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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
6.5
API for custom integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0
Plug-ins
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
5.0

Security

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.8
Single sign-on capability
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
Role-based user permissions
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0

Inventory Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.8
Inventory tracking
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.0
Location management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.5
Manufacturing module
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.5
Automatic reordering
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0

Order Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.9
Pricing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Order entry
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Cost of goods sold
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.0
Order exception Resolution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.0
Credit card processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
9.0
Order Orchestration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0

Project Execution Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
5.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
6.0
Project Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
6.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Task Insight for Project Managers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
5.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Team Member Task Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
5.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
4.0
Project Candidate Search
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
4.0
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Defineable Resource Pools
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Talent Profiles
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Real-Time Project Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Absence Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
Product Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD

Manufacturing

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.3
Production Process Design
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
Supply Chain Business Flows
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0
Production Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.5
Configuration Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.5
Work Definition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.5
Work Execution
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0
Manufacturing Costs
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.5

Supply Chain

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.1
Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
Inventory Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.5
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
9.0
Performance Monitoring
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.5

Product Lifecycle Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.2
Ideation Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Requirements Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0
Proposal Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Product Master Data Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Vendor Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
7.0
Project Portfolio Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD

Payroll Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Pay calculation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Direct deposit files
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Reimbursement management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.3
Dashboards
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Standard reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
10.0
Custom reports
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.5
Accounts payable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Accounts receivable
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Global Financial Support
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Localizations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Enterprise Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Configurable Accounting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Standardized Processes
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0

Subledger and Financial Process

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.6
Automated Invoice Processing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Shared Services Payments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Billings Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Customer Receipt Applications
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Customer Collections
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Asset Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0

Project Financial Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.7
Budgeting and Forecasting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Project Costing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Cost Capture
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Capital Project Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Customer Invoicing
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Customer Contract Compliance
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Project Revenue Recognition
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Embedded Business Intelligence
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0

Grants Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.5
Award Lifecycle Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Spending Control
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0

Procurement

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.1
Sourcing Team Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Sourcing Analysis
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
4.0
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Contract Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Contract History
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Contract Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Electronic Signatures
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
3.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
3.0
Spend Compliance Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Supplier Assessment
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
3.0
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
4.0
Supplier Portal
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0

Risk Management

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.3
Risk Repository
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.0
Control Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Control Mapping
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
4.0
Automated Control Assessments
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0
Issue Detection
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Automatic Notification
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
9.0

Logistics

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
6.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Transportation Process Integration
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0
Transportation Execution Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0
Freight Payment Automation
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
9.0
Customs Entry Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
3.0
Customs Document Management
ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
5.0

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

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

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 stacks up well against other similar software that I have used. All in all the ability to add or subtract modules from QAD is a great advantage in having a flexible system that you can start with and adapt as your needs changes. This allows for small companies to use QAD and not just limit it to bigger companies.
Brian Caulfield | 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

  • QAD has made it easier for the operations engineering team to narrow down processes where reject rate relates to the highest cost so that they can solve those issues first.
  • QAD has made it easy for the production team to print work orders and track daily builds. This saves a lot of time from the old method of tracking in Word docs or Excel.
  • Sometimes QAD needs a lot of maintenance on the back end so we had to hire a full time employee to manage the data systems.
Dat Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ABB Ability Solution Suite

General

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

QAD

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
9.0

Usability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD
10.0

Reliability and Availability

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
8.0

Support Rating

ABB Ability Solution Suite
10.0
QAD

Online Training

ABB Ability Solution Suite
QAD
7.0

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