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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Customization, Security, Project Execution Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.0

FinancialForce ERP

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

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.0

FinancialForce ERP

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

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

FinancialForce ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

FinancialForce ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.2

FinancialForce ERP

82%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
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
7.0
70%
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
7.0
70%
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
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

FinancialForce ERP

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%

FinancialForce ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

FinancialForce ERP

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
8.3

FinancialForce ERP

83%
FinancialForce ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.2

FinancialForce ERP

52%
FinancialForce ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

FinancialForce ERP

76%
FinancialForce ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
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
9.3

FinancialForce ERP

93%
FinancialForce ERP 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
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
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
9.0

FinancialForce ERP

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

FinancialForce ERP

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

FinancialForce ERP

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

FinancialForce ERP

There are many lacking features so if your company is looking to grow, FinancialForce will not be able to scale along with your company. If your company is already past its growth stage and there aren't too many transactions to record, then FinancialForce may be suited for your company.
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

FinancialForce ERP

  • Resource planning.
  • Hours tracking.
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

FinancialForce ERP

  • The revenue recognition module is very basic. The system does not create deferred revenue waterfall schedules.
  • FinancialForce does not have a way of handling prepaid items where the expense gets deferred into the future.
  • Although FinancialForce can create invoices, there is no way to connect payments to the invoice in an automated fashion. When payments gets entered into the system, they must manually be matched against invoices. It is not good for scalability.
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

FinancialForce ERP

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

FinancialForce ERP

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

FinancialForce ERP

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

FinancialForce ERP

Infinitely better. We are much happier with FinancialForce ERP rather than NetSuite. This allows us so much more flexibility and growth potential. There is a good chance we will use other functionality of FinancialForce in the future to stay within the same ecosystem. We selected FinancialForce ERP mostly because of its compatibility with Salesforce, as that is the hub of our business applications.
Anonymous | 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

FinancialForce ERP

  • Implementing FinancialForce stalled the growth of the accounting department. Because of the limitations, a lot of manual work had to be done in the systems and many schedules were kept out of the system. Instead of focusing on process improvements or, the accounting team had to do tasks that could have easily been solved with a more sophisticated ERP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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