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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1.5

Exact Global

15%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.5

Exact Global

75%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.8

Exact Global

88%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.0

Exact Global

80%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.7

Exact Global

77%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.0

Exact Global

90%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.8

Exact Global

88%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.9

Exact Global

69%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Exact Global

76%
Exact Global ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.4

Exact Global

44%
Exact Global ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
4.7
47%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
2.9
29%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Exact Global

75%
Exact Global ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Exact Global

69%
Exact Global ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

Exact Global

75%
Exact Global ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Exact Global

80%
Exact Global ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Exact Global

79%
Exact Global ranks higher in 19/19 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
2 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract History

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Renewal Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Assessment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

Supplier Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.6

Exact Global

56%
Exact Global ranks higher in 9/9 features

Risk Repository

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Control Mapping

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Control Efficiency Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Automated Control Assessments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Assessment Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Issue Detection

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Automatic Notification

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Remediation and Certification

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

Exact Global

58%
Exact Global ranks higher in 13/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Transportation Sourcing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transportation Process Integration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Transportation Execution Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Freight Payment Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Trade Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customs Entry Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customs Document Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customs Document Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
7.8

Exact Global

78%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Exact Global

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Exact Global

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Exact Global

For a smaller company I can see this being a realistic solution. The cost is relatively low, complexity and install isn't too painful, and it's not difficult to use for the most part. As a large enterprise ERP system I believe this is a bit too simple. It is a cheaper alternative but would be hard to use if we were much larger.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Exact Global

  • It is easy to use in Production Planning.
  • The bill of materials module is fully integrated with the engineering changes module.
Arlex Guzman | 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

Exact Global

  • The necessity to buy individual modules to fit specific needs is a bit of a pain, it feels like you're being nickle and dimed.
  • Revision control on bills of material and parts is not intuitive or easy. We have not purchased the engineering change module, but it appears it may be needed to really implement this.
  • It's difficult to transfer engineering models from popular solid modeling software, requiring a third party solution to really make the transfer work as designed.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Exact Global

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

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

Exact Global

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

Exact Global

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

Exact Global

Globe has more modules and let's say it is the successor of Macola Progression
Arlex Guzman | 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

Exact Global

  • Tracking bills of materials has been very useful. I would appreciate better revision control here and integration with modeling software.
  • Quality metric tracking is not really done in Exact, instead in a sister software called Synergy. We have this and I don't particularly like it, especially for the cost.
  • Shipping is still a bit clunky for us and we rely on more manual methods vs. the optional shipping module.
Geoffrey Lodal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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