ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. IFS Cloud

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
IFS Cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
IFS is a low-code / no-code approach to IFS solution suite, supporting various industries including aerospace & defense, construction, energy & utilities, and manufacturing with ERP, EAM and field service management functionality. IFS Cloud can be run as a service from IFS, or in a location of choice including on-premise as a containerized application.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteIFS Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteIFS Cloud
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 SuiteIFS Cloud
Top Pros

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteIFS Cloud
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.3
2 Ratings
24% above category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.3
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.9
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.02 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
IFS Cloud
9.3
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.52 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
IFS Cloud
9.3
2 Ratings
31% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.7
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.4
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
IFS Cloud
9.6
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
8.0
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
9.7
2 Ratings
32% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.02 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
IFS Cloud
9.0
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
8.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
8.8
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
8.9
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
9.4
2 Ratings
30% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
10.0
1 Ratings
43% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
IFS Cloud
8.9
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteIFS Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteIFS Cloud
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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IFS
The IFS Cloud has well suited to keeping track from beginning to end and engages from the internal team to the external team very well. It takes everything with them and helps them to grow at a wide pace. It creates a systematic workflow process which helps in achieving the goal more fast and friendly environment
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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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IFS
  • Integration with other third-party application is easy and reliable
  • Product documentation is easy to follow for the new users
  • Web-based product
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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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IFS
  • Rich look of user experience of the web-based interface
  • Some areas like HR and Payroll are not fully-suited within the solution
  • Error and issue handling/debugging is difficult
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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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IFS
I will give a full rating to this software as it has helped me in achieving the Goal faster than expected and has created a systematic work flow that helps us to increase our work productivity and have track of each and every section. It has one product that changes your organization's environment better to perfect.
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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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IFS
The overall support is perfect and efficient.
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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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IFS
User documentation of IFS Cloud is very well organized, and easy to follow. So, the time taken for the key business users to be trained is comparatively less. The integration with other well-suited third-party applications for HR and Payroll has been standardized and easy to setup, because of the REST APIs.
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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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IFS
  • Reduced the time taken for the users to prepare and generate reports since most are automatic with IFS Cloud
  • Increased the reliability and visibility of the inventory of the products from procurement of raw materials through the manufacturing of final product to delivering to customer's place
  • Took a considerable time configuring the roles and access of the users while implementation
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