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We performed a comparison between Oracle E-Business Suite and Workday 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 Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Workday Report (Updated: November 2022).
656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The scalability of BambooHR is good.""We use this solution for our end to end HR needs from onboarding and hiring to learning.""The performance goals and personal features of every employee with the dashboard is most valuable.""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."

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"The on-premises solution has maturity in features but also flex fields.""E-Business Suite's best features are BAT functionality, flexibility, configurability, and integration with Oracle Database.""I have found the solution to have a good interface, security, and is user-friendly.""It is a very consistent product on IBM. There is also a lot of knowledge data.""Flexible to set up an organization with multiple locations.""The implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite is easy.""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.""The most valuable features of Oracle E-Business Suite are all the 15 to 20 modules. We use them on a day-to-day basis."

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"The reporting feature is quite easy for a layman to use, and the look and feel of the application is good. Its security is robust. You will never find a use case that cannot be covered.""The most valuable features of the solution are the usability, learning, and compliance tools.""The user interface is good and very easy to use.""Workday is a secure product.""It is easy to use and straightforward.""The most valuable feature of Workday is the ease of navigation to browse the application. The solution can hold information about the company and people with accounts can be discovered by others in the whole company.""The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations.""It's easy to set up."

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"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.""It would be useful to have the possibility to assign a task to the different users within the software.""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."

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"Oracle E-Business Suite uses an old technology (Forms), which is Java-based.""I would rate the support for Oracle E-Business Suite a four out of five.""From the business processes, there are areas where you could streamline new processes.""There are some cycles in HR that are not straightforward.""Pricing is the biggest disadvantage of Oracle.""The implementation can take quite a bit of time.""The system alerts could be improved.""Sometimes I have issues with the performance tuning."

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"The finance module of this solution is not great and needs improvement.""The navigation of Workday is good but could be better.""The security console should be made less complex.""The solution can be improved by speeding up the load time when pulling up information.""The implementation could have gone a little smoother.""The user interface could be modernized somehow.""This solution could be made easier to use by continuing to release new improvements.""The user interface can be enhanced."

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  • "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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  • "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."
  • "The price of the solution is extremely high."
  • "The price would be better if it were lower."
  • "Oracle prices are better in Vietnam and more flexible. If we need to customize something in Oracle, it's very flexible and easy to customize."
  • "Fees for support and licensing should be reduced."
  • "Oracle's pricing is lower than that of its competitors."
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  • "The pricing is good from an HR perspective, although management gets upset after spending $500,000 a year, every year."
  • "Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market."
  • "It has an annual subscription rate, but I'm not sure how it will work."
  • "The pricing for this solution is fairly high. It is not affordable for small and mid-sized companies."
  • "By and large, Workday is expensive. It is based on the headcount. I'd probably rate it a three or four out of five in terms of pricing. It'd be like buying a Mercedes or a high-end car. It's expensive, but there's a specific value that you're getting with additional features and things of that nature. Using that metaphor, Workday probably tends to be more of a luxury. There are others like ADP that can do your payroll, your time off, and other things, but they don't do it as well."
  • "It is on a yearly basis."
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    Oracle EBS, OEBS
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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. “

    Workday is a cloud-based software solution that specializes in developing applications for capital and finance management applications. The system is built to work in global workforces and is adaptable. The global system ensures that users are up to date and can manage internal career-related information, and everyday business problems like timesheets, payrolls, and time off.

    “A Pioneer in Software-as-a-Service”

    Workday Human Capital Management tool is designed to simplify and streamline your work. It leverages machine learning to adapt capital management to a changing environment.

    The Workday model is based on delivering a single system that uses a single source of data and a single security model to deliver a unique user experience. The system is user-friendly and ensures that employees and management can use it from any and all devices. Workday HCM integrates into a central system that includes financial management, payroll, recruiting, learning, and planning. Managers and employees can provide feedback to one another, too.

    Workday’s features include:

    • Flexible framework that lets you organize your staff according to different criteria. You can group employees by function, hierarchy, or department.
    • Personalized career guidance: Knowledge management and career guidance that can be easily customized for each staff member and also done at scale.
    • Augmented reporting and analytics: Configure, change, update, and publish reports, scorecards, and dashboards. The system centralizes the transactional and analytical data so you can act on the data from anywhere.
    • Compensation tools: Compensatio, payroll, and time tracking are automated and simplified.
    • Workforce planning allows you to uncover and address talent gaps and get visibility of your staff.
    • Mobile-first ensign approach: Users can access all resources from any device, and they are always in sync.
    • Machine learning capabilities enable personalized enterprise experiences and faster business processes.

    Workday smart platform consists of the following modules:

    • Human resource management
    • Business process management
    • Reporting and analytics
    • Benefits administration
    • Compensation management
    • Talent management
    • Survey framework
    • Employee and management self-service

    Reviews from Real Users

    Many organizations choose Workday because it provides an all-in-one modular solution for human capital and finance management. Our users say they like the ease of use for time-off requests, career and development segments, and overall HR management. The records and reporting capabilities are another popular feature.

    "The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations," said one user. Another said that the best feature is the optimization of the work day experience with a unified platform that can be applied across different business units. “You will never find a use case that cannot be covered," said a third.

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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Construction Company17%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Retailer11%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization6%
    University5%
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    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Local Government7%
    Construction Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Transportation Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise65%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Workday
    November 2022
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    Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 41 reviews while Workday is ranked 1st in Benefits Administration with 18 reviews. Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.6, while Workday is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Highly flexible but lacks some balance between the cloud and on-premise versions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Offers good business process framework and out-of-the-box reporting, and brings operational efficiencies". Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with SAP ERP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Salesforce Sales Cloud and Infor M3, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM and ADP Workforce Now. See our Oracle E-Business Suite vs. Workday report.

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