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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
8.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
8.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
10.0
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
8.7
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
7.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
9.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
9.0
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
9.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Expandable
10.0

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

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Expandable

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
Expandable
7.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Expandable

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