We performed a comparison between Oracle HCM Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: SAP SuccessFactors is the winner in the comparison. According to reviews, SAP SuccessFactors appears to be a more mature and powerful solution. Oracle HCM Cloud does come out on top in the ease of deployment category, however.
"In terms of ERP, it's a good product. It's convenient."
"We have not had any issues with the stability of this solution."
"Offers a good balanced scorecard capability."
"It has good navigation, and it is user friendly and secure. Every three months, there is an upgrade, and it has new features."
"The core part and the talent management part are most valuable."
"Robust and very dependable."
"The most valuable features in Oracle HCM Cloud are the employee and manager self-services."
"In general, functionality is fine."
"This solution has always been stable for me."
"I think it's perfect that every requirement has flexibility in how it is handled, and that there are several workarounds for any problem we are looking to solve. Each problem has multiple solutions, so it gives us a lot of flexibility in terms of processes."
"The solution is scalable. We have about 1,300 people using the solution."
"The most valuable feature is the onboarding module, which enables candidates to fill in their details online and smoothly transitions data from the recruitment module into the SAP database."
"The UX in SAP SuccessFactors is good."
"The overall functionality of the solution is very good."
"It has improved my organization by enabling us to efficiently manage our personnel."
"The self-service part is most valuable. Employees and managers can do a lot of things on their own, and they are not dependent on the HR organization."
"I rate the technical support of Oracle HCM Cloud an eight out of ten. There is some room for improvement."
"The interface could be more user friendly."
"Lacks relevancy for the current generation."
"HCM's analytics features could be improved."
"The performance and reaction time can be improved."
"The absence management can use some improvement. Due to all the flexible working, the part with work schedules could be a little bit more flexible."
"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."
"Cloud learning can be improved."
"The complete integration process between SuccessFactors modules is not at the level that all customers expect when it comes to complete HR user experience from all angles."
"I don't think SuccessFactors is quite fit for use as an employee database."
"Its overall integration and user experience can be improved. SuccessFactors is a system that is built out of three different systems. The elements part was bought from Plateau, and the original performance dialogue was built by SuccessFactors itself. After that, SAP bought it, and it hasn't improved in the last few years. SuccessFactors is a perfect tool if you use it the way it is meant to be, but if you start building custom sessions and try to use it differently, then it is a total mess. It is not agile. It is like an old Mastodon truck or whatever. We don't have the Employee Central and Competence Management modules. Our company made the choice to not implement the Employee Central module. We also didn't implement the Competence Management module. We use the learning module to do some competence management, but I am not that fond of it. It would have been best to have the whole suite. SAP should never sell this without selling the whole suite because it just doesn't work. The biggest gain for me would be having the possibility of doing strategic personnel planning and managing internal mobility. If it could be used for social purposes, such as creating communities and connecting with media channels, that would be perfect. It should also have the possibilities for local admin and agile product development."
"SAP SuccessFactors functionality doesn't meet the expectation of our end users. There are other solutions that have better functionality, such as Workday, which is one of the top applications. Additionally, the solution could be easier to use."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"There's room for improvement in SAP SuccessFactors, particularly in terms of innovation. I'd like more flexibility in its functionality and more customization. In terms of what additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of the product, it depends on the module because you have various modules in SAP SuccessFactors, so it's easier to go module by module and understand what features you have in each module. The product has a lot of features coming up, but the product being more mobile, or having mobile features would be nice."
"User experience for this solution needs to be improved."
"The integration between the recruitment module and employee central is a big problem."
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 SuccessFactors is a valuable human resource management system (HRMS) solution that streamlines numerous HR tasks and activities, such as payroll, talent management, and people processes, to help make the entire HR process run more smoothly and improve the overall employee experience. It is primarily developed to meet the needs of enterprise-class organizations. SAP SuccessFactors can also help users to boost business processes and achieve desired outcomes.
SAP SuccessFactors is cloud-based and built as a Software as a Service (SaaS) tool. It can integrate seamlessly with any existing ecosystem. This solution can easily be accessed from any web browser, from any location, with any device.
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Reviews from Real Users
“We are using it for a lot of things: HR, performance management, and learning management. There are a lot of features embedded in SuccessFactors. We recently implemented a learning platform that employs the individual staff to actually manage their own learning. They can do it at their own pace. SuccessFactors allows you to manage your team, have calibration for promotion, and you can generate reports and see how you're doing.” - Alaba O., IT Asset Management Lead at Dangote Industries Limited
“SuccessFactors Talent Management tools help us in managing the entire employee journey. HR and managers can use the succession and development tool to create career paths and staff development plans. When combined with the learning tool, these development objectives can help employees gain the skills they need to advance their careers within the company.” - Yamen Z., SAP Project Manager at a manufacturing company
Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 4th in Talent Management with 22 reviews while SAP SuccessFactors is ranked 1st in Talent Management with 28 reviews. Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.8, while SAP SuccessFactors is rated 8.0. 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 SuccessFactors writes "Stable solution with automatic interlinking and reporting features". Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with Workday, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Taleo, whereas SAP SuccessFactors is most compared with Workday, SAP HCM, PeopleSoft, Cornerstone Learning and Oracle Taleo. See our Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP SuccessFactors report.
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