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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 3.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.5

Epicor iScala

75%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
3 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.9

Epicor iScala

89%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
3 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.8

Epicor iScala

78%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.3

Epicor iScala

73%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
3 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Epicor iScala

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.3

Epicor iScala

73%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
5.6

Epicor iScala

56%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.4
54%
2 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.7
57%
3 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.4
54%
3 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.3

Epicor iScala

73%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Epicor iScala

77%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.3

Epicor iScala

53%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
3 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Epicor iScala

81%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Epicor iScala

74%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
3 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Epicor iScala

79%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Epicor iScala

82%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 5/5 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

Epicor iScala

73%
Epicor iScala ranks higher in 10/10 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
2 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Transportation Process Integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customs Entry Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Customs Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
8.8

Epicor iScala

88%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Epicor iScala

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Epicor iScala

N/A
0 Ratings

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 iScala

Well suited for middle-size distributor and service provider.
Vitaly Skaredoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 iScala

  • It's a fast system to operate.
  • The database is easy to maintain.
  • It's easy to customize views.
Magnus Rosenberg | 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 iScala

  • I believe that iSAT improvement will bring more benefit to all iScala users
  • Longer support of the old Scala versions would bring more confidence for big Scala customers, because in big installations it's been very difficult and time-consuming to make version upgrades every 3-4 years.
Aleksandrs Dargelis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Epicor iScala

General

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

Starting Price

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 iScala

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 iScala

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 iScala

I have experience with multiple ERP software and I must say that iScala is the fastest system to work in so far. It doesn't have the same fancy shell like some others but at the end of the day the most important thing is the functionality and here is iScala outstanding.
Magnus Rosenberg | 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 iScala

  • Definetly cost effective overall (within 12 years since starting the company).
Vitaly Skaredoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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