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Pros
"I find the most valuable feature for the solution to be the company is always evolving by making the product better with continual updates.""The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure."

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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.""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."

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Cons
"The solution's new analytics information, dashboard, and flexibility of reporting could be improved.""The interface could be improved in future releases."

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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.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution is expensive and there are some services that are extra costs."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is scalable and very stable. You don't need to worry about the underpinning infrastructure.
Top Answer: The solution allows us to save on costs. It's less expensive than an on-prem version. We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's still relatively expensive. We'd like it to be cheaper still. Technical… more »
Top Answer: As an ERP solution, the design concept is complicated due to the fact that it will manage almost everything regarding the business operations. It's not designed to simplify something, it's actually… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup could be better. They can make the process a little easier. The functions that we require will be available in the next release. We specifically need a new model, and I think we have… more »
Top Answer: We use SAP S4HANA for our main backup processes. Most of the backups processes if for sales, supply, accounting, and financial.
Top Answer: I like the user experience and usability of SAP Fiori, which is one of the main features that we are using.
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8.0
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.7
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SAP S/4HANA
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Overview

Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud offers a complete, innovative, and proven solution for organizations of all sizes. Oracle ERP Cloud is a comprehensive solution on a single cloud platform that includes built-in industry standards and modern best practices. Designed with scalability in mind, Oracle ERP Cloud manages core business areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Financial close
  • Revenue recognition
  • Risk management
  • Compliance and governance
  • Procurement
  • Project planning and execution
  • Inventory and supply chain
  • Product lifecycle

ERP software is the backbone of many organizations and Oracle offers a modern, connected approach combined with the ease and flexibility of the cloud. Oracle ERP Cloud delivers the functionality, analytics, security, mobile capabilities, and social collaboration tools needed to run a business today.

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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Sample Customers
Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV, Australian Finance Group Ltd., Shelf Drilling Ltd., Boise State University, The Rancon Group, Arin Innovation, PROMATIS software GmbH, KBBO, Delaware Life Insurance, Worthington Industries, Solairus Aviation
Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company27%
Construction Company18%
Marketing Services Firm9%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise56%

Oracle ERP Cloud is ranked 1st in Cloud ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 3rd in ERP with 16 reviews. Oracle ERP Cloud is rated 8.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle ERP Cloud writes "A good cloud that scales well but can be expensive". 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 ERP Cloud is most compared with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, NetSuite ERP and Microsoft Dynamics AX, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle E-Business Suite, NetSuite ERP and Infor LN.

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