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Score 9.9 out of 100
29 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Inventory Management, Order Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and QAD are tied in 2 feature sets: Customization, Security

Customization

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

QAD

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
2 Ratings

Plug-ins

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Security

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
10.0

QAD

100%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Inventory Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.3

QAD

93%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Location management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Order Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.0

QAD

90%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pricing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Order entry

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Project Execution Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

QAD

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 15/15 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Mobile Functionality

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Search

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Defineable Resource Pools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Absence Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
9.2

QAD

92%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Supply Chain Business Flows

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Production Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Advanced Fulfillment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Manufacturing Costs

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Supply Chain

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
8.3

QAD

83%
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Inventory Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Product Lifecycle Management

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%

QAD

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ABB Ability Solution Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Innovation Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QAD

100%
QAD ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QAD

100%
QAD ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QAD

100%
QAD ranks higher in 2/2 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ABB Ability Solution Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • ABB Ability Solution Suite and QAD are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
9.0

QAD

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QAD

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating
10.0

QAD

100%
1 Rating

Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QAD

80%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

ABB Ability Solution Suite

100%
1 Rating

QAD

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

QAD

70%
1 Rating

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

QAD

If you're setting up operations where you have to manage manufacturing builds from raw components to finished goods, I would recommend QAD. It's nice to have subassemblies part numbers for your builds and enter in the number of accepted quantities and rejects. QAD is very helpful if you have a lot of parts floating around. I would not buy QAD if you only have to manage less than ~20 parts... just use Excel.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QAD

  • The QAD Enterprise application is great, we only started using this application a few years ago. The Master Scheduling Workbench has been a great improvement to our daily operations.
  • The Web-based QAD Supplier Portal has also been implemented recently in our company and has been a huge help to our purchasing and materials department.
  • The QAD support that we receive has helped our company grow and is a major asset in upcoming projects.
Amanda Bell | 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

QAD

  • Needs more flexibility to add/configure new indexes (if using the Progress Database) as the current indexes on key tables like transaction history are not helpful
  • Need a better support system for the TMS/Precision interface
  • Need better KnowledgeBase articles to understand the innerds of Pricing functionality
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

Starting Price

QAD

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QAD

QAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The cost / benefit of changing to a different ERP will create a high cost and low benefit that's why I believe that we'll continue renewing QAD for a long time.
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

QAD

QAD 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, zero or minimum cost to maintain the database (DBA etc) , no issue with OS ( Linux), stable database
Anonymous | 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

QAD

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

QAD

QAD is very easy to use once it's set up. It's basically an Excel sheet that can handle a lot more data points and faster. It's nice that you can dump the data stored in QAD to a CSV file and analyze in Excel. Careful narrow down the data searches to a limited number of points or Excel will crash.QAD is much easier to set up than Arena and SAP. And the numbering systems you can create in QAD is more customizable.
Dat Nguyen | 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

QAD

  • It help us to reduce the inventories (FG and RAW)
  • It reduce the time to adjust to the constantly changing international customs laws
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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