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

Find out in this report how the two Benefits Administration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed PeopleSoft vs. SAP HCM Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The PeopleSoft interface is very good.""Scales up very well.""A valuable feature is HCM.""The most valuable feature of the solution is its stability.""I use the reporting feature occasionally to check for potential improvements in timesheets. We have integrated it with Power BI.""PeopleSoft is scalable.""Its user interface is impressive.""A solid and mature product."

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"SAP HCM has valuable features for analytics data management.""The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM).""It simplifies everything for human capital management, and all users can do self-enrollment for leaves and those kinds of things. The employee self-service feature is quite a powerful feature for me. You can install it on your mobile phone or iPad and do your employee service activity there.""I think HCM was the most stable for me...It is a very scalable product.""Technical support is excellent.""The tool's most valuable features for our HR operations include easy reporting capabilities, which allow us to generate reports for management meetings and auditing purposes. Additionally, it supports appointment preparation and processing benefits.""We've found that the solution has the capability to scale.""SAP HCM has a good performance."

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Cons
"The product was too complicated when it came to navigating through multiple places and the search filters weren't great.""The learning and development side of the product is an area of concern where improvements are required.""PeopleSoft can improve by having proper connectors. It's very difficult to change some interfaces with the other systems.""Global payroll could be easier to use.""The solution could have better processes and automation, or features that allow for a paperless environment.""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.""I would like to see improvement in the UI.""The implementation of PeopleSoft is quite complex and is not as easy as other cloud products such as SuccessFactor or Workday."

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"The organizational structure visualization could be improved in future releases. The solution has a very poor interface.""The setup comes with a set of challenges as well.""A better user interface and greater AI integration are crucial.""It would be very helpful for our company if a new version was released with the ability to contain all of the things that we have newly introduced in our company.""It takes a long time to apply an update patch to the system.""Reports need to be added on the time management side.""There are already success factors for the cloud solution which cannot be integrated into S/4 HANA.""SAP HCM cannot integrate with other third-party applications. One of the drawbacks we encounter with SAP HCM, specifically in payroll management, is the limitation regarding changing payroll areas within the same month. For instance, if an employee transitions from staff to non-staff status during the month, we face difficulties because the system doesn't allow us to change the payroll."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Check all options before a decision is made."
  • "It's approximately $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 USD per year."
  • "The licensing cost for PeopleSoft is 3,500 per course and the annual subscription fee is 6,500."
  • "I don't know if they are still providing licenses or if they have suspending licenses."
  • "There are no additional costs for licensing."
  • "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."
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  • "Licensing is pretty complex. SAP does not have a straight forward way of licensing, and it differs from client to client."
  • "The terms on which you buy licenses might change due to the way they license in a particular product."
  • "For implementation, SAP offers little support unless you buy SAP Safeguarding from SAP Consulting."
  • "Be careful and guard against future changes in licensing."
  • "In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue."
  • "You pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot."
  • "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."
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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:I use the reporting feature occasionally to check for potential improvements in timesheets. We have integrated it with Power BI.
    Top Answer:SAP HCM is the one of the best ERP for an organization with a small to large scale business. It has the most efficient payroll functionality. Regards : SAP HR classes in pune
    Top Answer:HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.
    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 »
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    SAP Human Capital Management
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    Overview

    PeopleSoft is an ERP solution that provides businesses with tools for managing their entire workforce including human resources and financial operations, such as payroll, benefits, talent management, and supply chain management. Originally developed by PeopleSoft, Inc., and later acquired by Oracle Corporation, the software helps address talent management needs and maximize employee productivity and efficiency.

    PeopleSoft Features

    PeopleSoft has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:


    • Simple and intuitive: PeopleSoft HCM delivers a clean, consistent, and user-friendly design, resulting in greater user satisfaction that leads to higher adoption without the high cost of training employees.


    • Anywhere, anytime mobility: With mobile devices being such an integral part of today’s modern work life, PeopleSoft offers today’s mobile and wireless managers and employees an effective and secure method for accessing the information they need, with the ability to effectively execute HR transactions from anywhere, at any time.


    • Flexible and configurable: PeopleSoft enables you to leverage a single application optimized for all form factors that works on any mobile device – no need for separate applications for mobile and desktop.


    • Robust: Because the solution is robust, you can use it to increase retention and improve employee engagement.


    • Powerful and actionable, embedded analytics: PeopleSoft’s actionable, embedded analytics help you spend less time gathering data and more time analyzing and executing employee data.



    PeopleSoft Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing PeopleSoft. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:


    • Greater employee satisfaction: Users will find PeopleSoft’s software easy to use, leading to better productivity levels and also increased employee satisfaction.


    • Manage dynamic workforce: The solution provides secure access to employee information so users can manage essential HR functions effectively.


    • Increased administrator productivity: PeopleSoft empowers employees and managers by enabling them to execute common HR tasks so administrators can focus on other top priorities.


