Oracle E-Business Suite vs SAP HCM comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Oracle E-Business Suite
Ranking in Benefits Administration
5th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
141
Ranking in other categories
Field Service Management (1st), ERP (5th), Activity Based Costing Software (1st), Enterprise Resource Planning for Manufacturing (1st), Product Configuration and Quoting (3rd)
SAP HCM
Ranking in Benefits Administration
4th
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
50
Ranking in other categories
Talent Management (4th), Cloud HCM (3rd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Benefits Administration category, the mindshare of Oracle E-Business Suite is 9.6%, up from 8.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP HCM is 11.5%, down from 12.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Benefits Administration
Unique Categories:
Field Service Management
25.0%
ERP
5.3%
Talent Management
10.3%
Cloud HCM
13.5%
 

Featured Reviews

HB
Sep 8, 2022
Flexible and has competitive licensing costs, but its design needs to be optimized based on usage patterns and the response time from the support team could be faster
Oracle E-Business Suite is a bit outdated because it's been developed more than ten years ago, and this is an area for improvement. My team is still getting used to the solution, so there could still be some features that have not been enabled or features my team isn't aware of yet. There have been issues with the Treasury module of Oracle E-Business Suite, so this is another area for improvement. My company hasn't decided yet on whether to implement the Treasury module or just go with another solution. Another room for improvement in Oracle E-Business Suite is the design, as it needs to be optimized based on usage patterns. What I'd like added in the next release of Oracle E-Business Suite is the time attribute. The solution still has dashboards being rolled out, so the time attribute could already be there or is still in the process of implementation. I also didn't find much use for the Projects module based on my company's requirements. The integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with the rest of the Oracle tools isn't very tight as well, but it could be because of customizations here in India, where the integrations work seamlessly everywhere, except in India. You'll find gaps because of customizations in India which are very, very irritating. For example, if a procurement is moving in the system then all the data has to move from one module to the other, but in the Oracle E-Business Suite Procurement module, you'll notice breaks or gaps that require you to manually transfer that data, so I'd like this improved in the next release of the solution.
Ahmed_Kamal - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 7, 2023
Challenges in deployment, particularly related to configuration and implementation
It didn't go live with it. Sap HCM is not a flexible solution to meet our requirements There are several issues with GuI, and it's not easy to use. Additionally, it requires a significant amount of configuration, and we haven't been able to find anyone who can meet our specific data…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It's quite secure and fast, and we get an end-to-end solution."
"The most valuable features of the Oracle E-Business Suite are best practices, built-in processes, and easy configuration. Plenty of system functionality and customization."
"EBS has lots of application families and lots of features. It is modular in deployment and flexible enough to let the customer increase the built-in capabilities and enable new applications when needed. These are very important things at hand in case there will be a need to expand the product capabilities and/or implement new projects."
"The solution has strong financial models and a strong database."
"It is scalable."
"It is a very consistent product on IBM. There is also a lot of knowledge data."
"The GL and FAH modules have become real-deal players for an organization with many legacy systems that handle transactions and where there is a need to create accounting from these transactions."
"Great finance modules and customization."
"Recently, the localization versions for different countries were increased, and that added value to the solution."
"We have managed to consolidate our payroll for all India operations on this platform."
"I think HCM was the most stable for me...It is a very scalable product."
"The integration between the different models like personnel administration, work management, payroll, and time management are the most valuable and key features."
"The platform is simple to use and has a user-friendly dashboard and integration features."
"We've found that the solution has the capability to scale."
"The technical support is quite good."
"The most valuable feature, in my view, is the level of exceptions or error messages that come back when something goes wrong."
 

Cons

"Needs more real-time visualizations, in terms of smarter dashboards and reporting competing with the speed of HANA."
"Earlier when our organization was small they chose Oracle because in the telecommunication industry everybody was using Oracle. Our company has grown to a size where our particularly billing phase has created some challenges and now we are looking at alternate solutions. There is not a billing engine or module that you can buy from Oracle that can be added to this EBS solution to fix our problem. They should add a billing module or engine to the solution."
"Oracle E-Business Suite is a bit outdated because it's been developed more than ten years ago, and this is an area for improvement. My team is still getting used to the solution, so there could still be some features that have not been enabled or features my team isn't aware of yet. There have been issues with the Treasury module of Oracle E-Business Suite, so this is another area for improvement. My company hasn't decided yet on whether to implement the Treasury module or just go with another solution. Another room for improvement in Oracle E-Business Suite is the design, as it needs to be optimized based on usage patterns. What I'd like added in the next release of Oracle E-Business Suite is the time attribute. The solution still has dashboards being rolled out, so the time attribute could already be there or is still in the process of implementation. I also didn't find much use for the Projects module based on my company's requirements. The integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with the rest of the Oracle tools isn't very tight as well, but it could be because of customizations here in India, where the integrations work seamlessly everywhere, except in India. You'll find gaps because of customizations in India which are very, very irritating. For example, if a procurement is moving in the system then all the data has to move from one module to the other, but in the Oracle E-Business Suite Procurement module, you'll notice breaks or gaps that require you to manually transfer that data, so I'd like this improved in the next release of the solution."
"The users feel that the product is not user-friendly."
"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."
"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."
"On-site cloud support is slow and unresponsive."
"Areas for improvement would be that sometimes it's a bit rigid with customization and doesn't always facilitate region-specific requirements."
"Managing changes in applications can be challenging since it complicates testing and unit testing, resulting in longer testing phases. This time-consuming process often leaves little room for actual work."
"It was difficult to deploy. There were challenges regarding configurations and implementation. So, we had a lot of issues."
"When performing reconciliation, manual entry is sometimes required, and barcode scanning isn't always available."
"There are already success factors for the cloud solution which cannot be integrated into S/4 HANA."
"The speed of technical support can be improved."
"HCM could improve compatibility, making it more accessible via web applications and graphical interfaces."
"On the personnel administration side, it's very difficult to do custom development."
"SAP HCM could improve by having more resources and making it more user-friendly. It is complex."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"We have an annual license to use the Oracle E-Business Suite and we have an enterprise license."
"The pricing is high."
"Oracle has different licensing models available. For example, concurrent user license metric and power unit licensing metric. It is different from product to product, but for the application itself, the license is by the number of users."
"Find a best Oracle partner and get a better discount."
"The price would be better if it were lower."
"Oracle generally gives a lot of discounts."
"Compared to other vendors like SAP or Microsoft, the prices for Oracle are reasonable, but they could always be lower."
"Products concerning areas like CRM and ERP should provide value at lesser costs to customers, especially if you consider that the initial cost of implementation is high."
"Licensing fees are paid yearly."
"I believe HCM is a little expensive, but I don't know the exact price because I'm involved with the sales team. However, I think the price must be reasonable because many organizations are migrating their current ERPs to SAP. It's excellent software, and the price is competitive."
"The solution is a little expensive and we are charged per user for the license. The solution can be paid monthly or annually."
"SAP is expensive, but if you're using the product, then the expensive product becomes inexpensive. Considering its performance and features, I find it quite reasonable."
"The pricing is really high."
"We have an annual license for this solution, and the price depends on the number of users."
"The pricing is not reasonable at all."
"Licensing is pretty complex. SAP does not have a straight forward way of licensing, and it differs from client to client."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
58%
Computer Software Company
6%
Manufacturing Company
4%
Financial Services Firm
4%
Computer Software Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Energy/Utilities Company
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Oracle E-Business Suite?
It was very easy to integrate the product into our existing infrastructure.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle E-Business Suite?
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...
What needs improvement with Oracle E-Business Suite?
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 cyc...
What do you like most about SAP HCM?
SAP HCM is the one of the best ERP for an organization with a small to large scale business. It has the most efficient payroll functionality. Regards : SAP HR classes in pune
What do you like most about SAP HCM?
HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.
What is better, SAP HCM or SAP SuccessFactors?
When it comes to user experience, SuccessFactors is unquestionably superior, as it provides end users with a new experience and an advanced user interface. Additionally, the entire concept of SF is...
 

Also Known As

Oracle EBS, OEBS
SAP Human Capital Management
 

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Sample Customers

Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skrill Group Ltd.
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