ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Macola

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
The ABB Ability Solution Suite is an enterprise ERP product suite designed for asset-intensive industries like power generation and water management.N/A
Macola
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
ECI Software Solutions offers Macola (now edition Macola 10), an enterprise resource planning (ERP) for small manufacturers emphasizing business process management and accounting.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Macola
7.0
2 Ratings
4% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Macola
9.5
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Macola
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
Macola
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Macola
8.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Macola
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.3
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.8
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Macola
9.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteMacola
Likelihood to Recommend
ABB Ventyx
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.
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ECI Software Solutions
Well suited for larger companies, and this is only becoming more the case with the new ownership. Smaller companies could at one time buy only the modules they required. This is now not possible, so you end up with a number of modules you do not need. It is best suited for a company needing a full MRP and is going to be overkill for a service based company that does not require inventory management.
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Pros
ABB Ventyx
  • Computation of data.
  • Presentation to right person.
  • Ability to perform critical task and sending to users.
  • Multiple control system connectivity.
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
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Cons
ABB Ventyx
  • May be for smaller PLCs this can't be implemented.
  • Cost may an area ABB can look in to.
  • Improvement in GUI
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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Usability
ABB Ventyx
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.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Support Rating
ABB Ventyx
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.
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ECI Software Solutions
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Alternatives Considered
ABB Ventyx
Better suited for the ABB System as Microsoft is a third party for ABB Control System.
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ECI Software Solutions
We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
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Return on Investment
ABB Ventyx
  • 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.
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ECI Software Solutions
  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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