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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 1.2 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

OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

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

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
OSAS
6.0

Inventory Management

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

Order Management

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

Project Execution Management

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

Manufacturing

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

Supply Chain

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

Product Lifecycle Management

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

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
OSAS
2.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
OSAS
3.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
OSAS
1.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
OSAS
2.0

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

OSAS

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

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

OSAS

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

OSAS

If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

OSAS

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
OSAS
1.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
OSAS

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
OSAS

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