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Updated on Aug 24, 2022

We performed a comparison between Oracle E Business Suite and Oracle HCM Cloud based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of Oracle E Business Suite are divided over whether it was complex for them to properly deploy. Some of them find it to be straightforward to deploy while others think that it is something that organizations can’t use except if they are working with someone who is extremely familiar with the program. Reviewers of Oracle HCM Cloud say that for the most part, deployment is straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both solutions find them to be scalable and stable.

    Reviewers say that Oracle E Business Suite is a highly customizable solution. However, its user interface is outdated and could be improved.

    Users of Oracle HCM Cloud feel that it has good integration capabilities. However, they also feel that it is not easily customized to meet their needs.
  • Pricing: Users of Oracle E Business Suite mainly feel that its pricing is very expensive. Reviewers of Oracle HCM Cloud are divided over whether they feel it is reasonably priced or expensive.
  • Service and Support: Users of both solutions feel that their technical service teams are effective.

Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Oracle HCM Cloud seems to be the superior solution. Our reviewers find that the question concerning Oracle E Business Suite’s ease of use and high price make Oracle HCM Cloud the better choice.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Oracle HCM Cloud Report (Updated: March 2024).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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"The solution is perfect for big industry and high-scale e-business transactions.""It can be an essential solution for those who can not just push to the cloud because they have critical data restrictions.""I like Oracle ERP for streamlining the entire process from PRTL and invoice payments. It also has the decision and internet sale order, and my customers can correct the internet decision. It automatically converts to the internet order, and they don't need to create the entry object. They don't need to make a secondary ledger in the parent company and subsidiary. That's very helpful for internet decisions. If they get an order at the parent company, it automatically creates the sales system in the subsidiary.""The most valuable feature of Oracle E-Business Suite is the customization.""The system is reliable and the backbone of financial and other core systems in many organizations worldwide.""The integration of the various modules is definitely the most valuable feature for us. Our clients being business-minded, which involves customers and suppliers.""It's a scalable product.""An integrated platform with an easy of integration to a third-party system."

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"Its drag-and-drop reporting is great.""It is very user-friendly. Most of the UI is very intuitive so you don't need to follow a course to follow it up.""Robust and very dependable.""The most valuable feature is fast reporting.""Offers a good balanced scorecard capability.""The most important function is definitely managing the employee and employer staff system. This module allows the company to see information about its own employees. It's crucial for our organization, along with talent management.""It is a configurable, scalable solution.""The solution's most valuable features are all the human resources aspects and access management, as well as the talent review. The solution's talent management is very, very good."

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"There are some enhancements in the process itself that is needed in the application. In the cloud version, they covered some of these areas and requirements but the on-premise version has to catch up.""Reporting is a big area for improvement. It needs to provide the ability to extract data from the suite. Oracle has also been making a great effort to make E-Business Suite more user-friendly but there are still areas where a focus on User Experience would help.""The initial setup is complex.""There are always some bugs and missing patches.""Oracle E-Business Suite could improve the tables. When we remove some of them sometimes they cloud the modules into one. It becomes a little difficult to segregate.""It is difficult to get answers from technical support right away.""The implementation took a long time but it was for many reasons. However, Oracle made sure that the solution and systems were up and running.""It is still a little outdated as far as what we consider a twenty-first century software. You're still using Oracle forms, that sort of thing."

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"It would be very nice if we were able to roll back transactions from data that was loaded with the data loader.""I believe what could be improved is the EX portion of Oracle HCM Cloud and how it can more easily integrate with other tools.""In the next release, I would like to see a new recruitments module. I would like to see the preboarding so that it sends out integrations through personal email. That would be very useful.""HCM's analytics features could be improved.""Once we are done working on a template, we can't change it unless we create a new one.""The support from Oracle HCM Cloud is great, they are responsive and helpful. However, they still could improve.""I think they should have a larger data center in China, which would significantly increase the access speed from my current workspace.""We're not receiving the proper support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Find a best Oracle partner and get a better discount."
  • "Oracle scales the pricing, but E-Business Suite is still very expensive for small to mid-sized businesses."
  • "It costs too much."
  • "The pricing is high."
  • "In order to minimize the implementation and consultancy costs, business lines should have proper definitions. They need to have a proper way of retrieving their data, which should be structured well."
  • "Both the current projects and future projects should be defined well. Licensing should be done according to current and near future plans."
  • "USD $100,000 annually."
  • "Considering the market at the moment, Oracle needs to adjust the pricing of this solution."
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  • "On an annual basis, we pay about $25,000 for our company. This includes the VAT, support, upgrades and everything else."
  • "Oracle HCM offers many features at a low price."
  • "On average, it's not a cheap solution."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It was very easy to integrate the product into our existing infrastructure.
    Top Answer:Oracle generally gives a lot of discounts. If we get discounts, the tool will not be costly. It will cost less than S/4HANA. The product might cost the same as Microsoft Dynamics. The cost is based on… more »
    Top Answer:We find challenges in the manufacturing modules. The users feel that the product is not user-friendly. Continuous manufacturing is very complex. We must automate the whole manufacturing process cycle… more »
    Top Answer:Although both are solutions to manage HR, their differences make each one suitable for different companies Oracle Cloud HCM is a platform for connecting all human resource processes in your… more »
    Top Answer:The most important function is definitely managing the employee and employer staff system. This module allows the company to see information about its own employees. It's crucial for our organization… more »
    Top Answer:I rate the product's pricing a seven out of ten. A comprehensive understanding of your requirements is essential for successful deployment. Without it, the process may become challenging and less… more »
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    Also Known As
    Oracle EBS, OEBS
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
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    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. “

    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

    Sample Customers
    Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
    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
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization57%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Educational Organization45%
    Computer Software Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Healthcare Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise60%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise51%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Oracle HCM Cloud
    March 2024
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    Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 5th in Benefits Administration with 141 reviews while Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 62 reviews. Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.8, while Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Offers valuable finance tools". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle HCM Cloud writes " Capable of consolidating data from all countries and providing access to any employee information across locations but poor user experience". Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP, Salesforce Sales Cloud and PeopleSoft, whereas Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, Workday, SAP HCM and Oracle Taleo. See our Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Oracle HCM Cloud report.

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