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Score 9.3 out of 100

Microsoft Dynamics 365

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Score 7.9 out of 100

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

All told, if it hadn't been for the fact that we were testing it with both employees who knew CRM lingo and those who were new, we wouldn't have found such an issue. The program itself can be very useful for people who already manage CRMs, who know how to use them, who know how to run and manage employees on them, namely because of the "one-stop-shop" concept in data visibility. When it came down to it though, if you have high-turnover, then this product will devolve into only being used for it's base components. Down the middle, we found that the people who'd been in marketing for 4-5 years fell into the product easily because of the way it was written. Everyone before that, with novice experience, thought it was written like a textbook for a graduate class - little to no leeway if you don't happen to know one specific term
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Custom fields
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Custom objects
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Scripting environment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.8
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.9
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.7

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365

Sales Force Automation

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Customer data management / contact management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Workflow management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Territory management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Opportunity management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.6
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Contract management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.3
Quote & order management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5
Interaction tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Channel / partner relationship management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Customer Service & Support

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.2
Case management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.6
Call center management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Help desk management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3

Marketing Automation

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Lead management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3
Email marketing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

CRM Project Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Task management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9
Billing and invoicing management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8
Pipeline visualization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.5
Customizable reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.8

Social CRM

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.6
Social data
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5
Social engagement
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.7

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.0
Marketing automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.1
Compensation management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Platform

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.2
Mobile access
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.2

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Some useful out-of-the-box features, like mass uploads of Leads from trade shows or when qualifying a Lead, CRM automatically creates the Opportunity, Contact, and Account for you, etc.
  • Really powerful customizations through the user interface to improve user experience. Things like Business Rules, for example, if Field A = 1, then Field B = 2 and Field C = 2, if Field A = 2, then Field B and Field C don't apply, so automatically hide them.
  • Or other functionality that improves user experience, like Business Process Flows. These walk users step by step through our business process, helping them know when certain actions should take place, and at what point other data is now required. We've used this extensively with our Lead to Opportunity to Quote to Order process, helping users understand the business process each step of the way.
  • Customizations built on top of the platform now called model-driven PowerApps. You can have connections to "typical" data, like Accounts, Contacts, or Opportunities, for example, but then connect that data to custom entities, records that only apply to your specific business. This is all done through the user interface and allows you to customize and automate specific line-of-business applications for your specific needs.
  • Behind the scenes, D365 CE is built on SQL. So the data conforms to industry standards and makes it much easier to interact with. Your developers and IT team will thank you.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 storage & license cost can prohibit some large deployments or even cost-sensitive small projects from using the platform (although I'm certain most deployments would realize a positive ROI if implemented correctly with process automation).
  • The cost and licensing document for Dynamics 365 is 61 pages and will take a rocket scientist to understand it. It's better to just have your Microsoft help estimate the cost if they are willing to help you that.
  • The documentation on how to first fully understand the Out of the Box default solution and settings is lacking or even non-existing. This has the potential to derail Dynamic 365 launches and implementations from the gitgo. Want to use an out of the box entity?.. well it's probably related to 5 other entities that require configuration and full understanding of it to successful implement. And you ask where is the laymen guide or instructions?... User groups and forums. In Summary, Microsoft can up its game in deployment training and supporting documentation.
  • Microsoft needs to incentivize more external platforms to build app connectors for easy integration, such as ZenDesk, Slack, Tableau, etc. Even the current connector apps such as Salesforce, MailChimp, Docusign are useless or don't work at all.
  • Several limitations inhibit successful Dynamics 365 deployments such as: limited number of Rollup field calculations (summarizing fields on child/related records), limited number rows that can exported to Excel via advanced find, Dynamics 365 files, log and database storage size limit is extremely small and will always require purchasing additional storage (for Online deployments).
  • New user buy-in or acceptance or system platform changes can be difficult if a solid change management plan isn't enacted.
  • Don't expect much help from Microsoft on implementation or solutions unless it's a technical flaw with the platform. Microsoft relies on their MVP partner network to consult for implementations at a hefty cost. Hiring a knowledgeable and savvy Dynamics 365 System Administrator can reduce the need for consultant support; of course, this is dependant upon many many variables.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 7.9
Based on 19 answers
CRM has allowed us to keep all of our data in one place that is easy for all users within the company to view. I came into the company after they had been using CRM for about 4 years. They have all said that since we have used this it has helped us control work processes better, it has allowed us to be able to track things so much better, and has been something that has helped unite many processes that used to be all over the place.We are currently using CRM 4.0 and are planning on upgrading in the next 18 months to the 2011 version. Support for 4.0 is almost all but dried up. Understandably so. Some of the customization we have done, and a plugins we use, are now contained within the 2011 version so we are looking forward to that upgrade.We use an email marketing company as well, and they primarily support the 2011 version, but their product connects and is integrated within CRM. This is a great benefit as well so that all of our marketing information can be contained in one location.
Chris Jensen | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 8.3
Based on 9 answers
Things can always be better, but the recent improvements with the Unified Interface have improved both the mobile version and the web application. And effectively making D365 CE customization, formerly known as XRM, part of the Power Platform as a model-driven PowerApp says a lot about the focus for Microsoft. They've vastly modernized the interface for customizers even in the last six months, and with CRM data now being the Common Data Service, this only goes to show that Microsoft will continue to focus on D365 CE functionality and make more and more usability improvements. Microsoft only continues to connect D365 CE to other tools, obviously PowerApps but Flow, SharePoint, Office 365 Groups, OneNote, and Power BI as well, for example, making the tools even more powerful than they are alone. They become both easier to use and can make solving real business problems easier as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Our partner, Ledgeview Partners has been FANTASTIC to work with. They are always timely in their response and have taken time to understand our business and our specific needs. We've made a lot of advanced customizations and they have been a great help in making those updates.
Todd Jankowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
We used a data warehouse to house our data, and our IT team and implementation vendor worked diligently ahead of time to construct idea implementation plans. Out of millions of records- we had less than a dozen errors, which is remarkable. My major insight is simply having a group of completely devoted individuals working towards your goal who fully understand the desired outcome. Focused resources for implementation season are critical to success.
Sara Tsoodle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Salesforce has more desirable functions than Microsoft Dynamics 365, at a competitive price. Its user interface is far more superior, it has more customization, easier customization, and out of the box it is more pleasing to the eye and to the end user. If the client doesn't have a deep-rooted connection with Microsoft I wouldn't leap to Dynamics 365.
Alexander Cooper | 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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

  • It is hard to say, the reason why we are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM is because it is provided to us for free.
  • It could be worthwhile to investigate whether an alternative CRM (even though paid) can be used to boost the ROI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics 365

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.9

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
8.3

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.0

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
7.5

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics 365
9.2

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