ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. JobBOSS

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
JobBOSS
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
JobBOSS is a cloud or on-premise manufacturing ERP developed by global, Dutch headquartered software company Exact and acquired by ECI Software in 2017.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS
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 SuiteJobBOSS
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
JobBOSS
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings9.01 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
22% above category average
JobBOSS
7.0
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings7.04 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
JobBOSS
7.0
4 Ratings
11% below category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 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
JobBOSS
6.6
4 Ratings
16% below category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings5.54 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
JobBOSS
8.4
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings9.01 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
30% above category average
JobBOSS
4.3
3 Ratings
53% below category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings1.03 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
JobBOSS
4.0
2 Ratings
56% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings3.02 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
JobBOSS
6.0
1 Ratings
18% below category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
JobBOSS
10.0
1 Ratings
33% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
4.8
4 Ratings
38% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.54 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
JobBOSS
7.6
4 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
7.8
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.52 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
7.8
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
8.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
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Ratings
JobBOSS
9.4
3 Ratings
30% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
6.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Control Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS
7.0
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS
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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ECI Software Solutions
Job Shops that have outgrown Quickbooks/Peachtree are a good fit and small to medium run shops are a good fit for JobBOSS. If you're still in the grey area between Quickbooks and a fully fledged ERP system, you can connect it with Quickbooks for your accounting which is a good medium for companies who would like to slowly roll, kind of upgrade out.
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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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ECI Software Solutions
  • Timekeeping. Clocking in and out.
  • Inventory control.
  • Travelers or job sheets that keep track of operations.
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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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ECI Software Solutions
  • The reporting is through Crystal Reports which is cumbersome to work with and requires someone who knows what they are doing. If you're moving from something like Quickbooks with built in report editing, you're going to be frustrated with creating custom reports.
  • If you run mutliple jobs on a single machine or use multi-pallet machines scheduling can get frustrating, and you will have to come up with your own solutions to schedule those machines. (This is not unique to JobBOSS scheduling. We tested several ERP systems in this range and most were lacking in this area).
  • Even with the 12.0 update, the interface is still rather dated for the onsite version. The online version looks much better.
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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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ECI Software Solutions
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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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ECI Software Solutions
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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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ECI Software Solutions
We did not evaluate any other products/solutions before choosing JobBOSS.
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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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ECI Software Solutions
  • Paid for itself over and again with our complete shop management.
  • Payroll couldn't get any easier.
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