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What is ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the cohesive management of various central business practices engaged in a myriad of data management categories, such as finance, product and production planning, marketing and sales, manufacturing and materials and inventory management. A company depends on its data through IT and DevOps who are tasked with vital IT capital expenditure investments. IT key opinion leaders rely on ERPs to collect, store and interpret business data. Of course, security is essential and compliance is always an overriding factor.

Users of ERP solutions utilize integrated application management in their tasks of constantly updating and tracking data. ERPs enable the flow of information among all business departments and manage connections to vendors and business partners, for which users have a consistent need.

Enterprise system software is part of a multibillion-dollar industry producing components that support a variety of business functions. IT professional are proponents of ERP's because the products are flexible and known for ease of use. IT and DevOps professionals need the ERP to map and adapt within the company business model, and any ongoing IT changes. ERPs must meet requirements to connect to third party tools - especially BI. IT Central Station IT Professionals express that ERPs must have agile reporting and responsive analytics and decision support.

One IT Central Station member explained, “Supplier capable, supplier with methodology of implementation, user-friendly, integration, training, human resources and key users, infrastructure, gaps, support, migration, adherence to the company business, support for BI tools, good level of problem solving and updates, adherence to current tax regulations and changes. As a programmer, the biggest mistake that I find in projects is the lack of estimates of business gaps, confusing processes and project management.”


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Consultant
Senior APEX Consultant at Insum Solutions Inc.
May 31 2016

What is most valuable?

The benefits of APEX and EBS is that APEX actually lives outside of EBS. When you develop customizations you don't have to embed them inside EBS. Now when you upgrade EBS or apply patches to it generally everything gets overwritten. If your customizations are inside EBS they get overwritten. In order to upgrade EBS you have to take those customizations out, park... more»

What needs improvement?

There's a new version of APEX coming out to very, very soon, APEX 5.1 and that contains probably the last pieces of my wish list. Which would be very intuitive and easy to use, declarative set of tabular forms where's it's like a spreadsheet. You can see a lot of rows and update them simultaneously. That is a big step forward. Typically when we do conversions... more»
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Consultant
Financial Business Process Consultant at DeKalb County
May 18 2016

What is most valuable?

At Dekalb County, the most valuable feature of E-Business Suite is the integration of all the different modules. It's truly become our financial database from a projects and procurement point of view. It's all connected and logical. Oracle... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What sub-ledger accounting allows me to do is recreate the accounting structure, so I could still have my primary books, which is in US GAAP, but I could have secondary books. Now that I'm working in county government, where E-Business Suite... more»

What needs improvement?

I am fine with where E-Business Suite is now. From a county standpoint, I would like to see them integrate fund accounting into fixed assets and cash management. Right now, E-Business Suit really isn't 100% public sector. I guess we're not... more»
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Consultant
Principal - OATC "Oracle Applications and Technology Consulting" at OATC, Inc.
May 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Probably one of the most valuable features that we've seen has been around the E-Business Suite change, as far as the UI is concerned. As far as the E-Business Suite 12 2.5, the look and feel has drastically changed from 11i to 12.1, to 12.2.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are around ease of use, trying to make those end users lives easier, to be able to make transactions, point-and-click transactions, having the ability for drop-down lists to be much easier. As far as the UI is concerned, over the... more»

What needs improvement?

As far as additional features of the E-Business Suite, I would like to see more of the framework applications in use. Oracle is slowly transitioning there. We do realize that the older form's version of the technology has a lot of... more»
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Real User
Finance Professional at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are straight-through processing because we need to make sure that we have a good end-to-end process. The biggest thing that we also look for is the ability to easily research invoices, where you can attach to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing that we utilize EBS for is mainly Finance and HRMS. Those are our two biggest modules that we utilize within EBS. So we want to make sure that whatever we are utilizing it for will be easy for the employee to gain access to... more»

What needs improvement?

It is still a little outdated as far as what we consider a twenty-first century software. You're still using Oracle forms, that sort of thing. Payables is a prime example: there's the web interface and then the forms interface and we hate... more»
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Real User
Sr. Director (Technical) at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The functional knowledge is the most valuable feature. Oracle EBS has many different problems, but I think the main feature is the functionality, how it works together. You can probably find other products that work with Oracle database, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We needed to use financial software, anyway. I think it comes from the historical fact that we had Oracle software; we always had Oracle Database. So, from a licensing point of view, it made perfect sense. It integrates well. We have a very... more»

What needs improvement?

