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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 5.7 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 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.3
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.5
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.6
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.7
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.3
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.4
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.4
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.1
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.7
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Cash Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.1
Travel & Expense Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Period Close
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.1
Transactions Tax
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0
Subledger Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
3rd Party Accounting Systems
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
4.6
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.9
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.9
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.2
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
8.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
3.1
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
2.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.5

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.0
Billing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
7.0

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

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 2 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 4 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 4 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

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Microsoft Dynamics SL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
5.4

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.8

Reliability and Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.9

Performance

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.5

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.0

Implementation Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
9.0

Scalability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
Microsoft Dynamics SL
1.4

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