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Pros
"It is a solution for GFMIS (Governmental Fiscal Management Information Systems).""It provides a well-centered database that is feature rich.""EBS has lots of application families and lots of features. It is modular in deployment and flexible enough to let the customer increase the built-in capabilities and enable new applications when needed. These are very important things at hand in case there will be a need to expand the product capabilities and/or implement new projects.""When correctly configured, this is a very stable solution. We have customers running their process automation manufacturing based off of this solution.""This software scales very well across various implementations.""Great finance modules and customization.""The order management is excellent.""The solution has other core processes that can be implemented with customers according to their needs."

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"Responsive, comprehensive and optimized solution.""It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool.""In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module.""The performance of the solution is excellent.""The processes have been reduced from almost 10 steps to four or five steps. It's really been simplified."

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Cons
"The user interface is not completely a web interface, it uses a lot of traffic which costs too much for a large number of users scattered throughout the country as they connect from their terminals to do their tasks.""The UI interface is not great.""Administration takes some effort. Administrating the technology stack is not so complex but application aware database administration and following the new methodologies like online patching can be a little complex and time consuming. Oracle should ease the administrators jobs and do some innovation on this administration area as well. Oracle Autonomous Database is Oracle's leading technology these days. Using a similar approach, application stack may become a little more self-managing.""One issue with the product is because it build on a lot of older technologies, there is a substantial technical debt in the system.""Not user friendly.""I would say the integration needs improvement. Oracle needs to work on the integration layer to make the solution much more robust and modern.""It's difficult for some customers to understand in the beginning. A user really has to understand the processes.""It should be made a little bit more user friendly. When I complete my implementation and hand it over to the clients or the person who will operate it on a day-to-day basis, they find it a little bit difficult because they are not from a highly qualified IT background. I want Oracle to make it a little bit more user friendly."

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"Lacking in some customizations.""It requires a lot of planning to implement the product correctly.""The common issues being raised right now by the end users are mostly related to the usability.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It needs to be adjusted.""The theory-side of the solution needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It costs too much.""The pricing is high.""In order to minimize the implementation and consultancy costs, business lines should have proper definitions. They need to have a proper way of retrieving their data, which should be structured well.""Both the current projects and future projects should be defined well. Licensing should be done according to current and near future plans.""Licensing and costing of Oracle EBS is very complex. We recommend to use a system integrator during the negotiation process since Oracle sales representatives sometime do not know the actual minimum requirements and may oversell the necessary licenses through ignorance.""At our various customers, the software tends to pay for itself in less than two years.""USD $100,000 annually."

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"It is an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: EBS has lots of application families and lots of features. It is modular in deployment and flexible enough to let the customer increase the built-in capabilities and enable new applications when… more »
Top Answer: In order to minimize the implementation and consultancy costs, business lines should have proper definitions. They need to have a proper way of retrieving their data, which should be structured well… more »
Top Answer: Administration takes some effort. Administrating the technology stack is not so complex but application aware database administration and following the new methodologies like online patching can be a… more »
Top Answer: Most probably you will need a 3rd party for HR in the case of SAP Business One. SAP S/4HANA has an advantage in this regard. If your inventory management is part of your business then again SAP… more »
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Oracle EBS, OEBSSAP S/4HANA
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Overview
Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance.

SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai HoldingNestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle E-Business Suite vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,041 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 2nd in ERP with 14 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 4th in ERP with 6 reviews. Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Highly scalable: Supports scale-out architecture". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with Oracle ERP Cloud, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP ERP and NetSuite ERP, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics AX, NetSuite ERP and Anaplan. See our Oracle E-Business Suite vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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