Oracle E-Business Suite Valuable Features

ErmanArslan, Oracle ACE
Sr. Director, Systems & Databases at GTech

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.

EBS has a certain history. There is a certain know-how with documentation for almost all its use cases.

The product relies on Oracle technologies, the world's leading Oracle Database and Oracle application tier. This is valuable because, while it satisfies lots of customer requirements and standards, it also means that the technology layer gets continuous improvements and updates, as Oracle keeps the components on this layer always up-to-date.

EBS 12.2, the newest release also provides an Online Patching option for supplying near zero downtime both for applications (functional side) and the technology stack. This is valuable in mission-critical environments. Online patching removes the barriers for an upgrade because it is online. It gives the customers the ability to make downtime negotiations easier. Using online patching, they have planned downtime and it is measured in minutes.

For customers who are using a virutalized environment, Oracle delivers VM templates (for Oracle VM Server). This feature also provides easy enablement for applications.

High availability and disaster recovery architectures make the product continuously operate by any means. Continuity can be guaranteed with these architectures. 

Oracle gives high importance to this product and following a "Continuous Innovation" release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. EBS 12.2 will be supported at least until 2030.

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Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's an all-in-one solution for corporate companies. There are lots of companies already using Oracle E-Business Suite as it can cover a wide variety of use cases. It's highly customizable. It's available as open-source. As it's open code, you can see what it's doing which makes it easier to customize things. These are the advantages of Oracle E-Business Suite compared to competitive products.

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Senior Information Technology Specialist at Oilfields Supply Center Ltd

Oracle has always been known for its finance modules and that is definitely a valuable feature. From the back-end, Oracle has been the leader forever. Also from a functional perspective, it provides us with great customization which I'm not sure is available in most of the other ERPs. In that sense it provides a great level of flexibility.

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Omair Bokhari
Head of IT Operations at Fatima Group

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. The financial parts are very good, the sales part is also very good, the maintenance of our supply-chain is meeting our requirements. It has been very helpful and it is hard to separate out one thing that is better.  

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Senior Manager Enterprise Integration and Order Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the employee self-service.

The order management is excellent.

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Supplier Core Data Management Program Leader at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable aspect is making sure that IT was not blindly adding an attribute as a master attribute. When creating a proposal, for example, if anybody comes back and wants to add a DUNS number in the supplier master, we then ask for this particular attribute, how is the data going to be generated? 

Then, what should the business process of this data be and the attribute maintenance? Who is going to own this attribute? And then, most importantly, what are the data quality rules for this attribute, whether there are any ISO standards or any standards that are connected, or the character length, special characters, etc.

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Or Nal
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect. The user levels are easy to take on. 

Everyone in the company is quite used to the Oracle functionality. 

It's easy when you want to integrate certain solutions that are being developed. When adding modules, the process is quite seamless.

The initial setup was pretty easy.

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Daniel Robus
Go To Market Executive at #Liferocks Consulting

The most valuable feature in E-Business Suite is the ability to have one source of the truth when it comes to data. This allows for decisions to be made in different disciplines but use the same data. Powerful.

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Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
  • The robust architecture
  • Ability for near zero downtime patching
  • High availability
  • Security
  • RAC
  • Data Guard in the architecture

These make for a very resilient solution in an ERP platform.

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Senior Audit Officer at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is its flexibility. You can create a lot of modeling solutions for a single activity. Many different approaches can be used to solve the same problem, so it is not rigid. Any time we have a group discussing solutions, I am happy because if a person has a different view then it doesn't matter because it can be geared towards a common aim or goal.

There are a number of forms and tables that come with it and once you become knowledgeable, it is easy to use.

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Adil Fouari
Manager / Oracle Applications Consultant at ASAM Conseil Inc

The most valuable feature is the integration between accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and budgeting.

The procurement-to-pay (P2P) process is something that we work a lot with.

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Functional Consultant Oracle EBS at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees

The processes, for example, how you can procure to pay, are well implemented in the software.

The solution has other core processes that can be implemented with customers according to their needs.

It's the whole package of ERP which is so appealing in terms of really enjoying the product.

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Mustapha Eldiraoui
Database Supervisor at Saudi Bin Ladin Group

It is scalable. 

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Pradyut Pal
Service Delivery Manager at Tech Mahindra Limited

Their great technical support is one of the most valuable features. 

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Abdullah Ahmed
CX Specialist at a government with 201-500 employees

I like that one system covers everything. The main objective of ERP, in general, is to try to integrate the departments and control various processes. It's the main objective for big companies where many people are working. By implementing ERP, you can control the processes, control the business consulting, and have one system to handle everything.

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Zvika Ganz
VP IT and Information Systems at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable features are the financial-related capabilities. 

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Software Engineer with 11-50 employees

I have found the solution to have a good interface, security, and is user-friendly.

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Learn what your peers think about Oracle E-Business Suite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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