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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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

Macola

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.
Rachel Stansel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
6.9
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
7.1
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
6.8

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.4
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.9
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.6
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.8
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.7
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.0
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.4
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.1
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.1
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
7.2
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.2
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.3
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
7.9

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.0
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
8.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.1
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.7
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.7
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.7
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.9
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.8
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.5
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.1
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.8
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.5
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.9

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.7
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.8
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.9
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.1
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
10.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.8
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
10.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
7.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Supplier Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.9
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
8.0
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Macola
9.8

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

Macola

  • Simplifying min/max inventory reviews
  • PO entry and receiving
  • Order entry and production order entry
  • Custom reporting and high level reviews
Rachel Stansel | 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

Macola

  • Integration with other software
  • Migration from another application
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

Macola

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

Macola

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

Macola

We did not try any other products. We migrated to Macola from an older product.
Rachel Stansel | 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

Macola

  • Lower software costs.
  • Less maintenance.
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

Macola

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
Macola
7.7

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Macola

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