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We performed a comparison between IBM Kenexa and Oracle HCM Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Benefits Administration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle HCM Cloud Report (Updated: November 2022).
653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"We use this solution for our end to end HR needs from onboarding and hiring to learning.""I like the fact that the annual days are calculated automatically and that if annual leave is taken in the future, those days are put on hold. You know at every point how many days of annual leave are you left with and how many are on hold.""The scalability of BambooHR is good.""The performance goals and personal features of every employee with the dashboard is most valuable."

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"The most valuable features are that we can upload documents and download them on demand.""IBM Kenexa is fairly stable. We don't have any downtime.""It is extremely user friendly. It is very flexible in managing recruitment, especially when you have thousands of applicants as we did. We easily had over 20,000 applicants within a year for some of our positions, so it made it very easy to manage a large application pool. It was very easy to customize by recruiter preference. When you open up someone's profile to see their experience, education, or other things, you can customize that for yourself. It was flexible in that, and each recruiter could set up their preferences. It didn't have to be set up so that everyone had to have the same landing platform, which was very helpful. As someone who trained other HR people on how to use the system, it was very easy to pick up and learn."

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"The valuable features of Oracle HCM Cloud are the frequent updates, if there are any discrepancies, we consult with our record directly and they come up with the solution for the betterment of the cloud.""We have 35,000 employees in our organization, so we consider the solution to be scalable.""The most valuable feature of Oracle HCM Cloud is the dashboards, customization, and configuration.""It has good navigation, and it is user friendly and secure. Every three months, there is an upgrade, and it has new features.""All the features are good.""The solution is very good at building out a roadmap based on client needs and feedback.""I like that it is mobile responsive and you can work directly with the vendor on specific requirements that you might have.""Offers a good balanced scorecard capability."

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Cons
"In the BambooHR performance management annual evaluations we have some limits to the questions. We can only add four extra questions, and they already have three basic questions, this is not easy for us. We would like to have more flexibility with the questions.""It would be useful to have the possibility to assign a task to the different users within the software.""BambooHR could be improved by managing leave in a way that transfers remaining days at the end of the annual year to the following year.""The color palettes could be changed to make the solution a little more attractive and easier to use."

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"The reporting tool is helpful, but it is not the easiest to train on or is not as understandable for other HR pros. Their Workbench site, which is the administrator site that you use to update your website, is not user-friendly. When updates are required, it is not that easy to manage because Workbench is not user friendly. It required more work from the admins. They have Workbench training, which actually was very unhelpful. It took eight hours to complete, and it was not very helpful. Their customer service when it comes specifically to their Workbench site is not helpful.""I would like to have a better and more user-friendly interface.""I would not recommend IBM Kenexa to others."

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"The interface could be more user friendly.""I believe what could be improved is the EX portion of Oracle HCM Cloud and how it can more easily integrate with other tools.""Occasionally there are problems with stability.""The product needs to keep improving the integration tools and the tools to load the data - that whole mechanism - in order to allow for flexibility in the configuration.""The absence management can use some improvement. Due to all the flexible working, the part with work schedules could be a little bit more flexible.""It's not so easy to customize as it's cloud-based.""The performance and reaction time can be improved.""The support from Oracle HCM Cloud is great, they are responsive and helpful. However, they still could improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay a monthly subscription to use the solution. The subscript model is based on how many employees we have active."
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  • "Kenexa was fairly priced. However, in 2019, before I left my previous organization, they significantly increased their pricing. It can be affordable, but their pricing is going up. It is not just licensing; it is how many applicants you have in your system on the database side."
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  • "It has a licensing cost. It has a cloud-based subscription, which is quite cheap."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on an annual license."
  • "I cannot comment on the cost, as this is handled by a different team."
  • "The contract for one of them will be extended for three years and for another one for two years. One of them is paying monthly, and another one is paying per quarter. I don't know about the third one. So, it differs."
  • "There is a subscription to use this solution, and there can be additional fees."
  • "Pricing is largely determined by what is agreed upon."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Organizations of all sizes, especially those that are experiencing rapid growth, want to have a way to effectively… more »
    Top Answer:Leave management is the most valuable as they all started with leave management and then progressed to performance… more »
    Top Answer:It would be good to include more options for approvals and workflows. They are deliberately not the most sophisticated… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are that we can upload documents and download them on demand.
    Top Answer:Kenexa Brassring was fairly priced. However, they recently increased their rates significantly. I believe the pricing… more »
    Top Answer:It does not synchronize well with other ERP tools, such as SuccessFactors or Workday. I would like to have a better and… more »
    Top Answer:Although both are solutions to manage HR, their differences make each one suitable for different companies. Oracle… more »
    Top Answer:It can cost over a million dollars to set up Oracle HCM Cloud on a large project.
    Top Answer:The price is high, and other products in the market are about 30% less expensive. They should have stronger goals and… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Smarter Workforce, Outstart
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
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    Overview

    Our applicant tracking system is a surprisingly simple way to reach more qualified candidates and track, share, and evaluate their applicant information. Plus, our ATS module works hand in hand with our HR software, so you can enter data once and you're done.

    Collaborators can leave comments, rate candidates, and change applicant statuses—all within the ATS. Permissions let you control what collaborators can view, keeping sensitive information (like desired salary) private. The only hard part will be agreeing on a candidate.