Their UI is not the best. It is an area with room for improvement, big time. I think they can go completely out of Java, the applet version. If they make it completely browser driven, like HTML and so on, that will be the best. Today, once in... more»
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Real User
Finance Business Systems Manager - Sr. Principal at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The integration of all the various modules is definitely the most valuable feature for us. We're a business outfit, so we have customers, we pay bills, and we look to Oracle primarily for products that can integrate into our existing system.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For simplicity's sake, we like to cut down on the number of interfaces that we need. It makes upgrading easier because of the integration and it helps me to oversee things from a functional perspective. We are doing an upgrade right now, but... more»

What needs improvement?

We have project contracts for government customers, and that has been a little bit tougher to implement, because I don't think Oracle has a lot of clients on that. We implemented that about two or three years ago, but we haven't found a lot... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I like Synergy, that is the CRM system, now they sell them all together with Macola 10, so I don't know if that answer would be applicable, because it was seen as two separate entities, Macola ES, and Synergy, but I do like the CRM... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The number one way they improved this product was something called workspaces. This is like a dashboard meant for, depending on your role with a specific organization, so maybe if you're in accounting and financials, you need to see accounts... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say the user interface. For Macola ES, but that's the thing, they did improve it with Macola 10. For Macola ES, I would say it was (previously) not aesthetically pleasing. It's more user friendly, now. They changed the interface, so... more»
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Real User
Sr Advisor, Delivery Executive ERP at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 24 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the continuous roll-out of bug fixes, new features, and functionalities. Oracle really listens to the customers and provides valuable content for when those PUMS come out.

How has it helped my organization?

It empowers users to perform ad hoc analyses themselves rather than having to go to IT or somewhere else. That makes it much more efficient for our users to do their jobs because they have access to data analysis in front of them instead of... more»

What needs improvement?

We struggle with release notes. There's a lot of information, and I would love to see release notes broken down into compartments. For example, here's security, this is what you need to do; or, here's the business side or the functional side,... more»
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Real User
Maintenance Planner at St. Michelle Wine Estates
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Transparency in being able to see my data is the most valuable feature. As a maintenance planner, it helps me organize myself and other people, which JD Edwards does in a user-friendly way. We can take it down to somebody probably not very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have three different processes with three different software packages. The reason we're going to JD Edwards is that we can unify these systems. We have 7i which is what our maintenance is underneath, and then for a lot of our financials we... more»

What needs improvement?

When it comes to work scheduling in their maintenance module, it could be better. Having come from different platforms at different companies I've seen better. I think it could be more intuitive, and I struggle with training my people on how... more»
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Real User
IT Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The programming language is the most valuable feature for me. I'm all about flexibility so that I can respond to what my users need. The fact that we have the capabilities to do our own customizations is huge. The programming language is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're a very small company, so having one product that can run basically almost every aspect of our business is very valuable. There's one thing to manage, one conference to attend. We run everything. We don't have very many third-party apps... more»

What needs improvement?

I have found a couple of bugs in my career, but more often it's just a missing functionality or inconsistent interface. I think their Transportation Management module, that's one of the bolt-ons that we have, is very limited. That would... more»
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Real User
Senior Account Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 03 2016

What is most valuable?

The user interface that I use is very intuitive, it’s to the point of what I want to use it for. For what I have, it provides me the right fields and gives me some predictive information as well, which helps in my day to day job.

How has it helped my organization?

There's a feed that comes up from Twitter and the social forums that helps me make myself available to customers, and then searching digitally into the Google and so on. That's pretty informative when I log in for my day-to-day work. That's a... more»

What needs improvement?

If they could provide reports for various organizations, especially global ones. Currently, the report fields are mostly US centric, and do not support other regions. That would be a nice feature to add. I think I’m looking for more data... more»
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Real User
Sr. Manager Information Technology at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Module configuration using parameters * Excellent database table structure * Administrator, Configuration and Customiser tools for quick implementation and configuration * Easy navigation through data entry screens * Instances for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

After the Orion implementation, our finance team could prepare profit/loss statements and the balance sheets 3-4 days after a closing month. These three to four days are used by the finance team to compile provisions and bank charge entries... more»

What needs improvement?

