. The cost of the solution is expensive compared to other solutions."
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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:SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
    Top Answer:I cannot recall coming across any areas that were lacking. Starting out on the solution can be a bit complex and difficult. I'd like to see them simplify the process of integration. It's very complex… more »
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    out of 55 in ERP
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    Also Known As
    Epicor SaaS ERP
    SAP S/4HANA
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    Overview
    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.

    SAP S4HANA is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system that uses sophisticated technologies including machine learning and AI. It is most commonly used to integrate and manage business functions and is an ideal solution for large enterprises. The platform includes supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality.

    SAP S4HANA offers three different deployment options:

    • On-premises
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid

    SAP S4HANA Features

    SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:

    • Customizable
    • ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed
    • High throughput
    • Fast analytics and reporting
    • Smaller total data footprint
    • SAP HANA multi-tenancy
    • All data: social, text, geo, graph, processing
    • New SAP Fiori UX for any device (mobile, desktop, tablet)
    • Unlimited workload capacity
    • High-volume transaction processing (OLTP)
    • High volume real-time analytical processes (OLAP)
    • Service Management
    • Digital Boardroom Integration

    SAP S4HANA Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:

    • Speed: S4 HANA applications leverage speed, context, and data accessibility to ensure you can stay up to date with rapidly evolving technology.
    • Improved performance: With SAP S4HANA, you can plan, execute, or generate reports and analytics based on live data to increase performance.
    • Simplicity: SAP S4HANA’s whole infrastructure was designed with simplification in mind — from the management of the solution to the administration of the IT landscape. The solution serves as the digital core for business process simplification and enables the centralizing of hardware and network resources.
    • Cost effective: SAP S4HANA is a cost effective solution. It provides the ability to bring together all the analytical and transactional capabilities of a variety of systems in one location, enabling better decision making.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by SAP S4HANA users.

    A Mechanical Engineer at a construction company says, “It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool. The most valuable feature is that the reporting is fast. We can see the results from that in that our commissions come in fast. That is the main advantage.”

    Another reviewer, a SAP Technology Manager at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day. In terms of the features I have found most valuable, I don't think that there is any lack or any gap process-wise. SAP is a very good tool."

    A Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company comments, "One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering."

    A Senior Architect at a construction company states, “The POD applications are very useful to us. There are a few POD apps which we are using for different business scenarios. They are quite interesting.” He also adds, “The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The documentation is very good. The solution can scale well. The solution is stable.”

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    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business86%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Epicor ERP vs. SAP S4HANA
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Epicor ERP vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Epicor ERP is ranked 15th in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 48 reviews. Epicor ERP is rated 7.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. 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 SAP S4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Epicor ERP is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP ERP and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, SAP ERP and PeopleSoft. See our Epicor ERP vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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