ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. LS Central

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
LS Central
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LS Central is an end-to-end Point of Sale and ERP system that aims to give retailers full control and visibility over their business processes. LS Central covers retail operations from accounting, reporting and merchandising to store activities and POS terminals, all from one seamlessly integrated retail software solution. LS Central is designed to eliminate the need to build and maintain multiple applications and costly interfaces. Retailers can maintain their…N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Top Pros
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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings00 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
20% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings00 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
LS Central
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings00 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
LS Central
-
Ratings
Pricing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
37% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
LS Central
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 6.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 7.5 out of 10
Epicor Eagle
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteLS Central
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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Aptos
Ideally it can work with any kind of retailer but workarounds and customisations required to handle deliveries.
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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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Aptos
  • 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.
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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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Aptos
  • 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.
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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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Aptos
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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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Aptos
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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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Aptos
It scores higher on overall user experience and matured features set.
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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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Aptos
  • Timely sales visibility
  • Optimum Inventory levels
  • Enough data to visualise trends and patterns
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ScreenShots

LS Central Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of Point of Sale layout for fashion stores (fully customizable) with transactionScreenshot of Urban Point of Sale layoutScreenshot of Color and Size with up to 6 dimensionsScreenshot of Automatic replenishment including forecastingScreenshot of Mobile Loyalty app for customersScreenshot of Simple item creation and maintenance