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Executive Summary
Updated on May 30, 2022

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.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most Oracle HCM Cloud reviewers feel that the installation is a straightforward process. SAP SuccessFactors users give mixed reviews regarding its setup. Some say it is is straightforward, while others say it is complex.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability, security, and scalability. Oracle HCM Cloud users say it is easy to use and has good support for mobile devices. SAP SuccessFactors say it is flexible, offers a wide variety of features, and is high performing. Users of both solutions mention that they need better integration options.
  • Pricing: Oracle HCM Cloud users give mixed reviews for their prices. Some feel that their prices are reasonable, while others feel they are high. Most SAP SuccessFactors users feel that its pricing is flexible..
  • Service and Support: Users of both solutions are for the most part satisfied with the level of support they receive.

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.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP SuccessFactors report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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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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  • "If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago."
  • "It could be cheaper."
  • "We have a yearly license. There are no additional costs."
  • "SAP SuccessFactors requires an annual subscription."
  • "It is not expensive because it is a complete suite with a module-based cost."
  • "For SAP, the product is pricey, both CAPEX and the OPEX. It's something that could be improved."
  • "Our costs for the solution are subsidized by our parent company, I am not aware of the exact cost because of this. However, we pay $50,000 annually. If we move to another solution it will be more expensive."
  • "The pricing for SuccessFactors is ridiculously high, and there are costs in addition to the license fee for some features."
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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 »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    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.
    Top Answer:Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process… more »
    Top Answer: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 to… more »
    Top Answer:Provides an open architecture and an open platform so it can coexist with other systems.
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    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
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    Overview

    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.

    SAP Success Factors Key Features

    • Improve core HR and payroll process: SAP SuccessFactors can help users improve productivity by simplifying everyday tasks, streamlining processes across the organization, establishing consistent business practices, and improving the bottom line by reducing risk. SuccessFactors core HR tools include time and attendance, payroll management, document management, and additional core HR services to meet regulatory and compliance needs.

    • Staff planning and HR analytics: SuccessFactors can facilitate an improved DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) environment using intuitive people data measurements. The solution can help create action plans to ensure that hiring goals are met in a timely manner, preventing critical staffing gaps and ensuring that productivity and profitability goals are consistently being achieved.

    • Employee welfare management: SuccessFactors allows users to respond in a timely manner to employee needs and concerns, to better understand employee motivations, to keep employees happy and involved, to specify employee dissatisfiers, and to help improve the overall employee experience. The solution will also facilitate employee performance using an intuitive holistic approach, improve employee benefits, and guide and administer the entire employee career growth. SuccessFactors provides valuable opportunities for employee growth through intuitive individualized learning and career development opportunities. It also rewards and recognizes good performance and provides pathways for successful career growth. The solution will help to attract and retain the best available talent in the marketplace.
    • Succession Planning: The solution can be used to assist with talent sourcing, candidate management, and improving the overall candidate experience to include new hire onboarding, offboarding, and more. SuccessFactors also provides action plans for performance and compensation management, education and career development, talent reviews, leadership planning, and even sales performance management, goal setting, and quotas.

    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

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    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, Skril
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Manufacturing Company24%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm11%
    Consumer Goods Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business27%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle HCM Cloud vs. SAP SuccessFactors
    September 2022
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    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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