PeopleSoft vs SAP ERP comparison

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We performed a comparison between PeopleSoft and SAP ERP based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ERP solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"I often say that PeopleSoft's greatest feature is how customizable it is.""PeopleSoft is a good core system. It has a lot of functionality. They frequently update the solution and recently they have added some good enhancements features for higher education. We just switched to the new fluid interface and that is working very well for us is very good.""It is a very stable ERP solution. It is also supported on Oracle Cloud and provides extensive features.""The solution is easy to scale, expand and make bigger.""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.""PeopleSoft has been fairly reliable for us. We haven't had any issues with stability.""PeopleSoft is mostly used for payroll and core HR functionality. Some customers use it for its finance module.""PeopleSoft is resilient and has the flexibility for us to customize it."

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"Overall the solution is very good in the industry.""There are many interfaces, so you really can build satellites around it like with other SAP stuff or even third-party stuff.""I like that SAP ERP is very robust and stable.""SAP is a very process controlled application. It does not allow users to manage the data. Once the initial process is set, it works smoothly.""The implementation is very straightforward.""The solution has a lot of good integrated modules.""The features are very useful for finance.""The solution can easily be standardized across processes."

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"Response time takes very long and requires a person to be awake night and day to benefit from it.""I would like to see it become available again in Mexico.""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 we need, like payroll or some other functions.""PeopleSoft should be more flexible with the configuration. There should be less coding and more configuration.""The general user interface was highly complex. I think they could simplify it or make it easier to navigate through complex menus.""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.""An area for improvement would be that it's quite difficult to learn how to use this product, and the documentation provided isn't helpful in giving you practical advice.""I would like for the initial rollout process to be completed faster so that it can be implemented in a more efficient manner."

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"The service could be more user-friendly in the area of transition codes.""I always prefer using an S/4HANA system.""There should be better support provided to be able to migrate to S/4HANA easier.""Their support should be improved. Instead of giving a general solution, their consultants should first try to understand the problem and then resolve the same. They should properly investigate the issue before providing the solution.""It's very difficult to find people who are well versed in it.""The user interface can be more intuitive and user-friendly by having it be more menu-driven, this would be a large benefit.""The speed to build and the speed to deliver could be better.""It would also help if it were more open, more flexible, with more standard products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are a University and the cost and license are negotiated privately."
  • "The main issue we have with the solution is that it is very expensive."
  • "One of the cheapest solutions available and also one of the best."
  • "I would consider this to be an expensive product, but the quality justifies it."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing. We pay per user."
  • "PeopleSoft has a yearly maintenance fee."
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  • "The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive."
  • "SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud."
  • "SAP ERP is expensive."
  • "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."
  • "We pay annually for the use of this solution."
  • "I don't know the price, but I know its licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "The solution can cost approximately $1 million a year for maintenance for a small-size company and can grow from there. Approximately $1 million is needed for a good-size company."
  • "There is an annual subscription for the use of SAP ERP."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of PeopleSoft is the functionality that allows the ability to find all the data about employees that are needed.
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    Top Answer:Customizations are a bit expensive.
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    Oracle's PeopleSoft applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements. They provide comprehensive business and industry solutions, enabling organizations to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and provide a lower cost of ownership.
    SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.
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    Sample Customers
    BMI Healthcare, Lone Star College System, Jefferson County Public Schools, Griffith University, Los Rios Community College District, Tervita Corporation, INFRA S.A. de C.V., ICF Habitat, Central Washington University, Tech Mahindra Limited, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Stanford Childrens Health
    B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    PeopleSoft vs. SAP ERP
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about PeopleSoft vs. SAP ERP and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    PeopleSoft is ranked 5th in ERP with 20 reviews while SAP ERP is ranked 2nd in ERP with 44 reviews. PeopleSoft is rated 8.0, while SAP ERP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of PeopleSoft writes "Mature with a variety of features and multiple use cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "Excellent and straightforward solution with great optimization capabilities". PeopleSoft is most compared with Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors and Oracle Taleo, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with SAP S/4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Anaplan, SAP Business One and Sage MAS. See our PeopleSoft vs. SAP ERP report.

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