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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1.0

Infor VISUAL

10%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.0

Infor VISUAL

90%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.4

Infor VISUAL

74%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.3
53%
4 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
4 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.4

Infor VISUAL

94%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
4 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
3.0

Infor VISUAL

30%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
3.2

Infor VISUAL

32%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
2.0

Infor VISUAL

20%
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
2.0
20%
1 Rating

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%
2.0

Infor VISUAL

20%
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
2.0
20%
1 Rating

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
3.5

Infor VISUAL

35%
Infor VISUAL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Infor VISUAL

74%
Infor VISUAL ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

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
8.6

Infor VISUAL

86%
Infor VISUAL ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Infor VISUAL

72%
Infor VISUAL ranks higher in 5/5 features

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and Infor VISUAL are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
8.2

Infor VISUAL

82%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Infor VISUAL

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Infor VISUAL

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Infor VISUAL

90%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

Infor VISUAL

20%
2 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

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Infor VISUAL

General

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

Starting Price

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 2 answers
Good Technical and Customer Support during and after implementation tasks.Good Project Plan and Management support for implementation and post implementation.Financial functionality could be more comprehensive particularly with Budgeting and Cash Management.Inventory Management capability was adequate but could be more comprehensive as well."Out of the Box" functionality was adequate but requested add-ons and enhancements seemed to be a bit pricey.
charles devine | 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 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because of use cases and easy implementation and the vertical and horizontal scaling.
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 9.0
Based on 3 answers
As we have seen the live environment and the use cases where we implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor VISUAL

Infor VISUAL 2.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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