EBS: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 25, 2018

EBS: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle eBusiness Suite

It is being used across our entire organization, worldwide. It provides us with an integrated platform to handle financial transactions, manufacturing, shipping, demand management, and human resources. We have integrated it with our BI and GRCC systems (both ORACLE products). The software enables us to meet all of our business requirements on one platform.
  • 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.
  • The tremendous amount of testing and time by the technical folks has a negative impact.
  • We find we need a tremendous amount of customization within the standard functionality having a negative impact.
  • Oracle certifications of related products such as the database, Demantra, JRE cause disruption having a negative impact
Yes - I am a member of the Eastern States Oracle Applications Users Group.

We are a member of OAUG.We have been a member since 2005.We find the access to ORACLE professionals is easier because of the OAUG.The Board of the OAUG does a tremendous job in keeping us informed about Oracle product directions and also helps us to solvesupport problems via the Customer Support Council.
Well suited for very large companies (the on-premise version). I would not recommend the on-premise implementation for small or newly formed companies. It is too complex to manage and expensive to hire the people to maintain it. Most companies, once they start the E-Business Street route, never come off it. It is not a decision to be taken lightly.

Oracle eBusiness Suite Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
8
Global Financial Support
8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
8
Intercompany Accounting
9
Localizations
3
Journals and Reconciliations
9
Enterprise Accounting
8
Configurable Accounting
4
Centralized Rules Framework
4
Standardized Processes
6
Automated Invoice Processing
8
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
6
Cash Management
6
Asset Management
8
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
8
Period Close
8
Transactions Tax
7
Subledger Reconciliations
7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
9
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
8
Manufacturing module
9
Pricing
8
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
3
Cost of goods sold
8
Order Orchestration
8
End-to-end order visibility
8
Order exception Resolution
8
Pay calculation
7
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
7
Custom reports
7
API for custom integration
9
Plug-ins
8
Role-based user permissions
5
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
7
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
8
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
8
Project Financial Performance Analysis
7
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
8
Embedded Business Intelligence
2
Project Planning Collaboration
2
Project Planning and Scheduling
5
Project Manager Dashboard
5
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
2
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
4
Electronic Signatures
5
Invoice Automated Matching
6
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
5
Supplier Management
7
Supplier Portal
7
Transportation Planning and Optimization
7
Transportation Sourcing Management
8
Transportation Process Integration
9
Transportation Execution Management
7
Freight Payment Automation
7
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
5
Warehouse Workforce Management
5
Production Process Design
8
Supply Chain Business Flows
8
Production Management
8
Contracted Manufacturing Management
8
Configuration Management
7
Advanced Fulfillment
7
Manufacturing Costs
8
Forecasting
7
Inventory Planning
7
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
8
Performance Monitoring
3
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated