Review of Oracle E-Business Suite

April, 2013

Rating: 5/5

In a word, Oracle E-Business Suite is comprehensive. Oracle are one of the clear leaders in Enterprise-level ERP solutions, with Oracle E-Business Suite as one of their premium offerings.

Oracle E-Business Suite is a global integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. It supports multiple organisations, with a global presence, across virtually every industry.

Before you choose Oracle E-Business Suite, here are the key things you need to know.

First, industry-specific functionality. Oracle provide hundreds of “Oracle business accelerators”. These help you implement very quickly by generating a pre-configured base solution, based on your environment and industry. This style of implementation is similar to other industry leaders - like SAP.

Second, the size of E-Business Suite means it can take a significant amount of effort/cost to implement and maintain. I recommend that you scope your project carefully, speak to reference sites in a similar industry, and engage an experienced project team.

Third, make sure you understand your business needs before going live. Changes to configuration after going live can be complex, so ensure that your solution is well specified and tested. Ensure that you have plenty of assistance from Oracle experts and partners.

Fourth, Oracle have a good global presence, and Oracle E-Business Suite is one of the few truly global choices in ERP. It supports a single-instance global deployment for large multinationals, so if this is functionality you need, Oracle EBS should be on your shortlist.

If you are considering a new implementation of Oracle EBS, make sure you have a look at Oracle Fusion Applications. Fusion is the strategic direction for Oracle, with significant investment behind it. For large, global organisations looking for an ERP solution, I recommend you include Oracle E-Business Suite on your shortlist, alongside SAP ERP.

The Sales Pitch

Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. Why Oracle?

With hundreds of cross-industry capabilities spanning enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain planning, Oracle E-Business Suite applications help customers manage the complexities of global business environments no matter if the organization is small, medium, or large in size. As part of Oracle’s Applications Unlimited strategy, Oracle E-Business Suite applications will continue to be enhanced, thus protecting and extending the value of your software investment.

Features

Customer Relationship Management, Service Management, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Project Portfolio Management, Advanced Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Value Chain Planning, Value Chain Execution

Customers
100% of Fortune 100 and 98% of Fortune 500

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Media Company, Agility, Agilysys Inc., Alcoa, Alkaram Textiles, AMCO Batteries, Amonix, Ascena Retail Group, Inc., Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited, Ausenco, Avago Technologies, Axess Global Technology Solutions Services Inc., Azadea Group, Bimba Manufacturing, BLC Bank sal, Bryant & Stratton College, C3 Business Solutions, Inc., Cell Signaling Technology Inc., Chicago Public Schools, Cholayil Private Limited, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., Core Green Sugars and Fuels Limited, Corsair Components, Inc., CPC Biocon LLC, CSX Corporation, Datacard Group, Development Dimensions International, Doosan Engineering & Construction

Tech Information
Service Name
E-Business Suite
Parent Company
Oracle
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Large (500+ people)
Compliance
TRUSTe, U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, ISO 27001, SAS70, SSAE 16, SOC 1, SOC 2
Service-level
99%
Support
Telephone, Online, Email, Community
Mobile Devices
Yes, Android App, iPhone App, iPad App
Head Office
USA
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Alternatives
See also: ERP Software , Medium/Large Business ERP , PSA