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We performed a comparison between PeopleSoft and SAP S/4HANA 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.

To learn more, read our detailed PeopleSoft vs. SAP S/4HANA report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"Scales up very well.""PeopleSoft is resilient and has the flexibility for us to customize it.""This solution integrates very well with other products which is helpful.""A solid and mature product.""The human resources aspect was probably the most valuable feature. We used it for keeping track of time and other things of that nature.""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 Chart of Accounts for all performance insights.""It is a very stable ERP solution. It is also supported on Oracle Cloud and provides extensive features.""The feature that I have found most valuable is having the sources so that you're able to adapt the product to your needs. That was a big benefit."

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"The most valuable feature is the perfect end-to-end integration.""I have been using SAP for more than 13 years and the new SAP S4HANA was not only a simple upgrade, they have made a lot of improvements. They have simplified a lot of the functions, the all-new interface gives users a better experience. The database itself is quite efficient in nature and it provides effective data queries. It is a good upgrade from the previous version of SAP R/3.""The solution can scale well.""I have found the most valuable features are the interface, which is very good for all users, and the database performance is good.""One of the most valuable features is the in-memory database.""SAP S4HANA has good performance and has allowed us to combine our systems.""S/4HANA is so much faster today than it was before. High performance is one of the best features, but the backbone of S/4HANA is its integration capabilities. They've also shifted to a focus on user experience.""I can verify and provide the overall financial aid report and also the management report."

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Cons
"The whole systematic flow of any query raised to HR should be improved.""There can occasionally be complexity in the initial setup.""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.""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.""I would like to see it become available again in Mexico.""PeopleSoft can improve by having proper connectors. It's very difficult to change some interfaces with the other systems.""I would like for the initial rollout process to be completed faster so that it can be implemented in a more efficient manner.""Scalability is not there in PeopleSoft. Its performance and resilience are also very bad. When you're trying to stretch it, it breaks. It is not resilient. It is also not stable. It is stable as far as data is concerned, but the infrastructure is not stable."

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"The difficulty level of the initial setup depends on the person's skills. If you know the basic knowledge of the database, then it will be easy, otherwise, it will be very difficult.""It is simple to implement SAP S4HANA. If you are already in this type of environment, then the transition is not very complex. However, if you do not then it can be difficult.""Maybe its user interface and reporting can be improved across the board, but it is manageable.""Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be.""The Capex and Opex could be improved.""I have found the solution to be stable but it could improve.""Thi solution can improve the Bill of Materials (BOM) and production planning.""I'm not a big fan of SAP S/4HANA because it needs a lot of hardware. It is really fast, but it needs a lot of hardware. The hardware for S/4HANA is too expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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 price of this product is an issue for some customers."
  • "I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
  • "Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on a monthly subscription. The cost of the solution is expensive compared to other solutions."
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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:It is a very stable ERP solution. It is also supported on Oracle Cloud and provides extensive features.
    Top Answer:This solution offers annual licensing. We pay per user.
    Top Answer:SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
    Top Answer:I cannot recall coming across any areas that were lacking. Starting out on the solution can be a bit complex and difficult. I'd like to see them simplify the process of integration. It's very complex… more »
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    out of 58 in ERP
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    Average Words per Review
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    Also Known As
    SAP S4HANA
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    Overview
    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 S4HANA is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system that uses sophisticated technologies including machine learning and AI. It is most commonly used to integrate and manage business functions and is an ideal solution for large enterprises. The platform includes supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality.

    SAP S4HANA offers three different deployment options:

    • On-premises
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid

    SAP S4HANA Features

    SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:

    • Customizable
    • ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed
    • High throughput
    • Fast analytics and reporting
    • Smaller total data footprint
    • SAP HANA multi-tenancy
    • All data: social, text, geo, graph, processing
    • New SAP Fiori UX for any device (mobile, desktop, tablet)
    • Unlimited workload capacity
    • High-volume transaction processing (OLTP)
    • High volume real-time analytical processes (OLAP)
    • Service Management
    • Digital Boardroom Integration

    SAP S4HANA Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:

    • Speed: S4 HANA applications leverage speed, context, and data accessibility to ensure you can stay up to date with rapidly evolving technology.
    • Improved performance: With SAP S4HANA, you can plan, execute, or generate reports and analytics based on live data to increase performance.
    • Simplicity: SAP S4HANA’s whole infrastructure was designed with simplification in mind — from the management of the solution to the administration of the IT landscape. The solution serves as the digital core for business process simplification and enables the centralizing of hardware and network resources.
    • Cost effective: SAP S4HANA is a cost effective solution. It provides the ability to bring together all the analytical and transactional capabilities of a variety of systems in one location, enabling better decision making.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by SAP S4HANA users.

    A Mechanical Engineer at a construction company says, “It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool. The most valuable feature is that the reporting is fast. We can see the results from that in that our commissions come in fast. That is the main advantage.”

    Another reviewer, a SAP Technology Manager at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day. In terms of the features I have found most valuable, I don't think that there is any lack or any gap process-wise. SAP is a very good tool."

    A Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company comments, "One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering."

    A Senior Architect at a construction company states, “The POD applications are very useful to us. There are a few POD apps which we are using for different business scenarios. They are quite interesting.” He also adds, “The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The documentation is very good. The solution can scale well. The solution is stable.”

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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
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    University11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Consumer Goods Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    PeopleSoft vs. SAP S/4HANA
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about PeopleSoft vs. SAP S/4HANA and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    PeopleSoft is ranked 5th in ERP with 20 reviews while SAP S/4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 46 reviews. PeopleSoft is rated 8.0, while SAP S/4HANA is rated 8.2. 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 S/4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". PeopleSoft is most compared with Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors and Oracle E-Business Suite, whereas SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our PeopleSoft vs. SAP S/4HANA report.

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