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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 5.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Project Execution Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Product Lifecycle Management

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

JobBOSS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.0

JobBOSS

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%
2 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.3

JobBOSS

83%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.1

JobBOSS

91%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.4

JobBOSS

84%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.1

JobBOSS

71%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.7

JobBOSS

87%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.0

JobBOSS

60%
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
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

JobBOSS

100%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

JobBOSS

70%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.5

JobBOSS

95%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.7

JobBOSS

97%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 12/12 features

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

JobBOSS

78%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 11/11 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

JobBOSS

80%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Indirect Cost Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.8

JobBOSS

88%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 5/5 features

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contract Standardization and Enforcement

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Electronic Signatures

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

JobBOSS

60%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 1/1 features

Control Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

JobBOSS

70%
JobBOSS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Fulfillment Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Warehouse Workforce Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
8.0

JobBOSS

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

JobBOSS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

JobBOSS

N/A
0 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

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

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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Starting Price

JobBOSS

General

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

Starting Price

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

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