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We performed a comparison between Oracle ERP Cloud and SAP S/4HANA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud ERP solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle ERP Cloud vs. SAP S/4HANA report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"ERP Cloud's most valuable features are general ledger, accounting, expense management, and procurement. These four functions are crucial.""I find the most valuable feature for the solution to be the company is always evolving by making the product better with continual updates.""The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure.""The scalability is very good.""Oracle ERP Cloud is a stable solution.""What's most valuable in Oracle ERP Cloud is that it's one of the largest ERPs available in the market and it has a lot of customization features. It also has a lot of flexibility and integration options that work with other applications. Many of the customers also migrate to the cloud, so Oracle ERP Cloud is a preferred solution.""The main component is Oracle Financial. It is one of the most comprehensive financial solutions available on the market.""Oracle ERP delivers business processes."

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"SAP S4HANA version 1909 is stable. We have not gone live with 2020 yet.""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.""SAP S4HANA is a robust solution.""The solution is flexible, has a lot of functionality, and has the ability to deliver more security than other comparable solutions.""It is the most stable solution provided by SAP and can be used on all levels.""I have found SAP S4HANA to be scalable.""The functionality of SAP S4HANA is very good when comparing it to others, such as Oracle, Microsoft, and other ERP solutions.""A robust product with integration between all modules."

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Cons
"The stability is not as good as Informatica, but this is very good.""The interface could be improved in future releases.""The solution's new analytics information, dashboard, and flexibility of reporting could be improved.""Technical support is good, however, sometimes we do need to wait for an answer.""I would like to see Oracle improve the automation of data entry.""The initial setup can be somewhat complex.""In terms of areas for improvement, there are still a lot of other features that need to be incorporated into the future releases of Oracle ERP Cloud. We're hoping those would come soon because they're available in other ERP systems. For example, we used to have a lot of AME customizations in the BPM, but now we have a very limited scope, so it would be great if we could extend our scope. Currently, we are working with product teams to get through some of those solutions, and how we could implement them, so we have some workarounds to deal with, but we still have a long road ahead.""We have had concerns about the security and flexibility of the application. The approach with Oracle ERP Cloud should be more holistic rather than user or computer-based."

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"In an upcoming release, it would be beneficial to have more practical intelligence in the system, such as protective maintenance, or artificial intelligence.""Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend.""It is simple to implement SAP S4HANA. If you are already in this type of environment, then the transition is not very complex. However, if you do not then it can be difficult.""The resource usage could be improved - it's memory-hungry, so mid-range servers struggle to run it.""In a feature release, they could improve by adding budgetary features.""SAP S/4HANA could improve by making the interface easier to use.""The solution could be more user-friendly for regular users and developers.""The two things that need to be improved are price and customization."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution is expensive and there are some services that are extra costs."
  • "For an ERP Cloud, the pricing is relatively high."
  • "We have an annual license with Oracle, however if we need additional features we do pay for them."
  • "The pricing for Oracle ERP Cloud is on par with other top solutions."
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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:The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure.
    Top Answer:The solution allows us to save on costs. It's less expensive than an on-prem version. We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's still relatively expensive. We'd like it to be cheaper still. Technical… more »
    Top Answer:As an ERP solution, the design concept is complicated due to the fact that it will manage almost everything regarding the business operations. It's not designed to simplify something, it's actually… more »
    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 14 in Cloud ERP
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    387
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    8.4
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    out of 58 in ERP
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    Reviews
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    8.2
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    SAP S4HANA
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    Overview

    Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud offers a complete, innovative, and proven solution for organizations of all sizes. Oracle ERP Cloud is a comprehensive solution on a single cloud platform that includes built-in industry standards and modern best practices. Designed with scalability in mind, Oracle ERP Cloud manages core business areas including:

    • Accounting
    • Financial planning and analysis
    • Financial close
    • Revenue recognition
    • Risk management
    • Compliance and governance
    • Procurement
    • Project planning and execution
    • Inventory and supply chain
    • Product lifecycle

    ERP software is the backbone of many organizations and Oracle offers a modern, connected approach combined with the ease and flexibility of the cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud delivers the functionality, analytics, security, mobile capabilities, and social collaboration tools needed to run a business today.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV, Australian Finance Group Ltd., Shelf Drilling Ltd., Boise State University, The Rancon Group, Arin Innovation, PROMATIS software GmbH, KBBO, Delaware Life Insurance, Worthington Industries, Solairus Aviation
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    University29%
    Energy/Utilities Company29%
    Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Oracle ERP Cloud is ranked 1st in Cloud ERP with 9 reviews while SAP S/4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 47 reviews. Oracle ERP Cloud is rated 8.4, while SAP S/4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle ERP Cloud writes "Has a lot of customizations and flexibility, and it integrates well with other applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S/4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Oracle ERP Cloud is most compared with PeopleSoft, NetSuite ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP Business One and Microsoft Dynamics AX, whereas SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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