ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Infor VISUAL

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
Infor VISUAL
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Infor VISUAL is an ERP software focused on manufacturing companies with business intelligence, planning and scheduling, and pricing, quoting, and estimating capabilities, among others.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor VISUAL
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor VISUAL
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 SuiteInfor VISUAL
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor VISUAL
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Infor VISUAL
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings00 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 VISUAL
9.0
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings9.01 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 VISUAL
8.0
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.01 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 VISUAL
9.7
4 Ratings
22% above category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
37% above category average
Infor VISUAL
3.0
1 Ratings
78% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings00 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 VISUAL
3.2
2 Ratings
81% below category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
Infor VISUAL
2.0
1 Ratings
114% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 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 VISUAL
2.0
1 Ratings
114% below category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
Infor VISUAL
4.0
3 Ratings
54% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings2.01 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
Infor VISUAL
7.4
3 Ratings
3% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor VISUAL
8.6
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
Infor VISUAL
7.2
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Project Costing00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Infor VISUAL
Infor VISUAL
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor VISUAL
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteInfor VISUAL
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
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.
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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
  • 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.
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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
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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Infor
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.
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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
Because of use cases and easy implementation and the vertical and horizontal scaling.
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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
As we have seen the live environment and the use cases where we implement.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
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Infor
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.
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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
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.
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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 cannot comment on business impact.
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