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Implementing the Benefits Administration/Advanced Benefits module

My company is considering implementing the Benefits Administration/Advanced Benefits module. How difficult is it to implement? Should we consider hiring a consultant or is this something we can manage in-house? How long does such an implementation take?

My company has aspects of the Oracle E-Business Suite (version 11.5.7) implemented, one of which is the HRMS suite. We are now considering implementing the Benefits Administration/Advanced Benefits module.

We need to know:

  1. How difficult is it to implement? For other Oracle implementations (GL, AP, Payroll, Purchasing, etc.) we utilized consultants but this is very costly. Our in-house Oracle knowledge is limited. Should we therefore consider hiring a consultant or is this something we can manage in-house (with some training to supplement)?
  2. Generally, how long does such an implementation take and at a high level what is involved (configuration, etc.)?

Note: We plan to upgrade to Applications 11.5.10 within the next six months -- is there anything here we ought to consider before/after implementing Benefits?

I would implement OAB in conjunction with your 11.5.10 upgrade. There are features in 11.5.10 that allow you to copy benefit programs from a template. Setting them up is a breeze compared to 11.5.7. How did I get this knowledge? I asked the OAB consultant that I am working with.

So to answer your first question, I recommend using a consultant. The time and effort that experience saves you is well worth the cost.

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