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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Customization

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    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%

    LS Central

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

    Single sign-on capability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Inventory tracking

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Location management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order Management

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pricing

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order entry

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    End-to-end order visibility

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Order exception Resolution

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Execution Management

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Project Planning and Scheduling

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Manager Dashboard

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Manager Dashboard

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Insight for Project Managers

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Manager Mobile Functionality

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Member Task Collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Member Mobile Functionality

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Candidate Search

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Defineable Resource Pools

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Defineable Resource Pools

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Talent Profiles

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Real-Time Project Reporting

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Absence Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Lifecycle Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manufacturing

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Production Process Design

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Supply Chain Business Flows

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Production Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contracted Manufacturing Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configuration Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Work Definition

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Work Execution

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Advanced Fulfillment

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manufacturing Costs

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Supply Chain

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Forecasting

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Inventory Planning

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Lifecycle Management

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%

    LS Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project Portfolio Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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
    9.0

    LS Central

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    LS Central

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    ABB Ability Solution Suite

    100%
    1 Rating

    LS Central

    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

    LS Central

    Ideally it can work with any kind of retailer but workarounds and customisations required to handle deliveries.
    Vimal Chandan | 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

    LS Central

    • Offline/semi-offline mode works well in areas where connectivity is an issue.
    • Pricing, offers and promotions can be configured exceptionally well in LS Retail.
    • POS interface design is simple, robust and easily configurable.
    • Security wise there is enough detail available to trace all kinds of POS transactions.
    Vimal Chandan | 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

    LS Central

    • Data Director leaves room for improvement as it can be very tricky while dealing with a large number of master data records. Sometimes it doesn't write delete actions to POS.
    • Furniture retail is another area where improvement is required to handle deliveries.
    • Newer versions don't support data replicator which was the most reliable data tool with earlier LS Retail versions. There should be a replacement for this tool.
    Vimal Chandan | 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

    LS Central

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required
    depends on project and requirements

    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

    LS Central

    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

    LS Central

    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

    LS Central

    It scores higher on overall user experience and matured features set.
    Vimal Chandan | 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

    LS Central

    • Timely sales visibility
    • Optimum Inventory levels
    • Enough data to visualise trends and patterns
    Vimal Chandan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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