We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"Their great technical support is one of the most valuable features."
"The most valuable feature is its flexibility."
"As we have been using this for the past nine years we have had the opportunity to explore the product. Really everything has worked well and all the modules are very good."
"It can be an essential solution for those who can not just push to the cloud because they have critical data restrictions."
"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."
"From a technology standpoint, the theory and analytics are fascinating."
"The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR)."
"The scalability is excellent, especially on cloud deployment models."
"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."
"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."
"The reporting needs to be improved."
"Oracle is not keeping up on development of the on-premises version of this product as they are concentrating on cloud solutions."
"If you get away from the financials core of the product, it is not so good at handling peripherals."
"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."
"Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend."
"The two things that need to be improved are price and customization."
"Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be."
"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."
"USD $100,000 annually."
"Considering the market at the moment, Oracle needs to adjust the pricing of this solution."
"This product is more expensive if you compare it to SAP."
"The pricing of the solution is at about $700-$750 per year."
"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."
"It is an expensive solution."
"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."
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
Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 3rd in ERP with 23 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 26 reviews. Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.6, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. 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 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, PeopleSoft, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud and NetSuite ERP, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Infor LN. See our Oracle E-Business Suite vs. SAP S4HANA report.
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