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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

IFS Applications

Order to cash processes and scenario are implemented natively in IFS. An HR module exists for career management also (objectives, comportments, training, mobility) but may be improved in terms of workflow validation (e.g. training to validate by a manager) or reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
9.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.5
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
9.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
9.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
7.4
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
IFS Applications
8.0

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

IFS Applications

  • Interfaces of IFS are very powerful and varied, making it easier to integrate the tool in your Information System. Based on standard connectors like IFS connect, you can potentially exploit formatted mail flows to avoid or reduce manual work and automate your processes (e.g. auto creation of sales contracts based on a quote), with security mechanisms inside the tool to check consistency and formatting of data before storing it in your database. Other interfaces use standard PL/SQL packages and allow you, based on web services for example, to interact with an external CRM such as Salesforce, with standard PL/SQL API packages to call web services.
  • Reporting is easy with IFS and can be done in many ways : it can be either use the embedded Excel export feature. Secondly you can make use of Business Analytics feature to build complex states and feed dedicated views nightly in order not to impact your production environment while compiling and executing complex SQL statements. Thirdly, your users can make use of quick reports with a set of built-in tools, which are easy to use and learn, with no IT specialist needed, in order to be operational in an effective manner.
  • IFS is based on your organization matrix to efficiently ensure the correct access to the tool, which can be done via menus etc. You can easily adapt or fine tune permissions to work at high level or on very detailed level, and control rights access management depending on your organization matrix role.
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

IFS Applications

  • The speed of bug fixes should be improved by the IFS after sales teams. We saw the difference of responsiveness prior to Go Live and after Go Live, with a change of teams. IFS France is working on that point, and strategically wants to innovate by acting now with two other third-party companies in early 2017, to improve the after sales experience for customers.
  • There is no license model between the full licenses, which gives access to all IFS features, and the light licenses, to get access to a specific module like expense sheet. As a consequence, you must acquire a full access license for one team working only with a dedicated module (e.g. general ledger). Maybe an intermediate type license would be welcome to balance the budget. IFS tries to make prices competitive but you have to consider full upgrades of the product too, where requiring full licenses can be hard on the budget.
  • When you have an Active Directory ecosystem with a trust relationship, users from domain B can't natively access IFS, even if AD sync is in place with domain A. It's important to improve that functionality because many companies have a merge and acquisition context, with SOX constraints sometimes, and avoiding maintaining contacts or local accounts simplifies SOX compliance, or to management of accounts within the company.
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

IFS Applications

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

IFS Applications

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

IFS Applications

Microsoft AX, QAD (in continuation of our previous ERP), Sage X3 was an out of the box ERP that was part of initial RFP. We have chosen IFS based on the compromise between costs & budget, functionality, technical features, and feedback from similar customers that gave their feedback.The project manager team and qualification level of technical or consultant teams were differentiating factors too. Finally IFS application was named in the Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant, along with SAP, and helped us to finalize our choice
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

IFS Applications

  • Reporting is now centralized and managed. Previously, reports were outside the information systems and there was a risk of incoherence.
  • Accounting controls are now in place on the overall processes, including production, which helped the company to reduce closing periods or to produce more easily official mandatory accounting files yearly.
  • Interfaces between the CRM forecast tool and IFS helped to keep the tools in sync, and to decrease the processing times prior to production launch.
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

IFS Applications

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
IFS Applications
9.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
IFS Applications

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