What users are saying about
7 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.6 out of 100
2 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 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

Aptean Ross ERP

Ross ERP was designed for and excels in process manufacturing environments. It is best leveraged in companies with strong management support for technology with a strong understanding of the business and manufacturing processes and a willingness to engage in the design and operation of the system. It is less suited for organizations looking for cut and paste solutions that don't' require input from the users and management. It is whatever you make of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.2
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.8

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.3
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.5

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.6
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.6
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.6
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.8
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.4
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.6
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
8.0
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP
7.0
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.6
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
5.5
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.3
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.1
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.1
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
5.5
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
5.5
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.9
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
5.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
5.5
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
3.6

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Contract Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
6.4
Supplier Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Customs Document Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
7.3
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Aptean Ross ERP
9.1

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

Aptean Ross ERP

  • Management short-dated ingredients FIFO.
  • Ease of pulling past production material handling information.
  • Managing of inventory needs MRP.
Don Reese | 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

Aptean Ross ERP

  • The user interface is under constant improvement, but its a difficult balance between flexibility and ease of use. They have made great strides in recent releases, but have room to grow.
  • Built in reporting and analytics. Again, they are making great improvements over the last several releases, but have room to keep improving.
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

Aptean Ross ERP

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

Aptean Ross ERP

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

Aptean Ross ERP

Ross by and far has the most features and support for what is out there. Where most ERP systems everything is add ons, Ross builds those for the most part directly into their applications
Don Reese | 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

Aptean Ross ERP

  • I don't have hard numbers on ROI. For our business, ERP is a requirement, and Ross has excelled at meeting those requirements. We have nearly doubled the business, with perhaps a 20% increase in headcount managing those orders and invoices. We would not have been able to do that without the efficiencies of process we gained with Ross.
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

Aptean Ross ERP

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
Aptean Ross ERP
8.2

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Aptean Ross ERP

Add comparison