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Score 9.3 out of 100
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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

Infor VISUAL

I struggle to identify a scenario where VISUAL is an appropriate solution. We used VISUAL because it was a legacy system and the cost/complexity of changeover seemed daunting. The user interface is poor as is the interconnectedness of the various screens and menus. This might be an acceptable piece of software for a continuous manufacturing environment with little variation of basic design, but we have had to write multiple add-on macros in order to get VISUAL to work effectively for us.
Scott Sichmeller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
1.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
1.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
4.7
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.7
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.4
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
7.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
6.1
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.4
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.0
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
3.4
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.3
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.6

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
1.9
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
1.1
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
2.5
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
2.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
7.3
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
7.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
7.2
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
5.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
9.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
6.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
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

Infor VISUAL

  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
Dave Hail | 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

Infor VISUAL

  • VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7.
  • If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is unlikely that we would spend the money and time it takes to make a switch again in the near future.
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

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are not very computer literate, this is a difficult system to learn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Could have used more hands-on approach. There are multiple webinars and information sessions but until you actually use the system, these are not very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Infor VISUAL

We unfortunately did not evaluate any other ERP software. VISUAL was a legacy system and we determined that changing systems would be too difficult, and not cost effective. We reached out to our local VISUAL rep who knew how the software functioned, but not how to apply it more appropriately to our business model, so we continued on with what we had rather than looking elsewhere.
Scott Sichmeller | 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

Infor VISUAL

  • I cannot comment on business impact.
Dave Hail | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Infor VISUAL

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
Infor VISUAL
2.3

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
8.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Infor VISUAL
2.0

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Infor VISUAL
2.0

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