ABB Ability Solution Suite vs. Orderwave

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
Orderwave
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Orderwave is a web-based hosted application that is designed to automate and streamline operations for e-commerce, catalog, and direct marketing sales channels. Key features include: Subscription and Continuity Management Inventory and Warehouse Management Payment Processing Shopping Cart Robust Reporting Shipping Solutions Partial Order…N/A
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWe have custom pricing available based on features needed, number of users, order volume and currencies supported.
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Community Pulse
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
API for custom integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management10.01 Ratings00 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
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Pricing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.01 Ratings00 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
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Production Process Design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Forecasting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
1 Ratings
32% above category average
Orderwave
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABB Ability Solution SuiteOrderwave
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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
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
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
  • 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).
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
  • 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. :)
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
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
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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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Intelligent Computer Concepts
  • 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.
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