    • Quickly make informed decisions: By using PeopleSoft’s embedded, real-time, multidimensional analysis capabilities, users can make more informed business decisions.


    Reviews from Real Users

    PeopleSoft is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has a lot of functionality and is customizable.

    A Regional Director at a tech services company mentions, “The most valuable feature is that it's wide and broad and it does about everything anybody needs in a major organization from a back-office systems point of view.”

    "PeopleSoft is a good core system. It has a lot of functionality. "They frequently update the solution and recently they have added some good enhancement features for higher education. We just switched to the new fluid interface and that is working very well for us. It is very good," says another reviewer who is an HR/Pay Systems Administrator/Director at a university.


    A Senior Manager for DevOps Infrastructure at a financial services firm, explains why he finds the solution so beneficial: "It is a customizable product. We can customize it based on our needs, which is one of the features that I like about PeopleSoft. As far as financial accounting is concerned, the user interface is very good. You can also configure a Chart of Accounts for all performance insights."

    SAP HCM is a benefits administration solution that has a comprehensive set of tools and features for managing and optimizing all aspects of human resources. SAP HCM covers various HR functions including payroll, time and attendance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee performance evaluation.

    The goal of SAP HCM is to help organizations streamline HR processes, improve workforce productivity and efficiency, and support strategic HR decision-making. With SAP HCM, HR departments can manage employee data, track and analyze key HR metrics, and automate various HR processes to save time and resources. It is widely used by large organizations across various industries.

    SAP HCM Features

    SAP HCM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Personnel administration: With SAP HCM, users can manage employee master data, such as personal details, employment contracts, and job information.
    • Payroll: The solution provides automation of payroll processes, including tax calculation, payment generation, and reporting.
    • Time and attendance management: Automated tracking and management of employee time and attendance help users streamline HR processes. 
    • Talent management: SAP HCM includes tools for recruiting, onboarding, training, and development of employees.
    • Succession planning: With this feature, users can plan and manage employee career development and succession within the organization.
    • Performance and goal management: SAP HCM is designed with performance evaluation, goal setting, and development planning for employees.
    • Compliance management: SAP HCM offers management of legal and regulatory requirements related to HR processes.
    • Reporting and analytics: Generation of reports and analysis of key HR metrics help support decision-making.
    • Integrations: The solution has integration with other SAP modules, such as SAP Finance and SAP Supply Chain, that provide a comprehensive solution for HR management.


    SAP HCM Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing SAP HCM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Improved HR processes: The solution’s automation of HR processes, helps reduce manual effort and increases efficiency.
    • Better data management: SAP HCM provides centralized management of employee data, improving data accuracy and reducing the risk of errors.
    • Increased productivity: Because the solution streamlines HR processes, it frees up HR staff to focus on other strategic tasks.
    • Improved compliance: SAP HCM helps businesses reduce the risk of non-compliance by making legal and regulatory requirements related to HR processes easy and manageable. 
    • Better decision-making: Access to real-time HR data and analytics enables data-driven decision-making.
    • Increased transparency: SAP HCM improves visibility into HR processes, enabling HR departments to monitor performance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Better employee engagement: The solution’s provision of self-service options for employees improves employee satisfaction and engagement.
    • Cost control: SAP HCM’s automation of HR processes reduces costs associated with manual HR processes.
    • Talent management: The solution’s tools for attracting, retaining, and developing employees increase overall workforce productivity and effectiveness.


    Reviews from Real Users

    SAP HCM is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has good payroll and personnel administration, it’s a powerful tool for maintaining company data, and has valuable SuccessFactors talent modules. 

    According to Dave D., Project Manager at Telecom Namibia, “[SAP HCM] allows us to do all of our HR management processes, including payroll and personnel administration.” He also adds, “Technical support is excellent."

    “I think that it's a very powerful tool for maintaining your company data. When you maintain your data in SAP, you can generate any kind of HR report with one click,” says Sameer Y., Team Leader at Fauji Meat Limited.

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, Arsala A., SAP HCM / SF Consultant at a computer software company, explains what she likes most about SAP HCM: "Payroll processing is my favorite HCM feature, and I like all the SuccessFactors talent modules also. SAP is making good progress on enhancements to the features in the SF modules."

    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
    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
    REVIEWERS
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government9%
    University8%
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise66%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    PeopleSoft vs. SAP HCM
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about PeopleSoft vs. SAP HCM and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    PeopleSoft is ranked 3rd in Benefits Administration with 80 reviews while SAP HCM is ranked 4th in Benefits Administration with 45 reviews. PeopleSoft is rated 8.0, while SAP HCM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of PeopleSoft writes "Comprehensive solution for SCM but requires add-ons for fluid pages". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "Efficiently handles the entire hire-to-retire cycle management within an organization and the ability to scale is outstanding". PeopleSoft is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday, Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, SAP SuccessFactors and ADP Workforce Now, whereas SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, ADP GlobalView Payroll and UKG. See our PeopleSoft vs. SAP HCM report.

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