7 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
103 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.2

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

62%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
25 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
23 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.4

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

74%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
31 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
38 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.5

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

95%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
36 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
28 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
33 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4
94%
22 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.5

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

85%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
37 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
40 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
39 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
22 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
19 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
17 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.6

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

76%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
12 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.4
54%
7 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
5 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
10 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
7 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
6 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
3 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.1

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

81%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
15 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
11 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
19 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
13 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
12 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
15 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
12 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
19 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.1

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

91%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
18 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
21 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
10 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
16 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.6

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

76%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
4 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
5 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

74%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
13 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
9 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
9 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
11 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
9 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

82%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
37 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
37 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
33 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

71%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
35 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
36 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
17 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
17 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
16 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
17 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
20 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
18 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
18 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
16 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
19 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

86%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
17 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
14 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
18 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
13 Ratings

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
20 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
18 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
19 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
15 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
14 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
15 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
19 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
17 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
7 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

91%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
15 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
16 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
15 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
13 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
13 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
15 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
10 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

78%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
5 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

81%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
9 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
10 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
6 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
5 Ratings

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
5 Ratings

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
5 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
8 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
8 Ratings

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
11 Ratings

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
5 Ratings

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

79%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Issue Detection

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

72%
Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
6 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
5 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
5 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
5 Ratings

Trade Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
5 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
4 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
7 Ratings

Customs Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
7 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
6 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
9 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
11 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.2

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

92%
40 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

100%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

85%
15 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 Kinetic (formerly 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

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 Kinetic (formerly 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 Kinetic (formerly 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

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 Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

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 Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good service to have people update and collaborate with I also like the ease of it. It keeps the stock of materials accountable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

Epicor Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP) 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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 Kinetic (formerly 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 Kinetic (formerly Epicor ERP)

Epicor Kinetic (formerly 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 Kinetic (formerly 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

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