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2017-11-16T15:31:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Oracle E-Business Suite?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle E-Business Suite, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Oracle is not talking openly about EBS, they only want to sell cloud.


So, why do you think EBS it's a better fit for your company, than any option in clouds environments? At this time, it is the first question.


On the other hand, does your organization need a strong ERP, but at the same time needs to customize many processes, or does your organization need to comply with multiple regulations, but ERP Cloud (Oracle in this case), does not have strong localizations for your country? or does your organization has some kind of legal restrictions to go to cloud environments?


If your organization has decided to go to EBS, remember, you need good hardware (even intel-based is a good fit with Oracle Linux).


Choose wisely the modules you need to extend your ERP (remember you should pay for the licenses per named user per module, and all the modules have a minimum user's licenses sell).


Oracle is talking to extend EBS support to the early 2030s (at least), while they are working with the clients to move them to the Cloud.


The last EBS release is 12.2.10 (at least a couple of months back).


If you need more help, contact me directly.

2021-08-30T16:10:00Z
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It best suits an enterprise. If you have multiple entities and have a presence in many countries you can definitely go with Oracle E-Business Suite. 


If you have complex business processes and heavy integrations you can customize the product according to your complex business processes. Though it comes with a cost, it's doable. 


There are a lot of integration options which is again a great plus for the product.

2021-08-30T11:52:24Z
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Hi


My advice to this organization are here:


1. Grow your maturity organization in Processes. Breed Process owners and learn the advantages of an ERP like EBS to your labors.


2. Get Help from Oracle Support service or a Platinum or Gold Partner.


3. Listen to Oracle Consultants. Never and never and never change the pre-built process and application. Oracle EBS applications are Best-Practice and never lies to your organization.


4. Implement the Payroll and OTL modules in the second phase of implementing EBS.


5. Use final stable version, Like 12.2.10


I rate this application 8 of 10, (1 rate is deducted for UI and UX, 1 rate is deducted for some complex functionalities.)

Mahdi Ajoudanian


Product Manager of Oracle ERP in IRISAco.

2021-06-07T09:56:40Z
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User

The great differentiator of Oracle E-Business Suite is the ability to adapt to the business (most ERPs go the other direction), as well as the ability to communicate with legacy applications in the Agile way.

In addition to being a solution that grows and complements the rhythm of your business, it has the ability to live in local instances and in the cloud.

With great pleasure I can support you in the preparation of a personalized checklist so that you know everything you need for an efficient and accompanied start.

Greetings.

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El gran diferenciador de Oracle E Business Suite es la capacidad de adaptarse al negocio (la mayoría de los ERP van en sentido contrario), así como la capacidad de comunicarse con aplicaciones heredadas de una manera ágil.


Además de ser una solución que crece y complementa el ritmo de su negocio, tiene la capacidad de vivir en instancias locales y en la nube.


Con mucho gusto puedo apoyarte en la confección de un checklist personalizado para que sepas todo lo que necesitas para un inicio eficaz y acompañado.


Saludos.

2021-08-30T18:34:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would suggest getting a local implementor. I would rate Oracle E-Business Suite a seven out of ten.

2021-08-30T11:11:45Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Oracle is like any tier 1 ERP system, to improve it is going to take effort & change to your current way of working. 


If you have a clear objective & good C-level buy-in, the project can be a breeze. 


Speak to current clients to learn lessons, pick a good partner and get a plan that makes business sense.


Adopt the processes don’t change them.


Then it’s super. 

2021-08-30T09:55:48Z
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Real User

I have a lot of experience, and I work with many customers. I know what they require and which features they are looking for. I would like to see where Oracle E-Business Suite will take the roadmap. I don't know if they will invest more in the roadmap for EBS or investing in the cloud. In summary, this is a good product but there is always an area for improvement. I would rate Oracle E-Business Suite a seven out of ten.

2021-06-22T16:48:01Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is still a good product and I would recommend it even though it doesn't suit us anymore. I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2021-05-31T18:04:00Z
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Real User

Oracle is the best solution, I would recommend this solution to others. It covers a lot of models and is very good. I rate Oracle E-Business Suite a seven out of ten.

2021-05-06T20:01:25Z
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Real User

Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven. Oracle E-Business Suite is not for small businesses as, over a period of time, you will incur a huge cost when it comes to hosting. It's not just about application licensing, there is also hosting infrastructure, etc. It's not the functionality that's the problem for small entities, it's the overall cost. Smaller companies should go for something like AppDynamics, SAP Business, or NetSuite. Oracle is best suited for large organizations — from medium to large. It's a great solution for companies who grow quickly and need the best scalability possible. Unless you have a minimum user base of 3,000, you shouldn't be using Oracle. Oracle is for medium to large-sized companies that are projected to grow in one or two years. Otherwise, it will become a pain point for you because the IT expenses will shoot through the roof. As a product, as a functionality, if you check this particular prerequisite, I would definitely recommend it.

2021-04-29T15:52:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Oracle E-Business Suite to other potential users. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. We expect some additional features, of course. We are located in Turkey and there are many tax legislation rules, et cetera. There are so many binding processes that make customizing this product for Turkish districts complicated. For instance, it's easy to customize products for Japan, Kuwait, and Germany because their tax rules are not very complex. But in Turkey, tax rules are really complex and change every month. The government changes everything all the time. Adapting the product to these changes is not easy.

