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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Customization
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and Expandable are tied in 4 feature sets: Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Supply Chain

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.0

Expandable

80%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

Expandable

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

Expandable

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

Expandable

100%
Expandable ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Expandable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Expandable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

Expandable

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Expandable

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Expandable

87%
Expandable ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Expandable

90%
Expandable ranks higher in 2/2 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Expandable

100%
Expandable ranks higher in 1/1 features

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Expandable

100%
Expandable ranks higher in 2/2 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
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
7.0

Expandable

70%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Expandable

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

Expandable

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

Expandable

Expandable fits our companies needs quite well to manage inventory, sales orders, and purchasing. We recently started to also use Expandable to track ECN changes. The ECN functionality is a little limited in the fact it is difficult to add descriptions or parts affected after it has been implemented. I would recommend having an additional program for managing ECN history
Anonymous | 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

Expandable

  • Great way for everyone on the team to see the same information - sales orders, inventory, purchase orders etc
  • The support team is always very responsive!!
  • Very customizable to create links between screens
Anonymous | 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

Expandable

  • Data entry on certain tasks can be very tedious (for example effected parts on an ECN)
  • Sometimes data connections for upload are very slow or just flat out fail multiple times. The problem is intermittent so difficult for support to track and fix
  • Certain fields cannot be pulled on a report and require engineering time to create a process to add functionality. It would be nice to have unfiltered access to all fields
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

Starting Price

Expandable

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

Expandable

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

Expandable

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

Expandable

No answers on this topic

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

Expandable

  • Helps to provide accurate lead times to customers.
  • Accurate revision recording for customer support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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