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Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Of course this is the one of the best solution available in the market at present. When you have Multiple system in a plant then you need a powerful tool for Computation which Ability does it smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

Epicor is an excellent system for most manufacturing customers and offers several features previously only offered on the very large (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc) level platforms. Yet the pricing is mid-level, and the expandability through additional modules provides a great opportunity for future business growth. The architecture is easily scalable, fast, and offers great options for both on premise and hosted systems. Epicor is flexible, and large enough that regular updates and enhancements continue to be adopted to improve functionality and effectiveness.It is however, not for everyone. Competition in this sector is very good, with several mid-level systems being available at a similar price point. If you are considering adopting a new ERP system and are in the plastics space, you also owe it to yourself and your team to consider IQMS, which is becoming a de-facto standard in this segment. Also, for specific medical sectors, you will find that Epicor software validation for CFR Part 11 compliance can be quite costly-- although the software is capable of supporting this with modification.Overall, Epicor is a solid choice. Ultimately, it will be up to your team to determine what works best for your needs. You won't be disappointed with Epicor if you do the due diligence and take the time needed to properly review and demo the product. Remember though, demos are typically "best case" staged, so be sure to throw several curveballs at your vendor and bring out the unique requirements of your business.
Michael Pavlica | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
6.1

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.4

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.2
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.2

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.1
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.4
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.2
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.7
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
5.7
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.4
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.8
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.6
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.9
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.9

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.4
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.2
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.5
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.4
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.5
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.6
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.2
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
8.5
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
9.2

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.1
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.5
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
6.1
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
7.0

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.4
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.6
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.1
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.1
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.1
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.4
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.4
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.1
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.6
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.8
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.7
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.3
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.5
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.8
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.2
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.9
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.2

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.2
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.8
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.7
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.8
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.3
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.7
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.3
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.6
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.9
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.4

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.7
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.2
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.2
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.9
Contract Authoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Contract Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.4
Contract History
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Contract Renewal Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Contract Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.6
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Invoice Automated Matching
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.6
Spend Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.2
Supplier Assessment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.7
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.5
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.8
Supplier Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.4

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.9
Risk Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Control Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Control Mapping
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
9.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Automated Control Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.0
Assessment Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Issue Detection
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0
Automatic Notification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
9.0
Remediation and Certification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Transportation Planning and Optimization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Transportation Sourcing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9
Transportation Process Integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.6
Transportation Execution Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.5
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.1
Trade Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.6
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.5
Customs Entry Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.2
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.3
Customs Document Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.4
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
7.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
6.9

Pros

ABB Ability Solution Suite

  • Computation of data.
  • Presentation to right person.
  • Ability to perform critical task and sending to users.
  • Multiple control system connectivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

  • Epicor has the best product configurator that I have seen on the market. This was one of the main reasons we went with Epicor, and have not been disappointed at all.
  • Epicor is also one of the easiest ERP system to learn, and has many ways for users to get training. Epicor University, on-line courses, or class room settings, also user conference every year, and user support groups.
  • The Enterprise search ability in Epicor is great, can find parts, customers, suppliers, etc. so easily. And if you can't remember where a report or task that you want to do is on the menu, you can search for that also.
Jack Pennypacker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ABB Ability Solution Suite

  • May be for smaller PLCs this can't be implemented.
  • Cost may an area ABB can look in to.
  • Improvement in GUI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

  • Consultants should be very well trained to make sure program integrity is maintained during challenging implementations.
  • There should be an improvement on answering questions raised, especially upon migration issues.
  • When is Epicor aware of improper/incorrect implementation they might proactively offer improvement support?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

ABB Ability Solution Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
One of the best solutions in the market with a user-friendly system. This is very useful when the ABB system (Like we had 800xA) is there, new or existing; all the ABB systems can be integrated using this rather than going to a 3rd party vendor, which may have interface problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

ABB Ability Solution Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good support in terms of quality and promptness. When we had problems with some of the commands not getting executed, their online support also provided a good solution to solve the problem. Even mission-critical task we were able to solve during this Pandemic time. The suggestion is to go for the online support 1st in the future, followed by a visit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

Epicor ERP 2.0
Based on 1 answer
If the answer to your problem is not readily available in an answer book, your response or solution will take months, if you get one at all. Problems need to be sent to support and duplicated by them before they try to fix it. This is extremely frustrating because you have to prove to Epicor that you are having an issue. If by some miracle you get by this barrier, your problem is submitted to development for review. You can't speak to them or communicate in any way directly. This group appears to be completely unconcerned about user issues or customer service. Our experiences have been negative across the board.
Rick Stannard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

Everyone at our organization really appreciated "made 2 manage" because of all of the quick access and some of the capabilities in accounting. So far, Epicor is much more advanced but the two can stand side by side. These two programs cannot really be compared just because it's just not fair to compare an on-site server ERP system to a cloud-based one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Epicor ERP

Epicor ERP 8.5
Based on 15 answers
The software is pretty easy to use. Things are pretty clear on how to do them and if you don't know how to do something they have instructions on how to do them or you get an error code telling you exactly what to do. I have been satisfied with my overall experience.
Ray Cuny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ABB Ability Solution Suite

  • Positive is definitely ROI since manual intervention is minimized and the process is automated.
  • Cost wise, ABB has been looked upon considering the small industry.
  • Overall, a good solution for a large companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Epicor ERP

  • The ROI can be hard to quantify. We spend more time setting up and entering information up front, but we spend less time than before trying to track project costs so that evens out. Purchasing the system and implementing it was very expensive, but the benefit is the the better information can save money on projects as we know where best to spend our time and identify potential problems earlier on a project. We believe it will have a positive impact, but I'd say it will take a few years (3-4) to be worth it.
Travis Kenworthy P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Epicor ERP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
6.8

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor ERP
2.0

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor ERP
8.5

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