PeopleSoft vs SAP ERP comparison


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Ranking in ERP
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Ranking in other categories
Activity Based Costing Software (6th), Benefits Administration (4th), Talent Management (6th), Demand Management (2nd), Talent Acquisition (4th)
Ranking in ERP
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the ERP category, the mindshare of PeopleSoft is 2.5%, down from 2.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP ERP is 18.1%, down from 21.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Activity Based Costing Software
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Featured Reviews

Dec 23, 2021
It's reliable but outdated
We use PeopleSoft for finance and HR.  It's an old system, so we want to upgrade or move into Oracle Fusion or SAP. It's a little outdated. The UI and user experience are not great, and it's not as feature-rich as today's systems. Furthermore, our implementation does not include all the components…
Mariia Gondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 7, 2023
Numerous solutions suitable for any company
I mostly work with SAP implementation projects as a project manager Implementation of a new ERP system usually does not give you immediate measurable benefits, but it helps you to evaluate how the company functions and improve internal business processes, this is where most benefits can be seen.…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"In general, this solution is user friendly and also performs well. There are two types of forms. One is a standardized form, which you can define things into. The other, you can customize so more repetition can be done in an even manner. That way, it can be designed for what the public or user actually wants. It's not very tough for any person, or layman to understand exactly what the screen requires one to do."
"The solution is easy to scale, expand and make bigger."
"The recruiting is most valuable. It saves time in having easy and fast applicants tracking as well as candidates' contact plus pipeline management."
"A valuable feature is FSCM."
"The solution's scalability is good."
"The most valuable feature is IDE."
"The most valuable feature of PeopleSoft is the functionality that allows the ability to find all the data about employees that are needed."
"I'd like PeopleSoft to be like on the cloud and more mobile-friendly. If I try to access it from a cell phone, it's a bit difficult, so it would be great if PeopleSoft could improve these features."
"Well-integrated multilingual technology."
"The payroll solution and the localization for advances are valuable."
"The most valuable features are that it's very customizable and it's flexible."
"From a long-term perspective, I can say that the solution can offer a return on investment, but it may take around three to four years for our company to experience it."
"It has a lot of integrity of data, and it is fast. All the users feel that they can trust this data. So, data integrity is the most important value of SAP."
"The solution provides a high level of integration."
"Heavy integration is available with all types of systems, and we use it."
"The most significant elements of this solution are the ability to create a virtual product, a service product, and delivery."


"The biggest disadvantage with things like PeopleSoft is that they do continuous support and fixes and upgrades. You get to choose when you want to implement that upgrade. However, in order to keep up, you have to upgrade."
"Often support just asks people to install a lot of upgrades. Sometimes they don't really give you clear details as to why you need to upgrade. They just say, "You need to upgrade this because there's a newer image, etc". They never really give you the reason underlying why you are having errors."
"Parsing of CVs is productive but accuracy can be improved."
"The Work Center feature in PeopleSoft is a step in the right direction in consolidating someone's role-based interaction with the system. This enhanced functionality streamlines workflows and improves efficiency."
"One of the areas that could improve is the capability of utilizing mobile for some of the self-service activities that are missing. They are running on the older platform. What is happening is people are focusing on the cloud. PeopleSoft is a good provider and should into the cloud. That could be an advantage for them. Customers would not have to go find another solution that is a completely different platform that has different functionality altogether."
"Response time takes very long and requires a person to be awake night and day to benefit from it."
"The whole systematic flow of any query raised to HR should be improved."
"There can occasionally be complexity in the initial setup."
"This solution could be made more user-friendly for development teams."
"The flexibility in using the software could improve. I am from a product background and I've been testing a lot of applications, for example, Informatics. The UI, features, and cloud version could improve."
"The system is very big. It is not exactly user-friendly, due to the fact that it's so massive and complex."
"The integration with others application could be easier. There are many different features that this solution offers which could be easier to implement."
"The initial setup is complex."
"I'm only working on the front end with ERP's user interface, which isn't very easy for end-users. It's an old-school interface, so it's often challenging to find what you need."
"It is not flexible for the users. SAP works in a specific way, and the users and the processes have to adapt to the way it works. It is hard to customize it to the level that we need for our work. It is not easy to get new extensions for process functions, modules, or activities."
"Sometimes the cost is not reasonable, such as in the case of budgeting."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I don't know if they are still providing licenses or if they have suspending licenses."
"I would consider this to be an expensive product, but the quality justifies it."
"The expenses related to the solution are nominal."
"There are no additional costs for licensing."
"One of the cheapest solutions available and also one of the best."
"This solution offers annual licensing. We pay per user."
"The tool is expensive."
"The main issue we have with the solution is that it is very expensive."
"There is a license needed to use this solution."
"There are licensing costs."
"I rate the product's price a nine on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap or affordable, and ten is really expensive. The solution is expensive."
"I rate SAP ERP's pricing a six or seven out of ten."
"When we talk about pricing it is expensive. On a scale of one to ten, it would rank a two. There are no additional fees but the user licenses are high."
"When you have a solution that is stable, reliable, and has a high performance as this solution, the price is going to be expensive. However, when you evaluate the service you are paying for the cost is quite reasonable for this solution."
"There is an annual subscription for the use of SAP ERP."
"SAP ECC is not cheap but I consider it the best system for managing an organization's data and processes."
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Questions from the Community

What are the differences between Oracle HCM Cloud and PeopleSoft?
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 organ...
What do you like most about PeopleSoft?
I use the reporting feature occasionally to check for potential improvements in timesheets. We have integrated it with Power BI.
Is Anaplan better than SAP ERP?
There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time co...
What do you like most about SAP ERP?
The solution has made the most significant impact on our human resources function, specifically in HR operations and HR analytics. One feature of SAP ERP that I found most valuable is its use of co...
What needs improvement with SAP ERP?
The product can be a little slow when dealing with thousands of employee data.



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