|Company Status:||Public (ORCL)|
|Employees on LinkedIn:||145,747 (all of Oracle)|
|Headquarters:||Redwood Shores, CA|
|Founded:||1977 (Oracle); Taleo acquired in 2012|
Oracle HCM Cloud includes recruiting, onboarding, goal and performance management, succession planning, learning, compensation, benefits, payroll, workforce management, work/life wellness apps, and embedded HR analytics. It is aimed at enterprises with 500 to 100,000+ employees, and is currently used in over 190 countries. Accordingly, Oracle has 23 data centers around the world to handle international data regulations, like Europe's Safe Harbor privacy law. (Ensuring that data storage and big data analytics offerings remain compliant is an ongoing challenge for enterprise cloud vendors with international customer bases.) Unlike some other Oracle products, which are sold mainly within the existing Oracle customer base, about 60% of Oracle HCM customers are net new to Oracle.
A big part of HCM Cloud is Taleo. Taleo's roots are in recruiting, and the company was founded in Canada in 1996 originally as a job board. The company initially changed its name to Recruitersoft and became Taleo in 2004. Taleo expanded from its base in recruiting adding compensation management in 2009, performance management in 2010, and learning management in 2010. Addition of these capabilities was achieved largely through acquisition of other companies. Oracle acquired Taleo in 2012 for $1.9B, and now sells it only as part of their Oracle HCM Cloud suite offering. Note that while some reviewers used the whole suite, many of the reviews are only of the Taleo piece.
We also have a number of reviews of Oracle PeopleSoft HCM, the vendor's legacy Core HR product. While we think this data is useful for comparison (i.e., for users currently on PeopleSoft, how do other products compare?), the vendor is no longer going to market with PeopleSoft HCM, so we have decided to profile only HCM Cloud in this guide.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, Oracle HCM Cloud is:
A good fit for: Enterprises with a large talent pool and/or high velocity talent pipeline (lots of new hires, employee turnover, or internal position changes) that want to centralize their HR data and leverage analytics. Note that according to the vendor, Oracle also offers a separate suite for the mid-market, Oracle HCM Cloud for Midsize, for which we have not specifically collected reviewer feedback.
Most compared to: Workday HCM, Oracle PeopleSoft HCM, IBM Kenexa, and SuccessFactors Talent Solutions
Find detailed user ratings of Oracle HCM Cloud's Core HR and talent management features here.
|Oracle HCM Cloud Pros||Oracle HCM Cloud Cons|
||Heavy data load
||Additional search capabilities (recruitment)
||Not cost effective for small to mid-sized companies
|Performance, feedback, and goals
|Increased compliance oversight
Oracle Cloud is the industry's broadest and most unified public cloud. You can read more about the Oracle Cloud and how Oracle offers best-in-class services and performance across software as a service (SaaS) on our website. Besides offering solutions for enterprise business, Oracle also offers solutions for Small and Medium Business as well as for Mid-sized organizations. Oracle has also heavily invested in a modern cloud user experience validated by Oracle's UX lab with thousands of customers and ten thousands of hours to build a modern, easy-to-use, personalized, purpose-built, role-based user experience for different roles. The Talent Acquisition's candidate advanced search capability has been offered for several years and can be configured through the users' configuration profile.