    • Intuitive Interface

      Tech savvy or not, the applicant tracking system is easy to use. Your team will have no problem quickly filtering candidates, rating the best ones with a five-star rating system, and pushing job postings to free job boards and social media outlets.

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    • No Duplicate Entry

      Get new hires’ basic data into your HR software with ease. Simply change a candidate’s status to “hired,” and their information will transfer from the applicant management software into the HR system. It takes less time to process a new employee than it does to say, “you’re hired.”


    Kenexa provides business solutions for human resources. We help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization.

    Natively built for the cloud, Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management is a complete solution that connects every human resource process—and every person—across your enterprise. We help you create a community where people feel valued, heard, and like they belong. With a single user experience and data model and seamless processes and infrastructure, Oracle Cloud HCM can help you redefine what best looks like for your people.

    Platform capabilities empower every HR process including: Global HR, Talent Management, Recruiting, Learning, Workforce Rewards, Workforce Management, Work Life Solutions, HR Help Desk, Workforce Health and Safety Incidents, Payroll Management, Benefits Management, Advanced HCM Controls, and Strategic Workforce Planning.

    Top 10 Reason Why Customers Choose Oracle Cloud HCM:

  • Tailored User Experience

    Employees expect tailored experiences from their work technology and want to feel supported by their organization regardless of where, when, and how they work. Providing employees with a tailored user experience is now a necessity—one that many HR teams are striving for as they evaluate their technology. That’s why Oracle Cloud HCM offers the only complete employee experience platform that empowers your people to connect, grow, and thrive.

  • Adaptable and Extensible

    HR is at the forefront of navigating change and needs to be able to adapt quickly as new challenges arise. Oracle Cloud HCM delivers an adaptable and flexible solution to meet changing business practices, regulations, and environments.

  • Complete HCM Cloud Solution

    Organizations that want to manage the entire employee lifecycle select Oracle Cloud HCM because it’s the most complete HR cloud solution on the market. Built as a single cloud solution for all HR functionalities, it connects every HR process from hire to retire.

  • Complete Enterprise Solution

    One of the many things that sets Oracle apart from other vendors is that we natively built our software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on our own cloud platform and infrastructure. With applications and data all on one platform, you can gain unobstructed visibility across your organization and increased data security

  • Improved Business Value

    Oracle customers leverage our HCM cloud application to drive business value through better user engagement and adoption, streamlined processes, improved productivity, and lower total cost of ownership

  • Dedication to Innovation

    Innovation is the biggest benefit of moving your systems to the cloud. Our quarterly updates allow us to continuously deliver new and exciting features. With a team of more than 20,000 engineers, Oracle delivers more than 1,000 innovation updates annually—80% of which are based on customer feedback.

  • Data Security and Privacy

    Oracle has a strong security culture and is trusted by

    organizations worldwide with strict security requirements. Stored in state-of-the-art data centers, Oracle Cloud HCM and our infrastructure have advanced multilayered security measures that can help customers meet both local and international regulations

  • Vibrant HR Community

    Oracle Cloud Customer Connect is a vibrant online

    community of more than 40,000 HCM users and a great place to crowdsource information, discuss the latest releases, register for in-person or virtual events, and submit product suggestions.

  • Customer Success

    Oracle customers have access to an implementation success manager, on-demand education, and success planning tools. We offer 24/7 customer service in 145 countries worldwide to help you maximize the value of your investment.

  • Global Capabilities

    Most enterprises today operate at both the global and local levels, so our customers appreciate that Oracle Cloud HCM is designed to meet both international and regional needs for more than 200 jurisdictions and 27 languages.

  • Oracle HCM Cloud is a complete HR application suite which helps organizations become more strategic and agile with a best-in-class workforce experience. It integrates HR best practices and technology to provide an engaging, informative, and adaptive HR experience throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Oracle HCM Cloud allows organizations find, develop and retain the best talent, enable collaboration, deliver deep workforce insights, and increase operational efficiency

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    Sample Customers
    Stance, SoundCloud, Reddit, Shopify, 99designs, Stitcher, Disqus, Beans & Brews, Stacy and Witbeck, Vino Farms, MokiMobility, SecurityMetrics
    Sweet Spot International (SSI), Leo Burnett Worldwide (LBW), Sika AG, Legacy Health, Apollo Group Inc., Regeneron, Transurban Group, National Health Service, New Zealand Police, Overland Footwear, Yealands, Johnson Controls, Allscripts, Kerry Foods, Masterpet, AMD, Balfour Beatty
    Kovaion Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., eVerge Group, Kalpataru, Logicalis Inc., Macmillan Science and Education, Drivestream Inc., Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Construction Company19%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Educational Organization6%
    University6%
    REVIEWERS
    Retailer20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Hospitality Company12%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government6%
    Healthcare Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Construction Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise87%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle HCM Cloud
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle HCM Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Kenexa is ranked 13th in Benefits Administration with 3 reviews while Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 4th in Benefits Administration with 23 reviews. IBM Kenexa is rated 5.6, while Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Kenexa writes "Recruitment tool is user friendly and flexible but the Workbench site needs work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle HCM Cloud writes "Stable, scalable, and has good integration with other solutions; its integration process is easy". IBM Kenexa is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, PeopleFluent Talent Management, ADP TotalSource and Oracle Taleo, whereas Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our IBM Kenexa vs. Oracle HCM Cloud report.

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