2021-02-18T11:24:51Z
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Top 20Real User

We are just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Oracle. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been largely happy with the product's performance.

2021-02-03T11:51:46Z
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Real User

I would recommend Oracle E-Business Suite to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle E-Business Suite an eight.

2021-01-12T14:03:52Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution but with good implementation from the beginning. After implementation, you can build whatever you want. You can create any flow. We will continue to use this solution because we have the system license, but we will eventually move from Oracle EBS to another system. We are trying to go to HCM Fusion, but we have some problems with the management. That's why we haven't moved to Fusion. I would rate Oracle E-Business Suite a seven out of ten.

2020-11-11T21:58:34Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The suitability of this product depends on the requirements. For example, if somebody is starting from scratch and are looking for a new ERP, I would advise them to adopt a cloud solution like Fusion. On the other hand, if they are already using the E-Business Suite then I suggest upgrading it and continuing with the same infrastructure. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-02T19:24:48Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, this is a good product I totally recommend it. That said, there are some issues with the UX, analytics, and general complexity of it. It is very good from an executive perspective and a very good tool, but from the UX-perspective, it is old-fashioned. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-10-30T22:01:33Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale from one to ten there one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Oracle E-Business Suite as an eight-out-of-ten. I would recommend E-Business Suite to others who are looking into implementing it and sometimes do.

2020-08-26T07:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The advice that I would give to others who want to start using this product is that, in this day and age, you need to first evaluate different products. At the very least you would want to compare the E-Business Suite with the other Oracle cloud products. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate the Oracle E-Business product at an eight-out-of-ten.

2020-08-19T07:57:23Z
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Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is not to go with Oracle if you don't have much knowledge about it. In other words, don't buy the system based on the presentation by the marketing team. It is a very good system and I attest to it, but you need to have some personal experience with it. Have extensive discussions about your use cases, requirements, and what everything is going to look like. Also, you should have a team that understands the system before you buy it. Don't buy Oracle with the idea that you'll want assistance. Although it's a good system, you need to be cognizant of it before implementing it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-16T08:00:15Z
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Top 20Real User

Performance-wise and support-wise, everything is fine. I don't see any challenges. I would rate Oracle E-Business Suite a nine out of ten. It just needs to be a bit more user friendly.

2020-08-09T07:20:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I'm a consultant. Our company has partnered with Oracle. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

2020-07-14T08:15:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our relationship with Oracle is simplly one of supplier-customer relations. This solution is deployed in our organization on credit in two sides active-active. What I would tell other companies considering the solution is this: first, they need to know that it is an expensive solution. It's very expensive and therefore could only be affordable for companies that have a given level of revenue. Beyond that, I would say Oracle needs to be a fit for future use in terms of being cloud-native. Organizations should ensure their solution can run on other public cloud providers other than Oracle themselves. They need to have their permission that it can be deployed in AWS or Azure or Google. Right now, the cloud version that they have most likely locks to Oracle cloud itself and they just need to be aware they need the option and flexibility. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

2020-07-12T11:48:48Z
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Top 20Real User

For someone who has never used Oracle, I would tell them that it's not a user-friendly application, so it takes time to get your head around it. On top of that, Oracle is mostly done in Linux and Unix which is completely command-based so from an administration perspective, it's helpful to have some experience and knowledge because it's not a walk in the park. Landscapes change and so do the products and services. With that perspective in mind, I would say that although Oracle is a very robust technology and a leader in certain areas, it takes time to adapt to it. Other technologies are far easier to implement but perhaps the complexity makes the job more secure and challenging. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-06-21T08:08:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Customers can run Oracle EBS on Oracle Cloud today.. If the client's needs and expectations are met and they are compatible with the regulations they are subject to, they can also think of running Oracle EBS on cloud.

2020-03-19T14:24:00Z
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Real User

When deciding on a solution, I suggest looking at the vendor, the stabiliy of the product and the tech support provisions. A business has to run smoothly, and the solution has to help ease that process.

2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
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Real User

I'd rate it an eight out of 10. It is very stable and has all the required functionality. It's very flexible and capable of integrations. I think the technology has some room for improvement and the lack of embedded reporting creates a need for external reporting.

2018-07-25T09:56:00Z
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Real User

I give it an eight out of 10 because it required some customization.

2018-07-08T06:36:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution at nine out of 10 because there is always room for improvement. Oracle E-Business Suite is very customizable, with a lot of interfaces and processes that can be programmed in different ways. It provides a lot of workflow approvals for different business processes and is adaptable and scalable. I am a functional consultant for e-Business Suite (and training to go to the Cloud). My experience as a functional consultant covers these modules: GL, AP, AR, PO, FA, ENG, OM, INV, WIP, BOM, FAH, CE, CST.

2018-07-08T06:36:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is definitely one of the more robust on-premise solutions. Given the sensitive nature of ERP financial information, there will always be concerns in taking such software to the cloud, which is why we still see a future for this software. It was recently announced that there will be at least one more version of Oracle EBS which will come out to satisfy customer demands.

2018-05-17T07:16:00Z
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Consultant

If your requirement is not so complex, give a try. For smaller ERP solutions, Oracle EBS is a complex solution which has complex requirements.

2017-11-16T15:31:00Z
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