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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

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
1.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
1.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
2.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.5
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.8
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.9
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.8
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.8
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.8

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.9
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.7
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.6
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.6
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.9

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
3.0
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
10.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.7
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.7
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.6

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.8
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.5
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
9.0

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
6.9
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
8.0
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.0
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.0
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
7.0
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
6.0
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global
6.0

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.6
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
4.4
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
4.7
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.6
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
2.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.5
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
4.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.9
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
2.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
3.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
3.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.5
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
2.0
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
9.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.9
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.6
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Authoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract History
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Invoice Automated Matching
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Spend Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Assessment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
7.9
Supplier Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
8.0

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.6
Risk Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Control Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Control Mapping
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Automated Control Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Assessment Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Issue Detection
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Automatic Notification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Remediation and Certification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Trade Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
5.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Entry Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Customs Document Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Exact Global
6.0

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Exact Global

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
Exact Global
7.8

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Exact Global

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