ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Expandable

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
Expandable
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Expandable is a manufacturing oriented cloud-based ERP from the company of the same name headquartered in Santa Clara.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
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 SuiteExpandable
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Expandable
8.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings8.01 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
20% above category average
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings10.01 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
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 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
Expandable
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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
27% above category average
Expandable
-
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
29% above category average
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings10.01 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
31% above category average
Expandable
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Expandable
8.7
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Expandable
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Period Close00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Expandable
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
Small Businesses
Sage Intacct
Sage Intacct
Score 8.7 out of 10
Sage Intacct
Sage Intacct
Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Infor VISUAL
Infor VISUAL
Score 8.3 out of 10
Infor VISUAL
Infor VISUAL
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 7.7 out of 10
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteExpandable
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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Expandable Software
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
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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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Expandable Software
  • 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
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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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Expandable Software
  • 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
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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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Expandable Software
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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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Expandable Software
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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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Expandable Software
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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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Expandable Software
  • Helps to provide accurate lead times to customers.
  • Accurate revision recording for customer support
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