7 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
63 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Customization, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
7.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

73%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
9 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
4.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

43%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/3 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
6.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

67%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
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
6.0
60%
1 Rating

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%
6.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

60%
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
6.0
60%
1 Rating

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%

Microsoft Dynamics SL

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

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

85%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

68%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

74%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
10 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
3 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

58%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billings Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customer Collections

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
2 Ratings

Period Close

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
3 Ratings

Transactions Tax

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
4.7

Microsoft Dynamics SL

47%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
3 Ratings

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.3

Microsoft Dynamics SL

63%
Microsoft Dynamics SL ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
6.6

Microsoft Dynamics SL

66%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

54%
8 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
1.8

Microsoft Dynamics SL

18%
6 Ratings

Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Microsoft Dynamics SL

99%
4 Ratings

Performance

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.5

Microsoft Dynamics SL

95%
8 Ratings

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Microsoft Dynamics SL

90%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4

Microsoft Dynamics SL

14%
2 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

For a small to mid-size business, MS Dynamics SL is effective. We are capable of managing our finances with a very low risk of error. We have worked with MS Dynamics for almost 15 years and have more than doubled the size of our business in that time with very few issues from the program. We have exponentially increased our revenue and reporting demands and have found SL to be very dependable and stable. The program does have the occasional glitch and those are sometimes outside of the realm of expertise of our IT department. SL support is excellent, but their timeliness is not as urgent as ours.
Pamela Dalton | 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

  • Provides flexibility for complex project based cost accounting
  • Strong and flexible allocation processer for cost allocations, markups, and pricing
  • A "Flexible Billing" module under the project controller series that allows for multiple billing formats ranging from fixed price schedule of values, T&M or Cost Plus, and scheduled billing.
  • Flexible reporting with options using Crystal Reports, SSRS, a Quick Query tool, and ability to tie into MS Office tools such as MS Access and MS Excel
  • Tight integration with Financials, but also the ability to integrate with modules such as Sales Order, Inventory, and Field Service
  • Customization abilities ranging from a VBA (visual basic for application) foundation to allow customizing existing forms to the ability to use the SDK (Software Development Kit) to build more complex customizations that integrate with Dynamics SL.
John K. Hodge, CPA | 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 SL

  • Reporting in the Project module is lacking functionality. I understand that most companies have specific needs when it comes to tracking project information but the standard reports are not good.
  • I would recommend a product like Management Reporter that is for Projects only. Project Reporter should allow users to pull in all Project related data into reports.
  • Fixing suspended batches. Obviously all of us users have experienced this mess. SL knows what needs to be corrected and there could be some step by step fixes in a separate repair module to do the steps we do in Query Analyzer.
Jeffrey Morin | 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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 5.4
Based on 8 answers
Unfortunately, Dynamics' lack of ability to smoothly integrate with our CRM system is causing us to look at other solutions. The efficiencies that we gain by using Dynamics for our day to day accounting are lost in the constant headaches of getting sales quotes to import properly into the system for invoicing. Another major issue for us has been budgeting and reporting. We currently do all of our budgeting and board reporting in Excel, which is too time consuming and inefficient, especially when a system as robust as Dynamics should easily be able to handle this relatively simple task.
Anonymous | 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 SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.8
Based on 6 answers
I rate it a 10 because we have removed the fields we don't need so users can really crank the data into the system. The software was designed for the professional services firm in mind but does a tremendous job for construction firms and "blended" companies that are both distribution firms but project centric as well. Perhaps they drop ship inventory to a project where their employees or subs need to work on a project for example.
Jack Boyer, MCP, CPA (Inactive) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.9
Based on 4 answers
We have had only one unplanned outage for 2 hours in the last 30 months. We shut down for 30 min to 1 hour once a month, but that is for Microsoft OS updates to the servers. Being a 24/7 world wide operation, the reliability is really important. We do get an 8 hour window on the weekend that we can be down for a short period to install Microsoft Dynamics SL updates, but we do not have many of those. On our last version upgrade, we shut the users out at 9:30 am and were fully operational in less than 6 hours. The upgrade was New SQL server, New SL server and 2 new Citrix servers.
Mark Schrier | 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 SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.5
Based on 8 answers
Support is only used when needed, so unfortunately ,they get all the odd issues. It's a difficult business, but Microsoft and our firm do a great job of meeting customer needs. We get routine feedback that our support services are very good.
Bill Aiton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Just to let it take its course. The implementation for me once I became a part of my former organization was pretty seamless. Just get to know the basics and call the support team to ask questions if you need help on an issue, should they arise. They are ready, willing, and able to help!
Anonymous | 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 SL

Of the comparable mid-range ERP systems, Dynamics SL competes at the lower end based on price, but also above the high-end based on flexibility, data, and reporting. Being able to stay with the same core accounting from a $100 million dollar company to a $3 billion dollar company shows the range of capabilities.
Jerry McLellan, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Dynamics SL

Microsoft Dynamics SL 1.4
Based on 2 answers
Since the backbone of the database is MS SQLServer, the database can be easily scaled.
Mark Schrier | 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 SL

  • More time is spent on manipulating reports which can and should be automated.
  • Lack of electronic invoicing process and other green technology features creates more cost on printing and storage costs.
  • The lack of a user friendly interface requires more training and a bigger learning curve for staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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