ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. CMiC Construction Platform

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
CMiC Construction Platform
Score 7.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CMiC Project Management is a construction project collaboration and management solution. It centralizes project-related communications and documents onto one platform, and connects the job site with the back-end office.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
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 SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings00 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
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings00 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
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Pricing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 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
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
CMiC Construction Platform
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
29 Ratings
24% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings4.919 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.319 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings6.618 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings4.618 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
23 Ratings
18% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings6.723 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings4.814 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.416 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.220 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.019 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.714 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
18 Ratings
51% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings4.518 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
55 Ratings
10% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.642 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.654 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.945 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings8.152 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
105 Ratings
16% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings5.966 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings5.162 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings5.580 Ratings
Photo documentation00 Ratings5.676 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings5.887 Ratings
Document sharing00 Ratings5.988 Ratings
RFI tools00 Ratings7.789 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings7.294 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings5.353 Ratings
Mobile app00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings7.384 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings5.646 Ratings
Meeting Minutes00 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings5.938 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
55 Ratings
29% below category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings7.942 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Bid creation00 Ratings3.628 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(114 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.1
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.8
(96 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteCMiC Construction Platform
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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CMiC
CMiC is a robust platform best suited for large companies with resources for implementation and management of the program. One analogy is CMiC is like a droid phone where the user must decide how to use all the features of the program (as opposed to an iPhone where most configuration decisions are made for the user). Smaller companies with limited resources can struggle with CMiC both with the expense and configuration.
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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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CMiC
  • The user interface is similar to that of other project management software applications so folks in our company that had previously used other applications have been able to switch over fairly easily.
  • I really like the software and it was much less expensive than other applications.
  • I like the mobile application so that our superintendents can view the documentation on their phones.
  • I really like the punch list capability mobile field, however, we have a hard time getting our superintendents to use it for some reason.
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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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CMiC
  • Needs to be more user friendly on the mobile side of the platform. Ease of use is key here.
  • There is not much instruction or support in standing up some programs like deploying ECM for outlook, making Collaboration Gateway work, or setting up the system for getting Plans available on the mobile devices.
  • Security configuration is extremely detailed and spread throughout the system. It is extremely hard to make adjustments to a person's security unless you know exactly where to look, which requires years of experience but shouldn't.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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CMiC
This is a platform that would continue to be in the best interest for our company. I just hope that CMiC support removes the gaps between the enhancements that they create to better the system to what they currently have
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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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CMiC
I believe it isn't easy to use and is unintuitive. Undecipherable error messages appear throughout the application without indicating what is wrong or how to correct it, in my experience. The terminology on the screens is specific to Canada, which adds to the confusion.
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Reliability and Availability
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
Sometimes since this is a cloud based product the system can become slow but we haven’t had any issues of availability without CMiC first letting us know it would be down
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Performance
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
Reports are pretty shown to run but general pages typically load pretty quick.
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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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CMiC
The support team [has] been in touch with our deployment team and has given them effective guidance up to completion. It has helped us in [the] best methods of resource allocation and secure record-keeping process. We have tracked all our billing information and made the right payments with documentation and avoided [unnecessary losses]. [The] support team has [to] lead our teams to the right channels and empowering our team with the right skills for maximum production.
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In-Person Training
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
The training was on system functions and not really how best to use it for our business. It would have been nice to be provided recommendations for use rather than just a blank slate of functionality.
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Online Training
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
I felt the training was good and the trainers knew the software.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
Lots of confusion between sales and implementation regarding what was included and not included...the security encountered a "bug" and made it extremely difficult to set up roles and individual responsibilities
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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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CMiC
CMiC Construction Platform is the best price point in the market. Others are revenue-based billings, and the annual fees reflect as such. CMiC Construction Platform support staff is generally amazing and offers real-time support on critical issues. The imaging and workflow functions are real-time savers. CMiC Construction Platform is generally a smaller and in touch organization that treats your team like their own and stays with you after the purchase.
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Scalability
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
CMiC
CMiC has several key features that can either work together or independently depending on your companies needs.
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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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CMiC
  • Better project visibility, surely. I can step into a former project and see how well/poorly it was run.
  • Forecasting underway - nearly complete with year 2.
  • Cost status tracking - this has been valuable, especially when figuring out how much of a liquid budget is left over.
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ScreenShots

CMiC Construction Platform Screenshots

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