Who Uses ETAP?

Transmission & Distribution Industry, Utilities, all industries

What Is ETAP?

ETAP electrical engineering software is the #1 suite for model-driven Design, real-time Operation, and intelligent Automation of electrical power systems. Core modeling tools allow you to quickly and easily create, configure, customize, and manage your electrical system model; build 3-phase and 1-phase AC and DC network one-line diagrams and GIS views with unlimited buses and elements including detailed instrumentation and grounding components.
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ETAP Details

ETAP

http://www.etap.com

Founded 1986

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ETAP deployment and support

Support

  • Chat

Deployment

  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

ETAP Features

  • API
  • Automatic Adjustments
  • Brainstorming
  • Built-In Database
  • CAD Tools
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Functions/Calculations
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Offline Access
  • One Line Diagram
  • Organisational Charting
  • PLC Tools
  • Parts Management
  • Process Control
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Requirements Management
  • Reusable Designs
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Strategic Planning
  • Summary Reports
  • Symbol Library
  • System Design Tools
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Census Data Integration
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Collection
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Visualisation
  • Geocoding
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Geotargeting
  • Image Management
  • Internet Mapping
  • Interoperability
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Map Creation
  • Map Sharing
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Route Optimisation
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis

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  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Signature
  • Equipment Management
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Materials Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dispatch Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Estimating
  • GPS
  • Geographic Maps
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Job Tracking
  • Location Tracking
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service History
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Technician Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Work Order Management

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ETAP Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.3
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.2

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Bruce A.
Executive Vice President
Utilities, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/09/2019

"Fabulous"

Comments: I have not seen or been exposed to any power systems software that can even come close to comparing to ETAP and the Enterprise Family of Solutions oriented Software.
I use Arc Flash, Transient Stability, Ground Grid, LDFL, Short Circ, STAR religiously

Pros: I have been using this software for 30 years.
I have been a ETAP Agent for 20 years.
I have not seen or been exposed to any power systems software that can even come close to comparing to ETAP and the Enterprise Family of Solutions oriented Software.

Cons: That is has taken so long to get key modules developed such as Panel and the Distance Relay.
It has cost me many oppertunities in sales.

Vendor Response

by ETAP on 23/09/2019

Thanks you for your feedback. As the saying goes, "good things take time, greater things even longer"
Panel has been around since the earlier versions of our software. Distance Relay took a while to develop, verify, and validate since it does integrate with a lot of other analysis tools in our software suite. We also added a number of distance relays to our library which contain 1000s of settings and match the manufacturer 1:1. The module is now available and we have enhancements coming out in our next release ETAP 19.5.

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  • Reviewed on 17/09/2019
Verified Reviewer
Technical Services Representative
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/05/2021

"ETAP Arc Flash Analysis, Coordination Study and Short Circuit Analysis Review"

Comments: Overall the experience is good.
The user interface is straightforward and doesn't require a big learning curve to get started.

Pros: The product is easy to use. The diagram can be easily created with multiple networks as well.
Once the network is created, we can carry out a short circuit analysis with a single click.
The report feature allows the export of results in multiple formats (pdfs/excel/word etc).
Can create a copy of the base case, with proposed or amended case results can be easily compared.
Faults can be easily simulated, and thus coordination curves can be easily generated.

Cons: Limitation of the number of buses. If bus sizes go around 300 buses, the network takes a bit longer to run the analysis.
The installation process is not simple with matching the key and license. Required help from IT department to get it on my computer.
Faults can be inserted however, not of a specific value (overvoltage conditions not possible), only high currents (Short circuit 3PH, 1PH) can be simulated.

Vendor Response

by ETAP on 14/07/2021

Thank you for your review and positive feedback. ETAP is improving it's performance with every release. The ETAP 20 Series is showing considerable performance improvements over previous releases. Please go to our Help Center and download the latest ETAP release.

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  • Reviewed on 26/05/2021
Jim K.
SPSE
Nonprofit Organization Management, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/09/2019

"Depends on what you are looking for in Power Systesm Software"

Comments: Power Systems issues. Wow this "survey" is really a "one size fits none" bit of work isn't it.

Pros: Flexibility, but it comes with some sever downsides

Cons: The user interface, both in getting data in to the software, and getting useable results back out.

Vendor Response

by ETAP on 26/09/2019

Thank you for your review and feedback. Please contact our 24/7 HelpDesk if you need assistance with any interface matters. We do have a very comprehensive data exchange module (DataX) that provides a wide range of import and export options and interfaces with third party software (https://etap.com/packages/data-exchange). We also offer our Data Exchange Service (https://etap.com/services/data-exchange-services) if you need assistance with one-off import/export or interface projects.

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  • Reviewed on 23/09/2019
Radha krishna G.
Project Leader - Electrical
Oil & Energy, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2019

"ETAP Software for Electrical Engineers"

Comments: I am working with Arc Flash Hazard Study to generate Arc Flash labels. Hence need to use Short-circuit, Protection co-ordination study software's as well.
I am very much impressed with the software builder keeping in mind the user flexibility and moreover libraries its tested and provides users on Electrical components like relays, breakers etc.,

Pros: User friendly, flexibility to open. Abundant library files for each electrical components like relays, circuit breakers, etc., Running the program and easy understanding of the analysis at the finger tip of the user

Cons: Hardlock dongle makes it difficult to enter the power plant in Middle east, instead it should have be software controlled dongle. In Middle east Power plants controlled by Military team it is not allowed to enter USB or pendrive or any external harddrive devices. Hence request to look into the solution of Software opening with softlock key. Even though some of Library files are available with ETAP team, it is not send as a whole package with the latest Software version, need to request the same through the ticket. When Arc Flash is running it takes couple of mins to come back to normal screen. Instead an progress bar display will help user to understand the estimated time to complete calculation.

Vendor Response

by ETAP on 26/09/2019

Thank you for your great review and feedback. contact our local ETAP office to inquire about our soft key which is now available for installation without USB key. Also, the latest ETAP release has improved performance, but you may want to check our system requirements to make sure you get the best performance from ETAP. https://etap.com/software/sales/system-requirements

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2019
Verified Reviewer
Electrical Engineer
Oil & Energy, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/05/2020

"User-friendly Electrical Modelling"

Comments: Etap is very useful for an electrical engineer, and is fantastic to model electrical systems. It allows you to complete many different types of studies, from load flow to arc flash, grounding, and many more. Certain modules are sold separately, such as the harmonic study and motor starting modules, which is fine, but can get expensive if you need all of them, but only sporadicly. Customer support has been pretty good, they will assist you when you have technical questions on how to model certain things, or if the library does not have a specific model of breaker, for example.

Pros: - Etap has a wide variety of equipment that can be connected
- The help function is very well put together, for every single user interface window
- Highly customizable for reporting

Cons: - Sometimes difficult to print a Single Line Diagram as intended
- VFDs typical show overloaded, even if the rating of the drive matches the motor, and that issue has not been resolved, as far as I know, even if it was pointed out several years ago
- Training from etap is a must to use the software properly, especially the case scenario options

Vendor Response

by ETAP on 08/07/2020

Thank you for your review. Our latest release ETAP 20 has an abundance of new features and enhancements. Please feel free to contact our 20/7 HelpDesk to assist you with any of the questions you may have. https://etap.com/support

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/05/2020