SAP HCM Competitors and Alternatives

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Porsche D'Oliveira
Real User
Specialist SAP Division at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The integration between the different models like personnel administration, work management, payroll, and time management are the most valuable and key features. It's also very important to make sure that the data is correct as well, to make sure that you get the best out of the solution. The interface is simple to use. It is quite easy. The dashboards are also user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The management side needs improvement. To me, I think people have underestimated this solution because we know what consists of all the objects in regards to the organizational structures, positions, departments, training, there could be better improvement on that. On the personnel administration side, it's very difficult to do custom development. You're always dependent on your editors to do… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a seven out of ten. The biggest lesson I have learned from using this solution is that integration is so important. You must understand integration, even within HCM between the different module.
Consultant
Consultant Application Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The product overall is very good.

What needs improvement?

SAP is not ready to sell any licenses in the Middle East. SAP is not ready to sell the license on time and delays the progress of projects. It's better to work with a competitor like Oracle. Those that are selling the product just go through powerpoints and don't have the knowledge necessary to sell. They can't answer any questions.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We don't extensively use the solution in our organization. It's not a core module for us. I'd rate the solution one out of ten. It doesn't allow licensing in our region, and they need people on the ground here. Product-wise, I'd rate it good, but in general, SAP needs to work with the customers to sell licenses and sell according to the customer's… more »
Consultant
SAP Consultant at a university with 201-500 employees
Dec 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The user interface is the solution's most valuable feature. It makes it easy for us to use.

What needs improvement?

The implementation of the solution can be a bit difficult. They should make it easier. If it could be as simple as the SuccessFactors implementation that would be ideal. There should be integration with iOS products. It would be nice if we could integrate it into the field currently, but it's not active.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We will switch to SuccessFactors and it should be on the cloud. I'm a certified SAP consultant. I'd recommend the product. It's a good solution. If I was comparing it to SuccessFactors, I'd rate it seven out of ten.
AhmedAbdelhady
Vendor
Executive Manager & CO. Founder at Phoenix Consulting
Dec 31 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features have to do with finance and payroll. Some organizations — like banking, insurance, and the government — are regulated and can not or do not want to host their critical financial data and employee data on the cloud. What we are doing right now for clients of this sort is we… more »

What needs improvement?

This product has a lot of features that are much improved and more advanced than other solutions. In our area of the Gulf region and the Middle East, a lot of organizations depend on it because it meets with regulation compliance and security concerns. So government and banking depend on the SAP HCM… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost may differ from region to region, but here in the Middle East, you pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. SAP HCM is on-prem. SAP has another solution which is called SuccessFactors. It is on the cloud and by subscription only. So SAP has two… more »

What other advice do I have?

At this time in the competitive business world, HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources. Human capital management allows control of when you want employees to work when you… more »
BaisaliMaji
Real User
Interface Developer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 04 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM).

What needs improvement?

This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly. People who work with HCM need to have the proper knowledge of coding.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are currently in the process of migrating to Workday, which is more user-friendly. The two solutions are similar; Workday has improved on some of the things that SAP can do, whereas SAP can do some things more efficiently. Also, SAP can do some things that Workday cannot. One example is the… more »

What other advice do I have?

SAP HCM is a solution that I recommend. It is a good product, but if it were more configurable and you did not need to develop as much code then it would be better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Real User
Owner & Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Sep 02 2020

What is most valuable?

I like the talent, recruitment, and learning features the most.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to move more towards a single data space or a single data source. SAP as a platform relies on multiple data sources because traditionally, it has been bolted together by the acquisition of other products rather than a single database. That's why there are a lot of points of failure… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend a more modern version of it. My experience of SAP is with earlier versions. SAP is an aging system, so it doesn't stack up against tools like Workday. I would rate SAP HCM a seven out of ten, but it really depends on the use cases. It depends on why and for what a company is… more »
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