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- Ease of configuration.
- Integration with third-party applications.
- Ease of process management
- Ease for the user to understand.
- Works on simpler equipment.
- Because the application is working globally, it sometimes hangs and the connection is dropped.
- It should have more shortcuts to make it easier to develop macros. I create many macros and use the "sendkeys" command in VBA, due to the lack of these shortcuts, it is not possible to automate the process.
- For now I can not think of other areas that require improvement.
The less appropriate scenario, I believe it is for the IT department because it is not necessary to use this system, otherwise, I believe that there is no inappropriate scenario.
We are in the facilities management business. We have a variety of customers ranging from schools, hospitals, universities, to Big Technology companies. Each contract is different and has its own terms and conditions. Using Oracle Project Accounting, we automated costing and billing for each customer. Our finance team can track profitability of each project and report on it.
- Oracle is constantly investing in enhancing user experience. This is helping our users use the software and get the most out of it.
- Oracle eBusiness Suite is secure and has robust controls with role-based access control. As our parent company is a listed company, this is very important to us. We could ensure we are SOX compliant using this software.
- Oracle has vast pool of applications which are tightly integrated. Whether you need an invoice imaging software or financial consolidation engine or business analytics application, Oracle has it. Further, all these applications are seamless and tightly integrated. Therefore, over the years we have implemented Oracle Time and Labour, Oracle Human Resources, Oracle Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Business Intelligence, etc.
- Oracle databases have online patching capability, which we can use to patch and maintain the systems with virtually zero down time. This way our users can use the system 24/7 across the globe.
- There is scope for improvement on customer support. Sometimes enhancements take years to see the light of the day.
- Oracle has many useful features, however not many people know about them as customers are not educated and the information is not disseminated.
- The applications can be made simple and more intuitive. Some of the applications are complex.
Salesforce may be a better pick, if you are looking for customer relationship management software.
- Product life cycle: helps us with creating and maintaining our items through PLM with customizable life cycle phases.
- Planning: With ASCP and RLM we have our orders planned, forecasted and released to the warehouse for production.
- Oracle WMS and MWA help with the managing and shipping the inventory for our warehouse users.
- Oracle MWA
- Release Management
All departments are using Ebs. We run finance, SCM, Trade management, WMS, Manufacturing, OSFM, Manufacturing, and Planning.
- Finance modules are good. Easy to use, rich customer experience, we can apply our business processes and lot of reports match with our industry.
- SCM works well. P2P and OTC cover all the areas of our business
- ASCP - Advance planning throwing correct plan results. Throw our right pegging, horizontal and vertical planning reports output
- GL consolidation is manual and not online. Oracle Binning, Internal and external part number support. Selling parts in bundle and revenue sharing. AME is not really flexible
- Analytical reporting is not out of the box.
- Need a big effort to move reports to download into excel
- There is a lot of room for improvement in Workflows.
No major issues in PTP.
Multi org , books and currency and ledgers works fine. Some of the key reports are good. Channel management works fine.
- It keeps a thorough database with a lot of information.
- It communicates between various responsibilities.
- Allows for report generation.
- Has a steep learning curve.
- The error codes are a bit ambiguous.
- It's expensive to implement and maintain.
- I have a lot of experience using the Order Management module, and it can be as simple or complex as you need. There are workflows that can be customized too.
- There are many integrations possible with other applications.
- The more modules in the eBusiness Suite that you use, the more functionality you can expect out of it because it is designed for all of the moving parts to work together seamlessly.
- The cost of implementing the eBusiness Suite can be substantial, and licensing / maintenance are on-going expenses which are not cheap either.
- Finding support staff who are knowledgeable is a challenge. There are so many moving parts of the eBusiness Suite that support personnel tend to have "specialties" within the application (i.e. Order Management or Receivables). And because of simple principle of supply and demand, worthwhile support people and companies demand a premium.
- Oracle patching and upgrades are very frequent which can be seen as good or bad, but it is time consuming to have to test so often.
If your company does not have a substantial budget available for on-going support and license fees, you should probably look elsewhere.
- Inventory Management- Specific subinventories and locations allows us to have better inventory control throughout our organization and between plants
- Work order creation- Using ASCP we run our manufacturing plan daily and auto release our work orders to the floor. Oracle will also give recommendations when lead time is compressed etc.
