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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 4.9 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.4
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.5

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.9
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.8
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
9.1

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.8
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.6
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.7
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.8
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.2
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.2
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.9
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.9
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
6.4
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.5

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.2
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.2
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.7
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.7
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.3
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.7
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
4.5
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.7

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
5.6
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
5.4
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
5.7
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
5.4

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
7.3
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
6.4
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
8.2
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
5.3
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
3.1
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
5.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.1
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.6
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.6

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.4
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
5.8
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
6.7
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
6.8
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
6.8
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.9
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.9
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
8.2

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Transportation Planning and Optimization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
5.8
Transportation Sourcing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Transportation Process Integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.7
Transportation Execution Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Customs Entry Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.9
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Customs Document Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.5
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Epicor iScala
7.3

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Epicor iScala

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 iScala
8.8

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Epicor iScala

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