Fourth Procurement and Inventory vs. PeopleSoft eProcurement

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fourth Procurement and Inventory
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Fourth Procurement and Inventory is software that ties together procurement, 3-way matching, inventory and recipe control. It’s fully integrated, mobile-friendly and can be accessed with a single login. Using predicted sales functionality and analytics, it lets the user forecast demand more accurately.N/A
PeopleSoft eProcurement
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Oracle's PeopleSoft suite of software includes eProcurement, the suite's procurement automation solution.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Fourth Procurement and InventoryPeopleSoft eProcurement
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Enterprises

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Oracle Cloud ERP
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Fourth Procurement and InventoryPeopleSoft eProcurement
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(4 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fourth Procurement and InventoryPeopleSoft eProcurement
Likelihood to Recommend
HotSchedules and Fourth
The product is user-friendly in automating the tasks, managing the master data through central purchasing, and creating custom reports. It lacks certain basic functionalities like a record of wastages, sending automated emails confirming if the automatic tasks (scheduled tasks) have been completed or not, and the ability to automate the nutrition information, etc.
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Oracle
Currently we are only using ePro on the back end - we have an integrated front end for workflow approvals, catalog management that is much more user friendly than previous versions of PeopleSoft. It may be time to review what's now available in the new versions.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • The 'stock management' tab on the home screen is of particular use when keeping tabs on incoming deliveries into the restaurant.
  • The option to open and close your stock period is great as you have the chance to edit your stock at a moment's notice.
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  • System allows for quick ordering from preferred vendors or past orders. This can expedite the process for frequent users.
  • PeopleSoft communicates with our finance department so allows for quick lookup and linking to the thousands of accounts that can be used fro purchasing. This reduces error in entering incorrect numbers that do not exist.
  • Streamline flow to the direct supervisor or account control to approve the ePro request. Triggers a direct email with link to the request, and the review/approval is less than a few clicks.
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Cons
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • It would help massively to see via Enterprise and menu items what ones are no longer active, to keep the data tidy.
  • When you take purchase reports from Enterprise and select to organise them by category, show the name of the category on the actual report download.
  • Quick and easy upload/download of supplier products for correcting prices, descriptions, prices in bulk.
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Oracle
  • Robustness of facilities within the browser - PeopleSoft ePro uses a frame to encapsulate the punchout, and this is not always the best supported
  • PeopleSoft Test Framework does not work with ePro punchout, which requires manual testing and does not allow for end to end automated testing
  • eProcurement and traditional "Core" procurement do not share the same functionality exactly, which can cause confusion within the user community
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Usability
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Oracle
I am aware of better systems, but this is what the employer I work for has to offer. Overall, there are fewer negatives than positives so I would support the usability. New staff members can quickly obtain access and go through a 5-10 minute training video that we build in house. The speed at which someone can become a proficient user speaks to the usability of ePro.
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Support Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
Too long to get an answer.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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Oracle
Ariba is another option to look at as I understand end user interface is straight forward, given it is configured correctly. It is a SaaS offering with SAP that offers a market place with it's portal. Unfortunately I do not have much detail on Ariba but from what I've heard from colleges it is pretty nice. One draw back is the cost passed to vendors who sign up to use it to provide product and services to your business. I'm not sure if that is a must for all users but if so, I don't believe that is a good way to tread your vendors, especially if you have smaller vendors with slim margins
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Procurement: Integrating some of the key suppliers with Trade Simple has saved labour hours.
  • Integration: GL Integrations have increased the efficiency and quality of data.
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Oracle
  • I feel that it is streamlined and makes placing orders easy.
  • All connected orders to budget. Helps me keep track of spending.
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