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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

JobBOSS

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.
Jeremiah Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS

Security

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

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.3
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
6.1
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
9.1
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.4
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
9.0
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
10.0

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.1
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
6.0
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
6.1
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.7
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
8.0
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
9.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
9.0

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
6.0
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
7.0
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS
5.0

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
6.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.5
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.7
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.9
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.8
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
6.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Project Planning Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.8
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
9.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
10.0
Supplier Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
6.0
Control Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
6.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Fulfillment Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
8.0
Inventory Visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
7.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
JobBOSS
6.0

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

JobBOSS

  • Timekeeping. Clocking in and out.
  • Inventory control.
  • Travelers or job sheets that keep track of operations.
Thomas Gibbons | 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

JobBOSS

  • 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.
Jeremiah Alexander | 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

JobBOSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

JobBOSS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

JobBOSS

JobBOSS is the centralized solution that has helped us consolidate nearly every process within our company. It's ability to create routings and calculate material by building a job saves us hours every day compared to Quickbooks. Its inventory management is faster and tracks more information than Wasp and its ability to understand raw stock and material shapes makes life so much simpler in a manufacturing environment.
Jeremiah Alexander | 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

JobBOSS

  • Paid for itself over and again with our complete shop management.
  • Payroll couldn't get any easier.
Thomas Gibbons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

JobBOSS

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
JobBOSS
8.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
JobBOSS

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