- Lot integrity- Running with full lot control allows us to pull product all the way back to the raw material lot used to produce the final product
- interfacing with EDI
- Handling item relationships while going through engineering changes. We constantly struggle when still shipping a customer item under the old internal item, while needing to see demand under the new internal item.
- Modules are made to work together seamlessly.
- Oracle Support is always available if issues arise.
- Products are universal in nature and flexible enough to fit many business models.
- Faster release cycles to respond to today's business issues.
- Enhancements to UI for increased user adoption.
It is used in the finance department for managing invoices and payments. Also, it is used in asset management and HR. The suite has multiple offerings and is perfect for medium to large enterprises. It provides high-efficiency by utilizing Oracle databases and a customizable back office.
- Uses Oracle Databases with fast look-up and high reliability ( robust)
- Contains several elements that can be used in different departments, such as HR, finance, logistics, procurement...
- Flexibility in customizing to fit the exact needs of enterprise business units
- EBS support is very effective. Most troubleshooting can be done by local admins due to its wide usage
- GUI is not straightforward; not very user-friendly
- High maintenance contract cost, which makes it not affordable for small companies
- Deployment and customization requires a lot of effort and coordination between departments and the IT developers
I do not recommend choosing a different application suite for small businesses.
- Our organization uses Financials products of Oracle EBS, so, it does well with simplified business processes with Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables. The roles and responsibilities established for different business teams worked very well to enable the workflows between the different departments, eliminating manual processes they were using earlier.
- It does well with General Ledger process. The Opening and closing of the General Ledger periods is controlled by the Finance Leadership team and that ensured that communications happened across the departments properly. The GL batch processes are easily managed and scheduled to be run automatically for different general ledger periods, which eliminated manual batch job runs done earlier.
- The bank statements reconciliation process used by the Cash management team reduced many manual hours spent by them, as the system is able to provide the reconciliation statement generated frequently as per their schedule.
- Enabling the built in integration process tools between iReceivables and other payment processing credit card payment companies would be helpful.
- In integration of external projects application with EBS
- Maintain the various work orders in the organization warehouses and detail the shift hours of the warehouse workers
- Oracle applications have helped in streamlining the SoW contract process of the service agreement
- Repository Contracts - Large data files if uploaded to database will clog the database tables. It would be better to have a mechanism to store large files outside the database.
- Services Procurement is not properly integrated to Projects and tasks. Heavy customization done in my experience to integrate projects & tasks with services procurement module while creating requisitions.
- XML Gateway is a module which does not support any new business standard namely Rosettanet for importing or exporting XML data. The only option is to opt for SOA-BPEL where there is a cost involved.
Large business and global presence suits eBusiness Suite implementation. For Small businesses eBusiness Suite will be overkill. Also, when the system changes are too frequent like in the eCommerce business or portal management with frequent changes, eBusiness Suite is not the right fit.
In environments where different departments have different logical and physical locations and operations, eBusiness Suite is the best fit.
- Easy to integrate with 3rd party applications and very easy to personalize the application.
- Our organization uses various oracle module of Oracle EBS, all are very easy to use business processes and highly customizable as per business needs.
- General Ledger chart of account, you can drill down the reports for each accounting segment.
- On new enhancement Oracle support takes a very long time to fix.
- When data grows huge, the application reports take a very long time to complete. Oracle should come up with tools or some process to improve the performance.
- It took some training and time but it is well suited for our service business - both in-house repairs and field service. I look forward to eventually using the latest 12.2.8 version in the next few years.
- It is well suited for our manufacturing sites to build products efficiently. Both in moving the product through the build, collecting data and costs on processes.
- Sometimes there are error messages that have no meaning and do not point you to the real issue.
- We are on an earlier version, so I look forward to our eventual upgrade to be able to use the newest features.
Oracle eBusiness Suite Review: "Oracle EBS, Great Ecosystem but needs to upgrade to the future fast"
- Data Security
- Integrated data across the end to end process
- Easy Extensibility through development
- Easy Integration with different systems
- User Interface needs to be upgraded to be more aligned with the newer Cloud software tools
- Speed at which large datasets are processed needs to be improved
- Real Time Data Analytics is a big hole in the available capabilities.
- Supplier Marketplace capabilities are seriously underpowered
Processing large data volumes within the Financial Modules has been surprisingly underpowered. Concurrent Programs seem to run for ever when volumes go up. And it’s not a relatively huge data set. (100K records or so)
User Interface needs to be upgraded
- Easy to use, with minimal training needed.
- Biggest strength is that each team can manage their own requirements because it is a self-service model.
- Consequently, this improves the bottom line and cuts down the need to have a comprehensive team for ERP.
- It is really expensive! The EBS system is certainly not for everybody's pocket.
- Can get a bit laggy when trying to handle large files.
- Customisation of processes is lacking.
Lastly, if your organisation already has a comprehensive team to handle ERP tasks, then switching to Oracle ERP Cloud does not really make sense (unless you are prepared to lay off a large number of people).
- Auditing - the inbuilt checks and controls ensure that all critical activities are audit tracked and presentable to auditors for review.
- Functionality - the breadth and depth of functionality available to be utilized is essential for an organization looking for a single system to consolidate their business functions
- Customizability - While this is strictly not one of the features supported by Oracle, the system does lend itself to customization and can greatly enhance usability
- Reporting - Oracle needs to become better at reporting and using the latest trends for reporting using realtime analytics
- GUI - the user interface of Oracle (barring Cloud) is still Java based and cumbersome to use.
- It tracks all the finance related activities, and creates balance sheets and other reports for leadership and investors
- Manages all order management related activities.
- Easy integration with all other tools
- Oracle Incentive should be improved as more tools enter the market
- CRM module should be rich, like Salesforce
- Patching and other database maintenance should be easier
- Intuitive user experience, great help available and can be added to for our processes.
- Handles huge number of journal lines.
- Quick and easy asset processes.
- Reporting is not modern, comprehensive capabilities but difficult to write extended reports, must write and count every position across the page otherwise columns are mis-displayed.
- User experience when uploading journals from spreadsheet is not good.
- The way in which reports and other concurrent jobs from the job queue are accessed is not user friendly.
Great functional capability and asset system is really flexible.
Ensuring consistency in naming of transactions and finding them is sometimes difficult.
Really easy to interface from external applications.
There is such a wide range of options to develope interfaces out to external applications it can be confusing to pick one.
- Enforce good business practices and processes
- Automate processes that were previously manual
- Allow for a customized solution
- Quicker turnaround time on non P1 issues
- Improved enhancement request process
- Out of the box webservice options for integration requests
- Good integration between modules
- Has many standard features to enable our business processes
- Able to customize to serve different business needs most of the time
- Oracle support and big user groups are helpful on various issues and implementation
- The applications are huge and very complex in implementation
- Many times, customization is needed to satisfy the business process
- Patch installations and testing are always a challenge
- Year-end patches for HR and Payroll have a very tight timeline/schedule
- Workflow engine is pretty strong, which helps to get the approvals from right personnel
- Entire P2P is very well integrated
- We can keep and depreciate assets in one place
- Simplify Receivables. It is way too complex, especially the Customer screen
- Web Forms are very rigid to customize
- Too many issues with Tax
Less appropriate in manufacturing.
- Comprehensive modules for tracking regular GL transactions and sub-ledgers including fixed assets, employee expenses, P-card, and project costing.
- Good interface with eBS with their 'Approval Management Engine' feature. Enables complex workflow.
- Fairly stable
- It takes 1.5 - 2 years for bugs to be worked out of upgrades and new releases. They should do more comprehensive testing prior to release.
- Role-based access is clumsy and it is very difficult to identify/extract functionality/permissions provided by defined 'Responsibility'
- Data loads take a very long time. Appear to be inefficiently architected.
- It enables us to close our books in a timely and accurate manner during monthly, quarterly, and year-end closings
- We can integrate our manufacturing operations with the financial components.
- Mobile applications enable the factory operations to directly communicate with eBusiness Suite
- The patching process never ends and takes a tremendous amount of time to perform testing. No matter how many patches we install, there is no end.
- The forms are archaic technology and should not be in this product in this day and age. HTML is the way.
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