September 17, 2019
Score 1 out of 10
- Oracle Financials Cloud
- Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud
Overall Satisfaction with Oracle ERP Cloud
Our organization is replacing the Oracle EBS on-prem with ERP Cloud. ERP cloud will be used as the platform for all financial operations of the company once it is implemented.
- The established user base for EBS and established market.
- The search functionality needs a lot of improvement. On many lists of values, the user needs to know the starting alphabets of the search strings to conduct a search. Open-ended searches are not possible. This is where many products score against ERP Cloud. This is one feature I am very unhappy about in ERP cloud.
- The forms look very cluttered. The icons for navigation works very differently between screens. This impacts the user experience. The screens do not look organized and tested from an end-user experience point of view. Oracle needs to test the front end screens with a focus group before moving this to production.
- Usually, organizations end up subscribing to many products on Oracle cloud, like ARCS, FACS, and Financials. These sit in different databases with established patch application schedules. These are on different schedules. This puts a lot of pressure on users as they have to go through end-to-end regressions tests for each database when a patch comes in. Users need to be given more freedom with respect to the patching schedules.
- Users can no longer run SQLs against the Cloud database and though this could be managed, this limitation has taken away many flexibilities the user had within the database. Unavailability of extensions, auto accounting rules and sub-ledger accounting methods using SQL is forcing users to implement costly solutions. This is one of the biggest pain points for big companies like us.
- Not sure of the positive impact yet. Right now, there are only hopes.
- The implementation efforts are not straight forward for big companies as their entire eco-systems will be impacted by this move.
Perhaps ERP Cloud (in its current version) is suitable for small companies that are on platforms like simple Quickbooks or Excel-based operations, or for companies who are just looking to have their basic financials on an isolated platform. It may not be suitable for big companies who may be impacted if their entire eco-system will be impacted by this move. This is a huge investment and not likely to bear dividends that make it worth the effort.