ETAP Review - why 4.4 stars?

ETAP Review
ITQlick Score: 90/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.4/5)
Pricing: 3.4/10 - low cost
Category: Engineering -> ETAP
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 16 Engineering systems
Company: ETAP
Pricing: starts at $700 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: ETAP pricing, ETAP alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 21, 2020

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What is ETAP?

ETAP is analytical engineering software for small to large electrical engineering companies. It provides simulation, analysis, monitoring, automation, control, and optimization solution for electrical power systems. Its key features include intelligent system modeling and network management, advanced power system analysis modules, and innovative power management and automation solutions. ETAP company was founded in 1986 and is now operated by up to 500 employees. Its headquarters is located in Irvine, California.

What is ETAP rating? ()

The rating of ETAP is 4.4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 90 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are ETAP's typical customers?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is ETAP the best Engineering?

ETAP is ranked 1 out of 16 software in their category (Engineering systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

GageManager is a manufacturing software for the same client size as ETAP. However, GageManager pricing is lower than ETAP at $295 per license. ETAP is more flexible than GageManager when it comes to platforms supported because ETAP can be on-cloud or desktop while GageManager is on desktop only. GageManager has the same features as ETAP like report generation and data import and export. Both have excellent customer reviews online.

However, GageManager can serve various industries whereas ETAP is only for electrical power plants. GAGEpack is a manufacturing and calibration management software for small to large enterprises.

It has the same analysis, automation, alerts, data collection, calibration, and performance tracking features as ETAP. GAGEpack focuses on calibration functions while ETAP covers electrical engineering solutions. Both have high vendor reputation online and are both great manufacturing management software on their own field of specialties.

What is the cost of ETAP?

The cost of license starts at $700 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for ETAP

What should you ask ETAP during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with ETAP and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching ETAP in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Is it the right software for you?

ETAP software fits small, medium, and large businesses which need engineering solutions for electrical power plants. Its clients are from a wide array of industries such as Transportation, Fossil Fuel Generation, Metals and Mining, oil and gas, nuclear generation, and more. Its known customers are Novec, Exelon, TVA, Parsons, ITER, and Duke Energy to name a few.

ETAP's list of categories:

Engineering construction
Engineering process

ETAP's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

ETAP Vs. Alternatives

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