Benefits and Insights

Why use Oracle Warehouse Management?

Key differentiators & advantages of Oracle Warehouse Management

  • Cloud-Based Advantages: Oracle WMS is available as a cloud-based system that confers numerous benefits to adopters. Cloud-based systems allow operations to continue normally instead of shutting down for upgrades. This type of deployment also provides a secure place for document storage that cannot be damaged during an unexpected outage. 
  • Error Reduction: By leveraging included automation functions, tedious tasks that require manual entry of data can be passed off. Users can then handle more important tasks around the warehouse. Reducing errors cuts costs and also improves customer satisfaction. 
  • Improved Visibility: Oracle WMS gives users the ability to study valuable data procured from daily warehousing tasks. This information makes planning and forecasting easier for managerial employees and lets them make more educated decisions. Data visibility allows users to notice processes that are generating problems or running at an unoptimized rate. 
  • Better Accuracy: Organizational and planning focused features streamlini daily warehousing tasks. By leveraging these features, users can create an optimized warehouse floor while increasing the accuracy of picking, packing, and shipping of products. 
  • Increase Client and Customer Service: Increase warehousing speed while also improving the accuracy of daily tasks. Data visibility grants clients the ability to see when and where their package is once it leaves the warehouse. All of these benefits lead to better client and customer experiences. 
  • Manages Inventory Operations: Automated inventory-counting task generation can increase inventory accuracy. Effectively manage inventory stock levels and generate tasks based on requirements, maximums or minimums for planned waves. 
  • Material Handling Services: Built-in integrations for material handling services and equipment can support automation and complex fulfillment strategies. Eliminate latency and integrate with warehouse control systems, including carousel, carton and tilt tray sorter, pick-to-light, conveyor and scale. 
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Reporting and analytics tools help users create, edit and execute reports for external and internal needs. It also provides an actionable analysis of localization, utilization and inventory fragmentation. 

Industry Expertise

Oracle’s Warehouse Management system is widely adopted by a number of industries across the globe. It has been recognized as a leader for its cloud core financial management suites in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant.

Key Features

  • Modern Warehousing: Inventory costs can be minimized through warehouse accuracy, lower safety stock levels and real-time inventory visibility. It can increase labor productivity with complete support for material handling units and system directed activities. It also supports multichannel fulfillment that allows customers to fulfill, buy and return products from a location that works for them. 
  • Workforce Management: Workforce performance can be managed and tracked based on quantifiable goals with KPIs. Material handling goals can be set for value-added services and tasks. It helps users measure task completion time and assess productivity by workgroup and area, process type and cost center. 
  • Warehouse Intelligence: Real-time operational analysis is available through intelligent dashboards. Leverage alerts, schedules and reporting capabilities to increase inventory visibility and monitor warehouse operations. 
  • Receiving and Putaway: Businesses can gain an accurate view of their inventory through inbound receiving and putaway. Users can manage and schedule cross-docking, flow-through allocations and inbound shipments. It can book appointments by facility and door, improve dock efficiency and manage dock appointments. Custom value-added services like labeling, tagging and kitting can be configured, created and performed at any time. 
  • Outbound Allocation: It allocates inventory into outbound loads with multi-stop routes, providing store delivery confirmation and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. Configurable wave allocation improves pick efficiency and gains control of planning. It optimizes store fulfillment with cross-docking, task grouping, store-based waving and put-to-store management. 
  • 3PL Support: Third-party logistics providers can benefit from features crafted specifically for their unique needs. Giving your 3PL provider the tools they need to succeed allows them to fully optimize the warehousing operations they oversee. 
  • Mobile Solutions: Mobile access provides users with a gateway into their operations at any time from anywhere. Allowing users to be on the move while remaining up to date on important operational information frees up valuable resources. 
  • Cross Docking: Warehouses that implement cross-docking can cut down on material handling by reducing unnecessary put-away. These processes can be executed on an as needed basis or planned ahead of time. 


User feedback indicates the following limitations of Oracle Warehouse Management, as of the time of this review:

  •  Does not support accounting integration with Quickbooks or Xero 
  •  This solution cannot be installed on a Mac OS X operating system 
  •  Requires a complex integration process that can be time-consuming 
  •  Development cycles after Oracle releases are very long 
  •  Limited customization for labeling, printing and documentation functionality 

Suite Support

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Cost of Ownership

License/Subscription Cost
  • On-Premise: A 20 user minimum is required for a license, the cost is based on number of users
  • Cloud-Based/SaaS: Monthly subscription, the cost is based on the number of warehouse transactions processed through the Cloud Service
  • Term-Based On-Premise: Based on a percentage of the perpetual license price, support prices for a term license are 22% of the perpetual license fee
Maintenance Cost
  • On-Premise: Support and upgrade costs are extra, support is available for five years from the release date of the product, web-based support is available from Oracle MetaLink
  • OSS (Oracle Support Services): Advanced support provided is extra, Sustaining Support is offered in year 9, Sustaining Support is charged as per renewal pricing
  • Incident Server Support Packages provide web-based incident support for limited product sets
  • Cloud-Based/SaaS: Included in subscription cost
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • Cost is extra for both deployment types
  • OSS helps users receive direct access to Oracle experts for product-specific questions
Customization Cost
  • This cost varies depending on functional requirements and module add-ons
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost
  • This cost varies depending on the current software in use, amount of data, availability of migration tools, the complexity of data, and the gaps between the two systems
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-Premise: Cost is equivalent to additional license purchases, Extended Support has additional fees
  • Cloud-Based/SaaS: Cost is equivalent to monthly subscription fees

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