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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.0

Macola

70%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.5

Macola

95%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.7

Macola

87%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.6

Macola

86%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Macola

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%
8.3

Macola

83%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.0

Macola

80%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Macola

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
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
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

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
9.0

Macola

90%
Macola ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Macola

83%
Macola ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

Macola

88%
Macola ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Macola

87%
Macola ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Macola

83%
Macola ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

Macola

88%
Macola ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Macola

80%
Macola ranks higher in 4/4 features

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Macola

90%
Macola ranks higher in 3/3 features

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

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
8.0

Macola

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Macola

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Macola

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

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Macola

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

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

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