ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. NetSuite ERP

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
NetSuite ERP
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
NetSuite is a suite of ERP and accounting modules which is sold in various editions aimed at different size customers. The multi-country, multi-currency version is an additional module called OneWorld. Netsuite is a SaaS system and is not offered in an on-premise edition.N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsUsers subscribe to NetSuite for an annual license fee. The license is made up of three main components: core platform, optional modules and the number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup. New modules and users and can be added as a business grows.
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.6
74 Ratings
17% above category average
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings8.364 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings7.647 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.0
81 Ratings
2% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings8.162 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings7.880 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
NetSuite ERP
8.0
48 Ratings
1% above category average
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings8.235 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.128 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
NetSuite ERP
7.0
75 Ratings
10% below category average
Pricing10.01 Ratings7.253 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings8.271 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings7.148 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings6.737 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings7.621 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
NetSuite ERP
3.9
17 Ratings
54% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings3.411 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings3.111 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings3.89 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
NetSuite ERP
7.2
16 Ratings
5% below category average
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings6.912 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings7.512 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings6.914 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
NetSuite ERP
6.5
36 Ratings
13% below category average
Forecasting10.01 Ratings5.517 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings7.014 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
NetSuite ERP
3.7
13 Ratings
66% below category average
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings2.610 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings3.39 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
1.1
15 Ratings
148% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings1.013 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.39 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
7.4
72 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.471 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.470 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.470 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
6.9
93 Ratings
10% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.888 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.526 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.728 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.041 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.637 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
6.1
64 Ratings
20% below category average
Billing Management00 Ratings7.954 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings7.628 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings5.931 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings7.127 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings7.735 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
5.6
32 Ratings
30% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings5.627 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings5.524 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings5.423 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings4.215 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings5.723 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.2
12 Ratings
80% below category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings3.67 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.4
19 Ratings
68% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings2.310 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings3.713 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings7.813 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
3.3
11 Ratings
63% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings2.311 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings3.67 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings3.68 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
-
Ratings
NetSuite ERP
2.9
17 Ratings
81% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings2.99 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings2.98 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings2.99 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings2.611 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(158 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(40 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(48 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(26 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(24 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(57 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(28 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteNetSuite ERP
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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NetSuite
In my experience, it is well-suited to basic small low-level accounting. I think if you are a very small business with some basic accounting needs and do not need both cash and accrual reporting this would work. However, I think the price point is well above what a company should pay for basic accounting. If you need more advanced accounting, in my experience it can't keep up well, and it will not provide you with both cash and accrual reports. In my opinion, it is priced for a much more advanced software than what it needs, perhaps because they focus on non-essential upgrades and areas that don't pertain to core financial activities, such as advanced inventory management, Amazon shipping label sync, multiple foreign (non-us) taxes, manufacturing updates - for businesses needing strong financial software that do not need ten country tax rates, manufacturing processes, and advanced inventory tracking, this provides no value while leaving standard accounting functions pretty basic and lacking.
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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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NetSuite
  • Inventory control - I find it great to lookup an item and see our current inventory, what we purchased for last time, etc.
  • Account management - I find it very easy to see where my accounts stand in regards to debt collection down to production time frames.
  • Reporting - the reporting is very straight forward and easy to use.
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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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NetSuite
  • In my experience, when you get beyond the simple reporting it’s fairly cumbersome, too many fields with the same name.
  • When you get beyond simple steps you run into needing professional development quickly.
  • I think roles and workflow are needlessly complex and unintuitive
  • Pricing, since they’re owned by Oracle Larry needs a new yacht and they’ll gouge you once you’re sucked in and stuck
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Likelihood to Renew
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
NetSuite is able to cover all of our needs, spanning multiple departments and managerial levels. We use it daily for a multitude of functions, including creating promotions, estimating inventory, pulling historical reports, forecasting sales, and more. Overall, we're very satisfied with NetSuite as an ERP solution and recommend it to medium to large businesses.
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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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NetSuite
I would rate the overall usability as a 9. We can perform almost all functions that we need to as a baseball organization. The only areas that are lacking are the reporting and budgeting functions. There was a steep learning curve for some users in the beginning, but once we figured out how to utilize the system and improve our processes within NetSuite most users were happy with the switch to NetSuite.
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Reliability and Availability
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
It has been very reliable. I can only think of 1-2 times in 4.5 years that we have had issues getting in, and in each case were able to get back in within 1 hour. There has not been a major downtime
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Performance
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
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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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NetSuite
NetSuite offers two levels of support Basic (included with the subscription and for bug-fix questions only) and Premium (an additional add-on that allows for the asking of anything at any time). Support is well versed and quickly moves to higher levels when needed. Tickets are always address promptly, and are never abandoned.
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In-Person Training
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
I had in person training for a day when first got the software. The training was good. The challenge was that there was a large gap between training and when we went live so we forgot quite a lot
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Online Training
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
Online training is quite strong. I have used for specific pieces of functionality.However it is not sufficient in all areas.
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Implementation Rating
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
Executive involvement is critical. Make sure you have a good handle on the metrics you would like to ultimately manage. Work as a team to document your business requirements. Whiteboard often. Understand NetSuite's best practice capabilities.

Have a central person identified to handle all report and analysis requests (ie - don't allow multiple people to create reports; have one person create reports and distribute them to decision makers via the NS dashboard or whatever form). Make sure you understand critical dates and develop the project plan accordingly
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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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NetSuite
NetSuite was the obvious choice in our case because of the enterprise backing of Oracle and the support available for the platform from both the Oracle side as well as on the open market through Consultants and Partner firms. While it's price point is vastly different, considering ERPNext has a completely free community offering, and Odoo's very entry-level price point... it was a clear choice for us due to our need for a tried and true solution.
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Scalability
ABB Ventyx
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NetSuite
We have been able to scale our business 25X without any major overhaul with Netsuite. Its dashboard setup makes onboarding new employees very easy and allows data to be shared across multiple offices. Its cloud setup does not put any pressure on IT to scale servers or other infrastructure. We have been able to become much more efficient in all aspects of the business.
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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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NetSuite
  • Through the automation of business processes, NetSuite has allowed the business to focus on other projects in addition to the day to day system administration tasks. As such, the system is providing excellent value in terms of the time saved by the administrative arm of the company.
  • Access to data. The platform has great flexibility in it's "Saved Search" feature, that allows the business to report on pretty much any and all data stored in the database. These can drive user dashboards and make it extremely easy for users to get the information that they need in a matter of seconds. Instead of the CFO requesting a report from the Controller, the CFO can simply refresh their dashboard with a single click and they have the information they require.
  • Transparency. NetSuite allows collaboration across the entire business and maintains an excellent audit trail. Transparency is often lost where business use multiple systems across departments, so having everyone housed within the same financial system allows for greater collaboration and trust in the data.
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