ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Infor M3

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Score 9.9 out of 10
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The ABB Ability Solution Suite is an enterprise ERP product suite designed for asset-intensive industries like power generation and water management.N/A
Infor M3
Score 6.6 out of 10
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Infor M3 is designed for medium to large global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers—delivering flexibility to manage mixed-mode and complex value chains. M3 is designed with industry-specific functionality and flexible deployment options, and presents a multi-company, multi-country, and multi-site enterprise resource planning (ERP) cloud solution platform. M3 was originally developed by Intentia, which merged with Lawson (2005), and which in turn was acquired by…N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor M3
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor M3
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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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor M3
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Infor M3
8.0
4 Ratings
9% above category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Infor M3
8.0
4 Ratings
2% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Infor M3
8.8
2 Ratings
11% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings9.02 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
Infor M3
8.6
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.02 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
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Infor M3
8.7
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Infor M3
9.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings9.02 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
32% above category average
Infor M3
7.9
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.6
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.7
6 Ratings
22% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
6 Ratings
10% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.1
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
9% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor M3
8.4
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor M3
8.7
2 Ratings
29% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor M3
8.3
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor M3
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor M3
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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Infor
Manufacturing: Infor M3 is designed specifically for manufacturers and provides robust production planning and supply chain management features. The software can help optimize production processes, improve inventory management, and automate purchasing and order fulfillment.Distribution: Infor M3 offers advanced supply chain management capabilities, including inventory management and order tracking, making it an ideal solution for distribution companies.Large Organizations: Infor M3 is a scalable solution that can accommodate the needs of large organizations with complex supply chain and production requirements. The software's modular design allows organizations to customize their implementation to their specific needs.Global Operations: Infor M3 provides multi-language and multi-currency support, making it a suitable solution for organizations with global operations.
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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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Infor
  • Very stable product. Some of its weaknesses are also its strengths. The lack of web services seems to actually increase stability.
  • No software vendor in this space is perfect. Lawson does perform as advertised.
  • Again, a weakness of this (limited functionality) is a hidden strength as well. In software there is a complexity/feature tradeoff. Where Lawson lacks in features, it does give you a more simple setup for your organization.
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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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Infor
  • Not intuitive at all, difficult to learn.
  • System is archaic, seems to be largely unchanged since the early 2000's.
  • Reports are all in PDF form, which for financial reporting purposes is tedious to turn back into Excel sheets.
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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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Infor
This is a highly configurable product. Where all available support provided by [Information] is very good and exceeds our expectations! The investment in this product by Infor continues to be significant and is showing results! Infor is going a long way and is here to stay! No doubt about that!
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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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Infor
The support is satisfactory, given the large user base of the product. We had no issues to meet our reporting deadlines with Lawson. The organizational support team internally are well trained and hence only on exceptional basis issues are escalated to Lawson support team. We had no negative experience so far with the support of Lawson.
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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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Infor
Lawson is comparable to the other ERP's I have used. Similar functionality and interface. Usability is comparable.
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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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Infor
  • I wish Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia) were more detailed. But, this actually may be a weakness of my employer and not Infor M3 (formerly Lawson Intentia).
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