ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Aptean Made2Manage ERP

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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
Score 4.8 out of 10
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Aptean Made2Manage ERP is an enterprise resource planning software solution. It is built specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. It includes dynamic, to-order environments such as make-to-order, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, and mixed mode operations.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
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 SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
1.0
2 Ratings
152% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
3.5
4 Ratings
80% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings2.04 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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
1.8
4 Ratings
126% below category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings2.01 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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.9
5 Ratings
91% below category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings4.05 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
37% above category average
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
1.8
1 Ratings
117% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings1.01 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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.6
2 Ratings
98% below category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.0
3 Ratings
114% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
4.0
1 Ratings
59% below category average
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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
1.0
2 Ratings
151% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.7
4 Ratings
89% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings3.04 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
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
4.9
5 Ratings
43% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
5.3
3 Ratings
33% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
3.3
2 Ratings
79% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.3
1 Ratings
107% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.9
2 Ratings
83% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
2.6
1 Ratings
87% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Aptean Made2Manage ERP
3.4
2 Ratings
68% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteAptean Made2Manage ERP
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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Aptean
For parts sales, M2M is not a good program. There are too many glitches that happen between the sales order process and the shipping process. At the same time, we have to work with outside vendors to make certain functions work in the program. Or it has to work outside the program and communicate back to the main software. Way too clunky.
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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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Aptean
  • Made2Manage has been consistent since I began supporting it in terms of data input and the user interface.
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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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Aptean
  • The management interface for users is not straightforward.
  • Managing permissions for users is difficult outside of copying permissions.
  • It still has lots of issues that can cause significant downtime.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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Aptean
I am not in the decision making group any more for this product. When I was, I along with many other managers, voted to go with a competitive product software vs re-subscribing to Aptean for this product. We were convinced by certain parties at our work that the new product was head and shoulders above the old product. While they freshened up a few things and there was an increase in some functionality areas, it was still tired.
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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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Aptean
This software is not user-friendly nor easy to train on. I train people for various departments and had argued for the company to go with another company. I was not alone. When the time came for us to do an upgrade (necessitated by the advent of Windows 10 compatibility issues), a number of managers at our organization wanted to seek out other vendors due to the difficulty in training people to use the software. Then have to deal with so many of the user issues and lack of functionality created by the need for using an outside software programmer to bring in software that interpreted what M2M was doing and then translate it back into the program so that we had an end-user solution. This software should be robust enough to do it all. It is not. I hate to be so negative about it but anyone that has spent as many years using this software as I have should find something good to say about the platform and I struggle to do that. I had asked for the warranty section that would tie into the return authorization process. I was told it would happen. It didn't. Bad karma.
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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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Aptean
I go back to the warranty segment of the program to help track expenses that were generated by returns and zero-dollar sales orders to resolve customer issues. I feel like I was lied to by the company. They said they would have it in there on the new release. They told the purchasing manager it would be on the new release. The purchasing manager assured me it would be on there. They even showed 'warranty loading' on the screen when you signed in. However, there was no additional component of the return material authorization process for warranty adaptation. I even challenged our upload team about it and they had no answer. It does a few functions well but in my personal experience, buy something else.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
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Aptean
The actual implementation was no worse or better than other software updates. There were days of pain and additional training helped overcome a lot of the learning curve associated with that. However, that training came from our own internal staff vs anyone from Aptean.
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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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Aptean
They worked in a similar manner. I was not an admin when I used Oracle though.
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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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Aptean
  • I came on board after M2M was implemented so I'm not sure how it has changed from previous software. However, I do know it has the ability to grow with the company.
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