The system has enough controls, but still there is scope for improvement.
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Consultant
GL and Reporting Business Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The allocation tool is probably the most valuable feature for us in PeopleSoft. With it, we can schedule it to run overnight and then find out what happened in the morning. Previously, everything had to be kicked off manually, and now we can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are definitely time savings and greater efficiency. We had a manual consolidation process, and when we updated to 9.1, we used that delivered process as well. I think over time, we're adopting more and more of what's delivered instead... more»

What needs improvement?

I know we're looking at the cloud, and I think we're tying to become more progressive, but I think that's just a cultural thing where it might be a little slower for a company like ours in that we're very concerned about security. Our company... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Consultant
Owner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
May 18 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature that I've found is that once it's configured, it's easy to use and maintain from a user standpoint. It's not something you have to keep re-configuring or programming because it breaks often. It's all-around, from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From an organizational perspective, it obvious that the ease-of-use and ease-of-maintenance aspects of JD Edwards provides us with greater efficiency and, ultimately, cost savings. This is huge for us.

What needs improvement?

My concern is that it's not keeping pace with what's happening in the real world. Technology's moving on so quickly that the software is struggling to keep up. The company's not really investing enough in the product for additional... more»
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Real User
PeopleSoft Finance Functional Lead (Contractor) at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

It is strong in business processes and technology. The technology is open-ended. The user interface is much more stable and really robust. The strength of PeopleSoft is that the business processes are solid.

What needs improvement?

I work with the end users. I manage big projects, multimillion dollar projects. I work as a business analyst, or as a functional lead, finance lead. I find that technology is great, technology is always great. Oracle improves it in terms of integration, porting, better tools, better user interface. But, if you go and talk to the lowest level of the users – the... more»
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Real User
Accounting Systems Support Specialist at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Reporting capabilities: Other than integrity, the most important function of an ERP system.

How has it helped my organization?

With a use of a third-party product, which GP has many, we streamlined the inventory process by directly importing count sheets from Excel spreadsheets from our many branches, reducing time and accuracy.

What needs improvement?

Continuity between modules: Keystroke functionality is not consistent. It appears to me that teams that develop the different modules need more collaboration. For example, when you enter a range of criteria in the starting field, it defaults... more»
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Consultant
Consultant/Solution Architect at Sunrun
Oct 20 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is mostly the integration process that connects to a lot of our backend systems, such as manufacturing and other processes that do payroll, HR, and those things. There's a kind of integrated solution system.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single-point solution, where we use one application that connects to a lot of systems, as opposed to trying to buy multiple best-of-breed systems or integrating them together; instead of having a lot of features in one system. It is... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more connections with the third-party application, such as banks and credit card companies. They could develop a seamless integration. Right now, we use batch processing for sharing the data that comes out of a file... more»
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Real User
Business Analyst Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

We find the most value in the fact that all the modules within E-Business Suit are fully integrated into one solution. It's one place where the entire company can have access to information and functions. This is the main benefit of the product.

How has it helped my organization?

The business has all the process integrated, so if you have it in different places it would be crazy trying to do a consolidation or a financial statement or reporting for the business to have all the activity in there.

What needs improvement?

Although all the modules are integrated with each other into E-Business Suite, sometimes when you apply one patch for Accounts Receivable, for example, it can damage Accounts Payable. That's why it's important to read the ReadMe that says... more»
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Real User
Senior Business Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Numerous third-party add-on products are available to purchase for specific business needs. A strong support system is available through a network of VARs and the internet community. The SQL database back end allows us to easily build... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Sales Order, Purchase Order, and Inventory modules to handle this entire process from beginning to end.

What needs improvement?

Windows authentication is not available for the full GP 2016 client. The web client version only works for the standard product and a very limited number of third-party applications that must be written in Dexterity. If you have... more»
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Real User
Team Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2016

What is most valuable?

We love the General Ledger feature. It does what we need it to do -- financial reports of accounts payable, T&O, and T&E. I'm not called at 2 am to put out a fire anymore. And for me, the stability is extremely important. It's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

So many organizations are using it that we didn't have to develop something in-house. PeopleSoft has been around for a long time, and we bought it because it's a credible product. We didn't have to spend the money to build something ourselves... more»

What needs improvement?

We've had to build all our data warehouses and datamarts in order for PeopleSoft to do the detailed reporting that we need. I really wish we didn't have to do that. I think that if PeopleSoft had more detailed reporting we wouldn't have to do... more»
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