We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the financial-related capabilities."
"Their great technical support is one of the most valuable features."
"ERP is a valuable feature of this product."
"The most valuable feature is its flexibility."
"When correctly configured, this is a very stable solution. We have customers running their process automation manufacturing based off of this solution."
"There is essentially one solution for every industry within Oracle — you won't require a third-party solution."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the integration between accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and budgeting."
"I have found the most valuable features are the interface, which is very good for all users, and the database performance is good."
"The performance of the solution is excellent."
"From a technology standpoint, the theory and analytics are fascinating."
"The scalability is excellent, especially on cloud deployment models."
"S4HANA is a completely integrated solution. It's an end-to-end ERP system with strong manufacturing and financial integration, which is not common among ERPs. And it's a solution that's driven by industry best practices."
"We're able to get all our processes flowing together. We're able to make all of our business processes talk to each other."
"The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR)."
"One of the most valuable features is the in-memory database."
"Not user friendly."
"Oracle is not keeping up on development of the on-premises version of this product as they are concentrating on cloud solutions."
"We don't like Oracle EBS because it is very old. Nowadays, all the systems are on the cloud and web-based. With Oracle EBS, you need a huge setup before installing it. You need a lot of servers. There are a lot of problems and bugs in the system. We have to move from Oracle EBS to another system. In terms of improvements, it can have better training for end users and better support."
"Earlier when our organization was small they chose Oracle because in the telecommunication industry everybody was using Oracle. Our company has grown to a size where our particularly billing phase has created some challenges and now we are looking at alternate solutions. There is not a billing engine or module that you can buy from Oracle that can be added to this EBS solution to fix our problem. They should add a billing module or engine to the solution."
"There are some cycles in HR that are not straightforward."
"Some of my clients report that the overall ease of use could be simplified."
"I would like an end-to-end in terms of processes. There are different modules, however, there's not that end-to-end that we are looking for in terms of process automation."
"The reporting needs to be improved."
"The solution could improve by making customization easier. The on-premise version is a lot more flexible."
"The solution could be more user-friendly for regular users and developers."
"In an upcoming release, it would be beneficial to have more practical intelligence in the system, such as protective maintenance, or artificial intelligence."
"SAP S4HANA is not suitable for all-size companies. If you have a small company there are better fit solutions for your needs."
"The procure-to-pay solution in the Contract Management angle could be better. If you look at it on Ariba, the Contract Management Life Cycle for Ariba is more robust. You can create documentation, SLAs, and NDAs. Apart from the procurement aspect of the contract, you have the legal side, but Ariba cannot do that. From what I've seen, the features of the procure-to-pay model in S/4HANA and their Contract Life Cycle Management side primarily focus on the procurement side. I believe it would be good if this solution could handle a part of the legal side. They will incorporate Extended Warehouse Management and Transportation Management into the S/4HANA cloud. Most big companies that use a solution like S/4HANA have a legal department within the organization. Suppose they can incorporate that to be in S/4HANA suites; I think it'll be good. It will be just like what we have with Transportation Management and Extended Warehouse Management. The user interface could be better. They have too much information on the interface, and our customers still keep complaining that it looks complex. Even though many things have changed, they still complain that the interface or the screen they see is a bit complex. It's only when they see the Fiori interface that their mind becomes a bit calm."
"We would like to see more DevOps capabilities in the future."
"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."
"I have found the solution to be stable but it could improve."
"Licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an initial cost, and the standard fee is 22% per year."
"The price of the solution is extremely high."
"Oracle prices are better in Vietnam and more flexible. If we need to customize something in Oracle, it's very flexible and easy to customize."
"At our various customers, the software tends to pay for itself in less than two years."
"The pricing of the solution is at about $700-$750 per year."
"The price would be better if it were lower."
"Oracle's licenses are not straightforward."
"Considering the market at the moment, Oracle needs to adjust the pricing of this solution."
"In Nigeria, we have to consider currency conversion rates with the Euro and Dollar that impact the final cost. But I believe that it'll be cheaper in the cloud where SAP has to do the maintenance of the server and more in the long run."
"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."
"Though we are talking about a competitively priced model, the pricing could be more cost-effective."
"Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
"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."
"SAP S4HANA is expensive and for smaller businesses, it is very difficult for them to have the budget."
"The solution is 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 24 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 27 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 Microsoft Dynamics NAV. See our Oracle E-Business Suite vs. SAP S4HANA report.
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