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Executive Summary
Updated on September 19, 2022

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

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of both solutions feel installation and deployment is simple and straightforward.
  • Features: Oracle HCM offers an intuitive core part and talent management part that users feel are very valuable. The solution is robust, reliable, and scales easily. However, many users feel the solution could be more user-friendly and provide better reporting.

    SAP HCM offers users a great Organizational Management (OM) feature in addition to intuitive talent, recruitment, and learning features. The employee self-service feature is a PeerSpot user favorite. Many users feel the solution could be more flexible, offer better performance, and should offer more integrations.
  • Pricing: Users feel both solutions are expensive.
  • Service and Support: Users of both solutions are satisfied with the service and support.

Comparison Results: PeerSpot users feel Oracle HCM cloud is the slightly better option. Oracle offers very intuitive dashboards, is easy to configure and customize, and is very fast. It is a cloud solution, so it can scale super easily and can be used securely anywhere at any time. Oracle updates the solution regularly with new robust features, making it very competitive in the marketplace. Many users feel SAP HCM can be a bit bulky and slow, and there can also be a steep learning curve to getting the solution up to speed.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP HCM report (Updated: September 2022).
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"HCM Cloud's most valuable feature is its ease of use - it's interlinked, so you can drill down into information.""Oracle HCM Cloud's most valuable feature is that it is user-friendly.""The technical support is very good.""It has good navigation, and it is user friendly and secure. Every three months, there is an upgrade, and it has new features.""The solution is very good at building out a roadmap based on client needs and feedback.""What I like best about Oracle HCM Cloud is that its configuration is okay. I also like it in terms of updates. Product updates that take place from time to time improve Oracle HCM Cloud. What I also found valuable in the product is that since it's on cloud, you can work with it from any place.""HCM solution that's easy to set up and scale, with good data integration and technical support.""Offers a good balanced scorecard capability."

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"We've found that the solution has the capability to scale.""The technical support is quite good.""Technical support is excellent.""They have some interesting features in the learning space.""The most valuable feature is the Personnel Administration.""SAP HCM can handle a large number of employees. We can easily process payrolls and check the arrangements, and the client can also check the performance of the employees. Additionally, it has some advanced features.""SAP HCM has a good performance.""Recently, the localization versions for different countries were increased, and that added value to the solution."

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"The initial setup is straightforward. However, it is more complex than Oracle Taleo because it has a lot more features have complexity.""Lacks relevancy for the current generation.""There should be more digital assistance included, like chatbots.""The support from Oracle HCM Cloud is great, they are responsive and helpful. However, they still could improve.""I was part of a program I went to where I had a discussion on the latest innovation of the Oracle HCM. I think some of the newer technology innovations, such as gamification and consumerization are areas that could be improved.""The performance and reaction time can be improved.""It could be more user-friendly.""It is a cloud solution, so we cannot do much customization. However, if you have a past license, you can do the customization, but unfortunately, we don't have a past license. If we had that, we would have been 100% happy."

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"The speed of technical support can be improved.""SAP HCM has many different channels for communication with the consultants which makes it complex. There are delays when there is a problem.""SAP HCM could improve by having more resources and making it more user-friendly. It is complex.""There needs to be a renovation of the interface and functionalities of the talent management modules.""The current platform is quite rigid and not as flexible and end-user friendly as other HR solutions.""I'm currently working for a state-owned government company, and we need to follow some standards and regulations. We also have a strategy to be followed. Sometimes the template and the format are not available in the SAP HCM, so we have to work around this limitation. The tax also sometimes changes in my country, and we have to redo everything to change the payroll calculations, benefits, and things like that. The talent management feature can be improved. It is currently very simple in SAP HCM. SAP is also very hard to integrate. In terms of monitoring, there are no monitoring tools, but as long as we take care of the disk capacity, there is no problem.""The solution is rather expensive.""It would be nice if the solution migrated to S/4HANA."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are paid yearly."
  • "The solution is a little expensive and we are charged per user for the license. The solution can be paid monthly or annually."
  • "The cost of SAP HCM is high, the license should be reduced. SAP HCM has a lot of hidden costs."
  • "The pricing is not reasonable at all."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
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    Top Answer:I don't know how much it costs, but I know that everything is included. We don't pay anything extra apart from the licensing fee.
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    Also Known As
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
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    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

    SAP HR (Human Resource Management), also known as "Human Capital Management" (HCM), is an important module in SAP ERP systems that supports all of the human resource management processes in the enterprise.

    SAP HR records the data from the hiring of an employee to its final termination in the organization. It stores employee data such as designation, role, salary details, working shifts, address, etc.

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    Sample Customers
    Kovaion Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., eVerge Group, Kalpataru, Logicalis Inc., Macmillan Science and Education, Drivestream Inc., Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
    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.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Insurance Company6%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP HCM
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP HCM and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 4th in Benefits Administration with 22 reviews while SAP HCM is ranked 5th in Benefits Administration with 10 reviews. Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.8, while SAP HCM is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Oracle HCM Cloud writes "The HCM Core (incl. Self Service and Absence management) is very complete, user friendly , scalable and stable. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "It simplifies everything for human capital management and is stable and scalable". Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Taleo, whereas SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, PeopleSoft, UKG and ADP GlobalView HCM. See our Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP HCM report.

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