Did you know SAP Business Suite and ECC 6 run out of support in 2027 and SAP S/4HANA runs out of support in 2040? Oracle is currently the only provider with a near-complete suite of applications in the cloud—having spent ten years rewriting its underlying code to create Oracle Fusion Applications.1 Oracle delivers continuous updates with the latest in artificial intelligence, conversational interfaces, natural language processing, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT), so you can stay ahead of rapidly changing expectations and business demands.
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SAP cloud migration is a long, complex process, and the benefits are often unclear. You need a new database, operating environment, ERP system, and application architecture. On top of that, you’ll most likely have to realign your business processes. While your journey is unique, your challenges are shared by many.
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Oracle closes its books more than twice as fast as competitors such as SAP and Workday. Since everything is integrated with Oracle Cloud ERP, we can close with a lot less labor-intensive manual reconciliation and use automation to create efficiencies using Oracle's machine-learning-based pattern recognition.
Closing the books is processing the past. The faster you close your books, the more time you can spend driving your business forward based on the latest financial data. If our competitors can't close their own books quickly, what does that say about how fast their systems can close yours?
Oracle offers a complete suite of integrated SaaS cloud applications built on Oracle’s next-generation infrastructure and built-in advanced technologies designed to run your entire business, not just parts of it. Customers can start their cloud transformation immediately and spend less time integrating, managing, and upgrading.
Start your journey now with Oracle, whatever your starting point. There’s no waiting on cloudy promises of future innovation. We update our cloud-based application suite quarterly to support your changing needs. Choose performance over promises. Today over tomorrow.
SAP's cloud offering is a mix of acquired cloud solutions surrounding on-premises core systems that have not yet been rewritten for the cloud.
This strategy is leaving SAP customers constrained by SAP’s legacy ERP systems that were built for yesterday's business challenges. Gatepoint Research recently conducted a survey of current customers of SAP financial management and supply chain solutions. These customers hold executive and management roles in finance, financial planning, accounting, operations, supply chain, logistics, and transportation. The survey data highlights the challenges SAP users face*** when trying to optimize their financial management process and maximize their supply chain efficiency. Specifically, respondents report the following obstacles are keeping them from optimizing their financial processes:
In a recent TrustRadius report (PDF), customers who reviewed Oracle Cloud ERP gave it high marks for integration, breadth of product features, reporting capabilities, and low maintenance costs and effort. One customer wrote, “We looked at SAP and some others, but Oracle was the only one that we found that built the software for the cloud specifically. It’s not just a fancy front end with a green screen background.”
After using eight heavily customized, on-premises SAP systems, TTX, a railcar provider, made the move to Oracle Cloud Applications. According to CFO and Treasurer Vicki Dudley, “adapting to change or even keeping up with technology advancements, was nearly impossible” with SAP. They decided to transition to a unified Oracle Cloud solution. Says Dudley, “Oracle’s solution proved to be the most complete modern suite of enterprise applications on a common platform allowing us to concentrate on our business and not on the technology that supports it.”
Explore more of these customer use cases highlighting how companies across a wide range of industries have chosen Oracle Cloud ERP over SAP.
According to ISG Research, “The Cloud-Native ERP of the Future”, companies need to “rethink their application strategies and replace legacy systems with modern, cloud-native solutions. Oracle has developed a set of business applications that go way beyond a legacy ERP scope to enable a future-ready digital platform."
1 Source: Credit Suisse, “Steps for Navigating the Path Forward in Software,” 6 September 2022.
* Source: Pierre Audoin Consultants, "The Status Quo of SAP S/4HANA Migration: Room for Improvement in Cloudification”, 2021
** Source: Refinitiv. For SAP, see https://blog.sap-press.com/sap-s/4hana-finance-innovations-part-3-the-universal-journal