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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

Orderwave

If you manage orders of physical goods, Orderwave works just fine! They integrate with many e-comm platforms and are generally well-suited to those who sell products on their site, who want to send automated order receipts and confirmation emails, and for accounting purposes to tally up total sales (including taxes, shipping costs, etc.). The fact that they also integrate with our email platform makes it extra useful so I can really hone in on segmentation and order history. That's pretty invaluable to me, as an email marketer. If you don't sell goods, I can't see it being appropriate
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

Order Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

Product Lifecycle Management

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

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

Orderwave

  • Order management is clearly important when you run an e-commerce platform. As I can only speak from a marketing perspective (not business intelligence or finance), please know I may be limited in what I know/share. It's seriously a ridiculously useful piece of software. Anyhow. Orderwave allows me to pull in order information into Listrak, our ESP (email service provider). With this information, I can segment on SO many levels such as order total, number of orders, date of last (or all) purchase(s), what was purchased, over what period of time X items were purchased.... the options are limitless.
  • Because I do a lot of testing with my emails - testing the whole customer experience from receiving an email to completing an order - I need the ability to review order information (name, address, items purchased, S&H info, tax info, etc. etc.). While our admin manages all the customization of that order receipt, I'm able to quickly make any changes necessary in the back end, like if I'm seeing a pricing discrepancy between what is advertised on our site and what the final order purchase was (usually due to the way we set up a bundle product and not an issue with the platform).
  • It's really, really easy to see if we have available inventory of select SKUs that we are about to promote. It also gives me an idea if there is an issue with syncing between SAP and Orderwave, or Orderwave and Magento (our e-comm platform).
Steffany Winkelmann | 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

Orderwave

  • I'm not the biggest fan of their email platform, but it does exactly what it needs to do... I just like drag & drop email builders. In addition, I've found that at times the code editor doesn't expand very large, so I often have to copy & paste into a separate code editor (such as Sublime Text) to edit a few lines of code. While the WYSIWYG editor opens in a new window allowing it to more easily expand, I don't get that with the code editor (at least not in Chrome on Mac).
  • Support documentation is still a little difficult to manage, but I have noticed truly significant improvements and am more easily able to find the things I need. Our AM is able to help me when I can't find something, which is a big help. I'm sure in time it will improve more.
  • The overall look and feel feels old. Like the email platform, it does exactly what it needs to do and it does it well without issue. But the innards feel like Windows XP in 2018. The walls are sturdy and supportive; it just needs a new coat of paint. :)
Steffany Winkelmann | 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

Orderwave

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Orderwave

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Orderwave

I wasn't involved in the purchasing decision of Orderwave, but I am familiar with IBM Order Management (used in the past) and much prefer Orderwave. It's cleaner and the information I need is more direct an apparent. Despite it's 'old' look, it's far more effective and far easier to use. I need easy. My day is spent between 10+ applications and if something isn't easy to use, I just won't use it. Orderwave lets me do my job well
Steffany Winkelmann | 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

Orderwave

  • It has really helped us with business intelligence and gathering more information on who our customers are, what they have (or haven't) purchased, and how we can more effectively market to them. The BI has also helped our telemarketing side (with the call center) better understand what products are most frequently ordered over the phone vs online.
  • Managing stock levels is super easy and allows our marketing team to more effectively merchandise and promote products. Without this, we would just be guessing what we should promote.
  • I think one of the biggest ROI pieces has been the customizability of the Order Confirmation email. We have a dynamic tool that our email provider offers that serves up products based on what the customer has ordered, viewed, and abandoned, so we can dynamically populate those products in the Order Confirmation email. Orderwave helped us create a custom variable that we could use with our ESP's dynamic code, and we've seen an increase (~3-4%) in sales from the Confirmation email.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

Orderwave

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave
8.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
Orderwave

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