Review of Oracle Fusion

February, 2013

Rating: 4/5

In a word, Oracle Fusion is big. With the massive weight of Oracle behind it, Fusion is Oracle’s strategic direction. It’s solid, configurable, comprehensive, and we see it as a future market leader.

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management covers Global HR/Benefits/Payroll, Talent Management, Social Networking, Goal & Performance Management, Talent Review, Workforce Lifecycle Management, Compensation, Business Intelligence and Predictions.

Before you choose Fusion HCM, here are the key things you need to know

First, Oracle Fusion is complex - one of its biggest strengths and biggest weaknesses. Fusion includes about 100 modules pretty much covering your whole business. It was over 5 years in the making. As a suite it is comprehensive - but brings the burden of size, such as cost and complexity to implement.

Second, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management is still a young product. Many organisations are using Oracle’s other HCM offerings, and have not yet migrated to Fusion. If you’re using Fusion functionality that isn’t widely used yet, it’s important to have a good working relationship with Oracle.

Third, Fusion HCM isn’t as fully comprehensive as some of Oracle’s other HCM software. Notably, the Fusion Applications don’t yet provide the same depth of time and attendance or recruitment functionality (note: Oracle Talent Cloud / Taleo does provide good cloud-based recruitment features). Fusion’s real strength in Global HR, payroll, compensation and general HR administration

Finally, ask for case studies and reference sites. As with any major implementation, I recommend you speak to others who have implemented recently and get expert advice.

The Sales Pitch

Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management enables you to architect a global foundation for HR data and improved business processes. Fusion HCM delivers a robust set of best-in-class human resources functionality that enables you to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower your cost of ownership. Oracle HCM Cloud will bring power to your people and is your software as a service HCM solution available by subscription. A complete set of enterprise cloud services ensures customer success before, during, and after enablement.

Created by industry veterans, Fusion Human Capital Management solutions combine advanced technology, tight integration, and best HR practices. From recruiting and managing talent, to accurately forecasting future workforce needs, Fusion Human Capital Management enables you to proactively manage HR operations while focusing on strategic business initiatives.


Global HR, Workforce Service Delivery, Goal Management, Talent Review, Recruiting Cloud, Performance Management, Compensation, Learning, HR Analytics


Barry-Wehmiller, Knowledge Universe, MarketSphere, Red Robin, Snyder’s-Lance, eVerge Group, Principal Financial Group

Tech Information
Service Name
Fusion Human Capital Management
Parent Company
Major Outages
None reported
Launch Date
Not Disclosed
Telephone, Online, Email, 24x7
Mobile Devices
Yes, iPad App
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See also: Full HR Suite , Recruitment , Time and Attendance , Talent Management , Payroll , HR Management