ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. JobBOSS²

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
JobBOSS²
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
JobBOSS² is the evolution of E2 Shop with the addition of features of the JobBOSS manufacturing software, since the acquisition of E2 Shop's developer Shoptech Industrial Software by ECI Software Solutions in 2020.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS²
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS²
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 SuiteJobBOSS²
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS²
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
JobBOSS²
4.9
15 Ratings
39% below category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings5.115 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings4.712 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
JobBOSS²
7.3
22 Ratings
11% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings6.815 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings7.721 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
JobBOSS²
6.9
24 Ratings
13% below category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings6.724 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings6.520 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings5.315 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
JobBOSS²
4.8
24 Ratings
47% below category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings6.523 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings7.324 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings5.718 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings5.412 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings6.515 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
JobBOSS²
5.6
17 Ratings
20% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings6.117 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings6.112 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings6.18 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
JobBOSS²
6.8
17 Ratings
10% below category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings6.816 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings6.811 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings6.713 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
JobBOSS²
6.6
16 Ratings
9% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings5.614 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings6.316 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings6.512 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
JobBOSS²
6.0
8 Ratings
19% below category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings5.78 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
3.0
10 Ratings
82% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings5.710 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings2.74 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings4.55 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
6.3
22 Ratings
10% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings6.222 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.722 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.922 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
JobBOSS²
6.7
21 Ratings
13% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings6.820 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.513 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings5.313 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.117 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings5.516 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.116 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
2.7
17 Ratings
93% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings5.515 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings3.910 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
9.4
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
3.3
7 Ratings
78% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings5.77 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
3.5
18 Ratings
66% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings7.98 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings7.811 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.417 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
4.1
10 Ratings
45% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings6.79 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings6.39 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
JobBOSS²
4.3
8 Ratings
46% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings5.53 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS²
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteJobBOSS²
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
Jobboss2 helps with creating routings, tracking hours towards those, and tracking inventory for discrete orders. It does not work well for blanket orders, consignment, or long-term agreements-type contracts with customers. Raw material tracking is completely ineffective with Jobboss2. Costing is quite ineffective with Joboss2. Production/lot planning & scheduling is ineffective and is a huge limiting factor. All of these items require manual tracking in spreadsheets. Jobboss2 has helped us get away from tracking routings with pen and paper and timesheets with pen and paper... but we're still having to use Excel to track consignment, blanket orders, job planning/when to launch new travelers, and costing/quoting. Going from pen and paper routings to digital has been a huge help overall, but the other limitations are incredibly concerning, which has led us to research & possibly switch ERP platforms.
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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
  • Estimating is great once you learn how to use it, and it makes repeat estimates easier than ever.
  • Time tracking is amazing for us. It has taken some time to figure out exactly how we want to use the tracking parts, but it's only because it has multiple ways to do the same thing and finding out what works best for us took some time.
  • Billing and Purchasing are a breeze. The full package is worth the money to fully integrate the entire business into JobBOSS² since it can handle it all.
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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
  • Ability to "click-through" from module to module is somewhat quirky and not always do-able
  • Implementation process and initial learning is very independent, more assistance and direction from ECI would be appreciated.
  • Ability to set Product Code at Order level instead of Estimate level would be quite helpful
  • Ability to add WorkCode at Line Item Specification screen would be very useful
  • Ability to enter material quantities at decimal amounts instead of whole numbers. This is a huge disadvantage of JobBOSS²
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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ECI Software Solutions
The staff enjoy the use of JobBOSS2. We don't have many complaints or issues with the software that are not solved. Support for the product has been improving and that is important for long term success. The cloud application is continually being developed and updated. New abilities are being added to assist with the customers that have strict requirements things like governance items
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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
It is extremely easy to learn and use E2 Shop System. It provides everything a manufacturing company might be looking for, starting from entering a new PO to shipping parts. Routers that get created from E2 Shop System also help track parts on the shop floor and is accessible from every where. E2 Shop System also now has an app, which is great when it comes to scanning router steps directly from your phone.
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Reliability and Availability
ABB Ventyx
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ECI Software Solutions
Have had no issues with availability
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Performance
ABB Ventyx
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ECI Software Solutions
Have only had minimal issues with slow processing
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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
The initial training leaves a little to be desired because it's done by people who know the generalities of the system. However, once you get into one-on-one trainings and tech support calls, they do a tremendous job in these aspects. They go above and beyond to make sure you get what you need.
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In-Person Training
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
ECI Software Solutions
Our trainer was very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Online Training
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
ECI Software Solutions
The videos and live seminars were helpful but not all were as in-depth as needed.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
ECI Software Solutions
I assumed there would be more assistance from JobBoss for implementation of the software. I felt it was very independent on my part and I felt unsure a lot of the time
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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
JobBoss was chosen over the competitors for the ease of use, the support that is available, and the price point. The flow of JobBoss's sofftware is easily followed. The support that is available when needed- we took full advantage of the one-on-one consulting time that was available. The Software is very economical for the value that is provides.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
ABB Ventyx
No answers on this topic
ECI Software Solutions
Ability to add individual data collection seats instead of purchasing in bundles
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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
  • We have seen improved visibility of our jobs and on how we quote our products to our customers.
  • It is nice to be able to see what is running on each station, who is running it and what part of the process the job is currently at.
  • I also like the Data Collection module as I can see in real time what all the employees are currently doing.
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ScreenShots

JobBOSS² Screenshots

Screenshot of the management interface for the daily demands of job shops and machine shopsScreenshot of analytics that provide real-time visibility into job profitability